INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL: Essential/Intermediate/Advanced
LANGUAGE TRACKS: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Stability Chair™, Reformer Box, Platform Extender
ESSENTIAL & INTERMEDIATE: The second edition Essential & Intermediate Stability Chair™ exercises focus on body awareness and stability. Once you’ve helped your clients master the Essential program, gradually move them onto more challenging and complex Intermediate level moves to sculpt strong, lean and well-defined muscles.
ADVANCED: The second edition Advanced Stability Chair exercises will challenge even your fittest clients. This workout is designed to maximize total body strength and control, relying less on the chair for support and more on torso stability and balance. This STOTT PILATES® program is ideal for personal training and performance enhancement.
Essential & Intermediate
- 22 Essential & 25 Intermediate exercises
- Workout Time - 45 & 37 min
- DVD Length - 216 min
EXERCISES: Essential Level - Leg work: Footwork, Single Leg, Hamstring Press Hips Down, Adductor Press, Ankle Exercise, Lower & Lift Standing, Foot Press on Long Box, Crossover Press, Standing Leg Press; Arm work: Scapula Isolation Prone, One Arm Push Prone, Triceps Press Sitting, Scapula Isolation Standing, Triceps Press Standing, One Arm Prep Hand on Floor; Torso flexion: Ab Press Sitting, Cat Standing Front, Torso Press Sitting Prep; Torso extension: Swan Dive from Floor, Swan Dive Prep; Torso lateral flexion: Mermaid, Mermaid Kneeling
Intermediate Level - Leg work: Frog Lying Flat, Hamstring Press Hips Up, Forward Step Up, Forward Step Down, Side Step Down, Backward Step Down; Leg work supported by arms: Knee Raises , Knee Raises with Obliques, Leg Circles, Beats, Frog Front, Frog Back, Frog Hips Up Torso flexion: Pike on Floor, Cat Kneeling, Cat Standing Side, Cat Standing Back, Roll Over, Jack Knife; Torso extension: Swan Dive, Grasshopper; Torso flexion and extension: Spread Eagle; Torso Lateral Flexion: Side Bend; Torso Rotation: Rotation Prone, Lean
BONUS CLIPS: Stability Chair™ Safety, Cueing & Modifications on the Stability Chair, Challenging your Client Safely on the Stability Chair, Cadillac & Chair Combo
- 11 exercises
- Workout Time - 28 min
- DVD Length - 90 min
EXERCISES Leg work: Side Step Up; Leg work supported by arms: Side Leg Extension; Arm work: One Arm Push Hand on Floor, One Arm Push Hand on Chair; Torso flexion: Torso Press Sitting, Horseback, Tendon Stretch, Elephant, Handstand; Torso rotation: Side Body Twist, Twist
BONUS CLIP: Stability Chair™ Safety
- Review the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles
- Choose to work out with or without instructor's voice
- Preview another challenging title
- View instructors' bios
- Learn more about Merrithew™ Equipment and Education
Moira Merrithew, together with President and CEO of Merrithew™, Lindsay G. Merrithew, has spent over two decades promoting the benefits of responsible exercise through their brands STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA™ and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training. Working closely with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, they ensure all programming is aligned with current scientific and biomechanical research.
John Garey is a Master Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ and an integral member of the company’s programming team. John specializes in STOTT PILATES® and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training. He is also a featured instructor in many Merrithew™ professional and consumer DVDs sold around the world.