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Our World Tour Kicks off in Cologne, Germany!

10 countries, 11 cities, 9 months.

After being in the planning stages for so long, it’ hard to believe that our World Tour is finally starting—with our first stop in Cologne, Germany on April 12th. Our entire team—from Education to Sales, Marketing, Design, Events and our Plant—have been working for months planning and organizing the tour and we’re so excited it’s finally here! In the past we’ve held symposiums in Germany and the UK, but we’ve never taken on a tour quite like this. What we loved at the other events was seeing instructors return again and again while building new friendships, and networking with their peers from around the world—sharing everything from exercise experiences to their studio operations. We have an amazing community of professionals, and we sincerely love interacting and getting to know all of you as we work towards changing lives through the power of mindful movement.

2013 marks 25 years of the STOTT PILATES® brand and we felt that it made sense to connect with and celebrate the incredible community we have built over that time. Much has changed at our company with the development of 4 new fitness brands—ZEN•GA™, CORE™, Introduction of Halo® Trainer and now Total Barre™—which complement the legendary STOTT PILATES brand, but our commitment to providing the safest and most responsible forms of exercise remains our primary goal.

We developed the tour into a series of 3-day symposiums across 10 countries where our Master Instructor Trainers will be on hand to train, mentor and provide dialogue about our programs. They have developed the programming from the ground up, and are leading experts in the field. Combine their industry expertise with your peer community building and you’ve got the recipe for mindful magic!

“Networking is so important as most of us own a studio and teach a lot. We don't have the chance and time to meet other inspiring Instructors. I have been to Essen twice and will be there again on Saturday. My highlight last year was meeting my friend Hanne from Norway.” –Ineke

For our new brands ZEN•GA, CORE and Total Barre, you can become qualified Instructors in those programs by taking the foundational courses at the symposiums. With the additional supporting workshops it allows for Instructors to gain more programming ideas. The schedule is set up in a way that allows Instructors to choose a specific training focus—or mix it up. Package pricing allows instructors to get the programming at a lower price point compared to taking the courses and workshops separately—and you are able to get all your CECs in one location!

“ …being taught Total Barre by Moira—inspirational!!!! Proud to be a STOTT PILATES instructor too.” –Teresa

It’s an action-packed year we’ve got planned with new programming and tools to keep our community at the top of its game and at the forefront of mind-body exercise. There’s much to learn, share and communicate. Together we share a vision to improve lives in a profound way. Let’s do just that in 2013. Join our Mindful Movement!

We hope to see you at one of the stops around the world.



Vice President Education Sales