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STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles

This guide will help you get started on your workout by outlining our Five Basic Principles and a warm-up routine in easy-to-understand language. If you are interested in learning more about the science and anatomy behind STOTT PILATES® and wish to train as an instructor, click here.

Basic principles

There are Five Basic Principles that provide the foundation of STOTT PILATES® and are key to performing the exercises safely and effectively. They show you how to breathe properly and position your body through the exercises. These principles will make you more aware of your ‘core’ and help you get better results from your workout.

Review each of the principles by clicking the titles along the left.

Principles and exercises are listed in an easy to follow chart. You can click on pictures to enlarge them and review the exercise step-by-step, or print and keep with your Easy-Start exercise posters or STOTT PILATES video collection.