STOTT PILATES September 2010

STOTT PILATES News


STOTT PILATES is a Senior Partner of
IDEA Health & Fitness Association

In This Issue: Become a STOTT PILATES® Specialist
News | Ask The Experts! | Equip Tips | New Products | Events | Education | FAQ | Bits 'n Bites | Exercise | Jobs | Exclusive Promotions
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Events & Tradeshows

Check out what’s coming up:

Inner IDEA Conference
Sept 23-26 | Palm Springs, CA

Club Industry
Oct 6-9 | Chicago, IL

View a complete list of events for 2010!

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What’s New at our
Corporate Training Centers?

Toronto, ON
IMP | starts Sept 10
Athletic Conditioning on the Edge | Sept 26

Denver, CO
IR | starts Sept 10
Anatomy Review | Sept 11

New York, NY
IMP | starts Sept 7
IR | starts Oct 1

The 2010 STOTT PILATES Community of Excellence™ Tour coming soon to a city near you!

See a list of upcoming workshops and courses held by our LTCs and Hosting Centers.

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Continuing Education:
Spotlight FAQ

Q. Do all CEC qualifying courses or workshops have to be STOTT PILATES based?

Click here for the answer

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Bits 'n Bites

Spot the STOTT PILATES Equipment
Our equipment can be seen in: NCIS: Los Angeles (season 2, episode 201), the Hollywood movie It’s Complicated with Meryl Streep and the commercial for Tylenol Muscle Aches & Body Pain. Keep your eyes open and see if you can spot it!

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Exercise of the Month

Hundred on Spine Supporter with Flex‑BandŽ

Hip Rolls on the SExercise of the Monthtability Ball

Targets rectus abdominis, obliques,
lats, pecs and hip adductors
View the exercise of the month

Exclusive Promotions

Fabulous Reformer Sale

Receive FREE accessories OR save $1,000 on an At Home SPX™ Package!

Fabulous Reformer Sale

Become a STOTT PILATES Specialist

Save 10% on DVDs and accessories when you register for a Specialty Track workshop.

Become a STOTT PILATES Specialist

Roll Your Way to a Healthy Body

This September, save 25% off all Foam Roller products.

Roll Your Way to a Healthy BodyRoll Your Way to a Healthy Body

Visit our e-store, to browse our entire line of equipment and accessories.
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Newsletter Archive

View previous issues of the STOTT PILATES Newsletter

Job Board

STOTT PILATES Job Board
Visit our online Job Board for a list of Pilates instructor positions worldwide.
Facilities looking for STOTT PILATES instructors may fill out a Job Board submission form.

Toronto Head Office Careers
If you’re passionate about Pilates and you’re looking for a rewarding, fun and fast-paced career, check out our available positions.


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Lindsay & MoiraDear Friends,

This month, face the challenges of a busy new school year head on! Whether you are a parent, student, instructor or anything in between, September is a time of new beginnings and opportunities; it can also be a time of stress. To help keep your energy and motivation high, remember to take good care of your body and spirit. Always make time for your favorite mind-body exercise, relax by meditating or reading a new book and be sure to get enough sleep. These simple steps will help make the transition into a new season smooth and enjoyable.

Yours in good health,

Lindsay & Moira Merrithew
Co-founders, Merrithew International

In the News

FEATURED STORY

Become a STOTT PILATES Specialist
Do you want to set yourself apart from other Instructors and gain access to specialty clients? Focus your training with our NEW Specialty Tracks Program. Find out how you can become a STOTT PILATES Specialist!

Door-To-Door Delivery Now In Europe

Door-To-Door Delivery Now In Europe
Ordering our equipment just got easier! A full range of delivery services, including installation, are now available in Europe. Contact us today about hassle-free delivery to your doorstep.

Lose Weight with Pilates

Lose Weight with Pilates
We all know Pilates is great for improving flexibility and preventing injury. But did you know that, when combined with aerobic exercise, Pilates can also help you shed those extra pounds? Find out how.

Challenge Your Core

Challenge Your Core
Building a strong core is key in any fitness program. It’s important in sports, rehab, functional fitness and more. Read about the best tools to help engage your core and see which of our products made the list.

Did you enjoy these articles? See all STOTT PILATES media coverage.

Ask the Experts!

Got a question? Get answers! Our Pilates experts will share their perspectives, give advice, provide support and coach you along the way to success. So if you need insight on STOTT PILATES training, a marketing strategy for upcoming courses and workshops, or challenging yourself with an at home workout – send us an email, and your question may be featured in next month’s newsletter!

Q. Which Pilates exercises are best for tennis? – Mickey

Laureen DuBeauLaureen Dubeau, Master Instructor Trainer
& Communications Director for Education responds:

Tennis is the type of sport that requires the full range of athletic ability. Strength and power must be combined with agility and flexibility; powerful bursts of energy must go hand-in-hand with endurance. There is a need to generate force from the ground up and transmit it through the upper torso and out through the racquet. Therefore, strengthening of the entire upper and lower kinetic chains, including low-load, non weight-bearing as well as high-load weight-bearing exercises, in optimal alignment is necessary. It is also important to include movements in the coronal/frontal and horizontal/transverse planes like the Spine Twist and Side Leg Lift Series on the Mat. Exercises that focus on scapular stabilization like Protraction & Retraction, and Elevation & Depression are essential in open and closed kinetic patterns with or without props like a Maple Pole, Flex-Band®, and Toning Balls™. These, and other pieces of light equipment can also help focus on the small muscles of the rotator cuff. Footwork with a combination of bilateral, unilateral and reciprocal work in a variety of positions, will target muscles of the lower body while Front and Back Rowing and Side Arm Preps address the upper body. Including exercises on the Jumpboard or Cardio-Tramp™ will focus on plyometrics, another component which is necessary for developing explosive power. Whether the workout is focused on the Mat or other equipment, a well-rounded routine will ensure the best possible results.

Need Pilates Advice? Challenge our rotating panel of experts with any question you may have, and we’ll settle the debate, give you our perspective and/or provide support.

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Equip Tips

Hold on to Your Equipment Assembly & Safety Manuals

STOTT PILATES equipment is built to last, so having the appropriate Assembly and Safety Manuals handy for long-term reference will save you potential frustration.

When you purchase any large piece of Pilates equipment, take a moment to file the manual away in a secure place, where it is easily retrievable.

Manuals are a handy resource when a replacement part is required and a huge help with assembly and disassembly in the event you need to move your equipment to a new location.

Our manuals include valuable reminders and important maintenance information to ensure long-term safe usage of your equipment and should be referred to from time to time.

When selling a piece of equipment, we recommend that you have the manuals available for the purchaser.

Questions about equipment maintenance? Need a quote on replacement parts? Contact our Commercial Sales Department by email at equipment@stottpilates.com or call 1‑800‑910‑0001 x264 (North America) or 1‑416‑482 4050 x264 (International).

Featured Products

STOTT PILATES Bestsellers

Looking to change up your Pilates routine? Consider spicing things up with one of these all‑time, best-selling accessories from STOTT PILATES.

Flex-Band® Mini Stability Ball™ Pilates Express™ Mat
Toning Ball™ Fitness Circle® Stability Ball™