STOTT PILATES April 2011

 

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News | Ask The Experts | Events | Education | FAQ | Equipment Spotlight | Bits ’n Bites | Exercise | Jobs | Promos
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Bits ’n Bites


UK Pilates Conference
Our very own Stefania Della Pia, Program Director, Education & Master Instructor Trainer, will be presenting at this years 3rd Annual Pilates Conference in London, UK. The event takes place November 12-13. Sign up now!

Mini Studio Winner!
Kimberly Craig, STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor in Barrie, Ontario, is the winner of a mini STOTT PILATES studio. She entered the contest at the 2010 canfitpro conference in Toronto. Find out more about Kimberly and see photos of her new studio!

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Let's Socialize!

Hot Topic: Recently the social web was a-buzz with Pippa Middleton’s fit behind. The secret to her toned buns – weekly Pilates sessions. Check out our Facebook page for the juicy details.

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Exclusive Promotions

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Get That Competitive Edge

10% off Athletic Conditioning workshops

New Year, New You

Visit our e-store, to browse our entire line of equipment and accessories.
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Events & Tradeshows

IDEA World
Aug 10-14| Los Angeles, CA

canfitpro
Aug 17-21 | Toronto, ON

See all 2011 events
 

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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

 

Lindsay & MoiraDear Friends,

To quote Joseph Pilates, "physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness." Regular exercise is crucial to living a balanced, happy life and a daily dose of Pilates will leave you feeling invigorated, refreshed and ready to take on any challenge. It will also keep your body strong allowing you to perform daily activities with more ease. So do your body and mind a favor – make time in your busy schedule to fit in your favorite exercise routine. You'll be glad you did!

Yours in good health,

Lindsay & Moira Merrithew
Co-founders, The Merrithew Health & Fitness Group

In the News

FEATURED STORY

Keeping Clients Coming Back For More
Variety is the spice of life – this is often true in life and in fitness. As an instructor or club owner you know diversifying your offerings attracts new clients and helps retain members. See how a Pilates program can help boost your business.

Work Your Core, Ace Your Game
Every successful athlete today compliments his or her sports training routine with alternative forms of exercise such as Pilates. Cross-training helps to boost athletic performance and prevent injury. See why mind-body fitness is ideal for golfers.

What’s New in Pilates?
Pilates may be a decades-old method but it is constantly evolving and changing with the times. This is true both of the method of exercise and the equipment and accessories used with it. Check out the current trends in Pilates equipment.

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

Ask the Experts!

Got a question? Get answers!

Q. I’m a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor working at a Pilates studio. I’m considering starting my own Pilates business. What would be the steps involved, what timeline am I looking at and how can STOTT PILATES help?

Anna Luciano, Manager, Full Solutions™ responds: Starting a new business venture can certainly be somewhat daunting but with a few key strategy points you can easily turn this into an exhilarating and rewarding experience. 

The first step is determining your space requirements. A 200 to 300 square foot space is ideal for semi-private / private sessions, 400 square feet are needed for a Reformer-based program and you will require approximately 800-1500 square feet for a fully equipped studio.

Location is an important part of the success of your business. We recommend that you consult with a local Commercial Realtor for advice on demographics and economics of the area you seek to open a studio in.  

Determining your space works hand-in-hand with selecting equipment which will challenge your clients while also offering infinite programming options.  Try our free online Studio Space Planner. You can save your plan and select the option to send it to our Full Solutions team for review and a personal consultation.

Staff your newly found space with qualified Instructors by using our Instructor Finder and Job Board or consider bringing STOTT PILATES education directly to your site through our sought after Hosting Program. Hosting courses is ideal for studios looking to expand and train their own staff.  

Timeline varies depending on the availability of the location, qualification of staff instructors, and finances.  Give yourself plenty of time to make the right decisions on location, equipment selection, staffing and marketing.   

Explore our website for valuable marketing support and articles on business solutions.

Need Pilates Advice? Challenge our panel of experts with any question you may have, and we’ll settle the debate, give you our perspective and/or provide support. Send us an email and your question may be featured in next month’s newsletter!

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Equipment Spotlight

Rotational Diskboard Deluxe

An across-the-board Improvement in Reformer-based functional training!

Now it’s easier than ever to address biomechanical imbalances and improve range of motion across both the upper and lower kinetic chains with the multi-positional Rotational Diskboard Deluxe.

Horizontal and vertical mounting slots on the Diskboard allow you to precisely set the position of the disks providing a wide range of symmetrical or asymmetrical foot placement options. Targeting rotation in hip flexion and extension, adduction and abduction across a multiplicity of combinations is made easy.

Wider placement of the disks also allows for more optimal positioning when the unit is used for arm and shoulder mobility and stabilization exercises. Star knob fasteners make disk positioning a breeze.

A set of two 10” disks is included with the option of installing 12” disks later.  Also available for SPX™ Reformer models.

Our Commercial Sales team can answer any questions you may have and assist you with studio layout, equipment selection and financing, plus staff training. Contact us by email at equipment@merrithew.com or call 1‑800‑910‑0001 x264 (North America) or 1‑416‑482-4050 x264 (International).

What’s New at our Corporate Training Centers?

Toronto, ON
Intensive Barrels | starts June 18 
Advanced Matwork | starts June 23

New York, NY
Advanced Reformer | starts June 24
Intensive Mat-Plus™ | starts Juyl 8

Denver, CO
Intensive Mat-Plus | starts June 11
Advanced Matwork | starts July 30

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

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