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December 2001

STOTT PILATES is featured in the Fall/Winter 2001 edition of Flare Pregnancy magazine. Moira Merrithew contributed extensively to the article, discussing the many benefits of pilates exercise for pregnant women and suggesting specific exercises to be done at different stages throughout the pregnancy. (Flare Pregnancy is not currently available online, but the Fall/Winter issue is on newsstands now).

Just in time for the holidays, we have new STOTT PILATES clothing available. Our tops are now available in three styles:
  • Square-neck tank (navy or chocolate)
  • High neck camisole (white, black or eggplant)
  • Muscle tee (black)

All tops come in small, medium, large and extra large with the STOTT PILATES logo in the bottom right hand corner. Visit our online store to see our new products and place an order.

STOTT EDUCATION: Course Updates and Additions

Attention STOTT Instructors! In the coming weeks, you will receive exciting information about STOTT’s new Continuing Education Program. If you do not receive your package by January 1st 2002, please contact education@stottpilates.com

Internal Education: Upcoming Courses at the STOTT PILATES International Certification Center in Toronto, Canada:
  • January 14-25, Mat Intensive
  • January 21, Comprehensive Certification
  • February 11-22, Mat Intensive

External Education: Upcoming Courses:

  • STOTT is holding Intensive Mat & Reformer courses, as well as several workshops in the U.K. during the month of January. Details and an application form are available online, www.stottpilates.com/TC_uk1.html
  • Moira & Beth will be in California in January, to teach four workshops in Los Angeles (contact jane@stottpilates.com to register), and an ISP course in Long Beach (contact the John Garey Pilates Studio at 562-435-8723 or longbeach@stotteducation.com).
  • An ISP course is also being hosted in Lexington, South Carolina. Details can be found online, please click here

Visit our web site regularly for information on NEW and upcoming courses including:

  • Syracuse, New York: Intensive Reformer
  • California: Injuries & Special Populations (with Moira Merrithew)
  • St. Paul, Minnesota: Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels
  • Calgary, Alberta: Intensive Mat

Exercise of the Month


Use this simple exercise to help reduce stress over the holidays. The goal is to mobilize the spine and let go of tension in the back and shoulders.

Stand with your back against a wall and your feet apart, approximately one (1) foot away from the wall and your knees slightly bent. Lengthen through the top of the head with the shoulders relaxed back against the wall and the rib cage relaxed. Flatten the abdominals against the front of the spine (like a cumberbund) for support, but do not press your lower back against the wall.

Inhale: Stand tall.

Exhale: Lengthen through the back of the neck and starting with the head, begin to peel your spine off the wall. Allow the ribs to "soften" as you curve forward. Continue rolling down until your lower back is off the wall. Keep pulling the abdominals in toward the front of the spine, so that you feel supported by them as you hang forward. Relax the neck and shoulders.

Inhale: Hold this position and breathe into the sides of the rib cage without lifting the body.

Exhale: Scoop the abdominals and roll up through the spine to a standing position one vertebra at a time, bringing the head up last. Relax the shoulders back against the wall.

Repeat 5 times.


Stretch into the New Year!
To order, please visit our online store.

Offer expires midnight E.S.T. December 31, 2001.


STOTT will be at the following tradeshows:


New York Marriott Marquis
Feb. 27 - March 3
1-800-322-3976 or 516-432-6877

Trade Show Hours
Fri. Mar. 1 -- 4pm to 8pm
Sat. Mar. 2 -- 11am to 7pm
Sun. Mar. 3 -- 10am to 3pm

IDEA International Personal Training Summit
Hyatt Regency Baltimore
Feb. 28 -- Mar. 3
1-800-999-4332 or 858-535-8979

Trade Show Hours
Fri. Mar. 1 -- 11:45am to 5pm
Sat. Mar. 2 -- 12noon to 4:pm
Sun. Mar. 3 -- 9am to 11am

Mar. 7-9
Phoenix Civic Plaza
800-228-4772 or 617-951-0055

Trade Show Hours
Thurs. Mar. 7 -- 1pm to 6pm
Fri. Mar. 8 -- 6:30am to 8:30am / 11am to 6pm
Sat. Mar. 9 -- 6:30am to 8:30am / 10am to 2pm

Contact sales@stottpilates.com to learn about special discounts for those who attend these shows!

For more events, visit our Events page.

Wishing you a
happy & healthy
holiday season!

from all of us at

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