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april 2002 newsletter
keep up on our latest news, promotions, events and tips

..In the News
..New Stuff
Power Couple: To say Lindsay Merrithew and Moira Merrithew work out well together is both a pun and an understatement.

Not that long ago, the professionally trained actor and his wife, a former principal dancer with the City Ballet of Toronto, were slaving away at dead-end bar jobs just to pay the rent. In the late 1980s, after a foot injury forced Moira to hang up her pointe shoes, they scraped together $500 in tips to finance construction of a wooden pilates exercise machine. At the time, the idea was to help Moira train other dancers in what was then a relatively unknown stretching-and-strengthening regimen out of the couple’s cramped one-bedroom apartment in Toronto’s downtown core.

This story is featured in this month's
Canadian Business magazine. Click here to read the complete article.

It's a good thing: Martha Stewart and her personal trainer have long been big fans of the STOTT PILATES Fitness Circle* resistance ring, and featured it on the April 2nd episode of her popular television program Martha Stewart Living.

Square Neck Tank Tops now available in a Cherry Red or Kiwi Green as well as Navy and Chocolate Our new High Neck Camisole tops come in Black, Slate Blue, Eggplant and White
We've now got Muscles Ts . Black only. 100% cotton Baby Ts come in White or Black
click here for pricing and details on all our gear.
..Current Promotions until August 31, 2002
Purchase the COMPREHENSIVE MATWORK* MANUAL and get the 22-Minute Matwork* video FREE.

As an added bonus, purchase our Matwork Video Series and get 50% off our Institutional or Home Folding Mat.

wall charts
FREE* *Charts and manuals will be shipped separately. Shipping charges apply & may vary.

Click for prices & details
Purchase a Fitness Circle resistance ring and get 50% off the Fitness Circle Workout Video.
..Education ..Events
INTERNAL EDUCATION: upcoming courses at the International Certification Center in Toronto, Canada

Certification Courses...
IMP Intensive Mat-Plus (weekday courses)
April 15 to 26
OR May 27 to June 7, 2002

IR Intensive Reformer (weekday courses)
April 29 to May 17 OR June 10 to 28, 2002

ICCB Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels (weekday courses)
July 2 to 19, 2002

ISP Injury & Special Populations
March 25 - 28, 2002

AM, AR, ACCB Advanced Repertoire
April 1 to 6, 2002

RMR2 Rehab / Peripheral Joint Rehabilitation on Mat & Reformer
April 1 to 6, 2002

Anatomy Refresher May 3-5, call for times

Flex-Band March 18, 2002, 12pm-2pm

Stability Chair* May 10, 2002, 2-6pm

Essential* Cadillac May 11, 2002, 10-2pm

Power Matwork June 7, 2002, 3-5pm

Power Reformer June 8, 2002, 10-12pm

Please contact Michelle Kahya at ext. 246 to register for these courses and workshops, or email education@stottpilates.com

See the complete list of 2002 Workshops being offered both in Toronto and elsewhere.

EXTERNAL EDUCATION: upcoming courses and workshops being held at locations around the world

Lexington, South Carolina
Intensive CC&B. Begins May 24 Click for more info or to register email The Fit Mind and Body or call 803- 356-8900

New Britain, Connecticut
Intensive Mat-Plus Begins April 12 for more info click here

Joliet, Illinois
offers two workshops on June 15, 2002 click here for more info
Essential* Matwork 9am-12pm and
Flex-Band* & Fitness Circle* 1pm-4pm
To register please email Jane Underhill or call (800) 910-0001 ext. 232

STOTT will be holding courses in
South Africa In the months of June and July, (exact location, dates and fees to be confirmed. for more info click here)

Also coming this summer, STOTT will be holding courses in
England (exact location, dates and fees not yet confirmed. for more info click here)

STOTT PILATES Training and Certification courses and workshops are also available at STOTT licensed certification centers throughout North America. Click for or details about the center nearest you

Join us at these upcoming conventions and take advantage of our featured show specials...

SAVE $700* off the STOTT Reformer and SAVE $300* off the STOTT Stability Chair* demonstrated at the show.

Quantities are limited. email or call us 1-800-910-0001 ext. 223 to reserve yours.
BONUS: Pay no shipping when equipment is picked up at the end of the show. *Some conditions apply. May not be combined with other offers.

WIN $250 STOTT DOLLARS for STOTT PILATES training, videos or equipment! Fill out a ballot at our booth.

RECEIVE a free t-shirt* when you test glide a STOTT Reformer or try a Stability Chair* Workout! Drop by the booth to book your complimentary 20-minute session. *Limited to first 50 participants.

.Fit Pro - Energy & Excellence 2002
April 5 to 7, 2002 Loughborough University, UK Registration Information: www.fitpro.com or 08705-133-434

Friday, April 5
Power Matwork
4:15pm-6:45pm 0.25 CECs

Saturday, April 6
Matwork & Fitness Circle , 9:45am-12:45pm 0.3 CECs

Sunday, April 7
Flex-Band Workout
12:45pm-2:15pm 0.15 CECs

Marketplace Hours
to be confirmed

Save up to 25% off fitness circles, flex-bandsand all videos & manuals related to sessions presented at Fit-Pro.

.Body Mind Spirit Convention

April 5 to 7, 2002 Santa Clara Convention Center, CA Registration Information: www.bodymindexpo.com or 1-888-499-1600 or 408-286-5600

Friday, April 5
Stability Chair
10am-12pm 0.2 CEC
Essential Matwork
5pm-6:30pm 0.2 CEC
Saturday, April 6
Power Matwork
8am-9:30am OR
0.2 CEC
Stability Chair
2pm-4pm 0.2 CEC
Trade Show Hours
Fri. Apr 5 3pm to 7pm
Apr 6 11am to 5pm
Apr 7 11am to 3pm
Sunday, April 7
Flex-Band Workout
8am-9:30am 0.2 CEC

Promotions: Save $700 on Reformers, $300 on Stability Chairs* (off regular list price). SAVE Up to 25% off videos, manuals, worksheets, posters, charts, clothing and small gear at this show.

.AFPA – Beach Jam VII American Fitness Pros Assoc
April 19 – 21, 2002 Ocean City, Maryland. Registration Information: www.afpafitness.com or 609-978-7583

Saturday April 20
Power Matwork*
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Sunday, April 21
Flex-Band* 7am - 9am
Fitness Circle* 11am - 1pm

.USA Heroes Benefit Clinic
April 20, 2002 Moira will be presenting at
Columbia University Dodge Physical Fitness Center
Information: www.columbia.edu/cu/athletics/comm/strengthclinic or contact Joe Schoenleber at 215-895-2026, email supramaximal@juno.com

STOTT PILATES for Sport Enhancement and Injury Prevention
10:30am - 11:20am 0.1 CEC

STOTT PILATES Progression 3pm - 3:30pm
0.05 CEC

.FACT Fest presented by IDEA
April 25 – 28, 2002 Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, IL Registration Information: www.ideafit.com or 1-800-999-4332 or 858-535-8979

Friday, April 26,
Flex-Band & Fitness Circle
11:45am-2:45pm 0.3 CEC
Saturday, April 27
Flex-Band & Fitness Circle
11:15am-2:15pm 0.3 CEC

Trade Show Hours
Thurs. Apr 25 4:30 to 6:30pm
Apr 26 11:15am to 3:15pm
Apr 27 15am to 3:15pm

Promotions: Save $700 on Reformers, $300 on Stability Chairs* (off regular list price). SAVE Up to 25% off videos, manuals, worksheets, posters, charts, clothing and small gear at this show.

.PMA (Pilates Method Alliance)
May 3 - 5, 2002 at the Miami Beach Convention Center
Information: www.pilatesmethodalliance.org or 1-866-573-4945 or

Moira Merrithew will be offering Matwork classes from 8:30am to 9:15am each day.

Trade Show Hours
Fri. May 3 9:30-10:15am, 12:30-2pm & 3:30-4:15pm
May 4 9:30-10:15am 12-1:45pm & 3:30-4:15pm
May 5 9:30-10:15am & 12-1:30pm

..Featured Exercises
find photos below

Seated upright, pelvis and spine neutral. Legs long and adducted, feet flexed. Arms reaching out to sides, palms down, scapulae stabilized.

To prepare, inhale...

EXHALE for 3 counts, rotating spine. Rotate maximally on first breath, lengthening and increasing rotation with next 2 breaths.

INHALE lengthen and return to center. Repeat to other side.

Complete 3–5 repetitions on each side.

find photos below

footbar position #1, 1&Mac218;2 or 1 spring

Seated upright, pelvis and spine upright. Pelvis facing square to one side, legs crossed. Upper torso rotated slightly toward pulleys. Arms held out in front of body, slightly rounded with both hands holding one strap directly in front of sternum, palms facing in. Scapulae stabilized.

To prepare, inhale...

EXHALE maintain pelvis square to side, hands directly in front of sternum and rotate upper torso away from pulleys to move carriage out.

INHALE maintain pelvis square to side and return upper torso, controlling return of carriage.

Complete 5 repetitions on each side.

Exercises excerpted from the new STOTT PILATES Essential Reformer manual and the Comprehensive Matwork manual.
STOTT PILATES manuals also include additional instructional information, and modifications, not published here.

1. starting position 2. rotate spine 3. return to center 4. rotate to other side 5. return to center

1. starting position 2. rotate torso 3. return

...All rights reserved. This material, including photographs, may not be copied or used in any form without express permission from Merrithew Corporation.
...TM/R - STOTT PILATES, Fitness Circle, Matwork, Essential, Mat-Plus, Flex-Band are trademarks or registered trademarks of Merrithew Corporation.