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

.Special this Month
Hot Deal this August
This summer, beat the heat in a STOTT PILATES baby tee.

Smart and stylish, this is our best-selling shirt and a great favorite with our instructors. 100% cotton, a ribbed neckline and cap sleeves make for cool comfort. “STOTT PILATES” is screen-printed across the chest, so you can wear this tee shirt with pride.

From August 1 to 31, 2002, STOTT PILATES Baby Tee and get 25% off. Only $15.00 US | $18.75 CDN

Shipping, handling and applicable taxes are additional.
Offer valid 12:01am, Aug 1 to midnight, Aug 31, 2002, E.S.T.

.Sneak Peek! .In the News

Now available... the Rack & Roll* Reformer. All the versatility and craftsmanship of a STOTT Professional Reformer in a streamlined, space-saving, and stackable design. Available in 86 colors.
Call 1-800-910-0001 x 264 or click here for more details.

The STOTT PILATES Folding Mat is one of the “packable” items reviewed by National Ballet of Canada Dancer’s for Pointe Magazine’s (August/September) Road Test feature.

August's issue of
Horse Illustrated Magazine features an article entitled "Exercise Your Options". Moira Merrithew discusses how pilates can benefit the equestrian set.

STOTT was consulted for an article comparing pilates with other forms of mind-body exercise. It is slated to appear in an upcoming issue of
Prevention Magazine.

Did you catch the STOTT PILATES segment on
Urban Fitness TV, a new program airing on several digital channels? The episode aired on June 28 and July 2 on Pride Vision, and will be rebroadcast on One: Mind Body Spirit in late October.

INTERNAL EDUCATION: upcoming courses at the International Certification Center in Toronto, Canada

Upcoming Certification Courses...
IMP Intensive Mat-Plus weekdays
Aug 19 to 30
Space is limited OR Sept 30 to Oct 11, 2002

IMP Intensive Mat-Plus in 4 weekends
Sept 20,21,22; Oct 11,12,13; Oct 25,26,27
& Nov 22,23,24

IR Intensive Reformer weekdays
Sept 5 to 25, 2002

IR Intensive Reformer in 5 weekends
Oct 12, 13; Oct 26, 27; Nov 23, 24; Dec 7, 8; & Jan 18, 19

ICCB Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels weekdays
Sept 30 to Oct 21, 2002

ICCB Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels in 4 weekends
Sept 13, 14, 15; Oct 4, 5, 6; Nov 16, 17; December 7, 8

CMR Comprehensive Mat & Reformer
Sept 23, 2002 to Jan 16, 2003

RMR1 & RMR2 Rehab Series (for licensed health professionals)
RMR1 = Sept 4 to 7, 2002
RMR2 = Oct 16 to 19, 2002

Get more information on the certification program and course dates available in Toronto and elsewhere.

Upcoming CEC Workshops...
Power Fitness Circle* Sept 20, 2002, 4-6pm
Intermediate Reformer Sept 21, 2002, 10am-1pm

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

Clapham Junction (London), England
-- Essential Matwork & Flex-Band Workshop Aug 3
-- Power Mat Workshop Aug 11
For location, regstration and more info click here

Essex England
-- Intensive Mat-Plus Aug 5 to 16
-- Advanced Matwork Aug 17
-- Intensive Reformer Aug 5 to 23
For location, regstration and more info click here

Anchorage, Alaska
-- Intensive Mat-Plus
Sept 9-13 | Sept 16-20
For location, regstration and more info click here

Richmond, Virginia
-- Intensive Mat-Plus
Sept 20-22
| Oct 4-6 | Oct 18-20 | Nov 1- 3 | Nov 15-17 | Dec 6-8
For location, regstration and more info click here

Please contact Jane Underhill at ext. 232 to register for these courses and workshops, or email education@stottpilates.com

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

Join us at the following
tradeshows and fill out a ballot for your chance to win. Plus, while there, enjoy a complimentary workout.


August 22 – 24, 2002 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Information: www.canfitpro.com/toronto2002.html
Drop by our booth for a schedule of new product demonstrations!

Fri, Aug 23 12:30pm to 6pm
Sat, Aug 24 10am to 6pm

If you'd like a FREE PASS to this show, email Steve Blay or call him at 1-800-910-0001 ext. 287

.Club Industry

October 10-12, 2002 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Information: http://2002.clubindustryshow.com/

Note that STOTT will not be presenting at this show, but please stop by our booth to take advantage of our Show Specials.

Thur, Oct 10 12:30-5:30pm
Fri, Oct 11, 11:30am - 5:30pm
Sat, Oct 12, 11am - 3pm
To register or if you'd like a FREE PASS to this show, click here

OBLIQUES ROLL BACK find photos below

Sit as tall as possible. Legs hip-distance apart, knees slightly bent, feet flat on mat. Arms lifted, shoulder height, in front of body.

To prepare, inhale…

Roll hips away from front of legs and round lower back, keeping abdominals flat and without actually resting lower back on mat. Simultaneously, rotate upper torso and sweep arm down and back.

Maintain flat abdominal as spine rotates back to starting position.

Repeat on other side.
Complete 3-5 repetitions in each direction.

Keep feeling of opening front of hip.
-- Avoid lifting shoulders or creating neck tension.
-- Keep feet flat as possible on mat.

Add lower-body resistance by placing the Fitness Circle between knees. Hands behind head or as for regular exercise. Squeeze ring during roll back. Release ring as torso returns upright.

1. starting position 2. rotate while rolling back 3. return to center
4. rotate to other side, roll back 5. return to center modification: using Fitness Circle
Exercises excerpted from the STOTT PILATES Comprehensive Matwork manual.
STOTT PILATES manuals include additional instructional information, and modifications, not published here.

...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.