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december 2002 newsletter
keep up on our latest news, promotions, events and tips
.Special Offer

this December, bring your workout home with you and stay in shape during the Holiday Season with Pilates Matwork* videos and the Deluxe Pilates Mat and SAVE

OFFER 1: Order the 2003 Pilates Matwork* video series and receive 50% off the Deluxe Pilates Mat.
package price: US $89.75 | $119.75 CDN

OFFER 2: Purchase any one video from the 2003 Pilates Matwork* series and get 20% off the Deluxe Pilates Mat.
package price: US $62.91 | $83.91 CDN

May not be combined with other offers. Expires midnight, E.S.T., December 31, 2002 and applies only as outlined. Shipping, handling and applicable taxes are additional.

Click to shop.
To redeem offer please enter code MSDP.

Let Moira lead you through four levels of mat workouts as they build in intensity with the 2003 Pilates Matwork* Series including Secret to Flat Abs; Firm & Fit; Core Challenge; Strong & Streamlined.
.In the News
Toronto newspaper The Globe and Mail includes Lindsay Merrithew in an article on Canadian companies that do business at export in the November 29th issue. click to read article

Anchor Kat Carney of
CNN Headline News plans to feature STOTT PILATES videos as part of her Healthy Gift Guide in December.

Look for Seasonal Tips on Staying Slim and Sane by STOTT PILATES in the
Daily Times-Call's December Holiday Gift Guide. Keep an eye out for other newspapers that may run this article.

Watch for an upcoming article by Rhea Seymour of Profit Magazine who interviewed Moira and Lindsay for a piece on married couples that work together. Meanwhile, you can check out some entrepreneurial lessons from Lindsay and his colleagues included in the November issue. click to read

The December 2002 issue of Toronto Life magazine includes STOTT PILATES twice. Once in their special section on fitness and again in Karen von Hahn’s feature Holiday Super Shopper .
to view click here, then click again on word "vanity"
INTERNAL EDUCATION: upcoming courses at the International Certification Center in Toronto, Canada

Upcoming Certification Courses...
IMP Intensive Mat-Plus* weekdays
Jan 13 to 24, 2003, 1pm to 5pm
Feb 10 to 21, 2003
1pm to 5pm

IR Intensive Reformer weekdays
Feb 24 to Mar 14, 2003, 9am to 1pm
April 28 to May 16, 2003, 9am to 1pm

CMR Comprehensive Mat & Reformer
Jan 13, 2003 to Apr 24, 2003, Mon, Wed, Thurs, 9am-1pm sold out
May 12 to Aug 21, 2003,
Mon, Wed, Thurs, 2pm-6pm

ISP Injury and Special Populations
March 17 to 20, 2003, 9:30am to 4:30pm

AM / AR / ACCB Advanced Repertoire
March 24 to 29, 2003, 9:30am to 4:30pm

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

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

Rimouski, Quebec
-- Intensive Mat-Plus
-- Intensive Reformer
Dec 7 to 20,
taught entirely in French
For location, registration and more info click here

Santiago, Chile
-- Intensive Mat-Plus & Reformer January 3 to 31, 2003
For location, registration and more info click here

Stockholm, Sweden
-- Intensive Mat-Plus January 7 to 17, 2003
For location, registration and more info click here

Richmond, Virginia
-- Intensive Mat-Plus & Reformer
Jan 17, 18, 19 | Jan 31, Feb 1, 2 | Feb 21, 22 23
Mar 7, 8, 9
| Mar 21, 22, 23 | April 4, 5, 6
For location, registration and more info click here

San Jose, California
-- Intensive Mat-Plus
Jan 10, 11, 12
| Jan 17, 18, 19 | Jan 25, 26
-- Intensive Reformer
Jan 31, Feb 1, 2
| Feb 21, 22, 23 | Mar 8, 9 | Mar 22, 23
-- Injuries and Special Populations
Feb 8, 9
| Feb 15, 16
For location, registration and more info click here

London, England
-- Intensive Mat-Plus January 20 to 31
-- Advanced Matwork February 2
For location, registration and more info click here

Munich, Germany
-- Intensive Mat-Plus
Feb 7, 8, 9
| Feb 28, March 1, 2 | Mar 14, 15, 16, 2003
For location, registration and more info click here

Chesapeake, Virginia
-- Intensive Mat-Plus
Feb 21, 22, 23, 2003
| Mar 14, 15, 16 | Apr 4, 5, 6
For location, registration and more info click here

Johannesburg, South Africa
-- Intensive Mat-Plus
June 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
| June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
For location, registration and more info click here

To register for these courses and workshops, please contact Jane Underhill at ext. 232 , 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

.CEC Workshops In December

Essential Reformer December 13, 2002; 6 to 8pm
Essential Cadillac December 14, 2002; 10am to 1pm
Pre-Natal Workshop February 7, 2003; 2pm to 5pm
Mat-Based Stability Ball February 8, 2003; 10am to 1pm

See the complete list of Workshops being offered both in Toronto and elsewhere.
To register for these courses and workshops, please contact Jane Underhill at ext. 232, or email education@stottpilates.com

.Prize Winner
Congratulations to Erin, of Tampa, Florida, the winner of $250 STOTT Dollars at the ECA Miami 2002 Trade Show
Join us at the following tradeshow and fill out a ballot for your chance to win a prize. Plus, while there, enjoy a complimentary workout.
Can-Fit-Pro Montreal
January 24 to 26, 2003
Hotel Sheraton Laval,
Laval (Montreal) Quebec
Registration & Information:
or call 1-800-667-5622

Essential Matwork
Sat. Jan 25; 10am-11:30am

Reformer-based Flex-Band
Sat. Jan 25; 3pm-4:30pm

Fitness Circle
Sun, Jan 26; 12pm-1:30pm
IDEA Personal Training Summit
February 14 to16, 2003
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
Registration & Information:
call 1-800-999-4332 or

Dynamic Sports Conditioning with the BOSU Trainer
Fri. Feb 14, 2003; 8-11am

Click for more STOTT PILATES sessions at this show.
IHRSA 2003
February 27 to March 1, 2003
Moscone Center,
San Francisco, CA
Registration & Information:
or call 1-800-228-4772

Thurs. Feb 27; 1pm-6pm
Fri. Feb 28; 6:30am-8:30am
and 11am-6:pm
Sat. Mar 1; 6:30am-8:30am
and 10am-2pm
March 13 to 16, 2003
Marriott Marquis, New York, NY
Registration & Information:
or 1-800-ECA-EXPO or

Dynamic Balance level 1 Reformer-based Stability Ball
Thur. Mar 13; 8:30am-12:30pm

Intensify Essential Reformer

Click for more STOTT PILATES sessions at this show.
.Exercise of the Month

One Leg Kick photos at right


Front of body facing mat with legs on mat. Upper body propped up off mat, supported on forearms/elbows. Keep spine as neutral as possible, in one long line from tailbone to crown. Legs are together and parallel, toes gently pointed. Front of hips off mat and pubic bone on mat. Scapulae stabilized.


To prepare, INHALE, then..

EXHALE stabilize pelvis as one knee bends twice with controlled pulses (first pulse, point foot; second, flex foot).

INHALE straighten knee, pointing foot as leg returns to mat.

Repeat entire sequence with other leg.
Complete 5 to 8 repetitions on each side.


-- Maintain abdominal, gluteal and hamstring contraction with a feeling of pressing pubic bone into mat, to prevent pelvis from tilting forward

-- avoid tension in neck and sinking into shoulders by maintaining scapular stabilization.

-- maintain one line throughout spine.

Excerpted from the STOTT PILATES Comprehensive Matwork manual. STOTT PILATES manuals include additional instructional information, and modifications, not published here.
1. starting position
2. flex knee, plantar flex ankle
3. flex knee, dorsiflex ankle
4. extend knee

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...TM/R Trademark or registered trademark of Merrithew Corporation, used under license.
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