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

.Special this Month
Health and Wellness Anywhere, Anytime!
Summer is in full swing, and many of us are headed to the cottage or the beach. Our Fitness Circles will go anywhere with you. Lightweight, and easy to pack, they can be used for an all-body pilates workout.

Fitness Circles weigh only 2 lbs and come in two sizes, 12" and 14". Either will comfortably tuck into your suitcase or beachbag. Take them with you, and enjoy the benefits of pilates training while on vacation!

From July 1 to 31, 2002, purchase either the 12" or 14" Fitness Circle and get 50% off. Only $30 US | $40 CDN

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

.Sneak Peek! .In the News

Coming soon... the new Rack & Roll* Reformer. All the versatility and craftsmanship of a STOTT Professional Reformer in a streamlined, space-saving, and stackable design.
Call 1-800-910-0001 x 264 for details.

The May/June issue of Journal on Active Aging will feature the 2nd installment of STOTT's two-part series on pilates for the 45+ market. This article focuses on the how's and why's to target this booming market and offers tips on integrating a profitable pilates program into a fitness facility.

Several STOTT PILATES instructors and students were interviewed for the July issue of
Self Defense for Women, a new sister publication to Black Belt magazine. The article talks about the strength, conditioning and mind-body benefits of STOTT PILATES and how it fits in with martial arts training.

STOTT PILATES is also featured in an article in the July issue of
Club Success magazine, a trade publication for the health and fitness club industry.

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
July 22 to Aug 9, Space is limited OR 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

AM, AR, ACCB Advanced Repertoire
July 28 to August 2, 2002 Space is limited

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 Workshops...
Fitness Circle* & Flex-Band July 26, 2002, 4-8pm
Stability Chair* July 27, 2002, 10am-2pm
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

Skodsborg, Denmark
Intensive Mat-Plus July 8 to 19, 2002
For location, regstration and more info click here

Aarhus, Denmark
Intensive Mat-Plus July 22 to Aug 2, 2002
For location, regstration and more info click here

Central London, England
Intensive Mat-Plus July 22 to Aug 2 | Advanced Matwork Aug 3
Flex-Band & Fitness Circle Workshop Aug 2
For location, regstration and more info click here

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 | Workshops TBA Aug 11 & 18
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 & Reformer
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 for a chance to win prizes. Enjoy a complimentary workout.

.DCAC 2002

August 1 – 4, 2002 at the Hyatt Regency at Reston Town Center
Reston, VA. Information: www.dcacinc.com or 1-800-322-2551 or 610-408-9627

Essential Matwork
Thursday, August 1
up to 4 CEC hours
Thursday, August 1,
up to 4 CEC hours
Matwork-Based Flex-Band
Friday, August 2
up to 1.5 CEC hours

Reformer-Based Stability Ball
Saturday, August 3,
up to 2 CEC hours

Ultimate Back Care
Sunday, August 4
up to 1.5 CEC hours
Power Mat
Friday, August 2,
up to 2 CEC hours
Sunday, August 4,
up to 1.5 CEC hours


August 22 – 24, 2002 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Information: www.canfitpro.com/toronto2002.html

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

Drop by our booth for a schedule of new product demonstrations!

SHOULDER BRIDGE find photos below

Lying on your back, pelvis and spine neutral. Knees bent, feet on mat and slightly closer to seat than for Ab Preps. Legs parallel and hip-distance apart. Arms long by sides, palms down, shoulders sliding away from ears.

to begin... INHALE stay

EXHALE stabilize pelvis and spine in a straight line and pick up hips to lift pelvis off mat (no rolling), creating bridge position from shoulders to knees.

then... INHALE maintain level pelvis and lift one foot, bringing knee to chest, then straighten knee to reach pointed toes to ceiling.

EXHALE flex foot and lower leg to level of other leg while keeping the hips up

INHALE lift leg, reaching pointed toes up to the ceiling

Repeat lower and lift twice more.

EXHALE bend knee towards chest and lower foot on mat, starting with the toes, ball then heel of the foot.

Repeat on other leg.

To finish... INHALE stay in neutral position.

EXHALE keep pelvis and spine in neutral and lower pelvis onto mat (no rolling.)

Complete 3-6 repetitions of lowering and lifting each leg.

When lifting hips, maintain weight between the shoulder blades, not onto neck. Maintain connection of abdominals to prevent arching of lower back. Maintain connection of seat and back of legs to keep hips up. Keep hips up while lowering and lifting the leg.

1. starting position 2. lift pelvis 3. flex knee
4. extend leg to ceiling 5. lower leg 6. flex hip
7. flex knee 8. place foot down 9. place pelvis down
Exercises excerpted from the STOTT PILATES Comprehensive Matwork manual.
STOTT PILATES manuals include additional instructional information, and modifications, not published here.

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...TM/R - STOTT PILATES, Fitness Circle, Matwork, Essential, Mat-Plus, Flex-Band are trademarks or registered trademarks of Merrithew Corporation.