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march 2002 newsletter
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Learn the STOTT PILATES Reformer repertoire with
Moira Merrithew’s 2nd Edition Reformer Manual series.

Our much-anticipated Essential Reformer & Intermediate Reformer manuals are rolling off the presses this month (arriving here March 18 to be exact). To help celebrate, from now till the end of August, when you purchase both manuals, we'll send you matching Reformer Wallcharts FREE* (value US$55.90 / CDN$75.90)
Based on her contemporary approach to pilates principles, Moira’s detailed, photo-illustrated manuals outline essential and intermediate level Reformer exercises with step-by-step precision. The manuals’ laminated cover and coil ring binding ensure durability and ease-of-use. Written with STOTT PILATES Certification students in mind, these educational manuals are also ideal for fitness professionals and dedicated home exercisers.

STOTT's attractive and colorful wall charts outline Essential and Intermediate level Reformer repertoire, suggested repetitions, and recommended settings.

Be among the first to receive your manuals by ordering online today OR call 416-482-4050 x 250, toll free 1-800-910-0001 (NA), 0800-328-5676 (UK). Please quote code RMDM.

* Wall charts and manuals will be shipped separately.
Shipping charges apply & may vary.

Both Reformer Manuals only US$98 / CDN$150
Reformer manuals also sold separately: US$49 / CDN$75 each

..In the News
The Journal on Active Aging has published an article in their March issue. Entitled Prime Time for Pilates, this is part one of a two-part series, detailing why pilates is an ideal exercise system for the aging baby boomer and senior market.

Health Club Management Magazine, out of the UK, features STOTT PILATES in their March issue. Profiles on some of our UK-based instructors and pictures of our equipment will be included.

Canadian Business Magazine's upcoming issue features a story on STOTT's success. On the stands March 4.

Moira is also quoted in the March issues of
Chatelaine, Now Magazine and Toronto Life Fashion,all Canadian publications.


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

Certification Courses...
Intensive Mat-Plus weekend course
March 22 & 23 | April 26 & 27 | May 24 & 25
classes held Fridays 3-9pm, Saturdays 9-1pm

Intensive Reformer weekend course
March 23, 24 | April 27, 28 | May 25, 26 | June 22, 23 | July 20, 21
classes held Saturdays & Sunday 9am-4pm except
March 23, 2-5pm; Apr 27, May 25, 1-4pm

Intensive Mat-Plus April 15 to 26, 2002

Intensive Reformer April 29 to May 17, 2002

Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels March 18 to April 5, 2002

Injury & Special Populations March 25 - 28, 2002

Advanced Repertoire April 1 to 6, 2002

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

A complete list of 2002 Toronto Workshops is posted on our website! Please contact Michelle Kahya at ext. 246 to register for these courses and workshops, or email education@stottpilates.com

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

Manila, Philippines
Intensive Mat-Plus, Intensive Reformer, Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. March 18 to April 18. Click for more details. To register please email Carmen Jimenez-Ong

Aachen, Denmark
Intensive Mat-Plus March 25 to April 5 email Michael Christensen or call + (45) 5134-2403

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
Flex-Band, Fitness Circle, & Reformer Workshops March 22 and 23.
Intensive Mat-Plus Begins April 12
for more info click here

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

Also coming this summer, STOTT will be holding courses in the
UK (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

..Club System and Hosting Program
Because the strength of your pilates program depends on quality instructors, STOTT offers a variety of training solutions to meet your facility’s needs. Beyond training at STOTT PILATES Certification Centers, there are two options on-site training at your location:

1. Hosting Program for on-site training of multiple instructors, with an option to recoup some of your costs.

2. Club System for on-site training that qualifies your group of employees to begin teaching clients sooner.

50% OFF VIDEOS. Stock required STOTT videos for your students or resell them through your retail store. Receive a 50% discount off the suggested retail price of 20 or more videos of one title, or 30 or more videos of assorted titles.

25% OFF REQUIRED EQUIPMENT Furnish your facility while you train instructors. Both the Hosting Program and the Club System entitle you to 25% off all required equipment for the STOTT courses you offer.

To receive our new Hosting Program & Club System color brochure or for more information, please contact: education@stottpilates.com OR call 1-800-910-0001 OR 416-762-2313 ext. 261.
Join us at these upcoming conventions and take advantage of our featured show specials...

1. 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.

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

3. 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.

4. RECEIVE up to 25% off videos, manuals, worksheets, posters, charts, clothing and small gear at the show.

Visit us this month at IHRSA
March 7 to 9 at the Phoenix Civic Plaza
Information: www.ihrsa.org or 1-800-228-4772 or 617-951-0055

see why pilates is the fastest-growing fitness trend and meet Master Instructor and Program Director, Moira Merrithew
Thurs. Mar. 7 at 2pm, 3pm, 5pm
Mar. 8 at 1pm, 3pm, 4pm
Mar. 9 at 12pm, 1pm

Trade Show Hours
Thurs. Mar. 7 1pm to 6pm
Mar. 8 11am to 6pm
Mar. 9 10am to 2pm

Early Morning Workouts

Fri. Mar. 8 6:30am to 8:30am
Mar. 9 6:30am to 8:30am

For a free pass to IHRSA please register online, email
Stefanie Maio or Melissa Franco
or call 1-800-910-0001

Upcoming Trade Shows in April...

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

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

SESSIONS to be announced

USA Heroes Benefit Clinic
April 20, 2002 Moira will be presenting

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

..New in E-Marketing

STOTT PILATES has a new Director of E-Marketing. Lee Carter has come on board to improve our web presence and internet marketing. In fact, if you'd like to help us shape future versions of our website, we'd love to hear from you.

We'll be e-mailing questionnaires shortly. Become a contributor by joining the team of people who receive and answer the questionnaires - and you'll have the opportunity to win some great prizes, too! Just send your e-mail address and first name to contribute@stottpilates.com.

..Exercise of the Month -- Matwork

Don't have a Reformer yet? The same exercise can be performed effectively on a floor mat.

HUNDRED (Matwork)

Supine, imprinted position. Legs parallel and adducted in air with knees flexed, ankles plantar flexed, toes gently pointed (tabletop position). Arms long by sides, palms down, scapulae stabilized.

To begin...

INHALE stay.

EXHALE lengthen back of neck, maintaining length, and gently slide scapulae down to stabilize, contract abdominals to slide rib cage toward pelvis, and flex thoracic spine, reaching arms off mat, level with shoulders. Simultaneously extend legs as low as imprint can be maintained.


INHALE for 5 counts, maintaining spinal flexion, scapular and pelvic stability while doing small vertical pulses with arms.

EXHALE for 5 counts, continuing to pulse arms. Complete 10 sets (total of 100 counts). To finish...

INHALE remain in spinal flexion, flex knees, and continue to reach arms.

EXHALE return upper body to mat, lower legs one at a time to finish.
..Exercise of the Month --Reformer

here's a classic STOTT PILATES Reformer exercise to try (performed on our Professional Reformer)...

HUNDRED (Reformer)
1. starting position 2. flexed position, legs extend
3. flex knees 4. return to carriage

Footbar position #1, 2 or 3 springs, headrest adjusted for individual

Supine, imprinted position. Legs parallel and adducted in air, knees flexed (tabletop position). Elbows flexed by sides of body. Hands in straps, fingers long, palms facing away.

To prepare, inhale...

EXHALE lengthen back of neck, slide scapulae down and contract abdominals to flex thoracic spine. Simultaneously, extend elbows, reaching arms by sides level with shoulders, and extend legs on a diagonal as low as imprint can be maintained.


INHALE for 5 counts, keeping upper body flexion, scapular and pelvic stability, while doing small vertical pulses with arms.

EXHALE for 5 counts while continuing to pulse arms. Complete 10 sets (a total of 100 counts).

To finish...

INHALE remain in upper body flexion, flex knees and continue
to reach arms.

EXHALE flex elbows and return upper body to carriage, lower legs one at a time to finish.
1. starting position on mat 2. flexed position, legs extend 3. flex knees 4. return to mat

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.

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