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

Make fitness fun. Start your kids on the road to fitness with this special offer, just in time for holiday gift giving…

Purchase any three videos from our newest collection of videos this month, and get the
Fitness Fun: Pilates for Kids video FREE.
This half-hour workout is best for children aged eight to 14, and the young-at-heart adults who work out with them.

Regular retail value is US $14.95 | CDN $19.95
Limit one per order. May not be combined with any other offer. Expires midnight, E.S.T., November 30, 2002 and applies to purchase of new videos only. Shipping, handling and applicable taxes are additional.

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

Click to view complete list of new titles.

Moira and her young pals get moving with this kid-friendly pilates workout. Using balls and bands adds to the fun factor.
.In the News
The Seattle Times and Knight-Ridder News Service reviewed several of our new collection of videos including Firm & Fit, Core Challenge, Total Body Sculpting, Fitness Circle* Challenge and Body & Soul.

STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer and owner of The Studio(s) in Boston and Beverly, PJ O’Clair, is featured on an upcoming episode of Connecticut News at 10, on WVIT anNBC affiliate station. PJ and a student will demonstrate exercises with morning anchor Jane Peckinpaugh.

.New Product
Now available –– the BOSU®* Balance Trainer

Flat on one side and domed on the other, the unstable nature of the BOSU** Trainer makes it an ideal tool for establishing and reinforcing balance, stability and core strength. The BOSU (which stands for Both Sides Up) facilitates a wide spectrum of static and dynamic exercises that require you to maintain your center of gravity in all planes of movement. Features a non-skid bottom and includes a pump.

$110 US | $175 CDN
diameter 25" | inflated height 12" | weight 18lbs

To accompany the BOSU Trainer we have created two new pilates videos outlining the essential and intermediate BOSU repertoires:
BOSU Pilates for Sports Training
and BOSU Pilates for Athletic Enhancement

Please visit our store for details.
INTERNAL EDUCATION: upcoming courses at the International Certification Center in Toronto, Canada

Upcoming Certification Courses...
IMP Intensive Mat-Plus* weekdays
Nov 11 to Nov 22, 2002
9am to 1pm
Jan 13 to 24, 2003,
1pm to 5pm
Feb 10 to 21, 2003
1pm to 5pm

IR Intensive Reformer weekdays
Nov. 25 to Dec. 13, 2002 9am to 1pm
Feb 24 to Mar 14, 2003, 9am to 1pm

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

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

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

San Diego, California
-- Injury & Special Populations
Nov 14 to 17

For location, registration and more info click here

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

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

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

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 November

Stability Ball Nov 4, 10am-12pm STOTT Toronto
Mat-Plus* Nov 4, 1pm-4pm STOTT Toronto

Power Matwork Nov 16, 9am-11am WCP Victoria BC
Power Fitness Circle Nov 16, 11:30am-1:30pm WCP Victoria BC
Shoulder & Lumbar Stabilization Nov 16, 2pm-4pm WCP Victoria BC

See the complete list of 2002 Workshops being offered both in Toronto and elsewhere.
To register for these courses and workshops, please contact Kimberley Seeley at ext. 246, or email education@stottpilates.com
.Exercise of the Month

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

SCISSORS photos at right

Lying on your back with upper body curled off mat. Imprinted position. Legs straight toward ceiling, together and parallel, and toes gently pointed. Hands reaching toward ankles, scapulae stabilized.

To prepare, inhale...
EXHALE reach one leg down to mat to hover, bringing other leg to body and pulsing twice with breath. Reach hands toward top ankle.

INHALE start to switch legs by reaching them to ceiling so they pass each other in mid-air.

EXHALE reach opposite leg down to mat to hover, other leg to body, pulsing twice.

INHALE start to switch legs by reaching them to ceiling so they pass each other in mid-air.

Complete 8–10 repetitions then....
To finish...

INHALE bring legs together and reach toward ceiling.

EXHALE return body to mat.

-- ensure engagement of abdominals throughout exercise and keep abdominals flat

-- reach both legs away from each other with emphasis on increasing reach with pulse

-- avoid movement of pelvis

-- maintain feeling of reaching legs further through pulse rather than bouncing movement

Excerpted from the STOTT PILATES Comprehensive Matwork manual. STOTT PILATES manuals include additional instructional information, and modifications, not published here.

1. starting position

2. reach leg

3. switch legs

4. return to finish

ECA Miami
November 7-10, 2002
Miami, Florida
Registration & Information:
or call 1-800-ECA-EXPO or 516-432-6877

Fri, Nov 8 1pm-7pm;
Sat, Nov 9, 1pm-7pm,
Sun, Nov 10, 10am-3pm

our demo team welcomes you

.Recent Prize Winner

Michelle from St. Louis, MO won $250 STOTT Dollars at Club Industry in Chicago. For your chance to win, fill out a ballot at our tradeshow booth.

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