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october 2002 newsletter
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.Special Offer

Get free shipping when you pre-order new videos — due to popular demand, this offer now extended to Oct 15.

To celebrate the launch of our new series of videos, 29 titles in all, STOTT PILATES would like to extend this special offer. Order any new title from the STOTT PILATES 2002/2003 series and pay nothing to have them shipped!

Armchair Pilates to Ultimate Body Sculpting, this exciting new range of workouts show you how to use some of our traditional equipment, and our newer pieces - including the Stability Ball, BOSU**, Foam Roller, and the Rack & Roll* Reformer.
Pre-order one of these hot new titles! Hurry, this special offer is only valid until October 15, 2002!
Offer good on new videos only and may not be combined with any other promotional offer.
This offer expires at midnight EST, October 15, 2002!
..........To view the complete list of new titles, click here

.In the News
The October issue of Fitness Trainer Canada chose STOTT PILATES for their Supplier Profile.
This same issue features an article co-written by Lindsay and Moira, entitled Tapping the Aging Market.

Cooking Light magazine reviewed the 22-Minute Matwork video and has this to say about it: “If you’re intrigued by the idea of pilates but find it intimidating, this beginners’ video is an excellent primer.”

The November issue of
Oxygen Magazine consulted with Moira for a feature, on stands in late September.

.Coming Soon
We are proud to have been made the official BOSU* pilates training provider worldwide.

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 proprioception while you gain 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.

As well as offering this exciting new piece of equipment, we have filmed two new videos and developed two workshops to allow you to perform and teach exercises performed on the versatile BOSU**.

Watch this space for news of their arrival.
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,
9am to 1pm

IR Intensive Reformer weekdays
Nov. 25 to Dec. 13, 9am to 1pm

ICCB Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels weekdays
Sept 30 to Oct 21, 2002, 1pm to 5pm

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
Jan 13, 2003 to Apr 24, 2003, 9am to 1pm

ISP Injury and Special Populations
Oct 22 to 25 space limited, 9:30am to 4:30pm

AM/AR Advanced Repertoire weekdays
Oct 28 to Nov 2 space limited, 9:30am to 4:30pm

RMR2 Rehab Series (for licensed health professionals)
Peripheral Joint Rehab on Mat & Reformer
Oct 16 to 19, 2002,
9:30am to 4:30pm

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

CEC Workshops In October
Advanced Matwork Oct 18, 2002 3pm-5pm
Advanced Reformer Oct 19, 2002 10am-12pm

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
EXTERNAL EDUCATION: upcoming courses and workshops being 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

New Britain, Connecticut
-- Intensive Reformer
Oct 12, 13,14 | Oct 26, 27
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

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

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

Club Industry
October 10-12, 2002
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Registration & Information:

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

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

Please join us at Club Industry for the launch the new Rack & Roll Reformer

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

Body Mind Spirit 2003
May 7 to 10, 2003
Santa Clara Convention Center
Registration & Information:
or call 1-888-499-1600 or 408-286-5600

Wed May 7, 2003
Essential BOSU** 8am-12noon
Ultimate Back Care 1pm-5pm

Wed May 8, 2003
Reformer-based Stability Ball 7:30-9:30am
Pre-Natal Pilates 10am-12noon

Wed May 9, 2003
Mat-based Stability Ball 7:30-9:30am
Seated Pilates with Flex-Band 10am-12noon

.Recent Winner
Serena from Toronto, ON won $250 STOTT Dollars at Can-Fit-Pro in August. For your chance to win, fill out a ballot at our tradeshow booth.

.Exercise of the Month

ROLL OVER find photos below

Supine, imprinted position. Legs on diagonal. Arms long by sides, palms down, scapulae stabilized.


INHALE flex at hips to hinge legs toward torso.

EXHALE sequentially articulate spine through flexion off mat, one vertebra at a time, from tailbone to upper thoracic area, reaching legs overhead, parallel to mat. Allow legs to lower with control by flexing hips further so toes touch mat if possible. Rest weight across scapulae, not on cervical spine.

INHALE lift legs parallel to mat and abduct slightly wider than
shoulder-distance apart.

EXHALE sequentially articulate spine down to mat from thoracic to tail. Once stable, imprinted spine attained, reach legs out on diagonal as low as possible, maintaining imprint, and adduct legs.

Complete 6-8 repetitions altogether: 3-4 rolling over with legs adducted and rolling down with legs abducted; 3-4 rolling over with legs abducted and rolling down with legs adducted.

-- avoid pressure, tension or pain in cervical spine
-- articulate so each vertebra peels off mat sequentially during roll over and makes contact separately during roll down
-- roll spine off mat so that weight rests only on thoracic spine, not on your neck
-- use abdominals to achieve spinal articulation, instead of throwing weight of legs overhead and tensing shoulders on roll down
-- stabilize scapulae throughout roll over and roll down
-- once spinal flexion is established with legs parallel to mat, flex hips and lengthen hamstrings to lower toes toward mat rather than rolling onto your neck

1. starting position 2. flex at hips 3. reach legs overhead 4. lower legs to mat
5. lift legs to parallel 6. abduct legs 7. roll down 8. adduct legs
Exercise 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 Trademark or registered trademark of Merrithew Corporation, used under license.
...BOSU Trademark and registered trademark of D.W. Fitness, LLC, used under license.