.special offer
Take the Fitness Circle Challenge* and get 25% off the STOTT Fitness Circle exerciser

During the month of April, purchase the Fitness Circle Challenge video from the newest series of STOTT PILATES At Home videos and receive 25% off the cost of a Fitness Circle.

Fitness Circle Challenge video leads you through 30 exercises in 36 minutes that will challenge your strength, flexibility and endurance, developing the core stability vital for optimal fitness. This level 2 video is best suited for those who have some experience with Fitness Circle workouts. Required equipment: Fitness Circle exerciser, exercise mat.
The Fitness Circle exerciser is perfect for group fitness, personal training and rehabilitation. Its resistance helps develop torso stability by targeting and toning specific muscles. Molded latex-free handles overlap the three-band-strength sprung steel construction to provide extra comfort when performing abduction and adduction exercises. Available in two sizes, 12" or 14” diameter.

Fitness Circle and Video,
regularly priced US$74.95 | $99.95CDN NOW ONLY US$59.95 | $79.95CDN

Click to shop. To redeem offer please enter code FCA3 Some restrictions apply. Offer expires midnight, E.S.T., April 30, 2003 and may not be combined with any other offer. For further details, please email or call us at 800-910-0001 ext. 264
.in the news
IDEA Fitness Manager interviewed Lindsay Merrithew for an article in the March 2003 issue. The article also includes a STOTT PILATES Studio Planning Kit.

The latest issue (Vol. 13 No. 2) of
Ultra Fit, a UK publication, includes STOTT PILATES in an article highlighting the differences between yoga & pilates.

The upcoming issue of Profit magazine profiles Moira and Lindsay Merrithew for a feature on "being married in business".
Join us at the following tradeshows and take advantage of our show specials to save up to 25% off the regular list price on equipment***. Place your equipment pre-orders by contacting sales@stottpilates.com. Plus, fill out a ballot for your chance to win a STOTT PILATES gift certificate, and while at our booth, enjoy a complimentary workout*** ..........................
Can-Fit-Pro Vancouver
April 11 to 13, 2003
Vancouver, BC
Registration & Information:
or 1-800-667-5622

Fri Apr 11, 2003
Essential Reformer
Fit Pro UK
April 11 to 13, 2003
Loughborough University
Loughborough, UK
Registration & Information:
or 44-0-8705-133-434
e-mail: admin@fitpro.com
FACT Fest presented by IDEA & Personal Trainer Congress
April 24 to 27, 2003
Hyatt Regency, Rosemont, IL
Registration & Information:
e-mail: info@ideafit.com
May 7 to 10, 2003
Santa Clara Convention Center
Registration & Information:
or call 1-888-499-1600

Wed May 7, 2003
Essential BOSU**
Ultimate Back Care
Can-Fit-Pro Truro, NS
June 13-14, 2003
Truro, Nova Scotia
Registration & Information:
or 1-800-667-5622

Friday, June 13
Essential Matwork*
3 hours, time TBD
*** only at selected shows Click for information on sessions at any of these shows
INTERNAL EDUCATION: upcoming courses at the International Certification Center in Toronto, Canada
EXTERNAL EDUCATION: upcoming courses and workshops held at locations around the world

San Francisco, California
-- Intensive Mat-Plus
Apr 4, 5, 6 | Apr 11, 12, 13 | Apr 26, 27
OR June 20, 21, 22 | June 27, 28, 29 | July 12, 13
-- Intensive Reformer
July 25, 26, 27 | Aug 15, 16, 17 | Aug 23, 24 | Sept 6, 7
-- Intensive Cadillac, Chair and Barrels
May 2, 3, 4 | May 17, 18, 19 | May 30, 31, June 1 | June 14, 15
For location, registration and more info click here

Youngstown, Ohio
-- Intensive Reformer
Apr 11, 12, 13 | May 2, 3, 4 | June 6, 7, 8 | July 11, 12, 13
For location, registration and more info click here

Richmond, Virginia
-- Advanced Matwork May 3
-- Advanced Reformer May 4, 5, 6
-- Injury & Special Populations May 16, 17, 18, 19
For location, registration and more info click here

Hertsfordshire, England
-- Intensive Mat-Plus May 19 to 30
-- Intensive Reformer June 2 to 20
-- Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels June 2 to 20
-- Advanced Matwork May 31
-- Advanced Reformer June 23 to 25
-- Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels June 26 to 27
-- Injury & Special Populations June 30 to July 3
For location, registration and more info click here

Johannesburg, South Africa
-- Intensive Mat-Plus June 2 to 6 | June 9 to 13
-- Intensive Reformer June 2 to 6 | June 9 to 13 | June 16 to 18
-- Injury & Special Populations June 7 to 21
-- Advanced Matwork June 14
-- Intensive Reformer June 23 to 25
For location, registration and more info click here

Aberdeen, Scotland
-- Intensive Mat-Plus September 1 to 12, 2003
For location, registration and more info click here

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

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

IMP Intensive Mat-Plus*
weekday sessions
-- May 26 to June 6
-- July 7 to 18
-- August 18-29
weekend session: conducted over the following 5 weekends
May 2-4, May 16-18, May 23-25, June 6-8 and June 14, 15
IR Intensive Reformer
April 28 to May 16
-- June 9 to 27
-- July 21 to August 8

ICCB Intensive Cadillac Chair & Barrels
-- July 14 to August 1

CMR Comprehensive Mat & Reformer
-- May 12 to August 21, 2003 [FULL]
-- September 22, 2003 to January 15, 2004

CCCB Comprehensive Cadillac Chair & Barrels
-- May 12 to July 10, 2003
-- August 25 to October 16, 2003

ISP Injury and Special Populations
-- August 5 to 8

AM / AR / ACCB Advanced Repertoire
-- August 11 to 16

Rehab 1 Lumbar & Shoulder Girdle Stabilization
on Matwork & Rehab Reformer

April 2 to 5

Rehab 2 Peripheral Joint Rehabilitation
on Matwork & Rehab Reformer

May 7 to 10

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

-- April 11 Mat-Based Flex-Band* 3pm to 5pm
-- April 12
Reformer-Based Flex-Band* 10am to 12pm
-- April 12
Fitness Circle* 1pm to 3pm
-- May 5
Challenging your Clients Safely 10am to 2:30pm
-- May 12
Roll into Shape with the Foam Roller 3pm to 5pm
-- June 6
Stability Chair* 2pm to 6pm
-- June 7
Ultimate Back Care 10am to 12pm
-- June 7
Rehab/Lumbar Stabilization 1pm to 4pm

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
.exercise of the month .......... Be certain to warm up before attempting this intermediate level exercise. Click for important cautions
Leg Pull Front

Push-up position, front of body facing mat, one long line, pelvis and spine neutral. Legs straight, together and parallel, weight on balls of feet. Arms straight directly under shoulders, palms down, fingers pointing forward, scapulae/shoulder girdle stabilized.

INHALE, lift one leg as high as possible while stabilizing pelvis and spine in a neutral position with foot flexed.

EXHALE further flex supporting foot to shift body back in space. Simultaneously point lifted foot, maintaining height of lifted leg.

shift body forward in space, returning supporting ankle to starting position, and flex lifted foot.

EXHALE lower leg onto ball of foot, bringing legs together.

Complete 3-6 repetitions on each side, alternating each time.

Avoid lifting the pelvis, sinking out of neutral or rotating
-- Use quadricep muscles to pull the patellae or knee caps up
-- Stay wide across shoulder girdle and focus on stabilizing your shoulder blades
-- Maintain cervical spine/neck in neutral, continue line of rest of spine
1. starting position
2. extend one hip
3. shift body back in space
Excerpted from the STOTT PILATES Comprehensive Matwork manual. STOTT PILATES manuals include additional instructional information, and modifications, not published here.
4. shift body forward
5. place foot down

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