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january 2003 newsletter
keep up on our latest news, promotions, events and tips
best wishes for a safe and successful year
from everyone at STOTT PILATES.
.Special Offer

Bounce into the new year, and honor your New Year's fitness resolutions with a STOTT Stability Ball and video(s). This January, purchase a Ball with either one video or all four videos and SAVE.

OFFER 1: Choose any one video from the new Stability Ball Pilates Series and get 25% off the Stability Ball.
blue Stability Ball and one video: US $37.95 | $48.95 CDN
green Stability Ball and one video: US $40.25 | $51.95 CDN

OFFER 2: Order the new Stability Ball Pilates video series of four videos and get 50% off the Stability Ball.

blue Stability Ball and 4 videos: US $91.75 | $115.75 CDN
65cm green Stability Ball and 4 videos: US $93.25 | $117.75 CDN

Limit one per order. May not be combined with any other offer. Expires midnight, E.S.T., January 31, 2003 and applies only as outlined. Shipping, handling and applicable taxes are additional.

Click to shop.
To redeem offer please enter code SBJP

Stability Balls help engage the deep abdominal muscles as the body works to rebalance itself, as well as enhancing core stability and peripheral movement. Available in two sizes: Blue 55cm Balls for those 5'7" and under. Green 65cm Balls are recommended for those 5'8" and over. The Stability Ball video series features progressively more challenging workouts. The four titles are: Core Balance, Dynamic Balance, 3-D Balance & Ultimate Balance.

.In the News
In their January issue Athletic Business mentions STOTT PILATES twice as both a certification center and an equipment provider.

Sam Zaharia wrote an article on STOTT for a new publication in Vernon, BC called
Our Health.

InformACTION, due out in January offers a profile on Moira Merrithew

Moira was interviewed by Kate McCaffery of Investment Executive an article appearing in the January issue.

www.MochaSofa.com recently featured STOTT’s The Secret to Flat Abs matwork* video, and, in upcoming online issues, plans to feature the Fitness Fun: Pilates for Kids and Armchair Pilates videos

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

Upcoming Certification Courses...
IMP Intensive Mat-Plus*
Jan 13 to 24, 1pm to 5pm
Feb 10 to 21,
1pm to 5pm
Apr 7 to 14,
week 1, 9am-1pm, week 2, 9am- 2pm

IR Intensive Reformer
Feb 24 to Mar 14, 9am to 1pm
April 28 to May 16, 9am to 1pm
June 9 to 27, 9am to 1pm

ICCB Intensive Cadillac Chair & Barrels
Mar 17 to Apr 4, 1pm-5pm
July 14 to Aug 1,

CMR Comprehensive Mat & Reformer
Jan 13, 2003 to Apr 24, 2003, Tues, Wed, Thurs, 9am-1pm sold out
May 12 to Aug 21,
Mon, Wed, Thurs, 2pm-6pm
Sept 22, 2003 to Jan 15, 2004
Mon, Wed, Thurs 9am-12pm

CCCB Comprehensive Cadillac Chair & Barrels
Jan 20 to Mar 13, Mon, Wed & Thurs, 2pm-6pm
May 12 to July 10,
Mon, Wed & Thurs, 9am-12pm

ISP Injury and Special Populations
March 17 to 20, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Aug 5 to 8,
Tues & Fri, 9:30am to 4:30pm

AM / AR / ACCB Advanced Repertoire
March 24 to 29, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Aug 11 to 16,
9:30am to 4:30pm

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

Stockholm, Sweden
-- Intensive Mat-Plus January 7 to 17, 2003
For location, registration and more info click here

Richmond, Virginia
-- Intensive Mat-Plus & Reformer
Jan 17, 18, 19 | Jan 31, Feb 1, 2 | Feb 21, 22 23
Mar 7, 8, 9
| Mar 21, 22, 23 | April 4, 5, 6
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

London, England
-- Intensive Mat-Plus January 20 to 31
-- Advanced Matwork February 1
For location, registration and more info click here

Munich, Germany
-- Intensive Mat-Plus
Feb 7, 8, 9
| Feb 28, March 1, 2 | Mar 14, 15, 16
For location, registration and more info click here

Chesapeake, Virginia
-- Intensive Mat-Plus
Feb 21, 22, 23
| Mar 14, 15, 16 | Apr 4, 5, 6
For location, registration and more info click here

Falmouth, Maine
-- Intensive Mat-Plus
Feb 28, Mar 1, 2 | Mar 14, 15, 16 | Mar 28, 29, 30
For location, registration and more info click here

Buffalo, New York
-- Intensive Reformer
Mar 7, 8, 9 | Apr 7, 8 | Apr 25, 26, 27 | May 17, 18
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 17
-- Injury a& Special Populations
7 to 21
-- Advanced Matwork
-- Intensive Reformer
June 23
to 25
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

.Upcoming CEC Workshops in Toronto

Pre-Natal Workshop February 7; 2pm to 5pm
Mat-Based Stability Ball February 8; 10am to 1pm
Essential BOSU Pilates March 21; 2pm to 5pm
Reformer-Based Flex-Band March 22; 10am to 1pm
Mat-Based Flex-Band April 11; 3pm to 5pm
Reformer-Based Flex-Band April 12; 10am to 12pm
Fitness Circle* April 12; 1pm to 3pm

See the complete list of 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

Join us at the following tradeshow and fill out a ballot for your chance to win a prize. Plus, while there, enjoy a complimentary workout.
Can-Fit-Pro Montreal
Jan 24 to 26, 2003
Hotel Sheraton Laval,
Laval (Montreal) Quebec
Registration & Information:
or call 1-800-667-5622

Essential Matwork
Sat. Jan 25;

Sat. Jan 25;

Fitness Circle
Sun, Jan 26;
IDEA Personal Training Summit
Feb 14 to16, 2003
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
Registration & Information:
call 1-800-999-4332 or

Dynamic Sports Conditioning with the BOSU Trainer
Fri. Feb 14, 2003;

Click for more STOTT PILATES sessions at this show.
IHRSA 2003
Feb 27 to Mar 1, 2003
Moscone Center,
San Francisco, CA
Registration & Information:
or call 1-800-228-4772

Thurs. Feb 27;

Fri. Feb 28;
and 11am-6:pm

Sat. Mar 1;
and 10am-2pm
Mar 13 to 16, 2003
Marriott Marquis,
New York, NY
Registration & Information:
or 1-800-ECA-EXPO or

Dynamic Balance:
Reformer-based Stability Ball
Thur. Mar 13;

Intensify Essential Reformer

Click for more STOTT PILATES sessions at this show.
May 7 to 10, 2003
Santa Clara
Convention Center
Registration & Information:
or call 1-888-499-1600 or 408-286-5600

Wed May 7
Essential BOSU*
Ultimate Back Care

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

Fri May 9
Mat-based Stability Ball 7:30-9:30am
Seated Pilates with Flex-Band 10am-12noon
.Exercise of the Month
Double Leg Kick photos below

Lying on your stomach, pelvis and spine neutral with head turned to one side. Legs together and parallel, knees straight, toes gently pointed. Hands resting behind back as high as is comfortable, shoulders relaxed forward.

To prepare INHALE, then..

EXHALE stabilize pelvis and bend both knees three times with controlled pulses.

INHALE straighten knees, keeping legs together. Turn legs out, externally rotate and separate legs shoulder-width apart, opening front of hip.

Simultaneously slide scapulae down back and extend thoracic/upper spine (lumbar/lower spine may extend if strong enough to stabilize pelvis). Lengthen arms and reach toward feet with palms facing body.
To transition into next repetition: start to exhale turning head to one side as upper body and legs lengthen down onto mat. Simultaneously, bring legs parallel and together before bending knees.

Complete 4-6 repetitions to each side.

To finish: EXHALE then upper body, arms and legs down onto mat.

maintain abdominal, gluteal and hamstring contraction
--to prevent pelvis tilting forward during pulse of legs
-- relax upper body and neck
-- maintain smooth and fluid movement
1. starting position 2. flex both knees 3. extend knees 4. abduct legs, extending spine
5. turn head to other side 6. extend knees 7. abduct legs, extending spine 8. finish

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.