.special offer
Invigorate the body and quiet the mind with a blend of yoga traditions and STOTT PILATES principles.

During the month of May, purchase our new Pilates-Infused* Yoga Video Series and save $10. This series blends ancient yoga wisdom and contemporary pilates principles to help you connect mind, body and soul.

regularly priced $44.85 | $59.85CDN. NOW ONLY US$34.85 |$49.85CDN

Some restrictions apply. Offer expires midnight, E.S.T., May 31, 2003 and may not be combined with any other offer. For further details, please email or call us at 800-910-0001 ext. 264. To redeem offer quote code YSM3
.in the news
This autographed pic of Toronto Maple Leaf goalie and hockey great Eddie Belfour with the inscription "To The Gang at Stott. Thanks For The Great Equipment , Ed Belfour #20" arrived just in time for this newsletter.

WTSN, the Women's Television Sports Network , will premiere our new TV program, Pilates with Moira, on June 2, 2003. The show will run weekday mornings at
8:30am and 11am. Schedule is subject to change, please check local listings
The April issue of CBI magazine featured the STOTT PILATES Back Care series of videos in their ‘What’s New’ section

IDEA Health & Fitness offers an article on ‘Strength Training for Kids,’ in their April issue. Highlighted is STOTT’s video “Fitness Fun: Pilates for Kids”.

In their April issue,
IDEA Personal Trainer includes a summary of the “IDEA Personal Trainer International Summit” this year in Washington, D.C. Program highlights include Moira’s BOSU** workshop “STOTT PILATES Dynamic Sports Training.”
.recent contest winner .instructor finder expanded worldwide
Sarah Makinson is the winner of a STOTT PILATES video for the month of April. Sarah answered our online survey and was entered into the monthly draw for a free video of her choice. We will continue to run this contest for another few months. Click to enter and your chance to win. The STOTT PILATES Instructor Finder is now available internationally. Search for a certified STOTT PILATES instructor in any country worldwide (provided certified instructors are available in the area you are searching). To find an instructor click here or visit www.stottpilates.com and click on the Instructor Finder icon at the top right of the page.
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*** ..........................
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
June 13 to14, 2003
Truro, Nova Scotia
Registration & Information:
or 1-800-667-5622

Friday, June 13
Essential Matwork*
June 13 to 15, 2003
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia
Registration & Information:
or 02 9908 4944

Friday, June 13
Essential Reformer

Saturday, June 14
Essential Matwork*

Sunday, June 15
Ultimate Back Care
July 17 to 20, 2003
Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim Marriott & Anaheim
Convention Center, California
Registration & Information:
or 1-800-999-4332

Wednesday, July 16
Essential Reformer

Moving to Intermediate Reformer
July 30 to August 1, 2003
Hyatt Regency Reston, VAa
Registration & Information:
or 1-800-862-7538

Thursday, July 31
Essential Matwork*

Essential Reformer
*** only at selected 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 Reformer | July 12, 13 | July 26, 27 | Aug 16, 17 | Aug 23, 24 | Sept 6, 7
-- Intensive Reformer | Oct 18, 19 | Oct 25, 26 | Nov 8, 9 | Nov 22, 23 | Dec 6, 7
For location, registration and more info click here

Richmond, Virginia
-- Injury & Special Populations | May 16, 17, 18, 19
For location, registration and more info click here

McCall, Idaho
-- Intensive Mat-Plus | May 29 to June 1 | June 12 to 15
For location, registration and more info click here

Long Beach, California
-- Intensive Reformer | May 30 to June 1 | June 13 to 15 | June 27 to 29
-- Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels | July 25 to 27 | Aug 8 to 10 | Aug 22 to 24
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 17 to 21
-- Advanced Matwork | June 14
-- Advanced Reformer | June 23 to 25
For location, registration and more info click here

Sudbury, Ontario
-- Intensive Mat-Plus | July 7 to 17
For location, registration and more info click here

Rimouski QuÈbec
-- Intensive Mat-Plus | Aug 4 to 14
-- Intensive Reformer | Aug 3 to 16
-- Injury & Special Populations | Aug 11 to 15
For location, registration and more info click here

Stockholm, Sweden
-- Intensive Mat-Plus | August 4 to 15
For location, registration and more info click here

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

Regina, Saskatchewan
-- Intensive Mat-Plus | Sept 5 to 15
For location, registration and more info click here

Youngstown, Ohio
-- Intensive Reformer | Sept 5-7 | Sept 19-21 | Oct 17-19 | Oct 31-Nov 2
-- Intensive Mat-Plus | Sept 12-14 | Sept 26-28 | Oct 25-26
For location, registration and more info click here

San Jose, California
-- Intensive Mat-Plus | Sept 26, 27 28 | Oct 17, 18, 19 | Nov 1, 2
-- Injury & Special Populations | Oct 2, 3, 4, 5
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 to 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
-- June 9 to 27
-- July 21 to August 8

ICCB Intensive Cadillac Chair & Barrels
July 14 to August 1

CMR Comprehensive Mat & Reformer
-- 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 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
education workshops in Toronto, Canada
-- May 12 Roll into Shape with the Foam Roller 3pm to 5pm $80CDN | $50US
-- June 6
Stability Chair* 2pm to 6pm $160CDN | $100US
-- June 7
Ultimate Back Care 10am to 12pm $70CDN | $45US
-- June 7
Rehab/Lumbar Stabilization 1pm to 4pm $160CDN | $100US
-- July 25
Pre-Natal Workshop 1pm to 4pm $120CDN | $75US
-- July 26
Stability Chair* 10am to 2pm $160CDN | $100US

get 20% off when you attend two workshops in one weekend

See the complete list of Workshops being offered both in Toronto and elsewhere. To register for Toronto courses and workshops, please contact Jane Underhill at ext. 232

.new manuals
At the time of this writing, the presses are rolling on the Advanced Reformer Manual 2nd edition. Long awaited, this completes the Reformer Series of instructional manuals. Fully illustrated, every exercise is detailed in both photography and words. Modifications, Focus and Target muscles are also included. At 232 pages, there is a wealth of information for the pilates instructor and enthusiasts. Expect to see it available online later this month.
.exercise of the month ........find photographs below
Be certain to warm up before exercising. Click for important cautions

Hip Twist
Seated with weight back of sit-bones, lower/lumbar spine slightly flexed/curved and upper/thoracic spine lengthened/straight. Legs straight in air, parallel and together with hips flexed as much as possible. Arms straight behind back with palms on mat supporting torso, fingers pointing outward, scapulae/shoulders stabilized.

To prepare, inhale...

EXHALE stabilize pelvis, weight rolled slightly back of sit-bones, and
begin to circle legs in one direction. Legs remain parallel and together
through movement.

INHALE complete circle and return legs to starting position.

Complete 3-5 repetitions in each direction, alternating direction each time.

Spine in V-position lengthen thoracic/upper spine but use abdominals to stay slightly back of sit-bones.
-- Allow hip flexors to lengthen as legs lower, avoid gripping and losing pelvic stability.
-- Slide scapulae down back to stabilize to avoid sinking into shoulders.
-- Maintain abdominal contraction to prevent pelvis from rotating or tilting forward
-- Engage transversus abdominis/lower abdominals to keep abdominals from popping.
1. starting position 2. begin to circumduct legs 3. legs at lowest point
Excerpted from the STOTT PILATES Comprehensive Matwork manual. STOTT PILATES manuals include additional instructional information, and modifications, not published here.
4. complete circumduction 5. return to start modification: rest on elbows

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