STOTT PILATES is a Senior Partner of IDEA
Health & Fitness Association

News | Ask The Experts! | Equip Tips | New Products | Events | Education | FAQ | Bits n’ Bites | Exercise | Jobs | Exclusive Promotions
In this issue:

Events & Tradeshows

Prepare for a new year of fitness at an event near you. Check out what’s coming up in March and April:

San Diego, CA | Mar 10-13

New York, NY | Mar 18-21

Essen, Germany | Apr 22-25

STOTT PILATES European Symposium
Essen, Germany | Apr 23-25

View a complete list of events for 2010!


What’s New at our
Corporate Training Centers?

Toronto, ON
Golf Conditioning on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer | starts March 28
Intermediate Reformer on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer | starts March 28

Tribeca, NY
Injuries & Special Populations | starts March 20
Functional Anatomy | stars April 6

Denver, CO
Jumpboard Interval Training, Level 1 | starts March 19
Toning Ball | starts March 20                       

Training Dates Worldwide

Visit our website for upcoming workshops and courses held by our LTCs and Hosting Centers.


Continuing Education:
Spotlight FAQ

Q. How do I gain credits attending STOTT PILATES workshops?

Click here for the answer


Bits n’ Bites

Best Pilates DVDs of 2009!
In its third annual DVD awards, Pilates Style has named our Pilates with Props, Maximum Resistance, Vol. 2 DVD the most prop-er and principled work out of the year. This work out incorporates the Flex-Band®, Fitness Circle® and Toning Balls in to the routine making it extra challenging. Every year Pilates Style selects 10 of their favorite DVDs of the past year and we are thrilled to be featured for the third time in a row!

Do you want to improve your knowledge of anatomy and injuries to better help your clients? Are you inspired by movement and thrive in a hands-on learning environment? Fitness and movement professionals alike can go to med school and earn CECS by attending the FAMI Workshop in New York City! Understand the human body like never before and get your questions answered by both anatomists and physicians. Whether you have a working knowledge of anatomy or you are just beginning – this course is for you! The next session starts June 24 – space is limited. Find out more


Exercise of the Month

Obliques Roll Back

Targets abdominals & shoulders.
View the exercise of the month

Exclusive Promotions

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Save up to $300 when you order any STOTT PILATES Reformer Bundle. Select your ideal bundle and for a limited time, get the accessories FREE!

The Great At Home Reformer Sale!

Save $600 when you order the At Home SPX Reformer Package!

Build Your Pilates Studio for Less!

Now even better pricing on the Reformer Studio Starter Package - save up to $600 in FREE Reformer accessories!

Squeeze the Most Out of Your Work Out!

Save 25% on all Fitness Circles, Fitness Circle DVDs and the Fitness Circle Lite Power Pack!

Visit our e-store, to browse our entire line of equipment and accessories.

Lindsay & MoiraDear Friends,

Hot on the heels of the Winter Olympics you may be feeling inspired to improve your game on the slopes or ice.  March is the perfect month to get out there and enjoy your favorite winter sports, if you’re in a climate that allows you to do so. Skiing, snowboarding, skating – Pilates can help improve your performance in all of these activities. And with Spring just around the corner, it’s time to also start working on those golf and tennis swings. Add Pilates to your regular sport-conditioning routine and you’ll be able to move faster, swing further, and gain the much-needed stamina to last longer on the course.

A strong core is the key to improved athletic performance no matter what your sport of choice. Pilates can help you execute your movements with more control and accuracy by challenging balance, coordination and stability. You don’t need the luck of the Irish to achieve your personal best in the activity of your choice. Committing to a healthy, balanced lifestyle and mind-body fitness will give you all the tools you need to stay on track all year long. Enjoy!

Yours in good health,

Lindsay & Moira Merrithew
Co-founders, STOTT PILATES®

Design Your Studio Today

After much anticipation it’s finally here - our interactive space planner can help you design the layout of your facility or home studio hassle free, ahead of time. The various tools allow you to customize room sizes, shapes and design a floor plan using STOTT PILATES equipment and other props often used in fitness facilities. Make optimal use of your space and watch your profits soar!

In the News


What’s in Vogue?
The verdict is in on the hottest Pilates trends for 2010! Value, versatility and compact designs are at the top of the list. Economical and small props like the Flex-Band® and Toning Balls™, bundled together and with DVDs, are growing in popularity. They allow users to simulate studio workouts at home or add variety and fun to classes while saving money and space. Read more about this year’s must-have accessories and get tips on how to keep your equipment looking and feeling new for years to come!

Stay on Top of Your Game
Don’t fall behind! Pilates is a lifelong journey of growth – there is always more to learn regardless of how experienced you are. Interested and new students can benefit from group or one-on-one classes with highly trained, knowledgeable instructors. Use the STOTT PILATES online Instructor finder to find a well-qualified instructor near you. Instructors can polish their skills by taking STOTT PILATES workshops and CECs. Find out how to stay current on new industry trends, equipment and programming.

Spreading the Word about Pilates
More and more people are realizing the endless benefits of Pilates. With professional athletes and celebrities revealing Pilates to be their secret weapon many are curious to know more and trying it for themselves. Utah’s 2News featured a live segment from Aspire Pilates Training Center & Spa owned by STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor, Cari Kapele. Check out all the fun!
An Inspiring Success Story
In January of 2010 the University of Alabama, Crimson Tide Football Team won the BCS National Championship game. An instrumental part of their success – incorporating Pilates into their regular strength and conditioning program. Tamerra Tooson, RN owner of Pilates and More, and STOTT PILATES certified instructor, developed a program for the team that helped strengthen their bodies and dominate the 2009 college football season. Find out more about her recipe for success!

Ask the Experts!

Got a question? Get answers! Our rotating panel of Pilates experts will share their perspectives, give advice, provide support and coach you along the way to success. So if you need insight on STOTT PILATES training, a marketing strategy for upcoming courses and workshops or challenging yourself with an at home workout – send us an email, and your question may be featured in next month’s newsletter!

Q. How soon can a person get into Pilates after an abdominal surgery be it child birth or sickness? Same question goes for after a normal delivery of baby. Thanks. – Jaslyn Goh from Malaysia

Laureen Dubeau, Master Instructor Trainer
& Communications Director of Education respond:

Returning to an exercise routine, including Pilates, after any type of abdominal surgery is something that requires a great deal of consideration and close monitoring. There are any number of complications that can arise after this type of procedure, even in a C-section. The best advice would be to return to exercising only after receiving written permission from the doctor or surgeon involved. Once that has been obtained, remember that the workout should start out gently and progress slowly. Understand that it will take some time before a pre-surgery fitness level is reached. If you are an instructor and are dealing with clients who are post-surgery, make sure you have an ongoing dialogue with them and encourage them to let you know if any movements are uncomfortable or painful. If you are returning to exercise yourself, make sure you are honest with your trainer – or yourself if you are working alone – and do not try to achieve too much too soon. A gentle easy workout can be a essential tool on the road to recovery.

Need Pilates Advice? Challenge our rotating panel of experts with any question you may have, and we’ll settle the debate, give you our perspective and/or provide support.




Equip Tips

Supporting Your Local STOTT PILATES Cadillac Bed

The STOTT PILATES Cadillac Trapeze Table has supported millions of Pilates exercisers over the years. The Cadillac Trapeze Table utilizes eight bolts to support the trapeze table bed frame structure; two bolts at each corner of the bed frame.

There are a few important points to remember in assembling the Cadillac Trapeze Table. It is important to tighten the 8 bolts holding the Trapeze Table bed frame until the vertical poles are indented. It is important not to over tighten the bolts as that may damage the poles by making holes in them.

Also, when tightening up your Cadillac Trapeze Table Bed Frame, make sure to tighten only the four bolts on the short side of the bed first. Then check to make sure both of the sliding bars slide freely. Also confirm that the push thru bar is properly aligned and rotates freely. Then proceed to tighten the four remaining bolts on the long side of the bed frame.

Questions about equipment maintenance? Need a quote on replacement parts? Contact our Commercial Sales Department by email at or call 1‑800‑910‑0001 ext. 264 (North America) or 1‑416‑482 4050 ext. 264 (International).

Featured Products

Stay Strong & Energized While You’re Expecting!

Created especially for new and expecting moms the unique Pilates for Pregnancy kit gives you all the tools needed to keep fit during and after pregnancy. The three DVDs will guide through gentle work outs in comfortable positions that will help you maintain strength and a healthy weight while reducing back pain. Staying active during pregnancy is a great way to keep your spirits high and enjoy your pregnancy to the fullest!


Job Board

Visit our online Job Board for a list of Pilates instructor positions worldwide.
Facilities looking for STOTT PILATES instructors may fill out a Job Board submission form.

Toronto Head Office Careers
If you’re passionate about Pilates and you’re looking for a rewarding, fun and fast-paced career, check out our available positions.


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