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In this issue:

Events & Tradeshows

All 2010 events have successfully wrapped-up. We are now working on an exciting new line-up for the New Year!

View a complete list of events for 2011!


What’s New at our
Corporate Training Centers?

Toronto, ON
Seven Days of CECs | starts Dec 10
Comprehensive Matwork & Reformer
| starts Jan 4

New York, NY
Various Workshops | start Dec 8
Advanced Matwork | Dec 13

Denver, CO
Various Workshops | Dec 4 & 5
Intensive Mat-Plus™ | starts Jan 28

The 2010 STOTT PILATES Community of Excellence™ Tour coming soon to a city near you!

See a list of upcoming workshops and courses held by our LTCs and Hosting Centers.


Continuing Education:
Spotlight FAQ

Q. When is the deadline to submit my Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for 2010?

Click here for the answer


Bits n’ Bites

12 Days of Fitness
Celebrate the holiday season with 12 Days of Fitness gift-giving! On December 1-12, 2010 a new item will go on sale every day for 24 hours only. See what’s on sale right now and check this page daily for a new deal.

Receiving Orders by December 25, 2010
Are you purchasing holiday gift items from our online store? Depending on where you are located and what shipping method you choose, there are certain deadlines by which your order must be received. Find out more.

Demo Equipment Sale
Do you need new Pilates equipment or accessories? Save up to 50% on lightly-used STOTT PILATES Reformers, Mats, Stability Balls and more. Quantities are limited, find out more.

European Symposium Registration Begins Soon!
Get ready for three days of fun and exciting new programming. The 2011 STOTT PILATES European Symposium is taking place April 15‑17 in Essen, Germany. Watch your inbox, early-bird registration begins soon.


Exercise of the Month


Targets abdominals, obliques, back and hip extensors and quadriceps
View the exercise of the month

Exclusive Promotions

‘Tis the Season to Save

Two great offers: Get a FREE Reformer bundle or Accessory Board

Give the Gift of Health and Fitness

Save 20% on all Power Packs!

New Year, New You

Save 10% off your Pilates education.

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

View previous issues of the STOTT PILATES Newsletter

Lindsay & MoiraDear Friends,

Whatever holiday you’re celebrating this month, December is a time of festivities and cheer. The streets are lit up with colorful lights, stores are busy with shoppers and everyone seems in high spirits. December is also a time for reflection and looking forward to New Year’s resolutions. Remember to set some new health and wellness goals. In 2011, challenge your mind-body fitness routine by taking your Pilates workout to the next difficulty level or trying a new prop. Your body will love the boost and you will feel great.

On behalf of the entire Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team, we wish you a joyous Holiday Season!

Yours in good health,

Lindsay & Moira Merrithew
Co-founders, Merrithew Health & Fitness Group

In the News


Pilates for Winter Sports
Brrr, for some of you it’s starting to get chilly out there. Whether you’re shoveling snow or hitting the slopes it’s important to keep your body strong and injury-free during the winter season. See how Pilates can help.

Beyond Rehab
Are you a Physical Therapist? Compliments of Rehab Management, find out how you can get more involved with your clients overall fitness with the help of Pilates. 

STOTT PILATES® Rehab IT, Kim Dunleavy explains.

Put Your Back into It
Maintaining good posture will do more than just improve your appearance. It carries with it a whole bunch of health benefits. Read about the dos and don’ts of posture and see which STOTT PILATES workout can help.

Healing Your Body and Mind
Are you or someone you know, going through breast cancer treatment? Get tips on how to help alleviate anxiety, fatigue and discomfort while staying strong and energized. Find out about the benefits of exercise and Pilates.

Did you enjoy these articles? See all STOTT PILATES media coverage.

Ask the Experts!

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

Q. I am currently a personal trainer and am interested in furthering my education in a fitness-related field. If I were to begin Pilates training, with little experience in Pilates, would I be able to keep up with the class? – Stephanie

Lesley Fullerton, Corporate Training Centers Supervisor responds:
While personal training bridges well with Pilates in many ways, we always recommend that students have a minimum of 30 hours of Pilates experience before taking a certification course. You want to have a solid understanding of what Pilates is all about so you can be sure it is the right path for you. Also, you’ll feel more confident and less overwhelmed during your class hours if you have a general knowledge of the principles and basic exercises. 

Group classes or STOTT PILATES workout DVDs are a great way to get more exposure to the STOTT PILATES method. We also offer workshops at all of our Corporate and Licensed Training Centers around the world. There are no prerequisites and they will give you some exposure to the language and manner in which our courses are taught. Ultimately, the more Pilates experience you have before applying to your first STOTT PILATES course, the better! 

Our website contains a lot of other information to help you along the way, such as Frequently Asked Questions, Catalogs and Brochures and Newsletter Archive.

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

When Ordering Equipment, Planning Makes Perfect.

  • Save your hard-earned money by planning ahead and ordering early.
    Overseas equipment orders can ship by air or ocean freight. Ocean freight is much less expensive, but can take over a month to arrive. Consider freight costs when determining when to place your order.
  • Artistic vision can take a little extra time.
    If your interior design concept calls for custom vinyl color, it can take a week or more for your specialty color to be sourced. Add a little time for custom orders.
  • Some things are beyond your control.
    Freight deliveries by truck are subject to unforeseen delays due to bad weather, strikes and other delivery complications. Build in a few buffer days just in case.
  • Reformer classes work much better with Reformers.
    If your facility has an advertised opening date, make sure that your equipment is in place ahead of time. Ordering early reduces deadline stress, allows for an equipment break-in time and most importantly, ensures that your clients are not disappointed.

Our Commercial Sales team can answer any questions you may have and assist you with studio layout, equipment selection and financing, plus staff training. Contact us at by email or call 1‑800‑910‑0001 x264 (North America) or 1‑416‑482-4050 x264 (International).

Featured Products

Add These to Your Holiday Wish-List

Keep your feet cozy and warm during your favorite Pilates workout. ToeSox® with non-slip soles are great for all barefoot activities and they look adorable. They make a great stocking stuffer too! Find out more about ToeSox.

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