TORONTO, February 2006
STOTT PILATES, producer of the world's largest library of pilates home exercise videos, is pleased
to announce that LIME -- Healthy Living With a Twist has added STOTT PILATES with Moira, a 13-part, 30
minute mind-body fitness program, to its schedule on LIME. Visit
lime.com for show times and more details.
"This new endeavor helps STOTT PILATES meet the growing consumer demand for mind-body
fitness television programming," says Lindsay G. Merrithew, Executive Producer, STOTT PILATES with
Moira. "Our inspiring workouts will help viewers improve their posture, reduce stress, strengthen and
tone their bodies, and achieve a greater sense of well-being."
The series features workouts led by STOTT PILATES Co-founder and Master Instructor, Moira Merrithew,
a former ballet dancer and a student of Romana Kryzanowska, the pilates instructor trained by the late Joseph
Pilates himself. The STOTT PILATES method and equipment have been embraced by athletes, dancers and
celebrities worldwide including Karen Kain, Ed Belfour, Sharon Stone, and Martha Stewart.
LIME is a multimedia lifestyle brand with multiple platforms devoted to delivering entertaining and
insightful content to the growing worldwide community focused on leading a healthier, greener, and more
balanced lifestyle. LIME is available on television, SIRIUS Satellite Radio channel 114, on demand with
cable providers nationally, on mobile phones and at lime.com. LIME is owned by Revolution Living LLC and
is headquartered in New York City. Chairman and CEO of Revolution is Steve Case, best known as the entrepreneur
who made the Internet accessible to millions of people by co-founding AOL.
STOTT PILATES With Moira was executive produced by STOTT PILATES President and CEO,
Lindsay G. Merrithew, and is a production of Strathisla Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Merrithew Corporation.
STOTT PILATES, a subsidiary of the Merrithew Corporation, is the only full-service organization of its
kind providing high-caliber pilates education, videos and equipment worldwide. Founded in Toronto in 1988 by
Lindsay G. Merrithew and Moira Merrithew, the company’s mission is to promote the benefits of mind-body
fitness worldwide. Visit www.stottpilates.com
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STOTT PILATES WITH MOIRA --
EPISODE 1 -- FUNCTIONAL FITNESS
In Functional Fitness, Natalia demonstrates as Moira takes her through a workout that covers the
STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles, and exercises that are fundamental to developing a better body
and improving the quality of your life. This is a wonderful, no-impact way to stretch, tone and strengthen
During every episode, Moira takes the time to answer a question from a viewer. The question addressed in
Functional Fitness is: How many times a week should I do a STOTT PILATES workout?
EPISODE 2 -- DE-STRESS
De-Stress teaches the viewer how to pay close attention to how they breathe. Rhythmic breathing will help
focus the mind clearly on the body and on performing the exercises precisely. This helps the viewer let go of
any stress and anxiety they may be experiencing.
Moira takes a minute out of the workout to answer the question: How can popular mind-body fitness methods
like STOTT PILATES help relieve anxiety and stress?
EPISODE 3 -- FLAT ABS/CORE CONDITIONING
Flat, strong abs are not just for looks! Your abs play a key role in stabilizing your body as well as preventing
or reducing low back pain. In this episode we work on strengthening this deep support system.
Moira answers the question: Can your program help prevent back problems?
EPISODE 4 -- LONG & LEAN
Moira leads a workout designed to develop longer, leaner muscles. The participant learns how to develop a
more streamlined look by doing STOTT PILATES exercises.
Viewer Leslie DeBeau asks Moira: How does pilates help with preventing injuries?
EPISODE 5 -- BALANCE & COORDINATION
Today Moira takes the viewer through exercises that pay particular attention to balance and coordination --
two vital skills that help your body move efficiently in both sports and daily life. With a strong core at
the foundation, you'll be able to move your arms and legs with ease, whether you're swinging a tennis racquet
or picking up groceries.
Moira answers an e-mailed question: What can STOTT PILATES exercise do for my golf swing?
EPISODE 6 -- CONTROL
Control emphasizes the deep concentration, connection and control required in pilates. This is a
challenging workout that focuses on quality of movement. No cheating allowed! The workout features the popular
moves The Hundred and the Side Kicks.
Viewer Sharon Stanfield asks: Why does the STOTT PILATES method pay such close attention to
specific breathing patterns?
EPISODE 7 -- FLEXIBILITY
This episode highlights how effective pilates is for increasing your flexibility. By increasing the range of
motion in your joints, these exercises add a key component to your overall fitness and health.?
Moira answers the question: I've been told that flexibility is important, but I'm not sure why. Can you
EPISODE 8 -- SELF AWARENESS, CONFIDENCE, AND PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT
As you learn and grow with pilates, you'll find you develop a greater sense of body awareness and
self-confidence. In this fun workout, Moira takes Natalia through exercises such as Rolling Like A Ball and the
Today's viewer question is: How can physical exercise possibly affect your sense of self or
EPISODE 9 -- WEIGHT LOSS
Moira discusses the harmfulness of yo-yo dieting and fad fitness programs, while encouraging viewers to use
pilates as a way to become more aware of their bodies and improve their lifestyle habits. This is a refreshing,
Moira also explains how some pilates programs that claim to help you burn fat and lose weight are a
EPISODE 10 -- INJURY PREVENTION
Whether it's a twist of the ankle or a nagging pain in the lower back, these ailments can sabotage your
fitness program and undo months of progress. Fortunately injury prevention is one of the benefits of pilates.
Moira takes you through a workout and discusses the importance of pilates for a lot of older adults.
EPISODE 11 -- HEART HEALTH
There is a growing body of scientific knowledge that supports mindful exercise, like pilates and yoga, as a
way to favorably change such things as cardiovascular risk factors and mood state. Heart Health is a workout
that will make you feel good inside as well as out.
Moira answers a question from Bill Daniels: Can STOTT PILATES exercise help prevent heart disease?
EPISODE 12 -- QUALITY OF LIFE
A STOTT PILATES workout can be enjoyed by men and women of any age and at any stage of fitness. It is one
of the best ways to ensure your life is healthy and fulfilling. This episode's workout will leave you feeling
strong, stretched and streamlined!
Moira explains how STOTT PILATES exercise aims to help you lead not only a long life, but a healthy,
mobile and pain-free life.
EPISODE 13 -- POSTURE & ALIGNMENT
Posture & Alignment will work your entire body while paying particular attention to your alignment,
core strength and your posture. Natalia demonstrates as Moira takes her through the workout.
Viewer Sue Gordon asks the question: I have some minor back pain from sitting at the computer all day long.
Can STOTT PILATES exercises offer me any relief?