NEW YORK, October 23, 2002
STOTT PILATES has created 29 new professional quality instructional tapes appropriate for at-home
exercisers as well as fitness instructors seeking new ideas for clients. The videos were produced in series,
ranging from beginner to advanced levels of proficiency. Currently, the entire library can be purchased
exclusively from STOTT. The company will begin launching five titles at a time to retail markets starting
January 1, 2003.
"Our new line of videos is an evolution in the STOTT PILATES repertoire, incorporating the
latest advances in exercise science, yoga traditions and other exercise forms to create innovative new
programming," says STOTT PILATES Program Director and Executive Vice President, Moira Merrithew.
Back pain sufferers will benefit from the three titles in the Back Care Pilates Series
($14.95 each) -- Be Kind to Your Spine (Level 1); Pain-Free Posture
(Level 2); Standing Tall (Level 3).
The Pilates-infused* Yoga Series ($14.95 each) offers active, physical workouts combining
Vinayasa yogic traditions with contemporary pilates principles. Made up of Simple Stretches
(Level 1); Pure Vitality (Level 2) and Body & Soul (Level 3).
The Armchair Pilates Series ($14.95 each) is composed of seated pilates exercises for less
mobile individuals. Seated pilates is perfect for the older or more sedentary exerciser. Two tapes are
available, Armchair Pilates and Armchair Pilates Plus (includes Flex-band*).
Fitness Fun ($14.95). To make sure that youngsters learn the importance of regular
exercise, pilates master Moira Merrithew has created Fitness Fun: Pilates for Kids. The tape
takes four young friends through a series exercises. Best suited for ages eight and up.
The on-the-go exerciser will benefit from STOTT PILATES' Pilates Express Series
($14.95 each). The three titles in the series can take participants through a busy day with a total investment
of only one hour -- Sunrise Workout; Revive Workout; Relaxation Workout.
STOTT PILATES' four video Stability Ball Series ($19.95 each) offers challenges to
both the professional and consumer audience. Requiring the use of a STOTT PILATES Stability Ball, each
tape builds upon the preceding one -- Core Balance (Level 1); Dynamic Balance
(Level 2); 3-D Balance (Level 3); Superior Balance (Level 4). The Stability
Ball is sold separately in two sizes for $23.95 or $26.95.
The Pilates Matwork Series ($14.95 each) becomes progressively more intense. The
Secret To Flat Abs, provides the groundwork for tape two, Firm & Fit.
Level 3 Core Challenge is for an intermediate exerciser, while Strong &
Streamlined is for an advanced pilates student.
The Fitness Circle* Pilates Series ($14.95 each) is made up three tapes. The beginner
level Fitness Circle Workout and the advanced beginner Power Fitness Circle,
have been repackaged. The Fitness Circle Challenge is original and geared to intermediates.
All require the use of a Fitness Circle Exerciser which sells for $60.
The Flex-Band* Pilates Series ($14.95 each) was created for professional use, but is
appropriate for active consumers. It requires the use of a Flex-Band Exerciser. The titles include
Sculpt & Tone -- formerly titled Flex-Band Workout (Level 1); Total Body
Sculpting (Level 2); Ultimate Body Sculpting (Level three). Please note: the
Flex-Band Exerciser is sold separately in two strengths -- regular strength for $5 or extra strength $6.
The Small Equipment Series ($24.95 each) is of special interest to fitness professionals,
but will challenge strong at-home enthusiasts. Pilates on a Roll makes use of the versatile
Foam Roller to add an additional dimension to the mat workout. The Foam Roller costs $16.95.
As the official provider of pilates training on the BOSU Balance Trainer, STOTT PILATES
has released two BOSU-based videos, Essential BOSU* Pilates for Sports Training and
Intermediate BOSU* Pilates for Athletic Enhancement. Purchase price of the BOSU Balance
Trainer, including the pump, is $110.
In addition to the new videos for both trade and consumer, STOTT PILATES has brought out three tapes
($29.95 each) for professionals. The Reformer Additions Series consists of the
Essential Reformer 2nd Edition; Rack & Roll* Reformer (STOTT PILATES'
latest equipment innovation), and Reformer Modifications to help professionals customize workouts
to client needs.
All products can be ordered through STOTT PILATES by calling toll-free
in North America 1-800-910-0001 or online at www.stottpilates.com
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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