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August 30, 2017

Your Best Choice for Pilates Training…

We’ve been teaching and training fitness professionals for more than 35 years! We’ve seen the evolution of professional training in the fitness industry in all forms. With the first sign of Pilates rising, 25 years ago, we did our due diligence and hitched our star on to STOTT PILATES, a brilliant choice then…and now! STOTT PILATES® education method, the leading program under the Merrithew Health and Fitness umbrella, is unparalleled in the industry of Pilates teacher-training. This is for its thoroughness, quality, and focus to help you grow your life long career by developing both depth and breadth in its programming. When you choose STOTT PILATES over other training programs, you are joining an exceptional, professional, and global community. You’ll be confident of your knowledge and expertise, and increase your client base with a contemporary Pilates repertoire.  You’ll be taught by experienced Instructor Trainers who can mentor you on your education path.

Our training has often been called the “Ivy League” of Pilates education, because it withstands both the test of time and competition. In our years of training Pilates professionals, we’ve had the opportunity to scrutinize other Pilates training programs. In many cases, have had students come to retrain in STOTT PILATES AFTER they invested time and money in other programs. Many of those students felt the need to learn a better foundation and clarity in principles. Students find we offer a more sophisticated program that can sustain a long professional career.  Almost all of those students say that they thought they were initially saving in time or money, and completing a certification quicker. They also say this was in fact a detour, and they wish they had started with STOTT PILATES.

And here is where the difference lies:

STOTT PILATES incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. The Merrithew’s realized the benefits of the concepts of the original Pilates method, and collaborated with a team of physical therapists/physiotherapists, sports medicine and exercise professionals to create STOTT PILATES. They dissected and re-connected this unique form of exercise into a comprehensive, systematic, contemporary approach to the original teachings. You are part of a much bigger, well-educated community of Pilates professionals, keeping the barre at its highest level…in a global community.

STOTT PILATES exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and re-balance the muscles around the joints. This involves placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilization, and integration of all the parts of the body into one. As well, preparatory exercises and modifications allow the technique to be appropriate for many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to everyone’s life.

If you are considering training and comparing other Pilates trainings, we invite you to make an appointment with our staff of instructor trainers to compare program qualities. We know you can find programs that are shorter, cost less money or maybe is a shorter drive or just convenient. BUT, when you are making career decisions and investments in your education we can show you HOW and WHY the best training is almost always the right choice.

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