What is STOTT PILATES®?
STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Co-founders Moira and Lindsay G. Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent more than two decades refining the STOTT PILATES method of exercise and equipment. This resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and effective methods available. This clear and detailed approach forms the basis for STOTT PILATES training and certification programs. It’s used by rehab and prenatal clients, athletes, celebrities and everyone in between.
STOTT PILATES® exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. Having developed more preparatory exercises and modifications to make the Pilates Method safer and more effective, STOTT PILATES® exercises safely deliver optimal strength, flexibility and endurance, without adding bulk. It is a perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, sport, rehab and life.
Pilates strengthens and stretches, encourages improved postural habits and can alleviate back, neck and other joint problems. Benefits are increased strength and range of motion, a more balanced musculature, precise movement patterns, better sleep and reduced fatigue and/or chronic pain.
Who can benefit from Pilates?
Whether you are getting into shape, rehabilitating from an injury or chronic pain, training for an athletic competition, improving your sports technique or just looking for an interesting non-impact physical challenge, the Pilates Method is for you. Doctors, Physical Therapists, Dancers and Athletes have long revered the Pilates Method as a powerful healing and educational physical training system. Pilates is a practice discipline.
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