STOTT PILATES® Methodology
STOTT PILATES® incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. After realising the benefits of the concepts of the original Pilates method, and in collaboration with a team of physical therapists/physiotherapists, sports medicine and exercise professionals, the Merrithews’ dissected and re-connected this unique form of exercise into a comprehensive, systematic, contemporary approach to the original teachings.
STOTT PILATES® exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. This involves placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilisation, 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 sport-specific training and everyday life.
What is the difference between the STOTT PILATES® method and other pilates techniques?
STOTT PILATES® incorporates modern exercise principles, including contemporary thinking about spinal rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement.
For example, some approaches may promote a flat back, whereas STOTT PILATES® exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints, placing more emphasis on stability and movement. As well, there are more preparatory exercises and modifications to cater to many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to everyday life.
What are the the five basic principles of STOTT PILATES®?
The following Five Basic Principles form the foundation of the method from which our education and all of our programming is developed.
Whether performed on a mat or on specialised equipment, application of the following biomechanical principles will ensure the realisation of maximum benefits from Pilates exercises:
- Pelvic placement
- Rib cage placement
- Scapular movement
- Head & cervical spine placement
Pilates instructor training at Bodyworks
Bodyworks Subiaco specialises in STOTT PILATES® courses, which are recognised throughout the world. Our training centre has the only team of resident rehab and fitness instructor trainers in Australia. We have both a Rehab Instructor Trainer and Fitness Instructor Trainer on staff and we always strive to produce the highest quality of education for all our students. Not only can you attend courses at Bodyworks Subiaco but also you can do all mentoring and observation included as part of attending your education with Bodyworks.
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Getting started in pilates instructor training at Bodyworks Subiaco
At Bodyworks, we offer STOTT PILATES® Intensive program. The Intensive program – which includes two courses, Intensive Mat Plus (IMP) and Intensive Reformer (IR) — is designed for people who are in the fitness field or have experience teaching.
You can choose to complete a Level 1 certification in Mat, Reformer, or both. OR, you can continue on with Advanced Mat and Advanced Reformer and/or courses in Cadillac, Chair and Barrels. Whether you are looking to take a specific STOTT PILATES® course, participate in a continuing education workshop, or complete the full training and certification process, we have what you need. Please get in contact today.