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STOTT PILATES Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus $135Purchase required to enroll

This workshop provides instructors tools to incorporate new fascial research concepts within the body of the STOTT PILATES Essential Matwork repertoire. Following the Essential Matwork order, participants explore how exercise essences can be enhanced with new fascial research concepts, inspiring a new movement experience. Created by the experts at Merrithew™, discover seamless movement flowing exercise sequences that take the body through multiple planes of movement. This workshop will spark creativity in programming and allow participants to tap into their innate body wisdom to find alternate variations that best suit their movement potential on any given day

Optimization of the Lumbar Spine $300Purchase required to enroll

This two-part lecture/demo, developed by the Merrithew™ team, explores the anatomy and biomechanics involved in a normal healthy functioning lumbo-pelvic region then applies these fundamentals in an effort to optimize function.

Part A – Form & Function
This covers the functional anatomy and therapeutic foundational concepts within the context of the lumbar spine, the pelvis, the hip and all associated musculature.

Part B – Programming & Application of STOTT PILATES Exercises
This applies the theory learned in part A and attempts to identify programming priorities and determine appropriate exercises designed to optimize the function of the lumbo-pelvic region.

Intro to Fascial Movement $135Purchase required to enroll

A primer for the comprehensive Merrithew Fascial Movement Foundation Course

Fascia, the most ubiquitous connective tissue in the body, is creating a buzz in the fitness industry. But what is fascia? Why do fitness professionals need to know about it? What role does it play in movement and sports performance? This primer workshop, created by the Merrithew™ team, demonstrates there is much more to fascia than self-myofascial release, demystifying the fascial system and defining the role it plays in the human body.

Through movement, we’ll explore fascial movement variables such as; Bounce, Sense, Expand, and Hydrate. Discover how adding these movement variables to your programming can enhance mobility, strength and durability. This two-hour workshop consisting of theory and application is suitable for fitness professionals with prior fascial knowledge, as well as those to whom fascia is new. It provides a brief preview of topics that are more deeply explored in the 16-hour Fascial Movement Foundation Course.

Total Barre Modified for Pre and Post-Natal $135Purchase required to enroll

Expectant and new mothers alike will reap the myriad benefits of exercising with music in this unique Total Barre™ program. Not only will this workout keep new moms and moms-to-be moving, but the plus of moving to music will help tackle self-image issues, reduce stress, combat postural and muscle imbalances, and increase social interaction. Created by the programming brains at MERRITHEW™, the Total Barre template is used as the guideline in an appropriate workout for this very special population. Every move is designed to increase flexibility, balance, joint stability and pelvic floor activation all while boosting moods and lifting spirits.

STOTT PILATES Optimization of the Shoulder Complex $250Purchase required to enroll

This lecture and practical session, developed by the Merrithew™ team, explores the anatomy and biomechanics involved in a normal healthy functioning shoulder girdle region then applies these fundamentals in an effort to optimize function. Theory-based work reviews the musculoskeletal components, integrated model of joint stability and functional muscle classification system within the context of the shoulder girdle region. Participants then learn how to apply the STOTT PILATES biomechanical principles of core stability, breathing and alignment to a variety of exercises and develop recognition of optimal and non-optimal movement patterns. Modifications and variations are presented using a number of small props as well as their application to individual scenarios.

STOTT PILATES Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 3 $135Purchase required to enroll

This high-level workshop developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team, is an intense athletic-based program. Discover how the Reformer can function like a traditional fitness tool as opposed to strictly facilitating Pilates moves. The Reformer Box is featured to assist exercises that reflect sport-specific drills from football, track, swimming, gymnastics rowing etc. This programming is perfect for very fit and accomplished sports enthusiasts.

STOTT PILATES Athletic Conditioning on the Chair #1 $135Purchase required to enroll

The Stability Chair™ can be an ultra-effective, compact piece of equipment for specially designed athletic conditioning workouts. Learn a variety of exercises that can benefit any level of athlete by retraining imbalanced muscles and building on the strength and agility of the whole body. This well-rounded workout, developed by the Merrithew™ team, provides functional movements against spring resistance in a variety of positions that train core stability while working bilaterally, unilaterally or reciprocally with the limbs to enhance sport-specific performance or everyday life.

STOTT PILATES Athletic Conditioning on the Arc Barrel $135Purchase required to enroll

The Arc Barrel has traditionally been used solely for Pilates training. Now, explore how to utilize the cushioned and curved surface of the barrel to facilitate a unique series of stretching and strengthening moves that fit perfectly into any conditioning routine. An excellent cross-training tool, the Arc Barrel can be used to support the torso or the limbs and allow focus on isolating precise movements in individual joints. Then combine and incorporate all of them into an efficient and effective full-body workout. With this workshop, developed by the Merrithew Health and Fitness™ team, discover how to position the Barrel in a variety of ways to mobilize and strengthen joint structures as well as to increase stability at the core.

Total Barre Creating Great New Choreography to Music $250Purchase required to enroll

In this workshop, created by the movement experts at MERRITHEW™, learn how every aspect of choreography, from choosing individual music to stringing together the perfect movements, will motivate clients and deliver exceptional results. First, explore the initial steps in the choreographic process including how to select music, hear counts and phrases and develop a music vocabulary. Next, learn and practice techniques that inspire clear, high quality movement sequences through positive verbal and visual cuing. Finally, discuss and practice creating choreography that flows, making learning, teaching and retaining choreography fun and easy. The Total Barre templated segments provide an easy-to-use tool to create effective full-body conditioning classes so that you leave this interactive session with an 11-segment playlist, 4 new choreographed segments and one additional segment created by you and ready for your next class.

STOTT PILATES Stability Barrel: Create Balance & Control $135Purchase required to enroll

This workshop, created by the MERRITHEW™ team, explores the integration of fascial connections in STOTT PILATES® training. Learn to use the Stability Barrel to support full-range, multidimensional movements that unlock the body’s potential as a system of movement. When inverted, the Stability Barrel can sustain full body weight, to target balance and control. The padded gentle curve on the opposing side provides a platform for support and proprioception and allows for preparatory counter-movements in full-body, flowing sequences.. With a focus on multiplanar form and function, this programming helps create deeper mental focus and the concentration needed to develop core strength, increase flexibility, and achieve greater balance and kinesthetic awareness.

CORE Distance Running Level 1 $135Purchase required to enroll

Applying the CORE™ Principles, this workshop developed by the team at Merrithew™, emphasizes the importance of proper biomechanics to progress athletes appropriately to achieve their goals quickly and effectively. Guiding a distance runner through movement training will improve performance by increasing movement efficiency, adding hip and pelvic stability throughout the running motion and providing a foundation of core stability and strength from which power and endurance can be developed. Participants will be able to apply athletic conditioning concepts to help runners meet the demands of the sport, decrease the incidence of injuries and improve performance.

STOTT PILATES Essential Matwork on the Stability Cushions $135Purchase required to enroll

Add a new dimension to everyday Matwork routines with the STOTT PILATES® Stability Cushions™. Traditional Essential-level exercises, developed by the Merrithew™ team, are presented in a whole new way with the addition of a pair of cushioned disks. The inherent instability of the inflated disks requires even greater activation of the stabilizing muscles of the torso, shoulders and hips. Used alone or together, the Stability Cushions elicit greater proprioceptive awareness and recruit the deep support systems of the whole body while developing greater coordination and control. Discover a new way to challenge your clients and take everyday Essential Matwork to another level, providing more variety for your clients and more fun for everyone.

STOTT PILATES Flexion Free Workshop $135Purchase required to enroll

Fitness and Pilates instructors meet a variety of clients who are restricted in their movements for a variety of reasons. Often, spinal flexion is contraindicated due to osteoporosis, lumbar disc issues or a number of other concerns. Learn how to modify Pilates exercises in a range of intensity levels to create workouts that achieve the primary goal of limiting flexion while providing an effective full-body workout. Small handweights, Stability Cushions and the Flex-Band® Exerciser are used to increase upper body resistance while further challenging the stability of the torso in a neutral alignment.

STOTT PILATES Mat Interval Training Level 1 $135Purchase required to enroll

Kick your metabolism into high gear with this intensive, energy-boosting Mat workout, developed by the MERRITHEW™ team. Take advantage of the body’s natural ability to burn fat throughout the day and also help chase away stress while building overall strength and endurance. Selected STOTT PILATES® Matwork exercises are combined in innovative and powerful sequences that gradually increase in rhythm, pace and intensity to help rev up the body’s fat-burning capacity.

STOTT PILATES Crossover from Intensive Reformer to Group Reformer Course $225Purchase required to enroll

This Course is designed for instructors who have completed the STOTT PILATES Intensive or Comprehensive Reformer Training. Enhance your group instruction skills focusing on safely teaching a small Reformer session while keeping the class upbeat and motivating. You will also be taught an orientation class designed specifically for clients who are entering Group Reformer classes. Instructors leave with 12 predesigned Essential through Intermediate workouts ready to teach in a group environment incorporating a number of plyometric exercises performed on the Jumpboard.