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STOTT PILATES Reformer Programming for Foundational Movement $135Purchase required to enroll

How can the Reformer be used to address common foundational movement dysfunctions, and how can new training concepts and protocols be integrated with established exercise repertoires? In this workshop, participants review the multi-planar functional assessments explored in Part A, then discuss the application of those findings in a Reformer-based program. Variations and modifications to illicit positive responses are introduced incorporating STOTT PILATES® Basic Biomechanical Principles, Foundational Movement Patterns, and the Merrithew Fascial Movement Variables along with additional factors. Using the spring tension of the Reformer and the versatility in positioning, enhance a client’s movement quality and address individual movement default strategies. The overall goal is to increase mobility and enhance dynamic stability through all planes of motion restoring more efficient movement to everyday life.

STOTT PILATES Matwork For Men $135Purchase required to enroll

Get down on the Mat for a workout that’s not for the faint-hearted. Welcome to the full-body workout athletes swear by for sports conditioning, cross training and a strong, injury-resistant core. With this workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, every last muscle will feel this challenging routine that uses Toning Balls™ and innovative exercise choices to focus on precision and control.

ZENGA Fluid Conditioning with the Mini Stability Ball $135Purchase required to enroll

This fluid dynamic workout, developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team, includes sequences of movements that transition gracefully from one to the next. The Mini Stability Ball™ brings awareness to the deep stabilizing muscles of the body throughout this flowing workout and encourages focus on core connection and peripheral suppleness. Combining balance, strength and fluid mindful movement, this routine will bring a sense of composure to any group or personal training environment.

Total Barre Amplified with Props $135Purchase required to enroll

Barre workouts have the potential to be both vigorous and enjoyable. Bring the energy of music to a challenging workout brought to you by the Merrithew team. Participants learn how to build intensity using the structure of the Total Barre® class template. This workout introduces elements of athletic conditioning and performance training to individual exercise segments for an intense full-body workout. Learn how to modify each of the 11 segments to focus training on specific movements or areas of the body. Explore how muscular endurance, strength, stability and agility can be trained with a fluid, yet-high intensity workout. Powerful music selections propel the intensity-driven routines to amplify the results and energize every participant.

Total Barre Endurance with Props $250Purchase required to enroll

Props, props, props! Clients love props, and when you incorporate them into a lively, music-inspired barre class, they not only provide a fun and intense challenge, but ensure target muscles are firing effectively, and clients are getting the desired results. This four-hour workshop, developed by the Merrithew team, follows the 11-Segment, one-hour class template, introduced in the Total Barre Foundation Course. Learn unique, energetic choreography coupled with effective cues to reinforce safe biomechanics for each movement of the workout. The added resistance of a Flex-Band®, and Ankle Tubing effectively activates stabilizing and mobilizing muscles and the addition of the Mini Stability Ball provides both support and challenge. This workout, choreographed to a great selection of music, is a wonderful addition to your barre program.

Soft Kettlebell Plus Workout $135Purchase required to enroll

Experience all aspects of functional training – squat, hinge, lunge, pull, push and rotate – in this full-body integrated workout. The 5 lb Soft Kettlebell Plus is unlike any other, it can be configured and utilized in diverse ways to add challenge and enhance awareness to both standing and Matwork-based exercises. The Merrithew Programming Team presents innovative sequences incorporating variations of traditional compound Kettlebell moves along with Pilates repertoire.

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

Assessment & Warm-up for Foundational Movement $135Purchase required to enroll

This workshop is designed to provide instructors with tools to fine-tune their programs and help their clients’ overall physical condition. By combining traditional and newer training protocols including STOTT PILATES®Basic Biomechanical Principles, Foundational Movement Patterns, and the Merrithew Fascial Movement Variables along with additional factors, learn to assess your clients’ established movement patterns. Then, starting with self-assessment in standing, encourage subjective evaluations with multi-planar movements within a dynamic warm-up to identify individual movement default strategies that can hinder exercise training goals.

Mat Work for Foundational Movement $135Purchase required to enroll

In this workshop, participants experience a dynamic warm-up, combining multi-planar functional movement patterns reinforced by the STOTT PILATES® Basic Biomechanical Principles and the Merrithew Fascial Movement Variables. Progressing from the STOTT PILATES®Foundational Movement Assessment learned in Part A of this series. A wide variety of props is introduced, including the Foam Cushion C, Stability Barrel, Flex-Band® and Toning Balls, to enhance a client’s movement quality and address individual movement default strategies. Floor-based exercises follow that include interdisciplinary approaches designed to tackle these common faulty patterns and increase sensory awareness.