Stott Pilates®

STOTT® PILATES is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates.  Our Pilates classes incorporate the 5 basic principles along with other biomechanics to assist in the fluidity of movement. Each class may include Juvo Boards, caddilac, stability chairs, ladder barrels, and small equipment.


What is Stott Pilates®

Co-founders Moria and Lindsay G. Merrithew along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine, and fitness professionals, have spent over 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 most 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 else in between.

Stott Pilates Instructors go through a rigorous curriculum cumulating in both a practical and written exam covering the anatomy and movement principles along with modifications and a comprehensive understanding of the Pilates suite of equipment.  Ongoing continuing education is required of each instructor and we have logged in well over 2000 hours in training.  

Joseph Pilates Quotes: 

“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see a difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body.”

This quote was directed towards those clients that Joseph worked with who dedicated their workouts  3-4 times a week. Even if you cannot commit to 3-4 times per week - You will notice a difference after 1 session.  You will start to feel stronger, your posture improves, and most even experience stress relief clearing your mind from outside chatter.   

In Pilates the mind-body connection is paramount.  

 “Concentrate on the correct movement each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and lose all vital benefits.”

This quote emphasizes the importance of doing each movement correctly - More is not Better.....More is just more.  Stott certified instructors take pride in the fact that they have an eye for alignment and with our small classes (no more than 3 in a class) allow us to make subtle alignment changes and bigger modifications when needed.

Remember:  “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young” &  “Change happens through movement, and movement heals.” Joseph Pilates

The effects of post-surgical scars on the human body cannot be underestimated. According to researchers Karel Lewit MD and Sarka Olsanka: ‘If the scar is…untreated, it may be the cause of therapeutic failure and recurrence.” Source: “Clinical Importance of Active Scars: Abnormal Scars as a Cause of Myofascial Pain.” Lewit & Olanska - 2002 In other words, no matter what physical therapy intervention is used untreated scars may thwart our best efforts to remedy related pain and restrictions in mobility. The effects of post-surgical scars on the human body cannot be underestimated.

The body forms scar tissue as a natural response to trauma when the skin is lacerated or punctured either by accident or purposefully i.e. surgery. Collagen being laid down during the repair process results in a thickened, fibrous mass which can impede the proper circulation of blood, congests lymph flow, and can even impact on Range of Motion. Additionally, the severing of delicate nerve tissue often results in dysesthesia of not only the scar but the adjacent, surrounding tissue. As the scar is fibrous and non-elastic it will have a dragging and pulling effect on the biomechanical function of all physiological systems, particularly the fascial membrane covering muscles, organs, and glands. The effect of scar tissue in the physical body is just the beginning: The Emotional and Psychological effects of scar tissue Every scar represents an event that created the scar.

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