STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates in 1910. It is a system of exercises initially named Contrology - a mind over muscle method that improves flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination and overall physical condition while working on stability and better posture. Pilates demands a physical and mental approach which Joseph described in his Return to Life in 1945 as re-awakening of the body through movement and mindfulness. Pilates is a low-intensity workout appropriate for different groups of people including pregnant women, young mothers, seniors, and athletes.
Co-founders of the STOTT PILATES method, Lindsay and Moira Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent over two decades refining the acclaimed STOTT PILATES method of exercise and line of equipment. The refined method resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and Rehabilitation – making it one of the safest and most effective methods available today. A clear and precise approach to training and rehabilitative practice appropriate for athletes, pregnant women, men, seniors and everyone in between.
The difference between STOTT and other Pilates methods is in the contemporary approach based on the latest scientific findings, functional anatomy, post-rehabilitative practices and the medicine of sports. The method is designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. 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.
THE BENEFITS OF A REGULAR PILATES PRACTICE:
- eliminates problems connected to posture,
- increases core strength, stability, and peripheral mobility,
- tones the muscles, allowing for greater freedom of movement,
- improves proprioception,
- has a positive effect on all joints, improves muscular balance around the joints,
- is easily adaptable for post-rehabilitation or elite athletes,
- is up to date with the newest scientific research,
- improves results in other sports (golf, skiing, hockey, basketball, football, athletic training, running, climbing, etc.) and
- improves balance, coordination, and circulation.