THE STOTT PILATES APPROACH
Stott Pilates is a contemporary, anatomically-based, scientific approach to Joseph Pilates' original physical exercise method.
It was developed by Lindsay and Moira Merrithew with the collaboration of physical therapists, and sports medicine and fitness professionals. The most significant difference between Stott Pilates and Joseph Pilates's original method of the early 1900s is that, where the original method uses a straight spine during exercise, Stott Pilates focuses on maintaining the natural curvature of the spine. In this alignment the spine is in it's most shock-absorbing state, thus offering the spine, and by extension the whole of the periphery (the limbs) the most support. This is turn leads to less pressure and damage to the joints, muscles and other connective tissues.
Working towards spinal realignment, true core and peripheral body strength, functional flexibility and freedom of movement for all. As suitable for those with medical conditions, health concerns, physical limitations or injuries as it is for dance & sports professionals and even olympians!
There are many formats in which Stott Pilates can be taught, of which I currently teach 2;
- Mat-based classes (essential, intermediate and advanced level)
- Private mat and/or Reformer sessions (essential and intermediate level)