STOTT PILATES® Certification

STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. It incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement.

After realizing the benefits of the concepts of the original Pilates method, and in collaboration with a team of physical therapists/physiotherapists, sports medicine and exercise professionals the founders of STOTT PILATES®, Moira and Lindsay Merrithew, dissected and re-connected this unique form of exercise into a comprehensive, systematic, contemporary approach to the original teachings.

STOTT PILATES® exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. This involves placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilization, and on the integration of all the parts of the body into one. In addition, STOTT PILATES® introduces preparatory exercises and modifications which make the method appropriate and applicable to all body types and fitness levels.

The STOTT PILATES® education method is unparalleled in the industry for its thoroughness and quality.

Enhance your knowledge and expertise and increase your client base with a contemporary, more anatomical approach to the original method created by Joseph Pilates. Students will be taught by experienced instructor trainers who provide mentoring throughout the education path. STOTT PILATES® training has often been called the “Ivy League” of Pilates education. It’s a reputation that we are proud of and a philosophy and method on which you can build a career.

Practice Fitness is Your One-Stop Source for STOTT PILATES® Certification

Practice Fitness™ is an official Merrithew™ Hosting Center, annually offering the full repertoire of STOTT PILATES® courses that you need to complete your certification. The owner of Practice Fitness, Patrick Przyborowski, is the only Merrithew™ Instructor Trainer in the tri-state area.

We also draw in other veteran Instructor Trainers from Columbus, Chicago and the Merrithew headquarters in Toronto, to make sure that our educational offerings are world-class and exceed the expectations of our students. Students enrolled in our courses are welcome to do their observation, personal review, and practice teaching hours in-house.

Practice Fitness also offers workshops and courses each year for certified instructors to complete their continuing education credits.

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Certification Program Prerequisites

  1. Working knowledge of Functional Anatomy (University/College level course completion)
  2. 3+ years teaching movement, fitness, and/or dance
  3. 30+ hours of Pilates training/experience

Note: New students are required to begin with either Intensive Mat-PlusTM or Intensive Reformer and must apply for acceptance into the certification program.

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