STOTT PILATES is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Co-founders Moira 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 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 in between.
The aim of STOTT PILATES is to gain an optimal musculoskeletal performance –strength, flexibility and endurance – without risking injury or building bulk. With a focus on core stability, including pelvic and shoulder girdle stabilization, neutral alignment and breathing, STOTT PILATES also helps restore the natural curves of the spine, relieve tension and enhance self-confidence.
The result: a balanced and aligned body that looks fit, feels revitalized and moves with ease.

WHAT ARE THE PRINCIPLES BEHIND THE STOTT PILATES METHOD?


STOTT PILATES
exercise improves core strength and balances the muscles around the joints, improving the way your body functions, looks and feels.

The Five Basic Principles focus on:

  • Breathing
  • Pelvic placement
  • Rib cage placement
  • Scapular movement
  • Head & cervical spine placement
 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF STOTT PILATES?

  • Longer, leaner muscles (less bulk, more freedom of movement)
  • Improves postural problems
  • Increases core strength, stability and peripheral mobility
  • Helps prevent injury
  • Enhances functional fitness, ease of movement
  • Balances strength & flexibility
  • Heightens mind-body awareness
  • No-impact, easy on the joints
  • Can be customized to suit everyone from rehab patients to elite athletes
  • Complements other methods of exercise
  • Improves performance in sports (golf, skiing, skating etc.)
  • Improves balance, coordination & circulation

Liza is a qualified STOTT PILATES instructor. She gives classes in Glen Eden and Chintsa, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

She gives pilates classes for kiddies and she offers private classes as well.