Prenatal Pilates on the Reformer
Nov
2
10:30 AM10:30

Prenatal Pilates on the Reformer

Learn the benefits of taking moms-to-be from traditional Matwork variations to select exercise modifications on the Reformer in this workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team. Using current exercise guidelines provided by the ACOG and bearing in mind common anatomical and physiological changes, appropriate STOTT PILATES® exercise adaptations are explored using the Reformer in innovative and beneficial ways. Workout safety and effectiveness remain paramount and the client’s risk factors, pre-pregnancy fitness level, health concerns and fitness goals are to be taken in to account when creating new and ongoing programs.

Learning objectives

  1. Apply the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES to specific exercises on the Reformer

  2. Understand movement essence and exercise goals for the prenatal client 

  3. Explore how exercise choices are made for the prenatal client and what modifications may need to be incorporated

  4. Hear cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness

Workshop cost is $125

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Precision & Control with the Fitness Circle
Nov
2
1:00 PM13:00

Precision & Control with the Fitness Circle

Long used as a staple in private and group training sessions, this workout developed by the Merrithew™ team, demonstrates how the Fitness Circle can be incorporated into a series of less traditional Matwork exercises. The resistance ring adds challenge to the peripheral limbs, activates the core and helps achieve increased functionality and improved performance. It also reinforces correct muscle firing patterns and helps ensure correct positioning while adding an element of fun and variety.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand how the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles apply to exercises using the Fitness Circle

  2. Discover new and innovative movement sequences incorporating the resistance ring

  3. Utilize the resistance for rotational movements as well as abduction and adduction moves

  4. Learn how to incorporate these movements into a complete Mat workout

Workshop cost is $125

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Stability Ball Challenge, Level 5
Nov
2
3:30 PM15:30

Stability Ball Challenge, Level 5

Provide maximum challenge and movement variety to an Intermediate to Advanced-level workout with the Stability Ball™. Discover innovative exercises, developed by the Merrithew™ team, to challenge upper and lower body strength, core stability, balance and control. By alternating body parts holding or being supported by the ball, the unstable nature of this prop stimulates dynamic stabilization and proprioception. Any client will realize the benefits of incorporating this fun and powerful workout.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles to more challenging exercises on the Stability Ball.

  2. Effectively challenge proprioceptive awareness, strength and stability.

  3. Understand how to challenge stability safely using various body parts on the Ball.

  4. Learn cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness.

Workshop cost is $125

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STOTT PILATES Intensive-Mat Plus Instructor Training
Nov
7
to Nov 17

STOTT PILATES Intensive-Mat Plus Instructor Training

Thursday/Saturdays 11:00-4:30 Fridays/Sunday 12:00-5:30

This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, as well as those who are unable to devote the time required in our Comprehensive Program due to work and/or scheduling issues. Conducted over 2 weeks or 3 weekends. Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Matwork repertoire, for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Matwork programs.

What you will learn:

  • The STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles

  • Essential, Intermediate, Power workouts

  • Flex-Band, Fitness Circle and Arc Barrel variations

  • Effective communication and observational skills

  • Verbal cueing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation

  • Theory and practice of postural analysis

  • 63 exercises plus modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions

  • How to incorporate resistance equipment to support and intensify exercises

  • Exercise layering related to effective program design

  • Workout composition for personal and group training

Requirements of Certification

  • 40 hours of instruction and supervised teaching

  • Minimum of 10 hours of observation

  • Minimum of 30 hours of physical review

  • Minimum of 15 hours of practice teaching

  • Total: 95 hours

Observation, Practice Teaching & Physical Review

A minimum number of hours of observation, practice teaching and physical review are required for all courses and should be completed between instructed sessions at any STOTT PILATES® facility. Additional training may be required before certification. Practice teaching and physical review hours must be logged outside of class time and submitted at the time of the practical exam.

Observation

Includes watching sessions taught by a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or relevant STOTT PILATES videos.

Physical Review

Means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or working out with video can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.

Practice Teaching

Hours can be fulfilled by instructing family, fellow students, friends or clients.

Continuing Education Credits

CECs: STOTT PILATES 4.0 REPs 6.0 canfitpro 4.0 ACE 4.0

Cost for course is $1200 plus HI state tax and course materials.

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STOTT PILATES Advanced Reformer Instructor Training
Dec
20
to Dec 22

STOTT PILATES Advanced Reformer Instructor Training

Learn to use the various Reformer components and accessories to intensify reformer repertoire and provide a stimulating workout for athletes, dancers, and highly conditioned clients. Held over 3 days this 18 hour Advanced course teaches exercises in the repertoire that require greater strength, stability and flexibility. Participants must have completed STOTT PILATES Intensive or Comprehensive Reformer Training. 

What you will learn:

  • Muscular initiation and sequencing of Advanced-level exercises

  • Multiple variations for variety and intensity

  • 70 exercises

Continuing education credits

STOTT PILATES 1.8

canfitpro 4.0

REPs 16.0

Course is $700 plus materials.

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STOTT PILATES Intensive Cadillac Instructor Training
Sep
15
to Oct 13

STOTT PILATES Intensive Cadillac Instructor Training

Building on your industry knowledge and the material learned in IMP or IR you learn to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Cadillac repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. 125 exercises on the Cadillac Trapeze Table

What you will learn:
A variety of exercises performed on the Cadillac Trapeze Table through the full Essential and Intermediate repertoire
To become better acquainted with the Cadillac as a tool to create complete workouts or as a complement to routines featuring Matwork and other equipment
To observe and experience a variety of exercises utilizing the Cadillac’s features including the Roll-Down Bar, Push-Thru Bar, Trapeze, Leg and Arm Springs
The goals of each exercise, biomechanics and alignment, as well as cueing and correcting for safety and effectiveness
How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to a variety of exercises, variations and modifications
Familiarity with the safety guidelines and application of the equipment for a variety of clients

Requirements of certification
25 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
Minimum of 10 hours of observation
Minimum of 15 hours of physical review
Minimum of 10 hours of practice teaching
Total: 60 hours
Observation, practice teaching & physical review
A minimum number of hours of observation, practice teaching and physical review are required for all courses and should be completed between instructed sessions at any STOTT PILATES® facility. Additional training may be required before certification. Practice teaching and physical review hours must be logged outside of class time. The practice logs must be submitted on your exam date (either written or practical exam). If the student fails to submit all the logs within 7 days from the last portion of the exam, the entire exam will be void.

Observation
Includes watching sessions taught by a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or relevant STOTT PILATES videos.

Physical review
Means physically performing the exercises learned in class. Taking a class with a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor or working out with video can qualify as physical review hours, and can be completed individually or with other students.

Practice teaching
Hours can be fulfilled by instructing family, fellow students, friends or clients.

Continuing education credits
STOTT PILATES 2.5
REPs 16.0
canfitpro 4.0

Course Fee is $950 plus materials

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Total Barre® Instructor Training Course
Jul
20
10:30 AM10:30

Total Barre® Instructor Training Course

Learn choreography, exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movement, as well as how to effectively utilize the power of music to create safe and fun barre classes that focus on increasing strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability. The predominantly standing workouts are driven by music which, when used appropriately, has been proven to increase coordination, motivation and improve movement quality. Incorporating the Total Barre Foundational Principles, this program not only teaches choreography but pays particular attention to exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movement.

Cost for course is $350 plus materials.

REGISTER BY JUNE 20 AND RECEIVE $30 OFF!!

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Optimization of the Lumbo-Pelvic Region Part A & B
Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

Optimization of the Lumbo-Pelvic Region Part A & B

This two-part lecture/demo, developed by the Merrithew™ team, explores the anatomy and biomechanics involved in a normal healthy functioning lumbo-pelvic region then applies these fundamentals in an effort to optimize function.

Part A: Form and function
This covers the functional anatomy and therapeutic foundational concepts within the context of the lumbar spine, the pelvis, the hip and all associated musculature.

Part B: Programming and application of STOTT PILATES exercises
This applies the theory learned in part A and attempts to identify programming priorities and determine appropriate exercises designed to optimize the function of the lumbo-pelvic region.

Learning objectives

  • Part A: Form and function

    1. Understand the integrated model of joint stability within the context of the lumbo-pelvic region

    2. Understand the functional muscle classification system within the context of the lumbo-pelvic region

    3. Review the functional anatomy of the lumbo-pelvic region

    4. Understand current concepts of stability and review stabilization strategies for the lumbo-pelvic region

  • Part B: Programming and application of STOTT PILATES exercises

    1. Understand programming goals and exercise management for the lumbo-pelvic region

    2. Learn how to apply STOTT PILATES biomechanical principles of core stability, breathing and alignment to all exercises

    3. Learn exercise goals, muscular initiation and movement sequencing to maximize outcomes

    4. Develop recognition of optimal and non-optimal movement patterns

    5. Learn effective communication, verbal cues and imagery for performance enhancement and corrective strategies

Note, Parts A and B must be completed together in a full 6-hour format.

Cost for workshop is $350, plus HI state tax.

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Intermediate Pilates on the BOSU®
Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

Intermediate Pilates on the BOSU®

Now, you can progress from the Essential level by linking Intermediate Matwork exercises with the versatile BOSU balance trainer - a demi-ball that effectively targets and conditions the core. Exercises, developed by the Merrithew™ team, are performed on both the flat and inflated domed side of the BOSU in standing, kneeling, seated, supine and prone positions. Learn how stability, balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and endurance can all be enhanced with Pilates exercises on the BOSU.

Cost is $130 plus HI state tax

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Focus & Conditioning for Golf on the Reformer
Oct
6
12:30 PM12:30

Focus & Conditioning for Golf on the Reformer

Bring more power and control to your golf game with the new Focus & Conditioning for Golf on the Reformer, a workshop developed by the programming team at Merrithew™. Based on warmup and conditioning drills used by the world’s top golf pros, this program uses the spring resistance of the Reformer to increase mobility, build stability and improve the overall swing. Learn how to harness the power of the breath to bring focus and connection, improve range of motion in the shoulders and hips, and develop greater torso rotation – all major components of an outstanding swing. Through analysis of the biomechanics of each aspect of the swing, bring awareness to the neuromuscular, skeletal and fascial systems and how they work together to create greater power and distance. The moving platform of the Reformer challenges balance and stability resulting in optimal efficiency both on and off the course.

Cost is $130 plus HI state tax

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Rotational Disks on the Mat
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Rotational Disks on the Mat

In this workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, exercises are performed supine, prone, standing, and kneeling as well as on hands and knees, isolating movement to upper or lower torso. The highly movable disks create instability, challenging unilateral and bilateral stabilization to resist undesirable movements. They can also be used to allow greater ranges of rotation or lateral flexion through the spine.

Cost is $130 plus HI state tax

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Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer Training
Sep
4
to Sep 16

Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer Training

This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement, as well as those who are unable to devote the time required in our Comprehensive Program. Building on your industry knowledge it teaches you to design and lead the Level 1 Essential and Intermediate STOTT PILATES Reformer repertoire for personal or group training settings for a range of clients. You will leave with a solid foundation and required skills to develop effective and motivating Pilates Reformer programs. While IR may be taken prior to IMP, we recommend completing IMP first.

Cost is $1650 plus HI state tax.  Course materials are additional.

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CORE™ Instructor Foundations Course
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

CORE™ Instructor Foundations Course

This course introduces important concepts of athletic conditioning and performance training and emphasis is placed on utilizing 11 Foundational Principles when training athletes. The principles cover alignment and biomechanics for the major joints involved in athletic performance as well as understanding how to train the three classifications of muscles for optimal performance. In addition, components of athletic conditioning are overviewed including resistance training methods, plyometric training, balance training, and speed & agility training. Performance training concepts such as periodization are also introduced.

Cost is $375 plus HI state tax.  Course materials are included. 

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