Upcoming Workshops
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STOTT PILATES® Prenatal Pilates on the Mat

This interactive seminar, developed by the Merrithew® team, draws upon the most current medical information, exercise guidelines and research available on pregnancy and movement. Appropriate STOTT PILATES® Matwork exercise adaptations are explored and programming concepts for teaching small groups and private clients are discussed. Anatomical and physiological changes, risk factors and movement considerations are also discussed with an eye to providing a safe and effective workout throughout all trimesters and provide strategies for building new pre-natal programs as well as enhancing those already in progress.

Learning objectives
  1. Understand appropriateness of STOTT PILATES Matwork as well as possible contraindications during pregnancy
  2. Learn about physiological changes throughout all three trimesters
  3. Explore specific exercise modifications on the Mat
  4. Apply the STOTT PILATES Principles of stabilization to prenatal exercises

STOTT PILATES® 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 STOTT PILATES Principles 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

STOTT PILATES® Post-Natal Pilates

Most women are able to return to exercise four to six weeks after a regular birth or when they get clearance from their physician. Many of the exercises performed during the second and third trimester of pregnancy will be suitable now, but other exercises can be added to focus on reactivating and stabilizing the pelvic floor, transversus abdominis and obliques as well as developing lumbo-pelvic stability. This gentle but effective workout, developed by the Merrithew® team, incorporates Toning Balls to get new moms back on the right track.

Learning objectives
  1. Apply the STOTT PILATES Principles to exercises specific to the post-natal client
  2. Discover how to modify for the needs of this special population
  3. Understand how to incorporate Toning Balls in a post-natal workout
  4. Discuss special considerations for post-natal concerns



Become a Merrithew® Specialist in the field of your choice

Focus your education – acquire new clients
Set yourself apart by becoming a Merrithew Specialist in the field of your choice. All workshops are open to any fitness professional; however, only STOTT PILATES Certified Instructors who complete eight workshops within each category are eligible to receive the designation. There is no time limit on completing the components and you can earn CECs at the same time!

All our STOTT PILATES® workshops are eligible for Specialty Tracks. Simply complete the required workshops and gain access to a whole new client-base.

Specialty Tracks PDF

Benefits of becoming a Merrithew® Specialist

  • Develop specialty programming for your clientele
  • Discover the specific needs and modifications of unique groups
  • Explore how market segments differ from one another
  • Filter through the hundreds of workshop opportunities
  • Earn CECs while working towards your Specialty Track designation
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