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What is the STOTT PILATES® Method?

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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.



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What is the difference between the STOTT PILATES Method
and other Pilates techniques?

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STOTT PILATES incorporates modern exercise principles, including contemporary thinking about spinal rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. For example, some approaches may promote a flat back, whereas STOTT PILATES exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints, placing more emphasis on scapular stabilization. As well, there are more preparatory exercises and modifications to cater to many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to everyday life.


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What are the benefits of STOTT PILATES?

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The benefits may include but not limited to:

Increased strength without unwanted bulk
Increased core strength, stability and peripheral mobility
Improved fitness levels which may help prevent injury
Greater ease of movement through a full range
Heighted body awareness and mindfulness of movement
Decreased impact on the joints
Added variety as a compliment to other forms of exercise
Improved performance of specific sport skills (golf, skiing, hockey, etc.)
Enhanced balance, coordination and circulation

Q. How long do I have to complete my course examination?
A. You must take your exam within six months of completing your last STOTT PILATES Education course (this includes ISP). We encourage you to take some time afterward to practice and synthesize the information prior to taking the exam; however, you are welcome to take the exam immediately after you complete the course if you and your instructor agree you are ready.


Q. What is a passing score?
A. You must receive an average score of 80% (practical and written) and achieve a minimum score of 75% on each portion
in order to pass. Both of these requirements must be met in order to achieve certification.
Q. How Long Does it take to Receive Notification of My Results?
A. Exam results will be sent directly to you, normally by email. The LTC and/or instructor trainer will also be informed of the marks. Marking takes between four to six weeks from the date of the exam.

Please note exams are not returned but can be reviewed upon request.

Q. What if I Don’t Pass My Exam?
A. If you have to retake a portion of or the entire exam, this should happen within six months of the date of the original exam. This ensures that the information remains relatively fresh but allows time to study and improve in the necessary areas. If the six-month time limit has passed, you must take both the written and practical exams again.  It is also highly recommended that you book privates with an instructor trainer.

If you take your exam for the first time and fail both portions, you have one more opportunity, within six months, to successfully pass the exam. If you fail both portions the second time, you must wait six months before retesting.