Become a Specialist with Continuing Education Workshops

Set yourself apart by becoming a STOTT PILATES® Specialist in the field of your choice. Choose any of our eight Specialty Tracks, complete the required workshops and gain access to a whole new client-base. There is no time-limit on completing the components and you earn CECs at the same time!

Benefits of Becoming a Specialist

  • Focus your training in the field of your choice
  • Develop specialty programming for your clientele
  • Service special populations in your community
  • Receive cueing tips for specialty customers
  • Learn modifications to address individual requirements
  • Discover the specific needs of unique groups
  • Explore how market segments differ from one another
  • Address the anatomy and bio-mechanical necessities in each case
  • Filter through the hundreds of workshop opportunities
  • Streamline continuing education

Complete eight workshops within each category below to receive the designation of STOTT PILATES® Specialist.

athletic-conditionsAthletic Conditioning

For those who work with very fit and accomplished athletes – learn to improve strength, power and agility, while challenging unilateral movement, weight transference and torso rotation. Take your clients to a new level of athletic performance.

Golf Conditioning

Give your clients that extra edge. Learn exercises designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and power. Condition the entire body, enhance core stability and body awareness to help boost performance on and off the green.

Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning

For clients with injuries or special conditions – zero in on areas of the body which are most commonly injured. Learn to help your clients maintain strength after rehab and prevent future injuries.

Active for Life

Specialized programming for the active aging population – learn to adapt the STOTT PILATES Principles and exercises for the active Boomers and older adults. Address issues such as restricted mobility.

Pre- & Post-natal

Take moms-to-be from traditional Matwork to variations that address their changing bodies. Learn appropriate exercise adaptations taking individual factors into consideration such as fitness level and health concerns.

Group Matwork

Teaching effective and inspiring group Matwork classes requires skill, creativity and a complete repertoire of exercises. Learn techniques and selections to maintain motivation and ensure improvement even with a wide spectrum of clients.

Group Equipment

Group classes on equipment can be fun and invigorating with an experienced and qualified instructor. Learn both classic and highly inventive exercises to guarantee stimulating sessions at a variety of levels.

Dance

Dance inspired programs help clients build strength and stability while improving balance and flexibility. Learn specially designed exercises that combine fluidity of movement with sound biomechanical fundamentals.

Upcoming Workshops

Bodyweight Training   | Starts on April 28, 2017

 
Start Date: April 28, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 PM

Bodyweight Training

 

Sixth Street Pilates, NYC

525 E 6th
New York, NY, 10009


Hosted at Sixth Street Pilates, New York, NY

Description

Can using only bodyweight can create an effective workout for any level client? Absolutely! Explore a workout that takes you through a series of standing exercises designed to strengthen and tone from the ground up. No additional props or external resistance are needed in this creative full-body training session that targets muscular strength and endurance, balance and control. Exercise variations are included to increase or decrease challenge and intensity as well as discussions of cueing and motivating techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore how standing exercises can challenge the whole body.
  2. Apply the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES® to a workout using body weight.
  3. Discuss exercise variations to increase or decrease intensity
  4. Discover cuing and motivational techniques for every participant.


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125 Single Workshop or discount for multiple Workshops in one day:
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule

Fri, April 28, 2017
12:00pm-2:00pm

Duration

2 hours

CECs

0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Matwork Flow with Ankle Tubing   | Starts on April 28, 2017

 
Start Date: April 28, 2017
Start Time: 2:15 PM

Matwork Flow with Ankle Tubing

 

Sixth Street Pilates, NYC

525 E 6th
New York, NY, 10009


Hosted at Sixth Street Pilates, New York, NY

Description

Designed to enhance body awareness, muscular strength, motor control and joint mobility, this workshop takes a fresh look at fascia oriented training through STOTT PILATES® Matwork Flow exercises using ankle tubing. Developed by the movement experts at MERRITHEW™, learn how to creatively incorporate elastic resistance into a series of Essential and Intermediate exercises. The seamless flowing sequences take you through all movement planes from standing – down to the mat while exercise variations allow for easy progression or regression, making the workout suitable for most fitness levels.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply the STOTT PILATES principles to a series of Matwork exercises.
  2. Explore exercise variations incorporating elastic strength tubing.
  3. Learn how new concepts in exercise research can be incorporated into a fluid workout.
  4. Discover how to create simple workouts that improve functionality and performance.


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125 Single Workshop or discount for multiple Workshops in one day:
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule

Fri, April 28, 2017
2:15pm-4:15pm

Duration

2 hours

CECs

0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Rotational Disks on the Mat   | Starts on April 28, 2017

 
Start Date: April 28, 2017
Start Time: 4:30 PM

Rotational Disks on the Mat

 

Sixth Street Pilates, NYC

525 E 6th
New York, NY, 10009


Hosted at Sixth Street Pilates, New York, NY

Description

The Rotational Disks add variety and challenge to Matwork at any level. Used alone or in pairs, they are perfect for testing balance and stability. 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 moveable 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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES® to exercises using the Rotational Disks.
  2. Discover how the Rotational Disks can be used to challenge stability and balance.
  3. Explore greater ranges of motion through the spine.
  4. Learn cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness.


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125 Single Workshop or discount for multiple Workshops in one day:
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule

Fri, April 28, 2017
4:30pm-6:30pm

Duration

2 hours

Total
2 Hours

CECs
0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Ultimate Body Sculpting   | Starts on April 29, 2017

 
Start Date: April 29, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 PM

Ultimate Body Sculpting

 

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Description

Learn Intermediate-level exercises that challenge core and peripheral strength, and add variety and multi-dimensional joint movements to the basic Flex-Band® exerciser routine. This intense full-body workout, developed by the MERRITHEW™ team, emphasizes the upper and lower body working together while maintaining correct alignment and form. Exercises mimic those from the Reformer repertoire featuring the same movement essence and breath and movement patterns. Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness are also covered.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES® to more challenging moves with the Flex-Band exerciser.
  2. Understand movement essence and exercise goals.
  3. Learn how the Flex-Band can intensify a routine and make it more three-dimensional.
  4. Focus on upper and lower-body work simultaneously using resistance.


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125 Single Workshop or discount for multiple Workshops in one day:
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule Continuing Education Workshop

Sat, April 29, 2017, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Duration

  • 2 hours

Total
2 Hours

CECs
0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 4   | Starts on April 29, 2017

 
Start Date: April 29, 2017
Start Time: 2:15 PM

Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 4

 

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Description

This extreme Reformer workshop developed by the MERRITHEW™ team draws from the unique and challenging exercises from previous athletic conditioning workshops and intensifies them. The result is a series of advanced-level moves that place major emphasis on strength and stability of the upper body. This demanding program is presented more as a collection of exercises that can be woven into any other workout and less as a full workout on its own.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES® to conditioning exercises on the Reformer.
  2. Understand when and how these moves can be incorporated in a high-level workout.
  3. Learn how to replicate many sport-specific moves with spring-resistance.
  4. Discover how to challenge strength, mobility and control on the Reformer.


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125 Single Workshop or discount for multiple Workshops in one day:
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule Continuing Education Workshop

Sat, April 29, 2017, 2:15pm-4:15pm

Duration

  • 2 hours

Total
2 Hours

CECs
0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Postural Analysis Review   | Starts on April 29, 2017

 
Start Date: April 29, 2017
Start Time: 4:30 PM

Postural Analysis Review

 

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Description

This hands-on workshop, developed by the MERRITHEW™ team, outlines the importance of postural analysis in programming STOTT PILATES® workouts. Discuss the differences between static and dynamic posture and consider how each affects exercise choices and modifications necessary. Review postural theory relating to the effect of certain postures on muscle length and strength and actively practice postural analysis.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the steps in conducting a formal postural analysis.
  2. Learn how to identify muscular imbalances as they relate to faulty posture.
  3. Practice locating bony landmarks and palpating structures.
  4. Understand how postural issues play into exercise programming.


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125 Single Workshop or discount for multiple Workshops in one day:
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule Continuing Education Workshop

Sat, April 29, 2017, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Duration

  • 2 hours

Total
2 Hours

CECs
0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Total Barre Modified for Pre & Postnatal   | Starts on May 14, 2017

 
Start Date: May 14, 2017
Start Time: 11:00 AM

Total Barre Modified for Pre & Postnatal

 

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Description

Expectant and new mothers alike will reap the myriad benefits of exercising with music in this unique Total Barreprogram. Not only will this workout keep new moms and moms-to-be moving, but the plus of moving to music will help tackle self-image issues, reduce stress, combat postural and muscle imbalances, and increase social interaction. Created by the programming brains at MERRITHEW, the Total Barre template is used as the guideline in an appropriate workout for this very special population. Every move is designed to increase flexibility, balance, joint stability and pelvic floor activation all while boosting moods and lifting spirits.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles apply when movement is restricted.
  2. Discover how to create a challenging workout without altering spinal alignment.
  3. Learn to incorporate small handweights in a full flexion-free workout.
  4. Explore exercise modifications in order to keep the workout safe.


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125 Single Workshop or discount for multiple Workshops in one day:
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule Continuing Education Workshop

Sun, May 14, 2017, 11:00am-1:00pm

Duration

  • 2 hours

Total
2 Hours

CECs
0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Bodyweight Training   | Starts on June 02, 2017

 
Start Date: June 02, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM

Bodyweight Training

 

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Description

Can using only bodyweight can create an effective workout for any level client? Absolutely! Explore a workout that takes you through a series of standing exercises designed to strengthen and tone from the ground up. No additional props or external resistance are needed in this creative full-body training session that targets muscular strength and endurance, balance and control. Exercise variations are included to increase or decrease challenge and intensity as well as discussions of cueing and motivating techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore how standing exercises can challenge the whole body.
  2. Apply the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES® to a workout using body weight.
  3. Discuss exercise variations to increase or decrease intensity
  4. Discover cuing and motivational techniques for every participant.


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125 Single Workshop or discount for multiple Workshops in one day:
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule

Fri, June 2, 2017
1:00pm-3:00pm

Duration

2 hours

CECs

0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

Matwork Flow with Ankle Tubing   | Starts on June 02, 2017

 
Start Date: June 02, 2017
Start Time: 3:15 PM

Matwork Flow with Ankle Tubing

 

San Francisco Location

1441 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133


Description

Designed to enhance body awareness, muscular strength, motor control and joint mobility, this workshop takes a fresh look at fascia oriented training through STOTT PILATES® Matwork Flow exercises using ankle tubing. Developed by the movement experts at MERRITHEW™, learn how to creatively incorporate elastic resistance into a series of Essential and Intermediate exercises. The seamless flowing sequences take you through all movement planes from standing – down to the mat while exercise variations allow for easy progression or regression, making the workout suitable for most fitness levels.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply the STOTT PILATES principles to a series of Matwork exercises.
  2. Explore exercise variations incorporating elastic strength tubing.
  3. Learn how new concepts in exercise research can be incorporated into a fluid workout.
  4. Discover how to create simple workouts that improve functionality and performance.


Pricing

“Early Bird” is more than 3-weeks in advance, with early registration pricing is discounted. “Late Bird” is less than 3-weeks advance.

  • Early Bird $125 Single Workshop or discount for multiple Workshops in one day:
    $125 Single Workshop | $225 Two Workshops | $325 Three Workshops
  • Late Bird $125 per workshop

Required Materials – N/A

REGISTER

Schedule

Fri, June 2, 2017
3:15pm-5:15pm

Duration

2 hours

CECs

0.2 STOTT PILATES®; ACE; Can-Fit-Pro

 

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