Stott Pilates Method

Stott Pilates is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Since its inception over 20 years ago, Stott Pilates has become the world’s most respected form of Pilates.

Stott Pilates incorporates modern exercise principles, including contemporary thinking about spinal rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. Stott Pilates exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints e.g shoulders. There are a wide range of exercises and modifications to cater form many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to everyday life.

The goal with Stott Pilates exercise is to strengthen the core postural muscles whilst achieving optimal functional fitness.

What are the benefits of Stott Pilates?

  • Longer, leaner muscles (less bulk, more freedom of movement)

  • Improves postural problems

  • Increases core strength, stability and mobility

  • Helps prevent injury

  • Enhances fitness

  • Balances strength and flexibility

  • Non impact, easy on the joints

  • Complements other methods of exercise

  • Improves performance in sports (golf, tennis, skiing etc)

  • Improves balance, coordination and circulation


What Kind of Results can I expect from doing Stott Pilates?

From doing Stott Pilates, you can expect improved posture and an increase in strength, flexibility, mobility, fitness, balance and body awareness, as well as a decrease in back pain and other general pains. It can also help to reduce stress and tension created by everyday life.

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 and Cervical Placement

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