Stott Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Moira Stott-Merrithew in the 1980s. This method of Pilates is designed to be low-impact and safe, while still delivering a full-body workout that tones and strengthens the muscles as well as increasing your flexibility.
Stott Pilates is characterized by its focus on proper alignment, core stability, and coordination. This approach to Pilates emphasizes the use of the deep abdominal muscles, known as the "powerhouse", to support and stabilize the body during exercises. This helps to prevent injury and improves overall posture and balance.
In addition to the traditional Pilates exercises, Stott Pilates incorporates modern exercise science and rehabilitation principles to make the method accessible and effective for people of all ages and fitness levels. It also includes the use of equipment such as the Reformer, Trapeze Table, The Chair, Arc and Ladder Barrels rollers, as well as resistance bands, which helps to increase the intensity and variety of the workouts.
Stott Pilates is also recognized for its safe and effective approach to prenatal and post-natal exercise. Prenatal Pilates classes help expectant mothers stay active and maintain good posture while helping prepare the body for labor and delivery. Post-natal Pilates can aid in the recovery process and help new mothers to regain strength and tone in the abdominal and back muscles.
It is also beneficial for peri and post-menopause. By training the pelvic floor muscles it can help alleviate and or stop incontinence issues. It is also helpful for increasing range of motion (flexibly) as well as lengthening the spine to avoid osteoporosis and the shrinking of the spine.
Stott Pilates is a versatile and effective form of exercise that can benefit people of all ages and fitness levels. Its emphasis on proper alignment, core stability, and coordination provides a low-impact and safe workout that helps tone and strengthens the muscles while also improving posture and balance. Whether you want to improve your overall fitness, prepare for labor and delivery, or recover from childbirth, Stott Pilates can help you achieve your goals.