What are the big differences between Stott Pilates® and other forms of Pilates.
STOTT pilates® is a contemporary intelligent movement method founded by Moira Merrithew, a dancer, trained by Romana Kryzanowska, one of the first generation of followers of Joseph Pilates, the so-called elsewhere. Moira's maiden name is Stott, hence the name STOTT pilates®. Together with a team of (para) medics, fitness and sports professionals, she has developed the authentic method to the current modern training method: the STOTT pilates® method.
In STOTT pilates®, the exercises are designed to maintain or restore the natural curves of the spine and to keep or balance the muscles around the attachments. STOTT pilates® focuses on the following five basic principles: Breathing, pelvic positioning, rib cage positioning, shoulder blade movement, head placement and the cervical part of the spine. Once you have learned the basics, you can move stress free and thus build strength and flexibility.
STOTT pilates® is one of the safest and most efficient pilates methods thanks to the combination of modern knowledge from the movement sciences and the authentic principles. You see more and more different movements of pilates. As with many professions, the training and further training is very important.
Working in small groups with personal guidance is also top priority at STOTT pilates®. If you want to start, first take a good look at what lessons are offered. Pilates what is given in a gym is often not the same as the STOTT pilates® lessons.