Originally developed in the first half of the 20th Century by Joseph Pilates, after an extensive study of Eastern and Western exercise systems, pilates is designed to restore the body’s natural balance, flexibility and strength while developing the deep muscles of the core and enhancing breathing and posture.
STOTT PILATES®incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. After realizing the benefits of the concepts of the original Pilates method,the STOTT method has been developedÂ in collaboration with physical therapists/physiotherapists, sports medicine and exercise professionals,Â updatingÂ this unique form of exercise into a comprehensive, systematic, contemporary approach to the original teachings.
STOTT PILATES exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. Preparatory exercises and modifications allow the technique to be appropriate for many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to sport-specific training and everyday life.