our Cadillac, Chair and Barrel workshops

Cadillac :

FORMATION STOTT PILATES® INTRO TO THE VERTICAL FRAME

INTRODUCTION À LA TOUR VERTICALE

Time: 2 hours

 

Be introduced to the Vertical Frame in this captivating interactive workshop, developed by the Merrithew team. Learn to use the Vertical Frame on any

model of STOTT PILATES® Reformer, to replicate a selection of Essential-level exercises traditionally performed on the Cadillac. Explore how the Roll‑Down Bar, Push-Thru Bar, Arm and Leg Springs can add variety while targeting individual muscle groups and patterns. Discover how a wide range of exercises can be programmed into a full Vertical Frame workout or used as a complement to any Reformer or Matwork routine.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles of stabilization to Vertical Frame Exercises.
  • Explore how various parts of the apparatus can be used to target specific areas.
  • Discuss positioning and technique of each movement.
  • Discover programming options using the features of the Vertical Frame.

Code : 1793

 

 

 


FORMATION STOTT PILATES® VERTICAL FRAME

TOUR VERTICALE

Time: 2 hours

 

Learn to replicate the majority of Essential-level exercises normally performed on the Cadillac using the Vertical Frame on any model of STOTT PILATES® Reformer. With this workshop, developed by the Merrithew team, you can explore how the Roll-Down Bar, Push-Thru Bar, Arm and Leg Springs can add variety while targeting individual muscle groups and firing patterns. Discover how a wide range of exercises can be programmed into a full Vertical Frame workout or used as a complement to any Reformer or Matwork routine.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles of stabilization to Vertical Frame exercises.
  • Explore how various parts of the apparatus can be used to target specific areas.
  • Discuss positioning and technique of each movement.
  • Discover programming options using the features of the Vertical Frame.

 

Code : 1682

 

 


FORMATION STOTT PILATES®

INTRO TO ESSENTIAL CADILLAC

INTRODUCTION AU CADILLAC DÉBUTANT

Time: 2 hours

 

No full-service Pilates studio is complete without a Cadillac / Trapeze Table. In this interactive workshop, developed by the Merrithew team, become

better acquainted with the potential of this highly versatile piece of equipment as a tool to create complete Cadillac workouts or as a complement to Matwork and Reformer routines. Observe and experience a selection of exercises highlighting the Cadillac’s features, including the Roll-Down Bar, Push-Thru Bar, Trapeze, Leg and Arm Springs. Emphasis is placed on the goals of the exercises, biomechanics and alignment, as well as cueing and correcting for safety and effectiveness.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to select Cadillac trapeze table exercises.
  • Understand movement essence and exercise goals.
  • Learn cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness.
  • Gain familiarity with the features, safety guidelines, versatility and potential of the equipment.

Code : 1504

 

 


FORMATION STOTT PILATE PILATES SPRING WALL™

PILATES AVEC LES RESSORTS DE LA TOUR

Time: 2 hours

 

Discover the many programming options available with the STOTT PILATES® Spring Wall®, the perfect addition to a small space. Explore how the Roll‑Down Bar, Arm and Leg Springs attached to any of the 12 spring hook positions can add variety while targeting individual muscle groups and

creating simple to more complex movement patterns. With this workout, developed by the Merrithew team, discover how a wide range of exercises can be programmed into a full Spring Wall workout or use as a complement to any Matwork routine.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles of stabilization to Spring Wall exercises.
  • Explore how various spring heights can be used to target specific muscle groups.
  • Discuss positioning and technique of each movement.
  • Discover programming options using the features of the Spring Wall.

Code : 1676

 

 


Barrils

FORMATION STOTT PILATES® STABILITY BARREL™ FLOW: INTERMEDIATE CHALLENGE

FLUIDITÉ ET BARRILS : CHALLENGE INTERMÉDIAIRE

Time: 2 hours

 

Discover the evolution of STOTT PILATES® through a unique movement experience. The expertly designed Stability Barrel supports full-body,

Intermediate-level exercises allowing for increased multidimensional movements that hone in on the concept of ‘flow’. Learn how the Merrithew

movement specialists progress individual moves from a completely supported and stable position to one that requires increasing levels of balance and control. Use the Stability Barrel as the setting for a journey through the advancement of this method that continues to grow and expound through research and development. Beginning with the ideas of postural rehabilitation and muscle rebalancing, explore how newer ideas of fascial integration, proprioception and preparatory counter-movements are being incorporated in a workout that goes to the next level.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Explore how the STOTT PILATES method has progressed through a series of Intermediate-level exercises on the Stability Barrel.
  • Learn exercises that feature the concepts of proprioception, fascial integration and flow.
  • Experience the challenge and instability of an inverted Barrel.
  • Discover how exercise progressions increase challenge to strength and stability.

 

Code : 5021

 

 


FORMATION STOTT PILATES® ARC BARREL WORKSHOP

ENTRAÎNEMENT AVEC L’ARC BARIL

Time: 2 hours

 

Learn select exercises from the STOTT PILATES® Essential Matwork repertoire incorporating the Arc Barrel for support, challenge and variety in this interactive workshop, developed by the Merrithew team. Discover how the Barrel can be incorporated into any Matwork routine for variety and

challenge. Learn to support the spine in flexion, lateral flexion or extension, to target core and peripheral muscle groups, and to adapt exercises to

specific body types.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to exercises on the Arc Barrel.
  • Understand movement essence and exercise goals.
  • Use the Arc Barrel for spinal support, torso stabilization, and to add variety and challenge.
  • Learn how to utilize the Barrel for any and all clients.

Code  : 1775

 

 


FORMATION STOTT PILATE ATHLETIC CONDITIONING ON THE ARC BARREL

CONDITIONNEMENT ATHLÉTIQUE AVEC L’ARC BARRILS

Time: 2 hours

 

Break through the perception that the Arc Barrel is solely for Pilates training: explore how to utilize the curved, cushioned surface of the Barrel to facilitate

a unique series of stretching and strengthening moves that fit perfectly into any conditioning routine. An excellent cross-training tool, the Arc Barrel can

be used to support the torso or the limbs and allow focus on isolating precise movements in individual joints as well as to increase stability at the core.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to exercises on the Arc Barrel.
  • Discover how altering the starting position and base of support can increase exercise intensity.
  • Learn how both large and small muscle groups can be challenged.
  • Learn new and innovative ways to incorporate the Barrel in any Mat workout.

 

Code : 1751

 

 


FORMATION STOTT PILATES® STABILITY BARREL™: CREATE BALANCE & CONTROL

STABILITY BARREL™ : CONTRÔLE ET ÉQUILIBRE

Time: 2 hours

 

This workshop, created by the Merrithew team, explores the integration of fascial connections in STOTT PILATES® training. Learn to use the

Stability Barrel to support full-range, multidimensional movements that unlock the body’s potential as a system of movement. When inverted, the

Stability Barrel can sustain full body weight, to target balance and control. The padded gentle curve on the opposing side provides a platform for support and proprioception and allows for preparatory counter-movements in full-body, flowing sequences. With a focus on multiplanar form and function, this programming helps create deeper mental focus and the concentration needed to develop core strength, increase flexibility, and achieve greater balance and kinesthetic awareness.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Explore how the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles are applied to flowing sequences on the Stability Barrel.
  • Learn exercises using the Barrel’s padded curved surface to create length and strength, with preparatory movements.
  • Experience the instability created when the Barrel is inverted.
  • Learn how specific modifications increase effectiveness and safety for individual clients.

Code : 5010

 

 


Chaise

FORMATION STOTT PILATES® INTRO TO ESSENTIAL STABILITY CHAIR™

INTRODUCTION À LA CHAISE DÉBUTANTE

Time: 2 hours

 

Few individual pieces of fitness equipment offer the programmability of the highly versatile Split-Pedal Stability Chair. In this workshop developed

by the Merrithew team, participants experience first-hand the capabilities of the Chair and explore the features, including the handles and the split

pedal function. Learn functional exercises that focus on core and peripheral strength from a variety of positions, including standing, sitting, prone and

side‑lying. Discover how many exercises can be modified to take advantage of the impressive split-pedal feature.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to Essential-level Stability Chair exercises.
  • Understand movement essence and exercise goals.
  • Learn how to improve core stability and increase peripheral strength safely using the Stability Chair.
  • Learn cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness.

Code : 1509

 

 


FORMATION STOTT PILATES® INTERMEDIATE STABILITY CHAIR™ WORKOUT

CHAISE INTERMÉDIAIRE

Time: 2 hours

 

The Stability Chair provides the most functionality with the smallest foot print. In this workshop, created by the programming experts at Merrithew,

learn how to combine the Intermediate Chair repertoire in a fluid workout that targets core stability, mobility and peripheral strength. See how the

exercises can be strung together in a way that takes full advantage of positioning and spring tensions and minimizes stops and starts. Discover how this program can be easily applied in a one-on-one or small group setting.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to a complete Intermediate Stability Chair workout.
  • Understand movement essence and exercise goals.
  • Understand how the Intermediate level exercises have been combined in a thoughtful full-body workout.
  • Learn cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness.

 

Code : 1708

 

 


FORMATION STOTT PILATES® INTRO TO SPLIT-PEDAL STABILITY CHAIR™

INTRODUCTION AUX PÉDALES SÉPARÉES DE LA CHAISE

Time: 2 hours

 

The STOTT PILATES® Split-Pedal Stability Chair™ offers personal trainers and group fitness instructors expanded programming options within a small footprint. Discover the capabilities and features, and explore how the split-pedal option can give challenges by bilateral, unilateral and reciprocal exercises. Explore functional exercises, developed by the Merrithew™ team, to train core stability in a variety of positions, including standing, sitting, as well as lying prone and supine.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to select Stability Chair exercises.
  • Understand how the split-pedal function alters stability and coordination requirements.
  • Learn how to improve core stability and increase peripheral strength safely using the Stability Chair.
  • Learn cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness.

Code : 1581

 

 


FORMATION STOTT PILATES® ADVANCED STABILITY CHAIR™

CHAISE AVANCÉE

Time: 2 hours

 

The Intermediate and Advanced Stability Chair exercises are often regarded as the most challenging to perform and likewise to teach. This workshop, developed by the Merrithew team, focuses on some of the more complex moves and attempts to thoroughly break down and clarify them. Working in groups, participants rotate through the repertoire paying particular attention to goals of the exercises, biomechanics and alignment with particular application of the STOTT PILATES® Five Basic Principles. Appropriate cueing and correcting techniques are discussed as well as how to teach the exercises safely and to recognize when clients may be ready to proceed to this level of intensity.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to Intermediate / Advanced Stability Chair exercises.
  • Understand movement essence and exercise goals.
  • Understand how these exercises are more challenging than those at other levels.
  • Learn cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness.

 

Code : 1594

 

 


FORMATION STOTT PILATES® STABILITY CHAIR™ FLOW WORKOUT

CHAISE ET FLUIDITÉ

Time: 2 hours

 

Breathe new life into your Chair workouts by involving the spring resistance of the Split-Pedal Stability Chair with flowing choreography that encompasses the entire body. In this innovative workshop developed by the programming team at Merrithew, learn how to fully mobilize the spine, hips and shoulders while integrating fascial awareness. Progressive sequences incorporate full flexion, extension and spiral movements that help unleash tensions and muscular restrictions. Enjoy the benefits of this invigorating workout that revitalizes body and soul.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to exercises on the Stability Chair.
  • Understand how to use spring resistance to exercises done in a variety of positions.
  • Learn movement sequences to strengthen and mobilize the whole body with focus and control.
  • Discover unique applications of the Stability Chair to support and stabilize the torso in a more fluid workout.

 

Code : 5011

 

 


FORMATION STOTT PILATES® ATHLETIC CONDITIONING ON THE STABILITY CHAIR™, LEVEL 1

CONDITIONNEMENT ATHLÉTIQUE ET CHAISE NIVEAU 1

Time: 2 hours

 

Circuit Training can be an excellent option for personal trainers and small group instructors looking to maximize equipment use and change up the components of a session. In this workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, get tips and suggestions for creating an effective and stimulating workout using the multi-functional Reformer with the simple yet capable Stability Chair™. Clients benefit from the varied positions and spring resistance that result in a complete full-body workout. Trainers will enjoy the flexibility that comes with combining two popular Pilates formats in the same class at the same time.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Discover unique cueing ideas based on the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles when leading clients on two different pieces of equipment simultaneously.
  • Understand how to use these pieces of equipment to add variety, challenge, support and resistance.
  • Learn how to create a well-rounded workout using two different pieces of equipment.
  • Explore programming options and exercise choice examples.

Code  : 1777

 

 


FORMATION STOTT PILATES® ATHLETIC CONDITIONING ON THE STABILITY CHAIR™, LEVEL 2

CONDITIONNEMENT ATHLÉTIQUE ET CHAISE NIVEAU 2

Time: 2 hours

 

For those looking to reach the ultimate fitness level, this workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, highlights the value of the STOTT PILATES® Split-Pedal Stability Chair™ as a fantastic fitness tool rather than solely a Pilates piece. The specially-designed moves, developed by the Merrithew™ team, focus on building the necessary strength, mobility and endurance to boost athletic performance in any sport. This fast-paced and challenging workout emphasizes safe and effective full-body training, and is perfect in combination with traditional Chair exercises.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to higher-level exercises on the Stability Chair.
  • Learn how the Stability Chair can be utilized for sport-specific moves.
  • Challenge strength and stability of core muscles and periphery.
  • Understand how athletic conditioning can be augmented wit the Stability Chair.

 

Code : 1763