Pilates Sessions


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JUST ADDED! STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning on the Cardio-Tramp™ Rebounder

PJ O’Clair
Sunday, 7:40–9:30am

In this workshop, participants learn innovative new programming on the STOTT PILATES® Reformer and Cardio-Tramp™ Rebounder. The workout, designed to stimulate both cardiovascular and muscular effectiveness is ideal for both the recreational and professional athlete. Discover how to combine progressive plyometric intervals, varying both in length and intensity, with muscular strength and endurance moves on the vertical mini trampoline. The routine features non-traditional Pilates exercises that use the incredible diversity of the Reformer to effectively train both concentric and eccentric muscular ability.



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JUST ADDED! STOTT PILATES® Intensifying Essential Reformer

Heather Lawson
Sunday, 9:40-11:30am

This interactive workshop teaches how to challenge clients with maximum safety and effectiveness by taking STOTT PILATES® Essential Reformer exercises to a higher level of intensity. Learn how adding variety and increasing the pace of the workout will keep clients continually motivated and progressively challenged. By increasing speed and flow of exercise sequences and modifying the existing repertoire to increase muscular and cardiovascular endurance, participants learn to inspire more capable clients who may not be ready for the Intermediate Reformer program.



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JUST ADDED! STOTT PILATES® Reformer & Padded Platform Extender

PJ O’Clair
Friday, 7:30-9:20pm

The Reformer can be an outstanding tool to train and condition exercisers of any fitness level. In this workshop, learn how to make this training even more customizable by adding the Padded Platform Extender and Pole in a variety of ways. As a platform, discover how the Extender can be used for sitting, standing or kneeling exercises. Also learn how the Pole brings focus to maintaining optimal scapular stability and promoting desired movement patterns. This session is brimming with new programming ideas to ‘extend’ options in group and private training settings.



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JUST ADDED! STOTT PILATES® Teaching Reformer to First-Timers

Heather Lawson
Saturday, 6:00-7:50pm

The FIRST session may be the most important group Reformer class taught. This workshop provides the tools necessary to ensure this class is motivating, stimulating and will keep first-time clients coming back for more. Selected STOTT PILATES® Reformer exercises are examined with an eye to maintaining, pace and flow so members ‘feel’ the workout, while still ensuring proper technique. The use of demonstration, imagery and concise cuing and correcting is discussed while focusing on group safety in the studio.



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NEW TIME ADDED! Balanced Body: Work the Core in Three Dimensions

Tom McCook
Friday, 7:30–9:20pm

It is time to move your core beyond front/back and side to side. Learn to incorporate all planes of movement while maintaining the integrity of the Pilates principles. In this workshop, you will experience sequences for the core on the reformer and the Pilates Arc®.



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NEW TIME ADDED! Balanced Body: Reformer Progression for the Core

Lizbeth Garcia, Portia Page
Saturday, 6:00–7:50pm

Learn new exercises and exciting sequences on the reformer to enhance core strength and stability while optimizing spinal mobility. Add new sequences to the traditional exercises to increase rotation, core integration and deeper, full-bodied engagement. Intensify your classes by experimenting with rhythm changes, beefing up the intensity, playing with the repetitions and sequencing, and using small props.



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011: Balance the Pelvis, Legs and Feet With the Franklin Method® and the Pilates Reformer Repertoire

Tom McCook
Thursday, 10:30am-2:00pm

Learn to move and teach more effectively! In this 4-hour session, you will gain experiential knowledge and practical understanding of the relationship between the pelvis, legs and feet in movement to support lifelong well-being. We will blend the Franklin Method with related Pilates reformer repertoire for optimal learning and skill development to help you understand movement and cuing in a whole new way.



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102: Invigorating Reformer + Small Stability Ball

Erika Quest
Thursday, 3:00-4:50pm

The small stability ball is the perfect prop for the Pilates reformer carriage. Experience this innovative workshop on the reformer that focuses on lengthening and postural elements, while strengthening with progressive spring tension. The small ball will be featured to enhance and challenge classic Pilates exercises while continually offering dynamic and new Pilates-inspired repertoire.



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103: Contemporary Movement: Utilizing the CoreFitnessRoller™ for Pilates-Based Workouts

Rael Isacowitz, MA
Thursday, 3:00-4:50pm

Create a fusion of functional training, rehabilitative movement and Pilates while learning to use the CoreFitnessRoller. Through the use of this innovative new tool, you will discover exercises and movement flow to dramatically enhance physical performance, balance and core strength.



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200: The Magic of the Pilates Circle

Jillian Hessel
Friday, 6:30-7:30am

The magic circle is an original piece of resistance equipment designed by Joseph Pilates that can be a wonderful adjunct to group mat classes as well as private sessions. Learn how it can be used as an isometric toning prop, as a useful guide in aligning the body correctly during exercise, and how it can be adapted for aging clients into a chair workout.



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211: STOTT PILATES®: Core Stability Barre™ Training With the Reformer and Cardio-Tramp™ Rebounder

Heather Lawson
Friday, 8:45-10:35am

The Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team has created this exclusive program designed to develop stamina and control along with cardiovascular fitness and endurance. This program presents elements of dance and flexibility training with the solid foundations of STOTT PILATES in a workout like no other. The Cardio-Tramp Rebounder serves as a sturdy barre support as well as a resilient platform for rebounding work.



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212: Balanced Body®: Advancing the Reformer

Tim McCook
Friday, 8:45-10:35am

Take your reformer work up a notch with a detailed review of the advanced exercises. Learn how to perform, teach and spot the advanced exercises that will challenge your clients and yourself. Learn the steps for progressing clients to the advanced work and how to manage different levels in a class setting.



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213: Utilize Pilates Principles and Athletic Training to Create a Powerful YOU!

Darya Bronston, and Rael Isacowitz, MA
Friday, 8:45-10:35am

Athletes must exhibit power, strength, balance, flexibility and fluidity of movement. This workshop will deliver training tools to achieve these goals, focusing on the connection between Pilates, functional movement, proprioception and balance. These components are enhanced when driven by BASI Pilates® principles and the all-in-one training tool, CoreFitnessRoller™. Walk away with a repertoire of movement that incorporates Pilates, core stabilization, multiplanar training, balance, stretches and self-myofascial release.



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216: YES! Pilates Is Functional Training!

Marshall Eklund, MA
Friday, 8:45-10:35am

Are you tired of hearing athletic trainers say that Pilates is not functional? This workshop is designed to debunk that erroneous myth. Some of the most powerful Pilates exercises will be examined and we will demonstrate how they relate to functional training and movement.



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221: Pilates Interlink: Mat⁄Yoga⁄Reformer Exercise

Jillian Hessel
Friday, 10:55am-12:45pm

Many people ask, "What is the difference between yoga and Pilates?" In this workshop, Jillian will lead an exploration of Pilates mat exercises, relate them to corresponding yoga poses, and demonstrate how the Pilates mat work is transferred onto the universal reformer.



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222: Balanced Body: Work the Core in Three Dimensions

Tom McCook
Friday, 10:55am-12:45pm

It is time to move your core beyond front⁄back and side to side. Learn to incorporate all planes of movement while maintaining the integrity of the Pilates principles. In this workshop, you will experience sequences for the core on the reformer and the Pilates Arc®.



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231: STOTT PILATES®: Matwork™ Flow Conditioning Sequence Workout

Heather Lawson, and Moira Merrithew
Friday, 2:30-4:20pm

Bring a sense of flow to any STOTT PILATES Matwork routine with this enlightening workout. By using transitions with the breath, discover sequences designed to increase overall body conditioning and control. Exercises are selected to improve strength and stability along with flexibility and suppleness without the monotony of sets and reps. Use this powerful program to create a toned and streamlined body with a focused and calm mind.



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232: The Rotational Reformer

Kathy Corey
Friday, 2:30-4:20pm

Change the dynamics of your workout by adding rotational movements to original repertoire movements. Using choreography as a tool to help increase movement challenge and motivate students, you will experience a different approach to the Pilates technique. New exercises will be presented using flow of motion and innovative sequencing.



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300: STOTT PILATES® Programming for Osteoporosis Management (Full)

PJ O'Clair
Saturday, 6:30-7:30am

Clients with osteoporosis face genuine issues when looking for a suitable exercise program. Learn the causation of osteoporosis, the different forms of the condition and how they will affect your client. Use the biomechanical foundation of STOTT PILATES to discover how to create effective programs that address the specific needs of this population. Explore how balance and resistance props can effectively assist clients and offer myriad modifications and variations to a mat work routine.



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311: ZEN•GA™: V2 Vinyasa on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer, Level 1

PJ O’Clair
Saturday, 8:45-10:35am

Experience a one-of-a-kind ZEN•GA™ Vinyasa routine on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team. This new, innovative program offers a unique blend of the foundational principles of both yoga and STOTT PILATES®. When the two methods are combined, they create an innovative fusion workout that focuses on clarity of the mind, core stability, stamina and resilience that will bring more mindful movement to your practice.



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312: Balanced Body®: Healing Pilates Reformer

Tom McCook
Saturday, 8:45-10:35am

Use the fluid motion of the reformer, along with imagery and awareness, to create a healing workout that soothes and strengthens leaving you alert, present and ready for the day. Learn how to use imagery, voice and exercise sequences to create a workout that truly transforms the mind-body connection.



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313: Pilates Core Challenge by CoreFitnessRoller™

Kathy Corey
Saturday, 8:45-10:35am

Learn how to combine traditional Pilates exercises and innovative movements adapted for the CoreFitnessRoller. Participants will learn to challenge and engage core muscles while utilizing exercises that enhance balance, functional strength and flexibility.



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316: STOTT PILATES®: Matwork™ Flow With Weights

Heather Lawson, and Moira Merrithew
Saturday, 8:45-10:35am

Learn to incorporate small, handheld weights into a flowing series of Matwork exercises. The addition of weights creates a greater awareness of the periphery, while the essential breath patterns maintain mindfulness of the quality of movement. Use this program to enrich any mat workout, from the beginner to the advanced level.



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321: Rotation vs. Anti-Rotation Reformer Workout

Marshall Eklund, MA
Saturday, 10:55am-12:45pm

One of the most powerful tools for improving performance and biomechanics is the utilization of rotational drivers. This innovative reformer-based workshop will focus on internal and external rotational forces as well as their relationship to proper dynamic stability and mobility.



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322: The Standing Reformer

Kathy Corey
Saturday, 10:55am-12:45pm

From the original Pilates exercises to today’s creative movement patterns of the standing Pilates repertoire, this class combines flow of movement with a challenging choreographed program. The standing reformer course will help you enhance any reformer class by creating a dynamic program that honors the past but adds a contemporary vision of the Pilates work.



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326: Balanced Body®: Strong Core⁄Fluid Spine on the Mat

Tom McCook
Saturday, 10:55am-12:45pm

The foundation of Pilates is a strong core and a fluid spine. Review Pilates core principles using imagery and movement, and learn new exercises for core stability and spinal mobility using the foam roller and resistance bands. You will leave this workshop with new cues, great teaching tools and exciting new exercise sequences for your classes.



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331: STOTT PILATES®: Reformer and Fitness Circle®

PJ O’Clair
Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm

Learn how the resistance ring can bring variety and challenge into group or private reformer settings. Add more challenge to adductors and abductors of the peripheral limbs as well as assist in activating the core. The Fitness Circle reinforces correct muscle firing patterns and helps ensure correct positioning while adding an element of fun and variety to each workout.



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332: Balanced Body®: Reformer Progressions for the Upper Body

Lizbeth Garcia, and Portia Page
Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm

Developing upper-body strength and stability is often a challenge, especially for female clients. Learn specific sequences on the mat and reformer to develop this area for balanced and functional strength. These exercises are great for training female athletes, yogis and everyone who wants to stand tall and move with confidence in the world.



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411: Balanced Body®: Reformer Progressions for Lower-Body Strength

Lizbeth Garcia, and Portia Page
Sunday, 7:40-9:30am

Learn new sequences for developing strength and power in the lower body with choreography that is creative, challenging and fun. Clear cuing, logical progressions and guided practice will help you create reformer sessions that are new, effective and fun.



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415: STOTT PILATES®: Functional Training With the Fitness Circle® (Full)

PJ O’Clair
Sunday, 7:40-9:30am

Long used as a staple in private and group training sessions, learn how the Fitness Circle can be incorporated into a series of less traditional mat work exercises. The resistance ring adds challenge to the peripheral limbs, activates the core and helps achieve increased functionality and improved performance. It also reinforces correct muscle firing patterns and helps ensure correct positioning while adding an element of fun and variety to each workout.



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420: Balanced Body: Reformer Progression for the Core

Lizbeth Garcia, and Portia Page
Sunday, 9:40-11:30am

Learn new exercises and exciting sequences on the reformer to enhance core strength and stability while optimizing spinal mobility. Add new sequences to the traditional exercises to increase rotation, core integration and deeper, full-bodied engagement. Intensify your classes by experimenting with rhythm changes, beefing up the intensity, playing with the repetitions and sequencing, and using small props.



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424: STOTT PILATES®: Stabilization Principles

PJ O’Clair
Sunday, 9:40-11:30am

Discover the foundation of the STOTT PILATES exercise repertoire with this stabilization principles workshop. Explore the functional anatomy, reasoning and research behind the biomechanical and body awareness issues that set the STOTT PILATES method apart from other styles. These principles ensure that clients become more mindful and execute more control during exercises, thus reaping the full benefits.



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