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Total Barre Modified for Pre and Post-Natal $135Purchase required to enroll

Expectant and new mothers alike will reap the myriad benefits of exercising with music in this unique Total Barre™ program. Not only will this workout keep new moms and moms-to-be moving, but the plus of moving to music will help tackle self-image issues, reduce stress, combat postural and muscle imbalances, and increase social interaction. Created by the programming brains at MERRITHEW™, the Total Barre template is used as the guideline in an appropriate workout for this very special population. Every move is designed to increase flexibility, balance, joint stability and pelvic floor activation all while boosting moods and lifting spirits.

STOTT PILATES Reformer for Older Adult $135Purchase required to enroll

Explore the benefits of working on the Reformer for the older adult in this interactive workshop, developed by the MERRITHEW™ team. Despite decrements associated with aging, the ability to adapt to endurance and strength training is well documented. The Reformer provides widely variable spring tensions to address both upper and lower body as well as core training. Modifications of exercises and considerations for limited mobility and strength issues are discussed with a view to enhance core stability, increase lean muscle mass, increase range of motion and improve body awareness.

STOTT PILATES Postural Theory & Application to Pilates Exercises $200Purchase required to enroll

This hands-on workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, outlines the importance of postural analysis in programming STOTT PILATES® workouts. Review ideal posture as well as specific deviations found in flat back, sway back and kyphosis-lordosis posture types. Discover how muscle imbalances typically manifest in static posture and practice conducting postural analysis. Finally, explore common Pilates exercise choices and modifications to accommodate these imbalances and work toward restoring adequate length and strength in the musculature over time.

CORE Distance Running Level 1 $135Purchase required to enroll

Applying the CORE™ Principles, this workshop developed by the team at Merrithew™, emphasizes the importance of proper biomechanics to progress athletes appropriately to achieve their goals quickly and effectively. Guiding a distance runner through movement training will improve performance by increasing movement efficiency, adding hip and pelvic stability throughout the running motion and providing a foundation of core stability and strength from which power and endurance can be developed. Participants will be able to apply athletic conditioning concepts to help runners meet the demands of the sport, decrease the incidence of injuries and improve performance.

Total Barre Creating Great New Choreography to Music $250Purchase required to enroll

In this workshop, created by the movement experts at MERRITHEW™, learn how every aspect of choreography, from choosing individual music to stringing together the perfect movements, will motivate clients and deliver exceptional results. First, explore the initial steps in the choreographic process including how to select music, hear counts and phrases and develop a music vocabulary. Next, learn and practice techniques that inspire clear, high quality movement sequences through positive verbal and visual cuing. Finally, discuss and practice creating choreography that flows, making learning, teaching and retaining choreography fun and easy. The Total Barre templated segments provide an easy-to-use tool to create effective full-body conditioning classes so that you leave this interactive session with an 11-segment playlist, 4 new choreographed segments and one additional segment created by you and ready for your next class.

STOTT PILATES PreNatal on the Edge $135Purchase required to enroll

Discover the Pilates Edge™ and bring variety and innovation to your expectant clients’ workouts. Take Moms-to-be from traditional Matwork exercises to creative variations incorporating this versatile tool, which helps alter the angle of the routine. Keeping the latest medical information and ACOG guidelines in mind, anatomical and physiological changes, risk factors and movement considerations are discussed with an eye to providing a safe and effective workout, developed by the Merrithew™ team. Applications of the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES® for pregnancy and exercise adaptations for those in the second trimester are explored utilizing the foam triangle’s increasing height.

Total Barre Amplified $250Purchase required to enroll

Barre workouts have the potential to be both vigorous and enjoyable. Bring the energy of music to a challenging workout brought to you by the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team. Built on the Total Barre™ class template, this workout introduces elements of athletic conditioning and performance training to individual exercise segments of the full-body workout. Powerful music selections propel the intensity-driven routines to amplify the results and energize every participant. Best if taken after the Total Barre Foundation Course.

Total Barre Endurance 2 with Music $135Purchase required to enroll

We’re ‘raising the barre’ with this workshop adds even more neuromuscular challenge to coordination learned in Level 1. Following the class template from the Foundation Course, balance and strength exercises now use a number of props such as Handweights or Toning Balls™, Foam Rollers and Ankle Tubing to help challenge and bump up the strength and calorie burning results. Working in a continuous flow to keep the heart rate elevated, a recommended play list of music is provided, as well as suggested beats per minute for each segment.

Halo Applications to Global Stability $300Purchase required to enroll

This workshop examines how the Halo® Trainer can be used to take advantage of movement patterns that recruit muscles of the global stabilizer system. The global stabilizer system of muscles functions in an integrated sling system. Each sling is comprised of several muscles and other structures. Together, they produce forces that assist in the transfer of loads that is essential to the control of movement. The focus of this workshop will be on the neuromuscular training of multiple muscle groups and motor patterns through anatomical linkages that unite the muscles of both the pelvic girdle and shoulder girdle to the spine resulting in improved functional outcomes

STOTT PILATES Reformer For Men $135Purchase required to enroll

Adding these specially designed STOTT PILATES® Reformer exercises to a male client’s routine can boost athletic performance and strengthen the core to minimize the risk of injury. Learn how to tackle this total body workout, developed by the MERRITHEW™ team, for optimum strength, endurance, agility and conditioning. Discover how adding hand-held Toning Balls™ to a Reformer workout can build coordination and challenge the body from the inside out.

STOTT PILATES Intermediate Reformer on the V2 Max Plus $135Purchase required to enroll

Explore the advantage of variable angles of resistance to facilitate and expand the existing STOTT PILATES® Intermediate Reformer repertoire. Designed for those already familiar with performing and teaching these exercises, this interactive workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, delves into the possibilities afforded by the V2 Max Plus Reformer’s adjustable pulley system and extensor straps. Discover how to challenge core strength and stability while achieving increased range of motion in exercise modifications and new variations designed to develop balance, proprioceptively stimulate the neuromuscular system, and provide support.

STOTT PILATES Reformer with Padded Platform Extender $135Purchase required to enroll

Learn to use the Reformer as a customizable tool to train and condition exercisers of any fitness level by adding the Padded Platform Extender and Pole. Discover how the Extender can be used for sitting, standing or kneeling exercises, in this workshop developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team. Also learn how the Pole brings focus to maintaining optimal scapular stability and promoting desired movement patterns.

STOTT PILATES Matwork For Men $135Purchase required to enroll

Get down on the Mat for a workout that’s not for the faint-hearted. Welcome to the full-body workout athletes swear by for sports conditioning, cross training and a strong, injury-resistant core. With this workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, every last muscle will feel this challenging routine that uses Toning Balls™ and innovative exercise choices to focus on precision and control.

STOTT PILATES Essential Matwork on the Edge $135Purchase required to enroll

Bring a new level of excitement to your workout and teach your classes on the edge! The Pilates Edge™ helps ramp up the intensity level by changing the angle of any routine. Applying the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES®, explore how to modify Essential-level exercises to develop a total body workout. With this workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, discover how this versatile tool can be used with supine, prone and standing variations to take advantage of the foam triangle’s increasing height.

STOTT PILATES Pilates with Props, level 2 $135Purchase required to enroll

Add some interest to your Matwork routine and create an awesome series that demonstrates how to mix up a standard Matwork routine by adding the Flex-Band® exerciser, Fitness Circle® resistance ring and Toning Balls™. Focusing on strength and agility, learn variations and modifications that challenge and stimulate you and your clients alike. Maximize total-body strength, definition and muscular endurance with this dynamic workout, developed by the Merrithew™ team.

STOTT PILATES Intermediate Reformer: Functional Anatomy, Cueing & Correcting $135Purchase required to enroll

Focus on the details of cueing and correcting many of the more difficult Reformer moves in this Intermediate Reformer workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team. Select exercises are broken down to identify the specific joint movement and muscular action. Learn cueing tips and modifications to help clients progress to this more challenging work while maintaining good form. Review observation skills and verbal cues and see real changes in the way your clients move.

STOTT PILATES Optimization of the Shoulder Complex $250Purchase required to enroll

This lecture and practical session, developed by the Merrithew™ team, explores the anatomy and biomechanics involved in a normal healthy functioning shoulder girdle region then applies these fundamentals in an effort to optimize function. Theory-based work reviews the musculoskeletal components, integrated model of joint stability and functional muscle classification system within the context of the shoulder girdle region. Participants then learn how to apply the STOTT PILATES biomechanical principles of core stability, breathing and alignment to a variety of exercises and develop recognition of optimal and non-optimal movement patterns. Modifications and variations are presented using a number of small props as well as their application to individual scenarios.