Stott Pilates mind-body exercise builds on the essence and principles of the late Joseph Pilates’ work by incorporating modern knowledge about the body. The focus is on core stability, including pelvic and shoulder stability, neutral alignment and breathing. They work together to create effective and safe exercise.
Stott Pilates’s basic principles are:
- Pelvic placement
- Rib cage placement
- Scapular movement & stabilisation
- Head & cervical placement
Stott Pilates helps to restore the natural curves of the spine, relieve tension and enhance self confidence. There are different pieces of equipment, which can be used to complement a mat work class, such as Overball, Theraband, Toning Balls, Foam Roller, Fitness Circle. Exercises can be progressed depending on personal ability from a beginners level to intermediate or advanced..
Stott Pilates teachers cover anatomy and physiology in their training, they are also required to complete annually continued professional development in order to maintain their registration.