Pilates and Stotts Pilates

Yes more and more Pilates! This is the growing non-impact exercise program created by Joseph Pilates to help everyone work on their core body strengths while toning abs muscles, back muscles, and everything in between. Stott Pilates, when performed by Pilate’s experts allows the instructors to challenge their clients on various levels. Also known as the “Ivy League” of Pilates, this system teaches the ultimate movements for maximum effect dedicated to certain areas of the body.

Stotts Pilates is geared toward any age level and one can begin with varied levels to achieve optimal results. Recommended and used by athletes and post-surgery or rehab patients, this program should be performed by following a certified instructor or by purchasing DVDs or how-to e-books or by visiting Internet sites that are dedicated to this goal.

Here are the Stotts Pilates recommended levels to generate maximum results:

o The Intense Program for Instructors (Level 1) – If you are an instructor, this intense program is right for you to gain all the knowledge you need to teach your class on all the required movements. You will be trained on not only mat work but also all the equipment that comes when teaching this.

o The Overview Program – (Level 2) – At this level instructors will begin by first explaining what Stott Pilates is all about including required movements and a firm explanation on how each movement affects each body part or body core. Your instructor will also help you gain insight on mat work, exercise balls, and other equipment necessary to reach your goals.

o The Enhanced Program – (Level 3) – Here, one will follow the instructor to work on special equipment for the best rewards. This equipment can include Pilates Chairs, mat work movements, and barrels to achieve a better understanding of how it will work best for you.

o The Rejuvenation Program – (Level 4) – A good instructor can guide your body through the rejuvenation program that is geared toward sports injuries, back injuries, and even post-surgical injuries. Just like trained physical therapists, experts will offer up exercise in this rejuvenation program to ensure you are strengthening your body’s core while performing Pilates in a safe but rehab technique.

o The Connection Program – (Level 5) – This program is great for those of us who want to find out every level of Pilates from the standard to chair to Stotts Pilates to ensure we are toning every part of our body without high-impact movements or injuries. Your instructor will help you cross train using each of these steps into one glorious class of movements of all kinds using all sorts of recommended equipment.

o The Group Program – (Level 6) – Once you are on your way to totally understanding how to gain the most from Pilates, the Stotts group program will help your work with and encourage others. As a group, you will enhance how you work in controlled movements together and teach each other, under the guidance of your instructor on how to best workout in the Pilates world.

To begin with Stotts Pilates and ensure you are performing your exercises and movements for the maximum effort, seek out a good instructor or purchase DVDs from instructors who are familiar with the Stotts Pilates method. You can also find many online instructors who can help you achieve the best Stotts Pilates results right in your own home or with a group of others.

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