Stott Pilates is an approach to the original Pilates exercise method developed by Joseph Pilates and a form of physical fitness.The Stott Pilates method is used by studios, fitness facilities and home exercisers around the world and is designed for people of all ages, levels of fitness and abilities.
Stott Pilates is the premier brand of Merrithew Health & Fitness founded in 1988 by Co-founders, Lindsay and Moira Merrithew. They have spent more than two decades refining the Stott Pilates method, in collaboration with physcial therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, to ensure it is aligned with current scientific and bio-mechanical research. The Stott Pilates method uses exercises designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and re-balance the muscles around the joints. The Stott Pilates method places more emphasis on scapular stabilization than other methods do. The method focuses on the following five basic principles: