The STOTT PILATES clinic
STOTT PILATES exercises help both men and women develop optimal strength, flexibility, endurance and posture, without building bulk or stressing joints. The perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, athletic training or rehabilitation, STOTT PILATES exercises help you tone your body, feel revitalized, and move with ease.
Can anyone do Pilates?
No form of exercise is appropriate for everyone, but STOTT PILATES exercise is appropriate for most people. As with any exercise method, you should always consult with a medical expert before beginning an exercise regime. A modified program may be recommended if you have any physical limitations. Everyone from serious fitness enthusiasts, to rehab patients, elite athletes,
and prenatal clients will see a difference.
STOTT PILATES® exercise is ideal for everyone from young adults and aging baby boomers, to prenatal clients, rehab patients and elite athletes.
What is Pilates?
Pilates, pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates, is a mind-body exercise system designed to strengthen the weak and challenge the strong. Pilates (1880- 1967) was a German expatriate who first made his mark in England during WWI when he developed
a series of exercises and innovative equipment to help prisoners of war regain strength and mobility. When Joseph Pilates immigrated to New York, the local professional dance community discovered that his conditioning techniques helped prevent injury and improve strength while maintaining long, even muscle tone. This sparked a vast following of the method of exercise.
Why is Pilates the fastest-growing method of exercise?
People are becoming increasingly more interested in fitness modalities that help relieve stress. They’re also much more interested in prevention and taking care of their bodies. They want to stay fit and lookgood for as long as possible. Pilates is complementary to many traditional ways of working out. It’s excellent for all ages, fitness levels and goals. Its mind-body aspect is even said to be useful in preventing stress-related illnesses like heart disease.
What is the STOTT PILATES® Method?
STOTT PILATES is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Co-founders Moira and Lindsay G. Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent more than two decades refining the STOTT PILATES method of exercise and equipment. This resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and most effective methods available. This clear and detailed approach forms the basis for STOTT PILATES training and certification programs. It’s used by rehab and prenatal clients, athletes, celebrities
and everyone in between.
What is the difference between STOTT PILATES and other Pilates techniques?
STOTT PILATES incorporates modern exercise principles, including contemporary thinking about spinal rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. For example, some approaches
may promote a flat back, whereas STOTT PILATES exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints, there is also more emphasis on scapular stabilisation. As well, there are more preparatory exercises and modifications to cater to many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to everyday life.
What are STOTT PILATES’ benefits?
› Builds core strength and stability
› Improves posture and alignment
› Increases flexibility, balance and coordination
› Improves muscular balance and strength
› Increases endurance and muscular tone
› Prevents injury and heightens body awareness
› Enhances athletic performance
› Relieves stress and back pain
How does STOTT PILATES differ from weight training?
› Pilates is three-dimensional (i.e. exercises
can be performed using all movement planes)
› Spring resistance more closely resembles muscular contraction
› Emphasis on concentric and eccentric contraction for injury prevention, STOTT PILATES exercise is customisable for special needs
Meet Peter Unsworth
STOTT PILATES & Barre Teacher
In 1985, Peter Unsworth gained entry to the renowned Northern Ballet School, Manchester. Upon completing his training, in 1988, he began his professional dance career and worked at some of the most famous theatres and cruise ships in the world, reaching the levels of Soloist, Principal Dancer, Dance Captain, Choreographer and Company Manager.
Only after retiring from the world of dance, whilst establishing a successful P.R career and Agency in Cape Town, The P.R Team, did he discover the benefits of Pilates and in 2014 he qualified as a BASI Pilates Mat Instructor. Ever hungry to learn more about Pilates and the endless benefits one can gain, he underwent extensive training with the legendary Merrithew STOTT Pilates Lead Instructor Trainer, Lisa Palmer, The Movement Lab, Cape Town in all aspects of STOTT Pilates®.
Having completed the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels and ZEN•GA® courses, he is a Merrithew STOTT certified Mat, Reformer, ZEN•GA®, Total Barre and Armchair Pilates teacher at advanced level.
Tuesdays - STOTT Clinic lead by Peter Unsworth
5pm - 6pm - STOTT Pilates Mat Flow class, suitable for all levels
6.15pm - 7.15pm - Barre
7.30pm - 8.30pm - STOTT Pilates Mat Flow class 4 week Course
PRIVATE 1-2-1's available on request
Saturdays - lead by Rachel North
9.30am - 10.30am - Barre