The exercise system of Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s. While he was held in an internment camp during World War I, he spent his time teaching other camp members the principles he had learned through many movement regimens such as yoga and zen. He incorporated the principles of breathing, fluidity and accuracy to his movement. While assisting in the hospital, he fashioned the first Reformer out of hospital bed springs to allow for resistance exercises for injured patients.
Ultimately, Joseph immigrated to the United States and opened his first studio in New York City. His techniques were quickly accepted and sought after by dancers and boxers as well as other professional athletes. After his death in 1967, his Pilates practice quickly spread across the country and was recognized as an important and beneficial part of health and fitness for anyone ranging from rehab patients to professional athletes.
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 a decade 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 effective methods available. This clear and detailed approach forms the basis for STOTT PILATES® training and certification programs. It is used by rehab and prenatal clients, athletes, celebrities and everyone in between.
At Aspire Pilates Training Center, all of our instructors are certified through STOTT PILATES®. That means that their training has included numerous hours of class work, observation, teaching, and research as well as completing a comprehensive written and practical exam. Each of the instructors at our studio have been hand picked for their knowledge and dedication to Pilates as well as their desire to help people aspire to their highest fitness goals. You can be assured that, by choosing a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor at Aspire Pilates Training Center, you are receiving the best instruction availableódedicated to you!!