STOTT PILATES® Workshop Weekend – Genesis Fitness, Remuera, Auckland

Saturday 16 February 2019

Merrithew Intro to Fascial Movement Workshop: Saturday 16 February: 1.00pm-3.00pm (2hrs)

A primer for the comprehensive Merrithew Fascial Movement Foundation Course.
Fascia, the most ubiquitous connective tissue in the body, is creating a buzz in the fitness industry. But what is fascia? Why do fitness professionals need to know about it? What role does it play in movement and sports performance? This primer workshop, created by the Merrithew team, demonstrates there is much more to fascia than self-myofascial release, demystifying the fascial system and defining the role it plays in the human body.
Through movement, we’ll explore fascial movement variables such as; Bounce, Sense, Expand, and Hydrate. Discover how adding these movement variables to your programming can enhance mobility, strength and durability. This two-hour workshop consisting of theory and application is suitable for fitness professionals with prior fascial knowledge, as well as those to whom fascia is new. It provides a brief preview of topics that are more deeply explored in the 16-hour Fascial Movement Foundation Course.

Learning objectives

  • Review basic fascial anatomy, identify the many roles fascia plays within the body, and discuss its relevance to movement
  • Learn how fascia is instrumental in functional daily life, sports performance and post-rehabilitation
  • Begin to discover fascial movement variables and how they can be used to augment all programming

Duration: 2 hours
CEC’s: STOTT PILATES 0.2
Price: NZ$180 p/workshop (includes GST & workshop notes), or save 15% ($135) when registering on the full workshop weekend (total price $765)

STOTT PILATES Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus: Saturday 16 February: 3.30pm-5.30pm (2hrs)

This workshop provides instructors tools to incorporate new fascial research concepts within the body of the STOTT PILATES Essential Matwork repertoire. Following the Essential Matwork order, participants explore how exercise essences can be enhanced with new fascial research concepts, inspiring a new movement experience. Created by the experts at Merrithew, discover seamless movement flowing exercise sequences that take the body through multiple planes of movement. This workshop will spark creativity in programming and allow participants to tap into their innate body wisdom to find alternate variations that best suit their movement potential on any given day.

Learning objectives

  • Review the essence of selected STOTT PILATES Essential Matwork exercises.
  • Discuss current concepts in fascial research and their application to STOTT PILATES Matwork exercises.
  • Experience movement sequences that target the neuromyofascial system.
  • Discuss how exercises can be altered to access movement potential.

Duration: 2 hours
CEC’s: STOTT PILATES 0.2
Price: $180 p/workshop (includes GST & workshop notes), or save 15% ($135) when registering on the full workshop weekend (total price $765)

STOTT PILATES Pre-Natal on the Reformer: Sunday 17 February: 9.00am-11.00am (2hrs)

Learn the benefits of taking moms-to-be from traditional Matwork variations to select exercise modifications on the Reformer in this workshop, developed by the Merrithew team. Using current exercise guidelines provided by the ACOG and bearing in mind common anatomical and physiological changes, appropriate STOTT PILATES® exercise adaptations are explored using the Reformer in innovative and beneficial ways. Workout safety and effectiveness remain paramount and the client’s risk factors, pre-pregnancy fitness level, health concerns and fitness goals are to be taken in to account when creating new and ongoing programs.

Learning objectives

  1. Apply the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES to specific exercises on the Reformer
  2. Understand movement essence and exercise goals for the prenatal client.
  3. Explore how exercise choices are made for the prenatal client and what modifications may need to be incorporated.
  4. Hear cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness.

Duration: 2 hours
CEC’s: STOTT PILATES 0.2
Price: $180 p/workshop (includes GST & workshop notes), or save 15% ($135) when registering on the full workshop weekend (total price $765)

STOTT PILATES Pre-Natal on the Mat: Sunday 17 February: 11.30am-1.30pm (2hrs)

This interactive seminar, developed by the Merrithew team, draws upon the most current medical information, exercise guidelines and research available on pregnancy and movement. Appropriate STOTT PILATES® Matwork exercise adaptations are explored and programming concepts for teaching small groups and private clients are discussed. Anatomical and physiological changes, risk factors and movement considerations are also discussed with an eye to providing a safe and effective workout throughout all trimesters and provide strategies for building new pre-natal programs as well as enhancing those already in progress.

Learning objectives

  • Understand appropriateness of STOTT PILATES Matwork as well as possible contraindications during pregnancy.
  • Learn about physiological changes throughout all three trimesters.
  • Explore specific exercise modifications on the Mat.
  • Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles of stabilization to prenatal exercises.

Duration: 2 hours
CEC’s: STOTT PILATES 0.2
Price: $180 p/workshop (includes GST & workshop notes), or save 15% ($135) when registering on the full workshop weekend (total price $765)

STOTT PILATES Post-Natal Pilates: Sunday 17 February: 2.00pm-4.00pm (2hrs)

Most women are able to return to exercise four to six weeks after a regular birth or when they get clearance from their physician. Many of the exercises performed during the second and third trimester of pregnancy will be suitable now, but other exercises can be added to focus on reactivating and stabilizing the pelvic floor, transversus abdominis and obliques as well as developing lumbo-pelvic stability. This gentle but effective workout, developed by the Merrithew team, incorporates Toning Balls to get new moms back on the right track.

Learning objectives

  1. Apply the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES to exercises specific to the post-natal client.
  2. Discover how to modify for the needs of this special population.
  3. Understand how to incorporate Toning Balls in a post-natal workout.
  4. Discuss special considerations for post-natal concerns.

Duration: 2 hours
CEC’s: STOTT PILATES 0.2
Price: $180 p/workshop (includes GST & workshop notes), or save 15% ($135) when registering on the full workshop weekend (total price $765)

STOTT PILATES® Workshop Weekends

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July 2019 – Topics TBC – Venue TBC

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October 2019 – Topics TBC – Genesis Fitness, Remuera, Auckland

STOTT PILATES Workshop Testimonials

“Was a very clear and well demonstrated workshop.  Sharon is always friendly and approachable.  Thank you” (attended Pre/Post Natal on the Mat & Reformer Workshops, February 2019)

” Always brillant experience” (attended Pre/Post Natal on the Mat & Reformer Workshops, February 2019)

“Always a pleasure to train with Sharon.  The knowledge and energy knows no limits” (attended Pre/Post Natal on the Mat & Reformer Workshops, February 2019)

“Awesome day!  Great tools for the tool kit and Sharon is so approachable and a fab instructor” (attended Pre/Post Natal on the Mat & Reformer Workshops, February 2019)

“Engaging, fun, informative.  Motivated to continue learning with this brilliant instructor”. (attended Pre/Post Natal on the Mat & Reformer Workshops, February 2019)

“All in all, loved the creativity” (attended Pre/Post Natal on the Mat & Reformer Workshops, February 2019)

“Amazing workshops, got so much from them!” (attended Pre/Post Natal on the Mat & Reformer Workshops, February 2019)

“Great sessions, provided lots of variations” (attended Pre/Post Natal on the Mat & Reformer Workshops, February 2019)

“Wonderful insight into appropriate exercises pre & post natal.  Very useful!  Thanks Sharon for sharing your passion of pilates with enthusiasm and energy” (attended Pre/Post Natal on the Mat & Reformer Workshops, February 2019)

“Fantastic workshops, looking forward to putting into practice!  Lots of extension tips and side notes” (attended Pre/Post Natal on the Mat & Reformer Workshops, February 2019)

“Awesome training day, content really great to take back to classes.  Sharon was great as always” (attended Pre/Post Natal on the Mat & Reformer Workshops, February 2019)

“Sharon is an amazing trainer.  Warm, approachable, enthusiastic and fun!  Keeps the energy going throughout the day and offers useful tips” (attended Pre/Post Natal on the Mat & Reformer Workshops, February 2019)

“Fascinating way of thinking, a real eye opener.  Loved trying out the exercises and seeing how we felt afterwards, felt really good.  thanks Sharon for great, fun workshops!  Also attended the Essential Matwork with Fascial Focus Workshop – exciting ideas and exercises to incorporate into Pilates classes!” (attended Intro to Fascial Movement & Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop, February 2019)

“A fascinating pre-cursor to the full course.  Recovering from my own injury helped me discover Fascia, particularly stuck fascia.  Very keen to attend the next full course.  Loved the Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop – amazing!  Loved it!  Feeling energised.  Fabulous to add to mat classes, thanks!” (attended Intro to Fascial Movement & Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop, February 2019)

“Enjoyed content and presentation” (attended Intro to Fascial Movement & Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop, February 2019)

“Certainly sows the seed on wanting to know more!” (attended Intro to Fascial Movement & Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop, February 2019)

“Really interesting!  Thanks, loved it!  Loved the content and how it can be integrated” (attended Intro to Fascial Movement & Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop, February 2019)

“Sharon is ever the pro and she inspires me to keep coming back for more tools in my toolbox.  Loved having the scientific understanding first and then putting it into practice.  Love the freedom of movement and creativity” (attended Intro to Fascial Movement & Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop, February 2019)

“Passionate, enthusiastic instructor.  Friendly, open and approachable made the course fun” (attended Intro to Fascial Movement & Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop, February 2019)

“Really enjoyed these workshops.  Loved the flow of learning the science first and then putting it into action after” (attended Intro to Fascial Movement & Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop, February 2019)

“Good fun, looking forward to experimenting!” (attended Intro to Fascial Movement & Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop, February 2019)

“Great new material!” (attended Intro to Fascial Movement & Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop, February 2019)

“Great class, good ideas, great instructor” (attended Intro to Fascial Movement & Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop, February 2019)

” Fascial workshop Ess mat, great info, thanks!” (attended Intro to Fascial Movement & Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop, February 2019)

“Fascia is fascinating!! Enjoyable as always.  Sharon’s knowledge, experience and willingness to share these is amazing.  Both workshops were very informative.  Can’t wait for the Fascial Course!” (attended Intro to Fascial Movement & Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop, February 2019)

“Great intro, thanks Sharon.  Would be keen to do actual extended workshop.  Content delivered in an easy to understand manner with practical examples to back it up” (attended Intro to Fascial Movement & Essential Matwork with a Fascial Focus Workshop, February 2019)

“Love having Sharon as a training instructor.  She is consistent, informative & fun” (attended STOTT PILATES workshops, February 2018)

“Very enjoyable and informative.  Lots of exercises to use immediately” (attended STOTT PILATES workshops, February 2018)

“I wish I could take more from Sharon!  Her knowledge & anatomy & useful cues gave me great suggestions for using in my own classes” (attended STOTT PILATES workshops, February 2018)

“Looking forward to next workshop & course” (attended STOTT PILATES workshops, February 2018)

“Very enjoyable and informative” (attended STOTT PILATES Workshop, February 2018)

“Love having Sharon as a training instructor.  She is consistent, informative and fun!” (attended STOTT PILATES Workshop, February 2018)

“Another fantastic day!  Lots of knowledge and inspiration.  Thanks!”(attended STOTT PILATES Workshop, February 2018)

“Lovely group of ladies, perfect location with plenty of parking.  Sharon is wonderful at sharing her expertise and tips.  Thanks again.” (attended STOTT PILATES Workshop, February 2018)

“Great to add to your toolkit!  Heaps of ideas and variations.  Thanks for a fun day Sharon” (attended STOTT PILATES Workshop, February 2018)

“Looking forward to next workshop/course” (attended STOTT PILATES Workshop, February 2018)

“Always enjoy coming to the training.  Lots of great tools and love that I can buy small equipment on the day” (attended STOTT PILATES Workshop, February 2018)

“Sharon made us all feel comfortable and not intimidated at all, enjoyed the learning experience” (attended STOTT PILATES Anatomy Review Workshop, February 2018)

“Always a great fun learning experience with Sharon” (attended STOTT PILATES Anatomy Review Workshop, February 2018)

“Deepens knowledge & reinforces anatomy knowledge” (attended STOTT PILATES Anatomy Review Workshop, February 2018)

“Sharon made anatomy sexy” (attended STOTT PILATES Anatomy Review Workshop, February 2018)

“A great review of anatomy – especially the muscles you need to know.  Very useful, Thanks Sharon” (attended STOTT PILATES Anatomy Review Workshop, February 2018)

“Sharon is so positive & fun!  Makes learning enjoyable” (attended STOTT PILATES Anatomy Review Workshop, February 2018)

“Thanks!  Fabulous course, very informative” (attended STOTT PILATES Anatomy Review Workshop, February 2018)