CEC Workshops

STOTT PILATES® established a Continuing Education Credit (CEC) program to help instructors stay up to date, and to offer fitness professionals an opportunity to learn more about the STOTT PILATES® method. Staying current not only keeps you certified, it maintains the credibility of STOTT PILATES® certification and helps you be the best instructor you can be. By helping us maintain our high standards, you are reinforcing your own good reputation.

If you are STOTT PILATES® certified and you want to become a specialist: START HERE

Focus your education and acquire new clients

Set yourself apart by becoming a STOTT PILATES® Specialist in the field of your choice. Choose any of our eight Specialty Tracks, complete the required workshops and gain access to a whole new client-base. There is no time-limit on completing the components and you earn CECs at the same time!

Benefits of Becoming a Specialist

  • Focus your training in the field of your choice
  • Develop specialty programming for your clientele
  • Service special populations in your community
  • Receive cueing tips for specialty customers
  • Learn modifications to address individual requirements
  • Discover the specific needs of unique groups
  • Explore how market segments differ from one another
  • Address the anatomy and biomechanical necessities in each case
  • Filter through the hundreds of workshop opportunities
  • Streamline continuing education

Requirements for Becoming a Specialist

Complete the Specialty Tracks
Designation Request Form > (https://www.merrithew.com/education/SpecialtyTracks/speciality-track-form)

  • STOTT PILATES® will accept any workshops taken after January 1, 2007 as part of the requirement for Specialist recognition.
  • Any workshops taken prior to an individual becoming certified with STOTT PILATES® will be considered for "Specialist" designation, however, status will not be granted until certification is achieved.
  • If an individual completes all workshop requirements in any one track, but does not hold a valid certification (i.e. yearly CECs have not been maintained), "Specialist" recognition will be granted only when certification is returned to good standing.
  • STOTT PILATES® reserves the right to rejectany request for "Specialist" status.
  • If an instructor attends one workshop that appears in more than one Specialty Track, it will be counted toward completion of both tracks.

See more at: http://www.merrithew.com/instructor-training/SpecialtyTracks.

STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructors are required to obtain six hours (0.6 credits) of Merrithew Health & Fitness Continuing Education Credits annually to maintain their certification.

For more detailed information, about the CEC program and requirements, including how to get an extension when necessary follow this link: http://www.merrithew.com/instructor-training/cont-ed/additional-resources/FAQ

For more information about courses and workshops offered by our international guest instructors, follow this link: https://www.equilibriumstudio.com/teacher-training/international-guest-instructors-2017/

To speak to our training coordinator about enrolling in CECs, please email Andrea Schins at [email protected] or call/text (248) 723-1300

Upcoming Workshops

Date Course/Workshop Time Instructor Price CEC#
7/20/2017 Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, level 1 3pm-5pm Gayle Eubanks $90 0.2 Enroll here!
8/6/17 Prenatal Pilates on the V2 Max reformer 12:30pm-2:30pm Kim Dunleavy, PT $100 0.2 Enroll here!
8/6/17 Reformer for the older adult 2:30pm-4:30pm Kim Dunleavy, PT $100 0.2 Enroll here!
8/24/2017 Prenatal Pilates on the Mat 3pm-5pm Eva Powers $90 0.2 Enroll here!
9/14/2017 Jumpboard Strength and Conditioning 3pm-5pm Gayle Eubanks $90 0.2 Enroll here!
11/2/17 and 11/9/17 Functional Anatomy Review 6pm-9pm Amy Slowik $200 0.6 Enroll here!
11/12/17 Postural Analysis Review 9:00am-12:00noon Gayle Eubanks $150 0.3 Enroll here!

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

This innovative workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, focuses on the use of the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer’s adjustable pulley system and extensor straps to create safe and effective workouts for moms-to-be. Drawing on the latest medical information and ACOG guidelines, anatomical and physiological changes, risk factors and movement considerations are discussed with an eye to increasing programming options for this very special population. Appropriate STOTT PILATES® exercise adaptations are explored using the unique features of the Reformer including the height-adjustable pulleys and completely customizable settings. Trainers will easily recognize the benefits of using this highly adaptable unit to keep prenatal workouts fresh and motivating.

Explore the benefits of working on the Reformer for the older adult in this interactive workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team. Despite decrements associated with aging, the ability to adapt to endurance and strength training is well documented. The Reformer provides widely variable spring tensions to address both upper and lower body as well as core training. Modifications of exercises and considerations for limited mobility and strength issues are discussed with a view to enhance core stability, increase lean muscle mass, increase range of motion and improve body awareness.

This hands-on workshop, developed by the MERRITHEW™ team, outlines the importance of postural analysis in programming STOTT PILATES® workouts. Discuss the differences between static and dynamic posture and consider how each affects exercise choices and modifications necessary. Review postural theory relating to the effect of certain postures on muscle length and strength and actively practice postural analysis.

Learn to take your clients’ game to the next level in this sports conditioning workshop, developed by the Merrithew™team. Improve strength, power and agility through new variations of familiar exercises that challenge unilateral movement, weight transference and core stability. This workshop has a special focus on the core, arms, legs, shoulders and hips as well as rotation. Learn a format on the Reformer perfect for your sports enthusiast clients and athletes of all levels.

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.

Learn programming to improve the strength and stability of hip, knee and ankle joints in both supine and standing positions in this workshop developed by the Merrithew™ team. The use of a Jumpboard with the Reformer allows the hip joint to be closer to an anatomically neutral alignment when transferring forces from the soles of the feet up through the body, promoting good biomechanics of the entire lower kinetic chain. Increased spring resistance emphasizes strengthening of the arms, shoulder girdle and legs.