On a most basic level the styles of pilates can be broken down into Classical and Contemporary.
STOTT is one type of contemporary pilates. Full disclosure: I’m certified in STOTT. This does not mean that I think they are always right (in my classes I incorporate things I have learned from the elders and other programs). I do think that if you have a good Instructor Trainer when you go through STOTT’s certification program, you’ll get a very good education. I had a wonderful trainer in my program and I continue to train with her.
STOTT, like other types of contemporary pilates, has taken the traditional pilates exercises and modified many of them. There […]
I still generally prefer her pilates videos to STOTT videos. Her videos move faster, although her style, like Jay Grimes, is different than what I have trained in. I’m okay with that though.
On the second day of the conference I took a mat class with Mari. There were about 100 people in attendance. It is pretty cool to have 100 people together doing pilates. Mari didn’t disappoint. She is a hot ticket. More petite than I anticipated, but a little ball of energy with a fabulous sense of humor.