Stott Pilates: Power Paced Fitness Circle [DVD]

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Stott Pilates: Power Paced Fitness Circle
The Stott Pilates method is a trademarked update of the system of low-impact mind-body exercises developed by German-born physical trainer Joseph H. Pilates (1880-1967). The Stott "Fitness Circle Exerciser" is a rubber-padded spring-steel ring, a piece of exercise equipment required for doing the routines shown in this video. Led by Moira Stott-Merrithew, and demonstrated by exercisers, this program builds on techniques demonstrated in the video Stott Pilates: Fitness Circle Workout. It provides a more intense Fitness Circle workout, and includes a warm-up and cool down. The original Pilates system (pronounced puh-LAH-teez or pi-LAH-tis) attracted a number of famous disciples early on, including dance immortals Martha Graham and George Balanchine. However, it wasn't until the 1990s that its popularity increased exponentially. Pilates exercises resemble yoga and dance, emphasizing stretching, precision movements and postures, and focused breathing, but unlike yoga, much of the work is performed on exercise devices. The Stott method also uses equipment, but claims to incorporate a more modern understanding of body mechanics. Developed by Moira Stott-Merrithew, a former professional dancer, the Stott system is intended to promote strength and flexibility without adding bulk. The Fitness Circle and this workout are designed for those who exercise at home. Less bulky and cheaper than the Reformer, the Fitness Circle promotes similar conditioning. ~ Steve Blackburn, Rovi

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