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About MH&F

Merrithew Health & Fitness™ is proud to celebrate over 20 years in the health and fitness industry. Since the company was founded in 1988, much has changed, but one thing remains constant—the cofounders’ commitment to helping fitness professionals and avid exercisers pursue their health and fitness goals around the world.

Merrithew Health & Fitness is dedicated to building high-caliber, multi-disciplinary fitness brands for people of all ages, levels of fitness and abilities. Co-founders, Lindsay and Moira Merrithew have built their business on the philosophy that effective and responsible exercise is the foundation to a better lifestyle.

As the company grows and diversifies, the Merrithews continue to broaden their brand portfolio by introducing new and exciting forms of mindful exercise to the marketplace – all of which are recognized as The Professionals’ Choice™ by studios and home exercisers around the globe. Such brands include ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement, CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training, and STOTT PILATES® MH&F’s premier Pilates brand.

Building on the Merrithews’ initial foundation and standard of excellence, the Merrithew Health & Fitness faculty and staff have worked diligently to establish the highest quality curriculum, programs, equipment lines, and products and services that have become renowned within fitness circles. The company also has a large collection of fitness DVDs with over 155 titles available for professional and consumer markets.

Over the years, the business has grown exponentially around the world and has diversified its offerings across a full range of related components. Today there are over 33,000 students trained in the STOTT PILATES method alone, with over 105 Training Centers worldwide. Merrithew Health & Fitness continues to set the standard for premium equipment and education in the industry.

Education Overview

For over 20 years we have been committed to developing effective and responsible exercise for instructors with the creation of unique, high-integrity fitness programs. Our signature STOTT PILATES® education method is unparalled in the industry for its thoroughness and quality. And now our newest programs ZEN•GA™ & CORE* —born out of the intelligence and innovation of STOTT PILATES®—propel the mindful movement ever forward.

We invite you to join our worldwide community of elite fitness professionals—and grow your career with

“The Professional’s Choice™” in Pilates & Mindful Movement Education.

Stott Pilates Certification

Whether you are a fitness professional, a rehab specialist or a club owner, we have a program to meet your needs. Each program is comprised of a series of relevant courses or modules delivered at a pace, duration and location most suitable to you or your organization.

Intensive Program – Level 1

The STOTT PILATES Intensive program is for fitness and health professionals. This program prepares you to teach STOTT PILATES Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based repertoires safely, effectively and with confidence.

Comprehensive Program – Level 1 (available at select locations)

Designed for those with some movement training and exposure to Pilates, Comprehensive courses cover functional anatomy and the practical skills needed to develop effective and motivating Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based programs.

Functional Anatomy (available at select locations)

The Functional Anatomy course fully prepares students for the STOTT PILATES Comprehensive program and serves as a refresher for anyone needing to fulfill the anatomy prerequisite for Intensive courses. The classroom-style presentation utilizes visual aids and hands-on techniques providing students with a thorough review of anatomy basics instrumental in the completion of all Matwork and equipment-based courses

Advanced Program – Level 2

The Advanced program consists of Level 2 courses in Matwork, Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. Completion of the Advanced program is required for full certification.

Injuries & Special Populations

The STOTT PILATES Injuries & Special Populations course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. Completion of ISP is required for full certification.

Rehabilitation Program

The Rehabilitation program is specifically for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, sports medicine professionals and chiropractors wishing to integrate modified STOTT PILATES exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation into their practices.

Specialty Tracks

Set yourself apart by becoming a STOTT PILATES Specialist in the field of your choice. Choose any of our five 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!

Contact MH&F

Merrithew Health & Fitness™

2200 Yonge Street, Suite 500

Toronto, Ontario M4S 2C6


Phone Numbers

Toll Free: North America 1-800-910-0001

Toll Free: United Kingdom 0800-328-5676

Toronto Office 416-482-4050

Fax 416-482-2742

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