STOP FOR PILATES

Pilates was developed over 90 years ago by Joseph Pilates, who incorporated elements of both Eastern and Western philosophies of well being. Today, in addition to its rehabilitation application, it has become the training routine of choice for celebrities from all fields: sports, entertainment and the arts

BENEFITS

The Pilates instructor will guide you through a series of movements that will stretch, energize and challenge your strength and concentration.

Flexibility
Posture
Strength
Endurance
Balance
Coordination
Safety

CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS

  • Dottie Smith
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    STOTT Certified Instructor(904)826-9726dottiesmith1953@gmail.comOwner of Stop for Pilates“Opening the studio, STOP FOR PILATES, is a...
  • Josie Carleton
    anemptytextlline
    STOTT Certified Instructor(303)910-7152josiecarleton@gmail.com“I love Pilates and the amazing benefits it can bring to everyone,...
  • Erin Thomas
    anemptytextlline
    STOTT Certified Instructor(904)881-4366erinmccreathomas@comcast.net“I love people, and I can't wait to show you how Pilates...

TESTIMONIALS

Keith Giordano
Keith Giordano
Client

"At 58,I'd heard a lot about the benefits of Pilates and finally decided to join a studio since one had opened in our area.I didn't really want to do the mat thing as it didn't really appeal.I'm now on my 2 year anniversary and the benefits and results show for themselves.Plus, I feel the reformer provides better stability for the back and a great low-impact workout.Gliding on the reformer can be fun too!Combine this with the instructors that are so well trained, professional and genuinely learn and care about each of their clients,Stop for Pilates is absolutely the best workout at Palencia!"

Jeff McCullough
Jeff McCullough

"STOP FOR PILATES rescued me from what looked to be a debilitating back problem.I was diagnosed with Baastrup Syndrome or Kissing Spine and it hurt to walk, let alone play golf. A physical therapist suggested STOP FOR PILATES, And amazingly after four classes, I was walking pain free.Soon after, I was back to enjoying golf again.The owner and instructors have a true passion for what they do and are focused on improving people’s lives.I feel very fortunate that I discovered STOP FOR PILATES."

Ann Smits
Ann Smits
Client

"I had a ruptured disk and had more operations in my future.Since I began doing Pilates, I no longer take any pain meds and I golf every week!I love Pilates!"

Gallery

Pilates is smart exercise that produces results!Even in small group classes, you receive individual coaching every time. The pace is deliberate, not fast. It is safe and effective, even for people with special issues.

Our Blog

The Pilates instructor will guide you through a series of movements that will stretch, energize and challenge your strength and concentration.

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Aug 29th

WHY DO PILATES?

You may have heard a sitcom actress claim she had a Pilates class to go to, as she escapes a less desirable situation! It’s a chic, trendy reference modern ladies throw about. But it’s true! Pilates relatively new and considered “up-scale” since Joseph Pilates began by training injured celebrity dancers […]

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Sep 6th

What’s in a NAME?

Who and what is STOTT Pilates?   It’s 2 things:  It’s Pilates.  And it’s STOTT!   Let’s start at the beginning. Pilates is the name of the man who invented the method of exercise. Now his name has become a generic term.  Joseph Pilates, as an inventor, had students who […]

by admin Sep 6, 2016 1

OH! MY ACHING BACK!

Sooner or later, we all hear it!  Unfortunately, sooner or later, we nearly all hear ourselves say it! Sometimes we just “over-do-it.,” awakening muscles that haven’t  had that much work in awhile.  Sometimes, it’s HOW we moved muscles, leaving them at risk for pain or injury. Sometimes, though, it’s not […]

by admin Nov 30, 2016 1

ENGAGE YOUR POWERHOUSE!

SIT OR STAND WITH YOUR THUMBS ON YOUR BOTTOM RIBS AND YOUR INDEX FINGERS ON YOUR HIP AND BREATH OUT. You feel your ribs move slightly toward your hips and each other. Your back tightens. All because you are engaging the DEEPEST levels of your abdominal muscles, what Joseph Pilates […]

by admin Sep 6, 2016 3
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Sep 6th

It’s all about your BONES!

How is gravity my friend? It helps build strong bones — and you thought all you had to do was drink milk!  Gravity is NEEDED to build bone DENSITY. And Pilates can maximize cellular growth that is necessary for density, especially by “unilatateral” exercises and “cross-body” movement. Standing or vertically, […]

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Stop For Pilates

Pilates is SMART exercise that produces RESULTS! Even in small group classes, you receive individual coaching every time. The pace is deliberate, not fast. It is safe and effective, even for people with special issues. After each workout, you will feel ENERGIZED, not sore or lame. The basics of Pilates can be practiced with or without equipment and will change the way you think about FITNESS!

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