Pilates is an exercise repertoire that challenges strength and flexibility to achieve stronger, leaner muscles and a more dynamic core. Through its direct emphasis on intelligent exercise, optimum results are achieved.
The largest point of difference between Stott and Joseph Pilates’ method is the approach to postural alignment.
While the classical method utilises an imprinted spine, or flat back, during exercise, the Stott method focuses on maintaining a neutral spine, or natural curvature of the back.
Stott, as well as other proponents of a modernised version of Pilates still adhere to the basic principles of the method. These include breathing, concentration and fluidity of movement.
The sequencing of exercises, the postural alignment, and the addition of props are the major differences between the two methods