STOTT PILATES is a contemporary, anatomically-based approach to Joseph Pilates' original exercise method. Its exercises safely deliver optimal strength, flexibility and endurance, without adding bulk. STOTT PILATES incorporates modern exercise principles, including contemporary thinking about spinal rehabilitation and performance enhancement. STOTT exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. Pilates training is recommended for all serious dancers to build core strength.