Global Health And Fitness Company Partners With Central London's YMCA(R)fit

By The Merrithew Health Fitness Group, PRNE
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

TORONTO, May 19, 2011 - With the growth of The Merrithew Health & Fitness Group's business
development initiatives worldwide, the Company is proud to announce
YMCA(R)fit in Central London, England has joined their international network
of licensees as the official Licensed Training Center.

"We are very excited about this new partnership and look forward to
furthering STOTT PILATES(R) education in the Central London area," says Mr.
Lindsay G. Merrithew, President & CEO of Merrithew Health & Fitness(TM) based
out of Toronto, Canada. "We work closely with all of our Licensed Training
Centers and education partners worldwide to bring the STOTT PILATES method to
people of all ages and fitness abilities."

STOTT PILATES(R) is a contemporary approach to the original teachings of
the late Joseph Pilates. Developed by Lindsay and Moira Merrithew in
collaboration with a group of fitness professionals, medical practitioners,
and physical therapists - STOTT PILATES has been refined over the years in
accordance with modern day biomechanics, principles of exercise science and
rehabilitation. This clear and comprehensive approach forms the basis for
STOTT PILATES training and certification programs.

YMCAfit has recently installed brand new STOTT PILATES equipment at its
Great Russell Street location and this exciting new partnership will provide
access for students to a full range of education in the future including
courses, workshops and exams.

"YMCAfit has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality training. It
was a simple choice to work with STOTT PILATES as a partner they share the
same ethos for high standards. Pilates instructors are required to recognise
the unique needs of their clients and to provide bespoke exercise programmes;
this requires professionalism and advanced skills," says Denise Page,
Director of YMCAfit. "YMCAfit believes STOTT PILATES has used their years of
experience to develop training programmes to produce elite instructors. We
look forward to continuing our close working relationship."

About Merrithew Health & Fitness(TM)

THE MERRITHEW HEALTH & FITNESS GROUP was founded in 1988 by Lindsay and
Moira Merrithew. STOTT PILATES(R), Merrithew's premier brand, delivers
innovation through high-caliber equipment, education and media. STOTT PILATES
has trained over 29,000 students from 106 countries and has over 100 training
locations worldwide. MERRITHEW ENTERTAINMENT produces print and video-based
exercise content for professional and consumer markets. For more information,

    For further information:

    Kerrie Lee Brown
    VP, Communications
    2200 Yonge Street, Suite 500
    Toronto, Ontario Canada M4S 2C6
    +1-416-482-4050 ext. 306


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