Can-Fit-Pro and STOTT PILATES(R) team up to establish Pilates world record

    TORONTO, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - Can-Fit-Pro and STOTT PILATES(R) invite fitness
enthusiasts to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Pilates Class.
The class will take place on Saturday, August 16 at 5:15 p.m. at the third
annual Can-Fit-Pro Consumer Fitness & Wellness Show. Held at the Metro Toronto
Convention Centre, in South Building, Hall F, this record attempt will be the
grand finale of the show, in an attempt to create fitness history.
    Consumers are invited to bring a Pilates mat - or buy one at the event -
and join the 25-minute workout hosted by STOTT PILATES co-founders Moira
Merrithew and Lindsay G. Merrithew. The class is free with registration to the
consumer show or $10 without show registration and will be led by Moira, who
is internationally recognized as a top Pilates educator, with Lindsay leading
the development of the company's innovative equipment line. STOTT PILATES is
the world's leading full-service Pilates company and celebrates its 20th
anniversary this year.
    Known internationally as a leading health and fitness education provider
and celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, Can-Fit-Pro has grown even
further to attract a new market: fitness consumers. At the Can-Fit-Pro
Consumer Fitness & Wellness Show taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention
Centre, fitness consumers can enjoy a full day of amazing sessions, lectures,
and activities to learn more about worthwhile issues such as nutrition, body
image, wellness, exercise, and more.
    "The creation of a new world record is an exciting way to celebrate the
milestone of our 20th anniversary," said Lindsay G. Merrithew, president and
CEO of STOTT PILATES. "Pilates beginners and veterans alike will love this
once-in-a-lifetime experience to create fitness history."
    To request a media pass for the Can-Fit-Pro Consumer Fitness & Wellness
Show, please contact Erika Vanderheijden at or call at
(416) 493-3515, ext 233. More information about the show is available at


    About Can-Fit-Pro:

    Can-Fit-Pro is the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness
industry. Delivering quality education, certification, conferences, trade
shows, and membership services, Can-Fit-Pro now has over 17,000 members and
continues to grow. Can-Fit-Pro members include some of the world's most
renowned fitness professionals, health club operators, industry suppliers, and
fitness consumers.


    STOTT PILATES(R), a subsidiary of the Merrithew Corporation, is a
full-service organization that provides high-caliber Pilates education, videos
and equipment worldwide. Founded in Toronto in 1988 by Lindsay G. Merrithew
and Moira Merrithew, the company's mission is to promote the benefits of
mind-body fitness across the globe.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Erika Vanderheijden,
Can-Fit-Pro,,, (416) 493-3515 ext 233 or
1-800-5622 ext. 233; Lisa Marchitto, STOTT PILATES,, (416) 482-4050 x265

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