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FSU’s Activities for Life to Offer Stott Pilates Class

Activities for Life at Frostburg State University will offer a Stott Pilates class on Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 18 through April 3. Classes will be held from noon until 12:50 p.m. in the Cordts PE Center Dance Studio, room 106. There will be no classes on March 18 and 20.

Advance registration is required. A minimum of five participants is needed to have class.

In Stott Pilates Level I Matwork, participants will learn how active awareness of the muscles of the core can help one to realize the full benefits of any exercise program. This mat-based workout helps participants to develop leaner, longer-looking muscles, establish core strength and stability, and heighten mind-body awareness. Clients will learn the five basic principles of Stott Pilates®: proper breathing, pelvic placement, ribcage placement, shoulder girdle and scapula stability, and positioning of the head and neck. These five biomechanical principles raise awareness of how the body moves and ensure focus on precision and control. The class takes clients through a dynamic, full-body workout that focuses on improving flexibility and core strength with exercises that stretch and tone all muscle groups.

The class will be led by Stott-certified instructor Susan Manger. Manger received her certification in 2005 in New York City. Trained as a classical dancer, she studied on full scholarship at the Washington School of the Ballet with master teachers Mary Day, Lupe Serrano, Patricia Berrend and Rex Bickmore. With the Washington Ballet Young Dancers (apprentice company to the Washington Ballet), Manger appeared at the Kennedy Center, the White House and the Warner Theatre in works such as “Swan Lake,” “Les Sylphides” and “Paquita,” and with the Washington Ballet in “The Nutcracker” and in George Balanchine’s “The Four Temperaments.” She also studied on full scholarship at seasonal programs in New York City at the Isadora Duncan Center of Contemporary Dance and at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.

All participants must provide their own Pilates mat. For more information and registration, contact Amy Nazelrod, AFL coordinator, at 301-687-7934 or

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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