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My Journey to Become Certified: The Modules

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As a personal trainer and fitness instructor with an affinity for attaining challenging and highly regarded certifications, it’s no wonder why BASI was my choice for my Pilates education. To me, difficult means that the certifying organization is not interested in sheer numbers but holds those who want to be in that club have to […]

Letter From Rael – BASI ProBridge

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  As winter in the Northern Hemisphere nears, it is time to hunker down and get serious about some studying. The course presently under the spotlight is ProBridge. I am so happy and proud of the popularity of this program. As many of you know this is primarily a bridging program into BASI for Pilates […]

Regain Functionality after Breast Cancer with Pilates

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We learned so much from Naomi Aaronson and Ann Marie Toro in their BRAND NEW book releasing later this month,  Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors. Great information for anyone who is, or is training a breast cancer survivor! Pilates Exercises for Healing: Shoulder Stretches and Bridging There are three phases of Pilates for breast cancer survivors. The goal […]

Host Studio Spotlight: The Movement Practice

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  BASI Pilates is proud to feature The Movement Practice Studio in our first Host Studio Spotlight! We caught up with studio owner Mira Hassan as she gets ready to host the FIRST ProBridge Global Format next month in Amsterdam.   How did you get involved with BASI Pilates, and when? MIRA: My journey with […]

My Summer Voyage

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Dear Friends, How can I ever express in words the enormity of this recent voyage? When we selected the title for my extensive travels this year, “Voyage of Discovery”, I had no idea how accurate the description would be. Being in Germany, Spain and Israel with short stops in London and Istanbul allowed me to […]

What our former Scholarship Recipients are doing now…

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We recently caught up with a couple of our past Kathy Grant Memorial Scholarship Recipients… See what they’re up to now! Karen Bradbury Karen is a graduate of the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Program and  received the Mentor Program Scholarship in 2014.  Karen has been the Dance Director at Fullerton Union High School for the past […]

Supersize your Superfoods

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‘Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food’                                                              ~HIPPOCRATES~      The quote above comes to mind when I think about superfoods. It’s somewhat of a buzz word. As an educator of superior lifestyle living, food choices and nutrition, I am asked frequently about which superfoods are best to eat. I would […]

Pilates for Men Q&A

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As a follow up to Rael’s Webinar, he has asked me to answer some of the questions that came in on the topic of “Pilates for Men.”  You can also join me for a Pilates for Men workshop I am presenting in Seattle on August 9th. Q: How can we get more men into Mat […]