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RISING STAR OF BASI PILATES® Meet Jesse Alfonso

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       In 2011 I developed a bulging disc in my lumbar spine after attending a                                                                     fitness class at my local gym. The pain was horrible but what was worse was my quality of life. I couldn’t wash dishes for more than three minutes without going numb and having to take a break. I could hardly walk […]

Bringing Valuable Information from Research to the Pilates Studio by Karen Clippinger, M.S.P.E

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Bringing Valuable Information from Research to the Pilates Studio by Karen Clippinger, M.S.P.E. My workshops can be characterized by the practical application of information gained from scientific research to the given Pilates topic. When developing a new topic, I usually spend 50 to 100 hours reading related research, and I also periodically refresh my “regular […]

Effects of Pilates exercises on shoulder ROM, pain, mood, and UE function in women living with breast cancer: a pilot study.

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Keays KS, Harris SR, Lucyshyn JM and MacIntyre DL. Effects of Pilates exercises on shoulder ROM, pain, mood, and UE function in women living with breast cancer: a pilot study. Physical Therapy. 2008;88:494-510 Although this research was published in 2008, I think it is important to share it with our Pilates Community in honor of […]

Rising Star of Pilates Kathy Robinson: Inspired Growth

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My name is Kathy Robinson and I’d like to share my BASI Pilates journey with you. I am not a dancer, elite athlete or have any fitness certifications. However, I have been a dedicated participant in the fitness world since Jane Fonda sported her first set of tights and leg warmers. I began skiing at […]

BASI Pilates Feature Host: Danielle Conner

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Some people spend their entire lives searching for their calling. I am one of the lucky few that knew the second my feet touched the floor, I wanted to be a dancer. At the age of 3, my mother introduced me to the world of dance by enrolling me in Ballet and Tap classes. By […]

RISING STAR OF BASI PILATES® Meet Mariam Younussi

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I took my first Pilates session with a Physiotherapist a few days after having severe surgery on my left foot in 1993. I had torn 3 tendons while rehearsing the classical ballet, “Swan Lake”. Before I went into the operating room, my doctors informed me that I had a 50% chance of ever dancing again. […]