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RISING STAR OF BASI PILATES® Meet Jim Velier

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From Neuroscience to Pilates, Jim Velier’s Journey to BASI Pilates Teacher Training In the early eighties, I was a serious cyclist riding with local groups. My home town of West Allis, Wisconsin was the training location for the US speed skating team and during the summer many of the athletes would participate in weekly rides […]

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 […]