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ProBridge Global Format

BASI Pilates® Professional Bridging Program (ProBridge) program makes it possible for qualified Pilates professionals to benefit from the many advantages of studying the BASI Pilates system.

We know it may not always be possible for working professionals to devote the time and funds necessary to undertake another full-length Pilates teacher training course. Therefore, BASI® is proud to offer a program designed specifically for them!

ProBridge is a development program for Pilates professionals who want to learn the principles and methods of BASI Pilates. Open only to qualified Pilates teachers from recognized schools (see Program Prerequisites below), ProBridge is a condense program of the BASI Pilates Foundation Appratus Program and Comprehensive Apparatus Program. This intensive program consists of 36 hours of lecture and practical work divided into six study days.

In addition to those individuals who have completed a different training program, we also welcome those students who have completed the BASI Comprehensive Programs to join and experience an intense review of the work they did previously. Clarification and nuances of movement allow the BASI graduate or student to revisit the original material by honing their existing skills. Please contact BASI Academy for more information about Auditing the ProBridge program.

Many students will attend the ProBridge Program to become more familar with the BASI work prior to the acceptance of the advanced Ultimate Program Certificate Courses, which is comprised of the Mentor, Master and Master Reunion courses. 

This program has been approved for 36 CECs by the PMA.

To learn more about our educational programs, download the BASI brochure.

*Refer to Program Prerequisites.

The ProBridge Global Format is equivalent to the ProBridge Foundation and Comprehensive Programs and is only available outside the USA.

 

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Primary concepts covered include the 10 movement principles of the Pilates method, an overview of the pelvic region and Pilates breathing. A historical overview of Pilates is presented, plus the BASI® approach, and the importance of safety when teaching Pilates are discussed. Repertoire includes fundamental Mat and Reformer exercises. A one-hour mat class is taught.

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Primary concepts covered include an anatomy and terminology overview: major bones, muscles, joints, bony landmarks and center of gravity. The importance and practice of cueing is discussed. Repertoire covers fundamental Reformer, intermediate Mat, Pole and Ped-a-pul. A one-hour mat class is taught.

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Primary concepts covered include the BASI® system of movement analysis, exercise physiology, and aerobic/anaerobic exercise.  The BASI® format of teaching is discussed and the Block System®, created by Rael Isacowitz, is introduced. Repertoire taught is intermediate Mat and Reformer and Leg Weights. A one-hour mat class is taught.

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Primary concepts covered are the principles of alignment and posture assessment. Discussion includes exercise as a tool for assessment. Repertoire taught includes intermediate through advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, and fundamental Cadillac. A one-hour mat class is taught.

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Primary concepts covered are core strength and the relationship of the various muscle groups that make up the core with particular focus on the abdominals and the back extensors. Contraindications, effective exercises and the importance of understanding your client’s needs and body type are discussed. Also addressed are the role of the teacher and the importance of flow in a session. Repertoire taught includes advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, and Arm Chair. A one-hour mat class is taught.

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Primary concepts include an in-depth look into exercise adaptation and the use of assists and modifications. Lecture focuses on how to construct a complete and comprehensive program. Repertoire taught is advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, fundamental Wunda Chair and Magic Circle. A one-hour mat class is taught. The Midterm Written Examination.

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Primary concepts covered are the meaning of balance, and the implications of imbalances in strength and flexibility. Lecture focuses on functional exercises, movement patterns, neuromuscular re-education and muscle testing. Repertoire taught includes intermediate and advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac. 

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Primary concepts covered include the hip joint, the knee joint and the ankle-foot complex. The gait cycle is discussed and analyzed. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

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Primary concepts covered are the structure and function of the shoulder region. The shoulder joint, muscles of the shoulder, and the importance of correct shoulder mechanics are presented. Lecture includes how to work with clients with shoulder problems and recognizing scope of practice. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and introduction of the Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel.

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Primary concepts covered are the principles of training, such as overload, specificity and reversibility. Components of physical fitness are addressed and analyzed. Lecture includes repertoire levels and how they relate to working with a broad range of clientele. Repertoire taught is advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

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Primary concepts covered are habitual movement patterns, cross training, imbalances and setting goals. The athletic population is looked at closely. Lecture focuses on teaching methodologies. Repertoire taught includes intermediate- and advanced-level work on both Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel.

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Primary concepts covered are based on populations with restrictions and an in-depth look at pregnancy guidelines. Lecture includes teaching men and women, different body types as well as objectives and approaches. A general review of the repertoire is conducted. The Final Written Examination will be available online at the completion of the module.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • An intensive review of individual work on Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Ladder Barrel, Avalon® Chair, Avalon® Step Barrel, as well as auxiliary equipment
  • Introduction to the unique BASI methodology, including the BASI Block® System, teaching methods, comprehensive programming and the specifics of the BASI repertoire
  • Muscle focus, objectives and cueing will all be reviewed as they apply to each movement
  • Study of the science of human movement, an overview of anatomy as it is appropriate to Pilates movement, and physiology concepts from the BASI perspective
  • Students successfully completing the ProBridge program are eligible to participate in the Comprehensive Apparatus Practical Exam and Teaching Evaluations to receive their BASI Pilates teaching credential

BASI Pilates has long been regarded as the pinnacle of education in the method by Pilates professionals worldwide. While many programs have fashioned their education after the BASI model, none have met or surpassed the standard set by BASI’s founder and CEO, Rael Isacowitz.

Rael's passion for excellence and love of Pilates has shaped the past, present and now the future of the method. ProBridge bridges the gap between where you are today and where you could be in the future!

"I was first attracted to the program after I realized that all my favorite Pilates classes were taught by BASI-qualified Pilates instructors. I have multiple certifications and BASI has given me by far the most value."—Kaita Lepore, Santa Barbara Athletic Club

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