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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 Comprehenise Programs and is only available outside the USA.

 

program modules

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  • DAY 1 – THE FUNDAMENTALS AND PART 1 OF ANATOMY REVIEW

Topics covered will include the Principals of the Pilates method and a brief overview of the importance of the pelvis, breathing, exercise description, analysis and teaching. In addition, review of anatomy, importance of appropriate cueing as well as basic safety topics will all be discussed. Repertoire includes Mat and Reformer. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.

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  • DAY 2 – ANATOMY OVERVIEW PART 2 AND POSTURE ASSESSMENT

Topics covered will include anatomical movement analysis, introduction of the BASI Block System®, format and progressive layering as well as principles of alignment and complete postural assessment. Repertoire includes intermediate to advanced Mat, Reformer and Cadillac. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided. 

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  • DAY 3 – CORE STRENGTH AND EXERCISE ADAPTATION    

Topics covered will include core strength of the back and abdominals including contraindications, effective exercises as well as the teacher’s role in creating “flow” in a session. Discussion on the correct use of modifications and assists and construction of complete and effective programs. Repertoire includes intermediate to advanced Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and the Avalon® Chair. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.

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  • DAY 4 – MUSCULAR BALANCE/IMBALANCE - THE LOWER LIMBS

Topics covered will include imbalance in strength and flexibility, functional exercises and movement patterns. In addition, a look at the hip joint, knee joint and ankle complex as well as an examination of the gait cycle are included. Repertoire includes intermediate/advanced Mat, Reformer and Wunda Chair. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.

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  • DAY 5 – THE SHOULDER / PROGRAM DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Topics covered will include the shoulder complex, correct mechanics, dysfunction and injury. In addition, principles of training, appropriate level of repertoire and working with a broad range of clients will be offered and discussed. Repertoire includes intermediate to advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair and Cadillac, Avalon® Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.

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  • DAY 6 – SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

Topics covered will include a look into specific populations requiring specialized sessions. Various groups will be discussed with a special look at the athlete and populations with restrictions. Habitual movement patterns, imbalances, teaching methodology as well the differences of working with women versus men will all be reviewed. Repertoire includes intermediate/advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, Avalon® Step and Ladder Barrel. A one-hour mat class will be given. Total of 6 hours class time is provided.

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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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