Q&A with Rael Isacowitz

by Rael Isacowitz

Q.  I’ve been taught different versions of breathing in the Hundred.  Is it legato or percussive breathing?

A.  The breath pattern during the Hundred could really be either way.  The movement is often given as a more percussive breath in the beginning and then graduates into the single inhale and exhale to the count of five, times ten.  The latter option is usually considered a bit more challenging.

 

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Rael Isacowitz

Rael is founder and president of BASI Pilates. Widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading Pilates authorities, he has spent well over 30 years studying, teaching and developing the Pilates Method. Rael has authored two books and seven workbooks on Pilates, designed the pioneering Avalon System of equipment and launched an online Pilates resource.

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Audit a course? Yes, please!

by BASI Pilates

As a BASI administrator, I often speak to students, potential students and graduates about how they can audit our teacher training courses.

If a student has taken a break from their training and they want to review the BASI work, I suggest that they audit.  If someone is unsure if they are ready to start such an intensive course, they can audit. If a graduate wants to refresh the BASI basics, audit!  I suggest it all the time but I personally did not know what it was like to audit…until last month.

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The Comprehensive Teacher Training Course began on March 1st here at headquarters. As a BASI Graduate, I decided to practice what I preached to so many and I enthusiastically signed up to audit modules 1 and 2. I wanted to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and because it was literally at my doorstep, I’d be crazy not to.

As I sit on the Cadillac, listening intently to Rael’s lecture, I am in awe and thought to myself, “why didn’t I audit sooner?”  To me, auditing was more than just a review but a deeper clarification of the BASI work. I learned an incredible amount of information during the 2 modules and realized that I was teaching some things incorrectly.  It was like hearing the information for the first time and having many of those “ah ha” moments.

I went through the course 5 years ago and I know that there is an incredible amount of information taught in all 12 modules. How can one person possibly retain that much information?  Auditing really does take away the pressure and stresses of being a student.

Auditing allowed me to refine my teaching and cueing skills, thanks to the proper corrections made due to the watchful eyes of Rael and his assistants.

I rediscovered the foundation of BASI Pilates that weekend and I felt rejuvenated, invigorated and refreshed. It was absolutely an awesome weekend! 

It’s crazy that not more people take advantage of this opportunity. It’s available to everyone, for anyone.

Now, I know firsthand of how incredible auditing truly is and I can encourage all to jump on board.

I’m a believer that you never stop learning as you are always a student…so audit!

-Kristen Stevenson

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Q&A with Rael Isacowitz

by Rael Isacowitz

Q: What do YOU do on plane rides to stretch, avoid DVT and stay (physically) sane?

A: I love this question! What better time to answer than while sitting on a plane, where I happen to be right now. After flying around the globe (extensively) for the past 25 years I can say that staying sane (albeit physically) is all but impossible. You can imagine that an active person like me, who finds it hard to sit still at the very best of times, has tried everything on a flight, and I mean everything.

Doing exercise programs (specifically Pilates) on flights is actually promoted by certain airlines. British Airways screens a clip as the plane takes off encouraging some exercises compiled by a friend of mine, Lynne Robinson of Body Control UK as does El Al (Israeli airline company) compiled by Dalia Mantver, another good friend.

All I can recommend is getting up a lot, even if you do not feel like it or it bothers those sitting next to you. I have performed amazing acrobatic feats that make the “Squirrel” look quite tame, to get over people. Stretch your hip flexors with as many lunges as you can handle. Stretch your shoulders and chest, which assumes a hunched-up position that can, take days to recover from. I also recommend pointing and flexing your feet throughout the flight and drink water, water and more water. Safe travels!

 

This story is reprinted from Pilates Style. For more of Rael’s expert tips, check out the latest issue. Want it now? Get instant access to the magazine—dedicated to your Pilates lifestyle—on your tablet or mobile device by purchasing our app edition

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Rael is founder and president of BASI Pilates. Widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading Pilates authorities, he has spent well over 30 years studying, teaching and developing the Pilates Method. Rael has authored two books and seven workbooks on Pilates, designed the pioneering Avalon System of equipment and launched an online Pilates resource.

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Q&A with Rael Isacowitz

by Rael Isacowitz

Q.  What is the difference between the Cadillac and the Trap Table? I have heard it referenced both ways and would like to know the difference.

A.  The correct name for this classic Pilates apparatus is Cadillac.  The term “Trap Table” is more of a slang term and really references the Trapezes which is an attachment to the Cadillac itself.  At the end of the day what ever you call it, the full frame Cadillac is a versatile and invaluable piece of equipment and a wonderful addition to any studio.

This story is reprinted from Pilates Style. For more of Rael’s expert tips, check out the latest issue. Want it now? Get instant access to the magazine—dedicated to your Pilates lifestyle—on your tablet or mobile device by purchasing our app edition

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Rael is founder and president of BASI Pilates. Widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading Pilates authorities, he has spent well over 30 years studying, teaching and developing the Pilates Method. Rael has authored two books and seven workbooks on Pilates, designed the pioneering Avalon System of equipment and launched an online Pilates resource.

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Q&A with Rael Isacowitz

by Rael Isacowitz

Q.  The breath pattern for exercises is often taught differently from one organization (and one instructor) to the next.  Is it really that important, and which one is right?

A.  The are all correct if they are telling you to “just breathe”.  Breath brings life to movement and is used to enhance the objective of the movement.  In addition, breath can allow you to increase or decrease the challenge or muscle focus of a particular exercise.  Practicing exercises over and over allows you to change the way you utilize it, this in turn allows you to experience the benefits or changes any breath cycle can provide.  Experience is everything – for now, just “breathe” and enjoy the beauty of each one.

 

This story is reprinted from Pilates Style. For more of Rael’s expert tips, check out the latest issue. Want it now? Get instant access to the magazine—dedicated to your Pilates lifestyle—on your tablet or mobile device by purchasing our app edition

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Rael Isacowitz

Rael is founder and president of BASI Pilates. Widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading Pilates authorities, he has spent well over 30 years studying, teaching and developing the Pilates Method. Rael has authored two books and seven workbooks on Pilates, designed the pioneering Avalon System of equipment and launched an online Pilates resource.

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Finding Freedom through Pilates in the Middle East

by Christina Spring

On December 21, 2012 my family and I landed in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. As I stepped off the plane in my Abaya and hijab I stepped not only into a new country, but also into a world of new beliefs and practices.  Little did I know that this world, with such strict moral codes and laws, would open a new freedom that I did not anticipate would be awaiting me. Teaching Pilates without the bombardment of the perfect body images that plague us in the West would not be the case here, really? Of course, the women I encounter do care about the appearance of their bodies, there is just not the unspoken societal strain to achieve the size zero that we often find in the West.  Being free from this constraint allows women to enter the practice of Pilates with patience and focus on their overall well-being, which is something that has not always been the case when teaching back in the states.

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I began teaching Pilates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in September 2013.  This was almost a year after I landed in Saudi. It took the first portion of our time in the Kingdom just to figure out to live.  It was quite challenging to reconfigure the day-to-day life in a country where women are not allowed to drive and the social expectations for women are so vastly different. Only after spending my first portion of time working on the adjustment to life was I ready to start teaching Pilates again.

As I readied myself to teach, I was shocked with the number of women from all over the Middle East and Europe who had never heard of Pilates. At first this news seemed daunting.  Daunting because I would now have the responsibility not only to teach the practice but also to introduce the idea and movements of Pilates for the very first time. However, after my first teaching session the intimidation turned into exhilaration.  It became quickly apparent how open and dedicated my new students would be to the practice of Pilates, not only in the studio, but as it would apply to their daily lives.

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It did not take long before I began hearing how the function of their daily lives had started to improve.  One client exclaimed she could not believe that she was able to bend down and plant in her garden all day without fatigue or pain! Others have been able to do a variety of activities with more energy and flexibility. There are also those that have started to become more mobile when in the past they had been sedentary.

It is wonderful to see these women finding new strength, flexibility and relief from their pain through Pilates.  This is what they are excited about with regards to their practice.   For me, not having to battle expectations from the client that their practice will result in simply a smaller clothing size is really refreshing. Of course these beautiful women do want to look better; this is a natural desire and not a bad thing.  Working with my students has been and continues to be liberating and fulfilling! All of my clients have very specific and diverse needs, which keeps me challenged as I endeavor to lend a helping hand on their road to better health.

In terms of my training, BASI Pro Bridge has equipped me to lay the foundations of the Pilates practice here in the Kingdom.  Rael’s wonderful study guides and manuals have been at my fingertips as I take this journey.  The tools of Pilates Interactive and Pilates Anytime have also been important to my personal and professional growth.  As a student and teacher of Pilates, I have been able to grow by taking several online workshops such as “Form and Function,” offered on Pilates Anytime.  In this workshop, Rael has so beautifully taught about the ways in which better form will result in better function.  This emphasis has been a natural translation in this culture of women.

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I never imagined that my personal journey would lead me to Saudi Arabia.  There are obvious challenges in any culture with such strict laws and expectations.  I have discovered the joy of a new freedom that I did not know I would encounter. It is not only a professional freedom but also a deeply personal freedom. The struggle within us all, to fit into a picture of perfection has undoubtedly affected us all at one time or another (both women and men).  Yet, when we are freed from the self- inflicted and societal bonds of the perfect body image, it is a beautiful thing to encounter how much deeper our practice, study and teaching of Pilates can venture.

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Christina Spring

Christina Spring was trained at as a scholarship student at University of Maryland and Mount Saint Mary’s College in Theatre and Music. She holds a BA from Mount Saint Mary’s College. At the age of 25 years old, Christina was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and began to practice yoga and Pilates as a means of treatment. After 10 years of teaching Theater Arts and Directing, she decided to become a Pilates instructor to better her own lifestyle and to work with clients with Chronic Pain. Christina did her first Pilates training with Balanced Body and at 38 years old Christina encountered Rael Isacowitz at a Shoulder Girdle Workshop. Upon meeting Rael and taking the workshop, she decided to join the first group of BASI Pro Bridge Training. Later that year, Christina was diagnosed with sero-negative form of migratory RA. She continues to teach and apply Pilates principles to her own treatment and the treatment of others with Chronic Pain. Christina has been thrilled with her both her foundations in Balanced Body and her continued education through BASI Pro Bridge. They have both enriched her life, her teaching and her personal Pilates practice. She presently resides in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia with her husband, Alan, and two beautiful children, Emma and Kieran where she teaches Pilates from her home studio.

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BASI goes beyond the Mat…

by BASI Pilates

If you’ve taken a BASI Advanced Education course you know you are guaranteed to learn a lot more (and new) information about Pilates.  We thought it would also be fun to learn some new information about the presenters who teach these valuable courses!

We went Beyond The Mat and gathered some fun and interesting facts.  We hope you’ll have the chance to meet them in person soon and give them a high five for their achievements and passions!

Karen Clippinger

Karen Clippinger has several upcoming courses both on the east and west coast of the US.  She’ll be teaching on March 8-9 at Body In Motion in Aptos, CA (Earn up to 12 PMA CEC’s) and again on April 4-6 at Balanced Bodies in Herndon, VA (Earn up to 18 PMA CEC’s).  Call BASI HQ for more information and to receive discount with registration. 866-992-2742.

DID YOU KNOW…Karen has a special affection for cats—big and small? As far as small, her record (for a brief time) was 11 kittens and cats. As far as BIG, she has had the pleasure of petting a tiger, cheetah, and lion cubs.

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Anthony Lett
Anthony Lett is coming to London!  Anthony will be teaching Innovations in Pilates March 22-23 in Wimbledon, UK. The Pilates Clinic will be hosting this course for the first time.  Earn 12 PMA CEC’s. Reserve your space

DID YOU KNOW… Anthony’s first Pilates studio burned down 3 months after he opened?  And even stranger, did you know that Joseph Pilates studio was also destroyed by fire?  You’ve come a long way Anthony!  And in case you are wondering, for fun, Anthony loves to ride his kick-bike (a grown up scooter) with his dog and partner.

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Sheri Long

Sheri Long will be sharing her expertise in teaching the Mature Client population in the Pilates for the Mature Client course on March 22 in Davis, CA.  Balance Point Pilates Studio will be hosting. Earn 6 PMA CEC’s.  Reserve your space

DID YOU KNOW…one of Sheri’s first jobs was at Jack in the Box?  She lasted four hours, after breaking the shake Machine and dropping the secret sauce in the taco grease. The boss very nicely said he didn’t think Fast Food Service was for her and she agreed. One week later she started teaching Dance and has been teaching ever since!  There’s no turning back now!

Sheri definitely has a love for animals too!

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Rael Isacowitz

Come study with Rael and be introduced to new dimensions of work in The Avalon System on March 29 at BASI Pilates Studio in Costa Mesa. Earn 5 PMA CEC’s. Plus, we just added a BONUS Mat Class!   Reserve your space

DID YOU KNOW… when Rael grows up he would like to work in a windsurfing shop (someday)? “Totally!”  Get a glimpse of Rael on the water in this video clip.

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Sam Wood

Back by popular demand Samantha Wood will be instructing Pilates for Injuries & Pathologies April 25-27 in Avon, CO.  Synergy will be hosting this course.  Earn 18 PMA CEC’s. Reserve your space

DID YOU KNOW Sam climbed Mount Kilimanjaro a couple years ago?  19,000 feet later, on top of the world, smiling bigger than ever.

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Teresa Maldonado Marchok will be teaching BoneSmart: Pilates for Osteoporosis April 26-27 in Livermore, CA.  Mindful Movements Pilates Studio will be hosting this course. Earn 10 PMA CEC’s. Reserve your space

DID YOU KNOW…Teresa enjoys hiking with her family, and last year reached the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite, something she previously thought was beyond her reach? She considers it a sacred honor to share what she knows and has developed in Pilates with her students!

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“The only thing as important as our primary education is continuing education.  Every skill needs to be sharpened, deepened and refined.  All true professionals continually educate themselves,” Constance Holder, Principal Faculty Member, BASI Director of Education

See you on the Mat!

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Winter of Extremes

by Rael Isacowitz

This is certainly the winter of extremes. As California experiences the warmest winter on record, so the east coast breaks all records for experiencing the coldest. We watched the very “warm” winter Olympics while the news was flooded with dramatic pictures of entire freeways coming to a standstill due to snow and ice. Drought in California and floods in other states, it just all seems a little out of sync.

So I left California and went up to Oregon for a few days last week to remind myself that this time of the year is indeed winter, and Oregon delivered!

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Up until a few weeks ago it was one of the driest winters on record. Well that changed once we (Adelle, Elan and I) got there. It rained non-stop and that meant an abundance of glorious white powder on the mountains. I went up to Mt. Hood with two of my “BASI brothers” from the Pacific North West, Brandon Gamble, BASI host and faculty, and Donald Kavanaugh BASI graduate, affiliate and studio owner in Seattle, WA. It was such fun. Yet it was far more than fun, it was sharing the exhilaration of the great outdoors, the joy of fresh tracks through virgin powder, the wonder of movement with two incredible men. It became blatantly clear to me that BASI’s message of lifestyle in all our recent campaigns is a very powerful and real message indeed. I awakened the following day feeling sore but oh so alive! Is that not what Joseph Pilates based his entire system on, total well-being? Pilates transcends the time you spend doing your Pilates sessions, it is a way of life – it is a lifestyle. I then spent two more days up on the mountain, one stormy with knee-deep powder and the other a sunny, “blue-bird” day. The experienced fueled every cell in my body.

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Other exciting news in BASI-land, we have selected our 2014 Kathy Grant Scholarship recipients. Stella, who spearheaded the process, will go into more detail in her segment, however I cannot resist stealing her thunder and at least congratulating these fine people. Each year we receive many applications for these coveted scholarships. In all honesty we always offered assistance to those in need in order to receive an education in Pilates. If people had the will, we provided the way. Yet, I am so proud to have formalized this assistance by way of the Kathy Grant Scholarship. Kathy Grant’s greatest lesson to me was always to seek out knowledge with a vengeance. Never rest on your laurels and never, ever cease from learning. We are always students and should always remember that.

I examined one of our past scholarship recipients, Stephanie Fernandez, recently during the Centralized Testing process. I felt so inspired to witness this young lady’s path from scholarship applicant to completing her testing process. Stephanie has done a fine job keeping us all abreast of this process through regular blog posts. Good luck Stephanie as you launch your professional Pilates career!

Finally, I want to thank many of you for your enthusiastic response to the ProBridge mat work classes, we recently posted on our site. We are all working hard to get the new and greatly improved site up by the time the next BASI Newsletter, “Ahead of the Curve”, hits the World Wide Web. As the trees start to bloom and flowers start springing up, all that remains is to wish you all a wonderful spring.

More Winter Wonderland Photos:

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Rael and Me

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Rael is founder and president of BASI Pilates. Widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading Pilates authorities, he has spent well over 30 years studying, teaching and developing the Pilates Method. Rael has authored two books and seven workbooks on Pilates, designed the pioneering Avalon System of equipment and launched an online Pilates resource.

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2014 Kathy Grant Memorial Scholarship Recipients Announced

by Stella Hull-Lampkin

It is hard to believe that we started offering scholarships three years ago. The program was a dream of BASI Founder, Rael Isacowitz. Kathy Grant was a close friend and collaborator of BASI Pilates as well as an honorary member of the BASI Pilates Faculty. “Kathy was a true guide and mentor,” Rael said. “She helped me establish BASI Pilates, today a leading Pilates education organization.”

Since its inception in 2011, we have received over 200 applications for the Comprehensive and Mentor Program Scholarships. The scholarship was designed to assist with tuition by either partial (CTTC) or full (Mentor Program). Each year the decision gets more and more difficult, as we share the personal and professional journeys of each applicant.

Once an application is received and completed it goes through several rounds of reviews. They are graded on their essay and letters of recommendation. The final phase is an interview to get to know the prospective candidate better followed by another meeting of the committee for final decision.

Congratulations to the 2014 Kathy Grant Memorial Scholarship Recipients!

Comprehensive Teacher Training Course Recipients

Edi Rosa

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Edi is Brazilian and moved permanently to the US in 2012. She completed the Mat Pilates program and received her teaching certificate in 2013.

“I am more than grateful for and thrilled with the opportunity of receiving the prestigious Kathy Grant Memorial scholarship! Thankful for all the help and confidence I have received from the BASI family…”

Shakir Najieb

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Athleticism and artistry have always been apart of Shakir’s life. Born in Portland, Oregon, Shakir received a BS in Business Management and marketing.

“I feel very honored to be awarded the Scholarship and to be accepted into the BASI CTTC program. I am excited to begin my personal and professional journey at BASI, to meet and learn from the faculty and hopefully have the opportunity to meet Rael and see him demonstrate the “Squirrel.”

Charis Cook

Charis Cook

Charis Cook is a certified personal trainer. She also works as group fitness and Mat Pilates instructor. Her Pilates practice began in an effort to rehabilitate overuse injuries she sustained as distance runner. She is passionate about physical fitness and loves to share her enthusiasm for all things active with both friends and clients.

“Receiving the Kathy Grant Memorial Scholarship is tremendous honor, not only for having stood out to an organization that I respect so much and hold in the highest regard, but also because I am eager to become a Pilates professional and change people’s loves. It’s a privilege to be able to do this with the support and education of BASI.

 

Mentor Program Recipients

Marie- Josée Packwood

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A true Pilates enthusiast. Marie- Josée discovered Pilates in 2004 through dance. She holds Bachelors in Dance Education from l’Univeristé du Québec à Montréal. Curious and full of enthusiasm, she is constantly perfecting her knowledge of the method and of the human body in motion.

“I am so grateful and honored to receive this scholarship. I guess dreams really can come true…I accept this scholarship in honor of Mrs. Kathy Grant to commemorate her life’s devotion to the work and in hope of carrying on the true values of BASI Pilates through he guidance of Rael Isacowitz, my Mentor an Master.”

Karen Bradbury

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Karen began dancing at age four, and has trained extensively in all dance styles. She has taught dance for the past 16 years for the Academy of the Arts Program in Dance at Fullerton Union High School. Karen has a B.A. in English, minor in dance and a Master of Arts in Education, all from Chapman University. She is a graduate of the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Program.

“I am so honored and grateful to have received a scholarship in Kathy Grant’s name to participate in the Mentor Program. She was a dancer, choreographer and Pilates teacher (like me), and I can only hope to follow in her footsteps.

Be on the look out for future blogs as the recipients will be sharing their professional journey and experiences with us throughout the year.

The 2015 application process will begin in July so stay tuned to learn more!

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A BASI graduate from Brooklyn, New York, Stella relocated to Costa Mesa in 2011 to join the BASI staff as Operations Director. She previously worked at Equinox and is experienced in studio management.

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Field Review of the Pilates Interactive Pro Subscription with BASI Repertoire

by Robin Bradley Hansel

As a physical therapist and Pilates mat instructor, I’m always looking for convenient ways to stay updated on functional exercise techniques. I’ve enjoyed the BASI Pilates Interactive app on my iPhone for the past several years because it provides an easy way for me to review and share Pilates mat exercises and videos with my clients. I was pleased to accept this invitation to test-drive the full subscription service to Pilates Interactive Pro with BASI Repertoire to discover how I might incorporate this more expansive tool into my own personal Pilates practice.

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After logging into my member profile and setting my apparatus filter to “view all,” I was greeted with 369 different Pilates exercises. Each was clearly identified with a small black and white photo, a title, a level of difficulty and a name. I could set my search filter for highly selective requests as well. Upon choosing an exercise, I was quickly redirected to a full page with more extensive information including muscle focus, resistance as applicable and helpful verbal cues. Objectives and set-up prompts along with postural positioning tips were listed in a simple bulleted format. Additionally, directions such as which movements were to accompany the exhalation and inhalation phases as well as client symptoms and conditions were also available.

I did find some difficulty with the copy/edit feature of the software when I attempted to build my own customized exercises. Within the Google Chrome browser, I was unable to save my changes, however this feature worked fine in Internet Explorer and all changes then were visible via my mobile Safari browser, too. I played around a bit with the hope of designing my own workout program of two or three modified exercises, but this feature appears to be available primarily for the Client Management level of BASI subscribers.

The library of full-color videos featuring Master Pilates Teacher and BASI Founder Rael Isacowitz’s was very impressive. Rael’s easy-to-follow narration was pleasant, direct and concise. The high-definition videos were shot from angles incorporating multiple mirrors so that I could view Rael’s precision performance from several different vantage points at once. Each video was no more than about two minutes in length making this a highly practical and viable teaching tool to use with my clients or to quickly enhance my personal Pilates practice.

Longer videos of Rael Isacowitz leading workshops and lectures were available in the resources section of the subscriber site. I really enjoyed watching several segments of these, and within moments, I had picked up many practical tips to incorporate into my own teaching style.

Other interesting features were also noted including a community sharing section where I could potentially exchange ideas with other Pilates professionals. I also liked the ability to comment and ask questions directly from within the site. The mobile version of the Pilates Interactive Pro with BASI Repertoire had a slight reduction in features and accessibility when I tested it with just my cellular service, but it worked seamlessly over WiFi.  Additionally, the option of viewing the complete desktop version within my mobile browser was always available prior to sign in which I appreciated. Affordably priced, I will certainly consider renewing my subscription for access to the video library alone, and I look forward to future updates of this exciting platform.

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Robin Bradley Hansel

Robin Bradley Hansel enjoys freelance writing on a wide variety of topics through her company Green Treehouse Media, LLC and brings almost 25 years of focused professional experience to her health, fitness and Pilates magazine articles as a licensed physical therapist.

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