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The AVALON System

BASI Pilates provides the world's only training on the radically new AVALON® System

Designed by BASI founder Rael Isacowitz, the AVALON System is a contemporary interpretation  of Joseph Pilates’ classic equipment, with significant physiological, biomechanical and ergonomic enhancements. The evolutionary AVALON retains all the functionality of the original pieces, with additional dimensions and versatility.

Specifically, the AVALON’s unique and highly-adjustable resistance mechanism multiplies the available resistance options and provides highly-accurate angles of resistance, thus promoting greater and more precise strength gains. Likewise, the new designs, such as the wider and rounder parabolic curve on the Step Barrel, are far more comfortable for the user and prevent undue stress on the body.

"The positions, support and stability provided by the AVALON chair are wonderful for those who have limitations. It is now possible for patients to do exercises that were previously unavailable to them on other Pilates equipment. A whole new repertoire has opened up for these patients and they love it!" Samantha Wood,Physical Therapist, The Cypress Center

The AVALON System is manufactured by Balanced Body. Currently available in the AVALON range are the AVALON Chair and the AVALON Step Barrel, along with accessories. The AVALON System can be purchased from Balanced Body.

BASI Pilates provides regular workshops on the AVALON System. AVALON learning aids (a movement analysis workbook with 67 exercises and two DVDs) are available from the BASI store.

Unique features

  • The AVALON System works every region of the body, in every position and in every range of motion;
  • Both the resistance and the angle of resistance can be adjusted incrementally and accurately, over a very wide range, to suit differing body dimensions and to target specific muscles.
  • Resistance has been added to the Step Barrel and the Box, adding a new universe of possibilities for each piece;
  • The AVALON Resistance Notation method (also known as the Key,) the first universal standardization of spring settings, allows exact settings to be easily documented and precisely repeated.