– ProBridge USA
Learn the BASI Pilates approach to the Pilates Method.
The ProBridge Foundation is the first half of the full ProBridge Program USA. This program gives students a solid understanding of the BASI Pilates approach to Mat Pilates, as well as a thorough introduction to the BASI Pilates repertoire on the Reformer, Ped-a-Pul, Cadillac, and Wunda Chair.
Primary concepts covered include the 10 movement principles of the Pilates method, an overview of the pelvic region, Pilates breathing, an historical overview of Pilates, the BASI approach, and the importance of safety when teaching Pilates. Repertoire includes fundamental Mat and Reformer exercises.
Anatomy Overview, Part 1
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.
Anatomy Overview, Part 2
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, Reformer and exercises with Leg Weights.
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.
Core Strength: Back & Abdominals
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.
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 general review of the repertoire is conducted and the online Written Examination is available at the end of the program.
What are they saying
I feel totally inspired in my Pilates teaching and love every minute of it!
I feel like I made the right choice by choosing BASI to study Pilates.
A wonderful start of the journey to the world of Pilates and teaching.
The course content truly empowers a future instructor.
The depth of knowledge and community created together in this course is indescribable.
Becoming a solid teacher is a process of learning and growth, both mentally and physically.
It was a life-changing experience.
Rael is magnetic, and his passion is beyond inspiring.
Learning the BASI approach has been a game-changer in the way I teach and understand Pilates.
I would highly recommend it to other Pilates teachers looking for a way to gain a deeper knowledge of the work.
Now that I have discovered BASI, I would recommend it to anyone wishing to pursue a career in Pilates.
I am amazed at how much I’ve learned in just 6 modules!
I appreciate this ever-changing field and am proud to be a part of BASI.
The course was so informative, structured, and useful for my future career!
I can not tell you how honored and excited I am to be apart of the BASI Alumni.
I think BASI is a leader in the industry and will be proud when I complete my program!
To see all these beautiful people, to be together, to move together, to learn together, I’m so happy that I was there.
The energy in the room was amazing! Rael just made everyone feel so alive!
I’m sad because it’s over, but happy, it was an amazing weekend.