1. For the Love of Pilates - Thank you!
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    For the Love of Pilates - Thank you!

    When you hear the word symposium or conference, the normal inclination is to dread the long periods of sitting and visualising death by power-point. This event was different – very different. “The BASI family”, a term we often refer to, to express how supportive and close-knitted we all are although scattered all over the world. This Symposium was indeed like a reunion of brothers and sisters.

  2. A Country Divided, A Community Divided
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    A Country Divided, A Community Divided

    Whatever side of the political spectrum you sit, no one can deny the “tribalism” that exists in America today. We have been forced to take sides and have been driven to the extremes of those sides. It is with sadness that I observe that the Pilates community is a microcosm of the tribalism we see in politics.

  3. Legitimizing Pilates as a Vocation
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    Legitimizing Pilates as a Vocation

    Many of us started our career in Pilates as a hobby or a side gig as we pursued our profession. Even my mom teased me about my Pilates career asking when I would have a "real job". And yet, Pilates has evolved into a full-time career for many of us, regardless of our position, be it independent contractors, studio owners or teacher trainers, to name a few of the many careers and hats we wear.

  4. Pilates: The Key to Avoiding Sports Hernia
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    Pilates: The Key to Avoiding Sports Hernia

    If your sport involves a lot of intense twisting or abrupt changes of direction, then you may be at risk of getting sports hernia. Also known as athletic pubalgia, this extremely painful condition occurs when the soft tissue of the groin or lower abdomen tears during bouts of intense physical exertion. In some cases, rest, medication and rehabilitation are enough to fix the problem. Unfortunately, more serious cases usually require surgery. The good news, however, is that Pilates not only helps prevent the condition, but also helps patients recover from it faster.

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