1. Happy Pride Month!
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    Happy Pride Month!

    While 2019 marks BASI's 30th Anniversary, it is also another major anniversary—50 years since the Stonewall riots in New York, one of the most significant events in the history of the gay liberation movement and the catalyst for annual pride marches worldwide.

  2. Interview with Ryan Kalish, Former Major League Baseball Player, Future BASI Instructor
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    Interview with Ryan Kalish, Former Major League Baseball Player, Future BASI Instructor

    Hi, my name is Ryan Kalish and I’m a former major league baseball player. I played professionally for 12 years and now after that career, I’m transferring to become a BASI Pilates instructor and I’m so excited about it.

  3. Interview with Veronika Reinert, our International Host Coordinator, about her recent ProBridge Program experience
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    Interview with Veronika Reinert, our International Host Coordinator, about her recent ProBridge Program experience

    How long have you been a Pilates instructor? I completed my first Pilates certification in 2007, so I'm at 11 years. What made you enroll in the ProBridge Program? When I was researching different comprehensive teacher training programs many years ago, BASI was on my radar as a program I would be interested in going through. At the time, however, circumstances and timing steered me towards a different teacher training program...

  4. The Ten Principles
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    The Ten Principles

    In his book, Joseph Pilates said, “Since we live in this Modern Age we must of necessity devote more time and more thought to the important matter of acquiring physical fitness.” Our study guide says that he was ahead of his time, but I think that he was actually just keeping to older traditions and ideas that had just begun to slowly fade from society’s consciousness. It may seem silly that the book’s two opening assumptions, that ‘civilization impairs physical fitness’ and that ‘contrology restores physical fitness’ led to hours of thought on my part because they are simple assertions. But behind them there is a wealth of history and time tested truth, and yet, when Joseph Pilates proclaimed them, I do not think people realized how true they were. They could still remember a time when work/ survival required hard physical exertion and the only people who could avoid hard labor were the wealthy. A life without it was desirable. It meant that you had ‘made it.’ I don’t think people wanted to believe that becoming more sedentary was bad for them.

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