The BASI story, as told by Rael Isacowitz:
In 1989 I recognized the explosive growth the Pilates industry was about to experience. Joseph Pilates had developed his exercise method many years before, but this was different. I felt a surge of interest in this forward-thinking method with its emphasis on core strength, functional movement, body alignment, and the mind-body connection.
Given my experience in Pilates, my teaching credentials, and requests from people to train them, I channelled my passion for Pilates into creating my first Pilates teacher training course. BASI Pilates was born. It is now an industry leader in Pilates teacher training.
We also combine respect for history and tradition with openness to scientific and technological advances. This openness has produced the BASI Block System, the F2 System, BASI Interactive, and many other innovations that organically supplement the pioneering work of Joseph Pilates.
BASI stands for excellence and professionalism. Adhering to these concepts, we continue the work of Joseph Pilates and ensure the growth and success of our students.