My Dear Pilates Friends,
I founded Body Arts and Science International® (BASI Pilates) in 1989 as a curriculum-based education company for aspiring teachers of the Pilates method. I have always viewed Pilates as a system of movement that can enhance every aspect of one`s life.
In it’s essence BASI embraces contemporary science and knowledge while remaining true to the original teachings of Joseph and Clara Pilates. The name, BASI, represents a balance of art and science both in our movement and in our relationship with the apparatus with which we partner. It has been a dream of mine to design equipment that exemplifies the BASI approach – combining modern science and materials and a contemporary aesthetic with the classical designs of Joseph Pilates. An underlying theme of BASI Systems® Pilates equipment is to perpetually strive toward achieving a perfect balance of form and function (F2). This has become known as the F2 System®.
BASI Systems® introduces innovations that fully facilitate the precision and flow of movement inherent in the BASI approach. BASI education challenges students to continually broaden their horizons and reach for their inner greatness. Now BASI Systems® will further facilitate this goal. Evolution is a necessary process and an integral part of inspiring the continuous search and discovery of strength, grace and ultimate well-being.
Founder, BASI Pilates