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BASI Philosophy

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.

Rael Isacowitz

Founder, BASI Pilates

For Professionals - By Professionals

BASI is a leading education academy that brings thirty years of Pilates teaching experience to the design of our equipment. We work with Pilates professionals all over the world who strive for strength, athleticism, rehabilitation and the joy of healthy movement. After years of research and development, we introduce BASI Systems equipment as a dynamic vehicle for the Pilates community.

The equipment is designed by BASI founder, Rael Isacowitz, the internationally respected Pilates teacher, author, lecturer and creator of Pilates repertoire and apparatus. BASI Systems equipment incorporates scores of details Pilates professionals want, accessibility we need, innovations beyond what we could have imagined.

Finely Crafted Pilates Equipment

BASI Systems uses the highest quality, environmentally friendly materials to build equipment with biomechanical and aesthetic integrity. Each piece is hand crafted with care and state-of-the art engineering methodologies. We use beech wood for sturdiness, aerospace-grade aluminum for durability and smooth transitions, antibacterial vinyl to resist wear-and-tear and orthopedic cushioning for extraordinary comfort. BASI Systems’ equipment offers longevity with ergonomic functionality and an expandable design system that can seamlessly fit your needs.

Research & Development

BASI Systems brings together decades of research of the art and science of human movement and state of-the-art engineering. As a leading Pilates education academy, we have had the privilege to work with tens of thousands of Pilates professionals worldwide. In these interactions, we continually learn more of what the human body needs and is capable of.

BASI Systems brings these insights to life with a new generation of equipment that unleashes true freedom of movement with unparalleled precision, comfort and accessibility. We do this by using world-class advances in technology while honoring the teachings of Joseph Pilates. We see BASI Systems equipment as an extension of ourselves - as movers and teachers - and our equipment is designed to inspire the discovery of one’s true strength.

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