Celebrating 25 Years, International Pilates Academy to Reach Additional Milestone with the Largest Learn From the Leaders Industry Conference in its History this June
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – May 14, 2013 – 25 years ago, world renowned Pilates instructor, Rael Isacowitz, could not have imagined what BASI Pilates® would become. Today, the organization, which stands for Body Arts and Science International, has more than 100 locations in 27 countries, and is one of the foremost international teaching academies specializing in the training and education of Pilates instructors worldwide.
Marking its 25-year anniversary, and to meet the growing demand, BASI Pilates has opened its doors to a new global headquarters. The 9,000 sq. foot studio is located at 3080 Bristol Street in Costa Mesa, Calif., sitting atop a five-story building with panoramic views of the South Coast Metro area. Approaching Pilates as both an art and a science, the new headquarters represents BASI Pilates’ dedication to formulating and maintaining the highest level of professional standards for the teaching and innovation of Pilates. Open to Pilates instructors, students and enthusiasts alike, the studio features ample space for mat classes, workshops and training courses. Isacowitz’s revolutionary line of Pilates machinery, the AVALON® System, a highly-adjustable resistance mechanism that promotes greater and more precise strength gains, sits off the main entryway, offering students greater space to utilize all the equipment’s intended functions. In addition to the teaching space, the new headquarters also includes a learning library, relaxation room, wrap-around outdoor balcony, clothing boutique, private dressing room with safe storage area, spa-like showers, kitchen and offices for the BASI Pilates executive team.
Providing students and enthusiasts with a state-of-the-art facility, BASI Pilates’ new studio inspires creativity, awakens passion, encourages education and teaches the art of Pilates.
“Opening this global headquarters is a dream come true,” said Isacowitz, founder of BASI Pilates. “Our work throughout the last 25 years has made BASI the leading educational Pilates organization in the world. Because of this, it was imperative that we open our doors as a space to train, teach, inspire, learn and grow in the art of Pilates. This new studio allows us to not only educate Pilates instructors, but to assist them in maintaining that education for the duration of their careers.”
Founded in Australia in 1989, BASI Pilates is a teacher training academy dedicated to introducing curriculum-based studies and academic rigor into the largely informal and unfettered field of Pilates instruction. A BASI Pilates education is anchored in anatomy, physiology and scientific principles, with an emphasis on the aesthetic quality of every movement. Today, BASI Pilates is represented in 27 countries at more than 100 locations with a select faculty of more than 30-qualified teachers.
This June, BASI Pilates will celebrate its 25-year anniversary with yet another milestone: the organization has invited Pilates instructors and educators from across the globe to its largest Learn From The Leaders Conference in history. Set against the beautiful Newport Beach backdrop, the two-day Pilates gathering will feature workshops, mat classes, networking and celebrations. Headlining the conference will be Isacowitz, as well as Pilates Elder Lolita San Miguel, Alan Herdman, Karen Clippinger and Brett Howard. Space is limited and nearly sold out. To register for the event, Pilates instructors, educators and serious enthusiasts may visit: www.basipilates.com/event/18/.
For more information about BASI Pilates, its new global headquarters or the Learn From the Leaders Conference, visit: www.basipilates.com/. To schedule a class or session at the new studio, call 866-992-2742 or visit: www.basistudio.com/.
About BASI Pilates®
BASI Pilates® is a Pilates teacher training academy that prepares students to instruct in the Pilates method, according to the legacy of Joseph Pilates and contemporary scientific knowledge. Holders of the BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Training Course diploma are fully qualified to instruct in Pilates mat work, while holders of the Comprehensive Teacher Training Course diploma are qualified to instruct in both mat and apparatus work. BASI Pilates also offers a comprehensive Advanced Education program for postgraduate study geared toward qualified professionals. Based in Costa Mesa, California. BASI Pilates provides courses throughout the US and in 27 countries. BASI Pilates is a privately-owned institution that is approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and affiliated with the Pilates Method Alliance, the Asian Academy for Sport and Fitness Professionals and other industry bodies around the world.
For more information, visit www.basipilates.com.
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