Although its roots are planted in wellness and rehabilitation, Pilates has come a long way from its original development and practice since its invention by Joseph H. Pilates.
Pilates is known for helping people strengthen their core, improve stability, and increase flexibility. To help people achieve these goals, Joseph himself created several machines, including the Reformer, the ladder barrel, the spine corrector, and the Wunda chair, among others.
Sounds familiar, Pilates pros?
As strange as these machines look, they’re incredibly effective — they allow users the opportunity to expand and explore their realm of movements while providing comfort and stability. And, as you might have guessed, they’re today more popular than ever before!
At first glance, you might not think much has changed in the way of Pilates equipment. The equipment is still highly popular and used by practitioners in studios and at home all over the world. Upon a closer look, however, you’ll find that today’s industry leaders are contributing groundbreaking innovations to make Pilates equipment longer-lasting, more functionally ergonomic, and environmentally friendly.
One such frontrunner is master Pilates practitioner and founder of Body Arts and Science International (BASI), Rael Isacowitz. As the company name would suggest, Isacowitz founded a method of Pilates that melts the original Pilates method with a modern scientific research-based approach. As with his contemporary practice style, Isacowitz applies his scientific methods to the BASI Systems Pilates equipment. So how does this finely crafted equipment measure up to its competitors? What innovations have brought BASI Systems to the forefront of Pilates equipment manufacturing?
No one can deny the sleek nature of BASI Systems’ rounded contemporary designs. Each piece, from their Reformers to barrels, have beautiful wooden frames with rounded edges and elegant curvature, which are perfect for adding style to any studio. But of course, functionality is where these pieces truly deliver.
On their own, BASI equipment is customizable and highly adjustable, which allows users to transition smoothly between movements without spending too much time on setup. The BASi Systems Wood Pilates Reformer, for example, is among the most user-friendly on the market — the color-coded spring system allows you to add as much carriage resistance as you’d like, without difficulty.
Perhaps the most innovative product of the BASI line is the F2 System. This upgrade allows users to add support handles and resistance springs to virtually any equipment in the BASI Systems collection. You can use multiple F2 systems simultaneously or transfer the same set of handles and springs between your Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and Barrel Set. With this simple and seamless upgrade and a few tips, courtesy of Isacowitz himself, you’ll have access to entirely new movements you won’t be able to obtain with any other brand of Pilates equipment.
BASI Systems isn’t just innovating function — they’re also making strides in Pilates equipment engineering. Committed to using environmentally-friendly materials of the highest quality, each piece in their collection is handcrafted with beechwood, aerospace-grade aluminum, and antibacterial phthalate-free antibacterial vinyl. Thanks to the outstanding quality of their materials, each piece is made to last a lifetime.
Not only are their products green, but their packaging is too! Thanks to their eco-conscious manufacturing and sustainable shipping materials, BASI systems is quickly becoming an industry pioneer in earth-friendly Pilates.
Interested in bringing this innovative equipment to your Pilates studio? With Pilates Direct, you can! You can now order the entire BASI Systems product line, complete with the F2 system upgrade, all in one easy purchase. Bring the whole collection to your workout space and reinvigorate your repertoire. Don’t worry about setup — just ask for white glove delivery service for in-home or studio assembly.
This article was published on barbaraiweins.com on July 7, 2020
Giulia Ramsey is an avid Pilates practitioner who has studied in Germany and the U.S. Her fitness mantra is the Joseph Pilates quote, “Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.” Giulia is CMO of CASA Pilates Equipment the largest North American retailer of high-quality Pilates equipment and reformers.