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Probridge Global Program – Marbella 2023

Enhance your Pilates knowledge and credentials with ProBridge!

BASI Pilates is internationally recognised as one of the highest quality providers of Pilates education in the industry. For professionals who already have other Pilates training, the ProBridge Programme is an opportunity to renew their training and enthusiasm, discover new exercises or different ways of performing or teaching them and of course obtain BASI Pilates instructor certification.

The ProBridge Programme consists of 12 modules. Each module consists of lecture, analysis of mat and equipment repertoire and practice time. Upon completion of all 12 modules, students are eligible to pursue a BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teaching Certificate by completing the remaining requirements of the programme


ProBridge students walk away from the program with enhanced knowledge and skills, including:

  • Pilates Method:
    In-depth understanding of the BASI Pilates approach to the Pilates method.
  • Provide Cues:
    Familiarity with the BASI Pilates repertoire taught on the Mat and all apparatus.
  • Block System:
    Proficiency in the groundbreaking BASI Block System.
  • Gain Confidence:
    Confidence in working with BASI’s proprietary F2 System.
  • Teach & Demonstrate:
    Eligibility to take the Pilates Method Alliance NCPT examination, or receive PMA CECs.

COURSE DETAILS:

Language: Taught in both Spanish and English.

Theoretical hours: 72 hours divided into 4 weekends:

  • 17 – 19 Feb 2023 [module 1 to 3]
  • 24 – 26 Mar 2023 [module 4 to 6]
  • 14 – 16 Apr 2023 [module 7 to 9]
  • 26 – 28 May 2023 [module 10 to 12]

Fridays 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Saturdays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm – Sundays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Start date: February 17th, 2023.

Place: DARTE Pilates Marbella.

Course price: $3,646 USD
$500 booking fee (includes the Non-Refundable $100 USD Processing Fee). The balance of $3,146 USD is to be paid up to 10 business days prior to commencement of the program unless you choose to do installment payments.

Examination Price: $250 USD (not included in the course price to be paid 10 days before the exam).

Study Books (3 options to choose just one, included in the course fee):
– Printed Spanish (2019 version).
– Printed English (2023 version).
– Digital English PDF (2023 version).

Optional Mentored Open Studio + Q&A pack: 220€ (4 days of tutorship -6 hours a day- for Questions and Answers after the course).

Installment payment option:

  • $500 USD Initial Deposit (includes the Non-Refundable $100 USD Processing Fee).
  • 1st payment: $1,048 USD (due 10 business days prior to Module 1)
  • 2nd payment: $1,049 USD (due 10 business days prior to the next training weekend)
  • 3rd payment: $1,049 USD (due 10 business days prior to the next training weekend)

Program Completion: 

The ProBridge Foundation is a prerequisite to the ProBridge Graduate. After completing both programs, students are eligible to pursue a BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teaching Certificate.

To receive a BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teaching Certificate, students must complete the following graduation requirements:

  • Attend all modules
  • Pass all exams
  • Pass final practical exam
  • Pass final teaching evaluation

[ Register link is the same as Comprehensive Global Program but you will pay less and don’t need to complete the practical hours or write a student paper ]

Program Structure

Module 1:
The fundamentals

Primary concepts covered include the 10 movement principles of the Pilates method, an overview of the pelvic region and Pilates breathing. A historical overview of Pilates is presented, plus the BASI® approach, and the importance of safety when teaching Pilates are discussed. Repertoire includes fundamental Mat and Reformer exercises. A one-hour mat class is taught.

Module 2:
Anatomy overview, Part 1

Primary concepts covered include an anatomy and terminology overview: major bones, muscles, joints, bony landmarks and center of gravity. The importance and practice of cueing is discussed. Repertoire covers fundamental Reformer, intermediate Mat, Pole and Ped-a-pul. A one-hour mat class is taught.

Module 3:
Anatomy overview, Part 2

Primary concepts covered include the BASI® system of movement analysis, exercise physiology, and aerobic/anaerobic exercise. The BASI® format of teaching is discussed and the Block System®, created by Rael Isacowitz, is introduced. Repertoire taught is intermediate Mat and Reformer and Leg Weights. A one-hour mat class is taught.

Module 4:
Posture assessment

Primary concepts covered are the principles of alignment and posture assessment. Discussion includes exercise as a tool for assessment. Repertoire taught includes intermediate through advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, and fundamental Cadillac. A one-hour mat class is taught.

Module 5:
Core strength: Back and abdominals

Primary concepts covered are core strength and the relationship of the various muscle groups that make up the core with particular focus on the abdominals and the back extensors. Contraindications, effective exercises and the importance of understanding your clients needs and body type are discussed. Also addressed are the role of the teacher and the importance of flow in a session. Repertoire taught includes advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, and Arm Chair. A one-hour mat class is taught.

Module 6:
Exercise adaptations

Primary concepts include an in-depth look into exercise adaptation and the use of assists and modifications. Lecture focuses on how to construct a complete and comprehensive program. Repertoire taught is advanced Mat, intermediate Reformer, fundamental Wunda Chair and Magic Circle. A one-hour mat class is taught. The Midterm Written Examination is given.

Module 7:
Muscle Balance and Imbalance
Primary concepts covered include the meaning of balance and the implications of imbalances in strength and flexibility. Lecture focuses on functional exercises, movement patterns, neuromuscular re-education, and muscle testing. Repertoire taught includes intermediate and advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

Module 8:
The Lower Limbs
Primary concepts covered include the hip joint, the knee joint, and the ankle-foot complex. The gait cycle is discussed and analyzed. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

Module 9:
The Shoulder
Primary concepts covered are the structure and function of the shoulder region, the shoulder joint, muscles of the shoulder, and the importance of correct shoulder mechanics. Lecture includes how to work with clients with shoulder problems and recognizing scope of practice. Repertoire taught is intermediate Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and an introduction to the Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector.

Module 10:
Program Design Principles
Primary concepts covered include the principles of training, such as overload, specificity and reversibility. Components of physical fitness are addressed and analyzed. Lecture includes repertoire levels and how they relate to working with a broad range of clientele. Repertoire taught is advanced Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac.

Module 11:
Specific Populations, Part 1
Primary concepts covered are habitual movement patterns, cross training, imbalances, and setting goals. The athletic population is looked at closely. Lecture focuses on teaching methodologies. Repertoire taught includes intermediate- and advanced-level work on both Ladder Barrel and Spine Corrector.

Module 12:
Specific Populations, Part 2
Primary concepts covered are based on populations with restrictions and an in-depth look at pregnancy guidelines. Lecture includes teaching men and women, different body types, as well as objectives and approaches. A general review of the repertoire is conducted and the Final Written Exam is available to students online after completion of the Graduate Program.

[ Register link is the same as Comprehensive Global Program but you will pay less and don’t need to complete the practical hours or write a student paper ]

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