Rising Star of BASI Pilates

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Meet The Rising Stars of BASI Pilates®. The Rising Stars are the amazing Pilates professionals that make it possible for us to spread the power of the Pilates Method worldwide. Rael Iscowitz founded BASI to provide accessible professional Pilates education with a deep commitment to nurturing the spirit of Pilates in our students. He continues to be a leader in the Pilates industry and as driven and committed as Rael is, he doesn’t do it alone.

Every month we will be introducing you to a Rising Stars of Pilates®. We can’t wait for you to meet them at upcoming BASI Pilates® courses near you!


Rising Stars of BASI Pilates®

Meet Samantha Wood.

Samantha holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from USC and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences. She has over 18 years of experience as a physical therapist and specializes in orthopedics, sports medicine, Pilates-based rehabilitation, functional rehabilitation and yoga therapy. Throughout her career she has worked extensively with college level and professional athletes.

Meet Samantha at one of her upcoming classes in Costa Mesa or check out her class schedule at the Cypress Center in the Pacific Palisades.

Pilates for Injuries & Pathologies in Costa Mesa on August 12-14


Pilates Integration into Therapeutic Practice course in Costa Mesa on November 12-13, 2016.


More about Samantha

Sam is co-owner of The Cypress Center in Pacific Palisades (http://www.thecypresscenter.com/) where physical therapists have been incorporating Pilates into their treatments with excellent patient outcomes for 16 years. Sam received her Pilate’s certification in 2001 from Pilate’s owner and founder of Body Arts and Science International, Rael Isacowitz, and she continues to do advanced training with Rael. As an Associate Faculty member for BASI Pilates, Sam presents at conferences and teaches advanced education courses both locally and internationally.

She also earned an MBA at USC in 2004 and enjoys helping colleagues start-up and manage successful PT/Pilates practices. Sam’s article on how to run a Pilates-based business was published in ADVANCE for Physical Therapists magazine in 2004. Sam is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor and a member of both the APTA and the Pilates Method Alliance.

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