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I'm here to bust the myths that are rampant in the Pilates world, and share evidence-based strategies for you to become a more effective, happier and more financially successful Pilates instructor.

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Pilates Elephants Raphael Bender

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

I'm here to bust the myths that are rampant in the Pilates world, and share evidence-based strategies for you to become a more effective, happier and more financially successful Pilates instructor.

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    93. Do we under-load our clients in Pilates? With Julie Driver and Raphael Bender

    93. Do we under-load our clients in Pilates? With Julie Driver and Raphael Bender

    Do we focus too much on gentle movement in Pilates? Could our clients benefit from more vigorous exercises and more progression over time?
    Maybe the answer is different for different countries.
    Resources mentioned in the episode:
    Join our FREE Live Community Sessions https://breathe-education.com/pilates_elephants-register/ (here)
    Liftmor trial https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00198-015-3263-2 (here)
    Nonagenarians get ripped with high-intensity strength training https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/382128 (here)
    Injuries in fitness facilities are mostly caused by people dropping shit on themselves and falling off stuff - not by “incorrect” technique https://injepijournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40621-015-0037-4 (here)
    A lot of the disability from low back pain is caused by well-meaning health and fitness professionals scaring the shit out of their clients https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/3/4/e002654.short (here)
    Persistence hunting is a likely explanation of how humans fed ourselves for several hundred thousand years even though we’re weaker, slower and less ferocious than almost everything we hunt https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10745-017-9908-3 (here)

    Find more resources https://breathe-education.com/blog/podcast/do-we-under-load-our-clients-in-pilates/ (here.)


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    92. How to build your own on-demand Pilates business, with Ruth Bruno and Raphael Bender

    92. How to build your own on-demand Pilates business, with Ruth Bruno and Raphael Bender

    Right now, there is an unprecedented proliferation of exciting and creative ways for Pilates professionals to make a great living, and one of them is building your own on-demand platform.
    Ruth Bruno has done that, and in this conversation, she shares the good, the bad and the numbers of exactly how to build your own online, on-demand Pilates business.
    Resources mentioned in the episode:
    Follow Raphael Bender on IGhttps://www.instagram.com/the_raphaelbender/ ( here)
    Connect with Ruth Bruno on IG https://www.instagram.com/ruthpilatesstudio/ (here)
    Ashley DeLeon's IG https://www.instagram.com/ashleydeleonpilates/ (here)
    Pilates by Amanda's IG https://www.instagram.com/pilates_by_amanda/ (here)
    Find Arketa platform https://www.arketa.co/ (here) (not a sponsored link)

    Find more resources https://breathe-education.com/blog/podcast/build-your-own-on-demand-pilates-business/ (here).


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    91. How to Sell Pilates Sessions Part 2, with Kylie Mones and Raphael Bender

    91. How to Sell Pilates Sessions Part 2, with Kylie Mones and Raphael Bender

    If you struggle with selling this is for you!
    This is a nitty gritty how-to guide to having effective sales conversations, that end in the client buying something that will solve their problem, and you making a profit.
    Resources mentioned in the episode:
    Access the Google sheet https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OmRbLR_pRRZqDExuJEjlNK1DFlPdWzRznDctkpTFSpA/copy (here).
    Check out our Visualized Anatomy program https://breathe-education.com/visualized-anatomy/ (here)

    Find more resources https://breathe-education.com/blog/podcast/how-to-sell-pilates-sessions-part-2/ (here).


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    90. Pathologizing Normal, with Natalie Wilson and Raphael Bender

    90. Pathologizing Normal, with Natalie Wilson and Raphael Bender

    Many, possibly most of the things we think of as “dysfunctions” in Pilates are in fact just normal variations. Things like:
    Anterior pelvic tilt
    Rounded shoulders
    Asymmetrical range of motion

    are highly prevalent in pain-free people and do not predict injury. In fact, 80% of pain-free people have anterior pelvic tilt; so is it really a “tilt” or is it just the shape of the human pelvis?
    Even hypermobility and scoliosis are arguably not the cause of pain, or increased pain, and don’t need to be (nor can they be) “corrected” or “protected” by exercise.
    Raph and Natalie talk through:
    What is the evidence that these things are not pathologies?
    Why do we pathologize normal?
    What should we do instead?

    Resources mentioned in the episode:
    Buy Raph's book: Strengthen the Person, Not Just the Body Part https://strengthentheperson.com/book-page (here)
    80% of pain-free people have anterior pelvic tilt https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1356689X11000816 (here)
    Anterior pelvic tilt is not related to hip muscle tightness or strength https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0966636221000503 (here)
    Surgery is not more effective than exercise for hip impingement and labral tears https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0269215520966694 (here)
    Subacromial decompression for shoulder impingement is 100% placebo https://www.bmj.com/content/362/bmj.k2860.full (here)
    In fact ALL surgeries for musculoskeletal pain are not better than placebo https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/12/e009655.short (here)
    Early MRI causes harm here and the value of MRI for musculoskeletal pain results in more harm than benefit https://bmjopenquality.bmj.com/content/10/3/e001287.abstract (here)
    Stabilization exercise works better if you THINK your back is unstable https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/94/11/1543/2735357?login=true (here)
    There is very weak correlation between scoliosis curve magnitude and back pain https://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2002/02150/Adult_Scoliosis__A_Quantitative_Radiographic_and.12.aspx (here) and https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.896.8430andrep=rep1andtype=pdf (here)
    Pain in hypermobile people is not related to joint angle https://europepmc.org/article/med/8923376 (here) but is more likely a result of higher pain sensitivity of the central nervous system https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ejp.856 (here)
    Current ACSM guidelines https://www.amazon.com/Guidelines-Exercise-Prescription-American-Medicine/dp/1975150198/ref=sr_1_2?crid=38P4OYJWXXD8Qandkeywords=acsms+guidelines+for+exercise+testing+and+prescription+11th+editionandqid=1652837058andsprefix=acsms+%2Caps%2C287andsr=8-2 (here)

    Find more resources https://breathe-education.com/blog/podcast/pathologizing-normal/ (here).


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    • 1 hr 50 min
    89. Overcoming addiction through Pilates, with Rebecca Solberg and Raphael Bender

    89. Overcoming addiction through Pilates, with Rebecca Solberg and Raphael Bender

    TW: This episode contains content about substance abuse and addiction.
    We acknowledge that this may be difficult and encourage you to care for your safety and well-being by talking to your healthcare professional if any of the issues in this show have affected you.
    This is the inspiring story of how Pilates helped Rebecca Solberg overcome addiction and find connection, meaning and peace.
    Pilates is not a substitute for working with a mental health professional. But it can sure be an amazing complement.
    Find more resources https://breathe-education.com/blog/podcast/overcoming-addiction-through-pilates/ (here).


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    88. How to Sell Pilates Sessions Part 1, with Kylie Mones and Raphael Bender

    88. How to Sell Pilates Sessions Part 1, with Kylie Mones and Raphael Bender

    Do you struggle with limiting beliefs around selling? Do you feel “icky”? Do you think your product is Pilates?
    If so, listen to this episode to get your mind right and learn how to sell your sessions more easily, and without any of the baggage.
    Resources mentioned in the episode:
    Join our FREE Live Community Sessions https://breathe-education.com/pilates_elephants-register/ (here)

    Find more resources https://breathe-education.com/blog/podcasts/how-to-sell-pilates-sessions-1 (here).


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    • 1 hr 23 min

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