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My name is Raphael Bender, I’m an exercise physiologist, Pilates instructor and educator. I first certified as a fitness trainer in 1998 and I’ve been a full-time movement professional since then.
Since 2016 I’ve run a company called Breathe Education, we certify Pilates instructors in our comprehensive program, and teach movement professionals to implement the Whole Person Framework in our Diploma of Clinical Pilates. All our training is 100% online, and our team is distributed around the world.
My personal mission is to empower Pilates instructors, yoga teachers, fitness trainers, exercise physiologists and physiotherapists just like you, with evidence-based information and critical thinking skills so you can become more successful, skilled and satisfied, and ultimately practice your profession in a more genuine way.
I live in Melbourne, Australia with my wife Julie and daughter Bintu.
I’m a dog person and a coffee person. I’m an introvert. I can’t touch my toes. I like lifting heavy things, running, riding my bicycle and sharing science with people.