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Prenatal Pilates is just Pilates, with Hailey Hawkins and Raphael Bender

There is a persistent myth in the Pilates world that prenatal Pilates needs to be gentle, safe, highly modified and complicated. But this is not true…

Resources mentioned in the episode:

  • Watch ‘$100k Pilates Workshop Replay’ here
  • Register your interest to receive an advanced copy of Raph’s book ‘How to make $100k a year teaching Pilates here
  • Our Pilates Certification will increase in price by 10% on April 1st. Beat the price rise here
  • Connect with Hailey Hawkins here
  • Check out some of Hailey’s Instagram posts here and here and here and here
  • ACSM guidelines here
  • ACOG guidelines here
  • No relationship between relaxin levels and pelvic pain here
  • The Sacroiliac joint moves 0.2 degrees in women diagnosed with pelvic instability here
  • Instead the intensity of fear-avoidance beliefs predicts pelvic pain here
  • During a curl up diastasis gets smaller here
  • Ab strengthening during pregnancy reduces diastasis here
  • Curl-ups reduce diastasis here
About Raphael Bender:

Raph believes everyone deserves the opportunity to transform into a better version of themselves. His main strength as a teacher and movement professional is the ability to distill complex research findings into a simple, science-based approach to help people move fearlessly, thoughtlessly, and painlessly. He LOVES running, weights, cycling, and Contrology.

Raph holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation), a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy, and STOTT PILATES full certification.

How to Connect with Raphael:

Purchase Raph’s new book:

  • Strengthen The Person Not Just The Body Part here
About Hailey Hawkins:

Hailey Hawkins is a Pilates Instructor trainer at Breathe Education. She has been practicing Pilates for almost 15 years and is excited to help trainees learn the skills they need to confidently teach empowering movement to everyone. She is passionate about fostering critical thinking skills in her students, so they can develop an applicable toolset that they can use wherever and however they teach Pilates.

How to Connect with Hailey:

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