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What is Pilates? With Naomi Di Fabio and Raphael Bender

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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:

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About Naomi Di Fabio:

Naomi has been teaching dance and all kinds of group fitness – including Pilates – for over 20 years.

Throughout her career she has presented and trained thousands of new instructors and teachers throughout the UK, Europe and South Africa giving her an in depth knowledge of the industry in different cultures.

She has taught at and managed major group fitness studios in London and currently works as a Pilates teacher trainer for Breathe Education as well as delivering on-demand Pilates and group fitness classes through her own platform.

If you’re interested in nerding out on Pilates history and movement, connect with her on Instagram for something new coming in the New Year!

How to Connect with Naomi:

  • Find Naomi on Instagram here
  • Find Naomi online here
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