Luke Postlethwaite started The Biomechanics when he was halfway through his degree in Exercise and Sports Science. He has built a thriving clinic employing over a dozen people with a simple strategy: Show your clients you care about them.
Raphael's book "Strengthen the person, not just the body part" is bloody fabulous. As a new grad and even a client, we are slammed with so many outdated concepts, nocebo approaches and even systems and technical models that are just so disconnected from each other, which is rough! However, the book is a simple approach to learn the fundamentals of not just movement principles, but also how to care for people by building and maintaining a strong clinical rapport. Not all of what we do is fancy exercises, equipment and knowledge of conditions; it's also to be able to hold space for others, listen, care, communicate and get people to believe in themselves!Thanks for filling the healthcare space with a brilliant tool that advocates for simplicity, connection, care and meaningful coaching!
03:28 16 Dec 21
I loved learning through Breathe Education, they provided a flexible course that I could complete when it suited me whilst still feeling very supported with all their incredible resources. The teachers were extremely knowledgeable and helpful, providing constructive criticism in a nurturing way. I would highly recommend anyone considering doing their Pilates course to choose Breathe Education.
01:54 16 Dec 21
01:14 16 Dec 21
I just finished my certificate and this course is awesome. They encouraged me and built my confident. Even my English isn't good, they are tried to find out how to help me out and I can't believe how much I improved!
01:08 16 Dec 21
I was drawn to Breathe over another provider and im glad I listened to my gut. It's been one hell of a ride....all good of course. The support of the Tutorial teachers is next level. I felt safe and secure in my tutorials to ask questions and learn. Compassion was given by my tute teacher Emily when constructive criticism was given after assessments...to help lift all of us up as we learn to become our authentic selves as instructors with so much new info. My peers were very beautiful vibes girls and I've walked away with new friendships.
10:28 15 Dec 21
Love it and very proud to be part of BE.
09:07 14 Dec 21
The best course for anyone that coaches movement!!
00:52 14 Dec 21
04:12 13 Dec 21
Such a great course! Being online didn't inhibit the learning at all- if anything I feel it made it better, as we were embedding learnings over a longer period. I thoroughly enjoyed completing my cert IV with Breathe and have learnt so much. I loved how practical and tangible the learning modules were.
03:35 13 Dec 21
This is a very comprehensive course which is flexible so you can study at times that are convenient to you. Everyone is so helpful and positive. I would highly recommend this course for people wanting to become a Pilates Instructor.
02:17 13 Dec 21
Consistent communication to ensure we were travelling through the course well kept me motivated! Really bright happy bunch of staff. Absolutely loved it
03:41 12 Dec 21
I could not fault Breathe Education. The learning platform is second to none and the trainers are exceptional, not only in their course delivery but in their care. I made so many like minded friends along the way. I would highly recommend Breathe Education to any one wanting to be a pilates teacher. I loved the science based curriculum.
03:06 11 Dec 21
Breathe education is not just a Pilates course, you learn a set of skills that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Pilates, aka cat/stretch/contrology OG, are exercises you can layer for life, with endless opportunities and fearless movement, you will also be able to help others at mastery and be involved their movement journey. How cool that is…the OG rep so beautifully layered you can watch how far people come! If you want to learn how to empower others, with the current evidence based approach this course is for you! 💪🏻
08:23 10 Dec 21
I'm from Switzlerand and so I was doing my course with 10 hours of difference with Australia. And do you know what? I've juste LOVED this online course. I truly believe that I've learnt as much as if it was face-to-face. They're 24h available and helping with any questions. It was the best journey I had so far. I’m 26 and I had invest my savings into the diploma course and it was the best decision I made! this is THE course you should take!!! Thanks Breathe!!!!
05:13 10 Dec 21
Applause to Raphael Bender & Breathe Education!I think I can speak on behalf of those finishing/in the midst of the *new* Diploma course, when I say that you’re changing the Pilates and Health/Fitness game, and turning it on its head - for the better.Thank you to all the teachers I worked with - Heath, Cloe, Belinda & Adam, (and those I didn’t have the pleasure of working with) for your wealth of knowledge and commitment to our learning to provide an extensive, factual-no BS approach to rehab, injury & pain (and everything else in between, because it includes far more than just those three topics!!!).There’s knowing anatomy, and there’s knowing anatomy and how our body biomechanics actually work. There’s so much misinformation thrown in front of us on a daily basis and I’m so glad that I’ve been a part of this community, where we’re encouraged to be critical thinkers and actually know our stuff! Would recommend this course to everyone, because BE are constantly taking on feedback, listening to us students and ensuring what coursework they provide is the very best science-based and best practise for our clients.
00:51 12 Nov 21
The team at Breathe were nothing but supportive through the entire journey of my Certificate. They were able to facilitate my learning experience, in a fun and engaging way despite being delivered purely online. I feel beyond grateful that I chose to study Pilates with Breathe, as I feel confident in myself and my knowledge of up-to-date evidence based practices in being able to deliver an epic Pilates class!Big shout out to Cloe for always bringing the greatest energy to the room, every single time.
22:27 11 Nov 21
I was a little bit hesitant about online study, but I did my research and found that Breathe appealed to everything I was looking for in a pilates course. So I thought I would give it a try and I definitely was not disappointed. The delivery of Cert IV was fantastic and very well planned out, never did I feel lost or unsupported there is so much support and not just from the teachers but from fellow students. The platforms used are easy to navigate for learning and make it easy to get in contact with students and teachers. I am now in my last week and feel confident to go out into the pilates world as an instructor. The Breathe course has given me so much confidence and knowledge to be an instructor.
03:54 11 Nov 21
What an incredible course! I just finished an anatomy short course. I loved how it an interactive component and was about actually understanding the content rather than just rope learning. Both lecturers were so helpful, Raph and Heath. Big shoutout to Heath for helping me understand how to put all the science into a practical sense to use in a class environment. Highly recommend if you have 20 years experience or 2 as a fitness professional, there was a lot I learnt in just 6 weeks.
04:03 10 Nov 21
Have had the most amazing experience with my course here at Breathe! I’ve grown so much and so beyond grateful for the amazing team at breathe and all that they do. Special thanks to Hailey and Cloe for the incredible experience and teachings! 10/10 recommend this spectacular course ❤️💕 thank you breathe!!
13:10 08 Nov 21
From the moment I booked my first phone call, the staff at Breathe made me feel valued and heard. The Cert IV Pilates course has completely opened my eyes to how amazing the human body is, and my mindset has changed entirely around how we move! I’m graduating this week and honestly I’m so sad it’s come to an end because it’s been the highlight of my week with my tutorial crew. I’ve got my first in studio classes booked in a few weeks and I’m feeling super excited and prepared, the trainers at Breathe allow you to grow in your own way and develop your own style of teaching that I can’t wait to show! Thank you breathe team ☺️
01:05 08 Nov 21
Breathe is an incredible organization and educational system. The teachers are such a high caliber of instructors, and they genuinely want their students to excel and succeed in the industry.All areas of being a Pilates instructor - from cueing, confidence, finding your voice, repertoire knowledge and understanding, running your own business etc are all covered throughout the course.I am finishing the course feeling equipped to head out into the instructor world and succeed!
04:26 06 Nov 21
I am so grateful to breathe. I have never felt more confident in myself and my ability. I have found that everyone is super supportive that’s the trainers, customer service team and the crew that I have gone through with. It has also been easy. It’s never a challenge to get in contact with trainers or get additional help if needed. I truely feel as if this team has my back now and also as I venture into the Pilates industry
04:25 06 Nov 21
The course has been amazing at getting me prepared to teach Pilates. I feel so prepared and ready to dive right in. I'm excited about the opportunities ahead and learning more with breathe education in the future. I can't wait to share this amazing form of movement with everyone. Pilates is for every body!
04:25 06 Nov 21
Thank you so much Breathe Edu team! This course has completely changed my outlook on life and my passion for exercise! I am so excited to go out into the industry knowing I have everything under my belt to succeed! Cloe & Rach in particular - thank you for being motivating, inspiring and fearless.
21:27 09 Oct 21
The only Pilates training course you need to look for. I could not be happier with my experience with breathe. The most up to date current research delivered by the most inspiring Pilates teachers. I loved every minute of this course and hope to go on to do the diploma!
02:49 01 Oct 21
Love, Love this course! Would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about movement, building strength and confidence of the body. I feel so empowered with a quality qualification...Create a career that is meaningful and changes peoples lives for the better!
00:25 01 Oct 21
Absolutely blown away by my experience with Breathe. If you want to be a Pilates instructor THIS is the course for you. The entire team set up their students for success from the get go and the community they have fostered is just unbelievably beautiful and supportive. This is the most comprehensive course I have ever done and well worth the money. You will have access to the best trainers and teachers in the business with the most up to date, evidence based information. Being Online makes this course so accessible and Breathe has got it running like a well oiled (but extremely personable) machine. So grateful for the education I have received and would highly recommend to anyone wanting to become an instructor or take their teaching to the next level. Special shout out to Cloe Bunter who was my Lecturer/Trainer. An absolute shining light at Breathe who cares so much about the Pilates community and her students!
04:06 30 Sep 21
BEST COURSE EVER!!I have just completed my Cert IV with Breathe Education and I was so happy with the course plus the support from the teachers!Breathe made studying online so easy with an easy to navigate website and there was always someone there to ask if I had any questions and all the teachers came to lectures/tutorials with smiles on their faces. I felt like everyone wanted me to succeed and make me the best instructor possible. I finished the course feeling confident and ready to move onto booking in for the Diploma :)
09:02 29 Sep 21
I studied my Cert IV in Pilates Matwork and Reformer through Breathe Education and I have never been so supported and so nurtured during my studies. All of the trainers are so inclusive and kind, and there is a strong sense of community among the trainers/students. Would highly recommend anyone to dive in and explore the world of Pilates!
04:58 29 Sep 21
Such a positive and fun experience!! Amazing lecturers, tutors and instructors they always managed to brighten the cold winter days and I always finished classes full of energy with a giant smile on my face. I felt a million times more confidence in taking the leap to do something new after just the orientation tutorial. I have met so many new friends not only in Australia but all over the world. I have not only used what I have learnt in my teacher training but also in my everyday life. I would recommend to my bother, sister, dog and best friends. Such a great 20weeks and I am so keen to do more training with Breathe Education!
04:14 29 Sep 21
As a group fitness instructor of over 25 years I was super impressed with Breathe education.When I think about all of the workshops & further education I have attended over the years, this has been the best by far. The trainers were knowledgeable mentors, and beautiful, nurturing and friendly humans. The wealth of resources and information which was always being updated even during my 21 weeks was exceptional.10 out of 10 Breathe. Thank you
01:38 29 Sep 21
wanting to become a qualified pilates instructor? Feeling overwhelmed with certification providers?Do you ask yourself: will I get support? Can I achieve this around already working or being a parent? Are you nervous? All these are completely normal questions and emotions we will. I over thought the signing up process. Let me take over thinking time away from you so you can get started soon. Breathe Education exceeded all my expectations. The support is and still is post grad amazing. The course work is designed to be family and work friendly and its achievable. The team are personable, comforting, empowering and they become your friends not just your trainers. Please don't hesitate and sign up right away. the 21 weeks to obtain my certification has immensely changed my life. I have a career and a livelihood from this. The pilates Community is one of my greatest joys!Good luck, you will smash it with Breathe Education!
09:13 28 Sep 21
An amazingly well-run and beautifully structured course. I highly recommend it to anyone wishing to advance their knowledge and skills in Pilates. I'm looking forward to completing further training with Breathe Education in the future.
08:53 28 Sep 21
Tomorrow I finish my Certificate IV in Matwork and Reformer Pilates and I cannot recommend Breathe Education highly enough. If you have ever considered becoming a Pilates instructor, please contact Breathe Edu and talk to their support team. The trainers are professional and knowledgeable, and facilitate amazing learning experiences.The online format is a perfect way to study even if working full time. Studying from home allows flexibility, but this is not a ‘cheats way’ to achieve certification - it is a rigorous and professional process. Follow your dreams like I, and so many others, have!
00:23 27 Sep 21
This course has absolutely changed my life. I have found a confidence within me that I never knew I had and feel completely set up for success. The way the course is structured means you can comfortably study around your working hours and the Saturdays Lecture + Tutorial has become my favourite part of my week! Would recommend Breathe to anyone with a passion for Pilates.
22:29 26 Sep 21
Breath education was an amazing place to become a pilates teacher, they taught me how to be confident and develop the skills I needed to succees in this industry.
03:54 25 Sep 21
If you're trying to decide what Pilates instructor course to do, STOP, just sign up to Breathe. The Breathe team are a great bunch of individuals who all are authentic in their own way. It's an internationally recognised qualification that is evidence based and after 20 weeks, you'll feel confident and inspired to share this fabulous form of movement with the world. (You'll also make friends for life) 🌏💪
06:53 24 Aug 21
I have just finished my Cert IV with Breathe. What a brilliant experience - All the trainers are so motivating and encouraging and you can tell just how much they really care about your success.I have completed this course feeling industry ready to go and teach pilates to open level classes, people with injuries and pre/post natal along with encouraging fearless movement.If you're worried about studying online, don't be with Breathe. It feels like you're in the room with everyone and the way the course is set out, you have accountability each week. I have finished this course feeling so excited for what's next.
08:39 20 Aug 21
I have just completed my Certificate IV with Breathe. I remember my first tutorial I was so anxious and shaking every time I had to take myself off mute in Zoom. We were told that this was a community and everyone supports eachother, all anyone wants to see is each other succeed. They couldn't have been more right!I can't believe how much my confidence has increased in 21 weeks. Teaching people that didn't have injuries, pain, or weren't pre or post-natal used to be daunting in itself. I am now more than confident to teach anyone from the population with any kind of body 'issues' going on. The knowledge and the science behind their teaching is amazing. They're so up to date and even updated their pre-natal guidelines mid course once new research came out. So we would have the most recent ACSM guidelines.It's a community I'm so glad I found, and have knowledge and friendships that will last me a lifetime.
03:22 20 Aug 21
This course has truly been such an amazing learning experience. Upon completing my Certification in Matwork and Reformer Pilates not only are we are trained with the most current science and evidence research, but have the knowledge and capability to empower the fearless movement. The possibilities of movement are limitless, and learning through Breathe has given me the tools, confidence and knowledge to change the lives of others through the freedom of facilitating movement.
03:31 19 Aug 21
I absolutely love this program, I would do it over a million times! The trainers and students side by side with me made such an impact on life that I will cherish this forever! Cannot wait to further my education with Breathe Edu! At the beginning you're so nervous and towards the end movement is fearless, trust the outcome!
01:39 16 Aug 21
What an incredible learning experience! I am finishing up my study of the Certificate in Matwork and Reformer and it’s been such an empowering and genuinely wonderful experience. The way the course is delivered sets you up for so many successes and all the trainers are a wealth of knowledge. Honestly, can’t recommend Breathe highly enough, if you want the most current training, you’ll get it here and you will absolutely love every second of it!
04:58 23 Jul 21
I just spoke with Amanda from Breathe Education. I am so excited after having my free personal consultation to move forward with the next step in my journey and becoming a pilates instructor. Amanda provided me with extremely informative and comprehensive information. I feel confident that I am making the right decision in choosing Breathe Education for my pilates instructor course and beginning this new and exciting chapter in my life. I would encourage other, even if you are only slightly curious about undergoing a course like this, to book yourself a free personal consultation.
02:30 15 Jul 21
09:04 13 Jul 21
I loved taking this course! Each and every person was supportive I had 2 wonderful tutors Cloe and Sharrman :) I made some amazing friends and learnt so much I can't wait to do my dream job and help other fall in love with Pilates!
08:38 13 Jul 21
Breathe has been an extremely inclusive, supportive environment where I have felt nurtured and supported for the entire 20 weeks. From the sales stage through to course completion, I cannot fault the crew. I aim to become an instructor of the same caliber in the future.
08:35 13 Jul 21
I am greatful to be part of the breathe edu community and to have the support of amazing teachers. Apart from the nerves that come with starting something, I feel equipt and ready to go out to the real world and start teaching
Tony and Tina Hammond
22:28 12 Jul 21
I was really excited when I decided to take the step to become a Pilates Instructor. When the time came to start the course I started questioning myself and whether I had what it takes. Now in my last week and the self doubt has gone and I am so proud of what I’ve achieved. This course was thorough, easy to understand and although it challenged me I had a lot of fun doing it. I’ve made some amazing friends and the instructors were so encouraging and welcoming. Thank you to the team at Breathe Education you are all fabulous x
07:39 12 Jul 21
I have just completed my Cert IV Pilates Matwork & Reformer training with Breathe Education. This was a 6 month online course. Initially I was worried about the online format, as I am a very visual/hands on learner. Zoom was fabulous and the explanations by all trainers, was very thorough. Having practice teaching sessions available on zoom was invaluable. I live in WA and worked out with others doing their breathe training in WA, SA, VIC & NZ. It actually made it a lot easier to get the hours in that were needed for this part of the course (and I am super excited about all the new pilates friends I have made around the country) I didn't realise until I started this course, how many of my favourite instructors were also Breathe trained. Seeing them comment in the Breathe Instructor FB groups was a real 'aha' moment for me, as I now see why they are the ones I want to go and work out with/learn from in my personal practice. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in joining the Pilates Industry. I am super excited about graduating and cannot wait to see where my new skills take me.
01:02 12 Jul 21
I have just completed my Cert IV with Breathe and was so impressed!Breathe made studying online so easy with an easy to navigate website and there was always someone there to ask if I had any questions. All of the trainers I met were very motivating and wanted all of us to succeed. I finished the course feeling industry ready and excited to start teaching!