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83. Growing beyond your training, with Adam McAtee and Raphael Bender
Episode 8317th April 2022 • Pilates Elephants • Raphael Bender
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What does it mean to be evidence-based, and how can you transition into using a more evidence-based approach?

Adam and Raph discuss:

  • Their own experiences of growing beyond their original certifications
  • How to avoid the chasm of nihilism - that feeling of WTF do I do, if I’m not cueing muscles or alignment?
  • How to let yourself be wrong, or not to know the answers
  • How to give yourself permission to try new ways of teaching
  • How to experiment with new ideas
  • How to implement new ways of teaching with your regular clients


About Adam McAtee:

Adam McAtee is an instructor here at Breathe Education. He has over 12 years of Pilates experience and a degree in Exercise Science. He is currently studying physical therapy (physiotherapy) in California.

As a trainer, Adam is big on encouraging students to become critical thinkers so they can be excellent instructors. He is passionate about staying up-to-date on the latest evidence-based practice, and imparting it to his students. It’s an honor for him to be a mentor in the lives of others who are pursuing a career in Pilates. 

Adam likes to keep himself busy with his personal movement practice, traveling, scuba diving, and being with his partner, daughter, and pets (two dogs and a bird). His favorite quote (which you will likely hear in his classes) is, “nothing will work unless you do,” by Maya Angelou.

How to Connect with Adam:

  • Find Adam McAtee on Instagram here
  • Find Adam McAtee online 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

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