In this episode, Janet and Nikki talk with Benjamin Degenhardt about his perspective and research of the traditional Pilates work and how it fits into the modern movement world.
- How we can apply modern science and innovation, while staying true to the traditional work
- What Joe Pilates intention may have been with the work and how to define Pilates in relationship to other forms of movement and fitness
- Why it’s important to remember that Pilates is a system and how to understand when to apply the order and when to deviate from it based on the needs of the body in front of you
- Some of the differences between Joe’s philosophy around teaching and how Pilates is marketed today
- The power in creating a culture for people to feel successful in and curious about their Pilates experience and movement exploration
- A discussion around fear based movement and how Joe Pilates was somewhat fearless
- Why Benjamin created #MarchMatness and how it has evolved in the past few years
- Benjamin’s work with 360° Pilates
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Episode length: 53 minutes
About Benjamin Degenhardt
Benjamin Degenhardt has been involved in Pilates and movement training for more than 15 years and is the founder of 360° Pilates, an educational resource and program synthesizing the original Pilates method with modern knowledge on movement, health, and fitness training.
Benjamin presents his work at conferences and training facilities around the world and is the mastermind behind the annual March MATness social media campaign. He is currently in the process of finishing and publishing 360° Pilates Mat, a smartphone app for matwork practitioners. To learn more about Benjamin, visit www.benjamindegenhardt.com.