Benjamin Degenhardt is an acclaimed Pilates teacher and presenter, and is the creator of 360° Pilates, an immersive education program that combines live and online learning to bring the work of physical culture pioneer Joe Pilates to life today.
Benjamin presents his work at some of the largest conferences and training facilities around the world and is the mastermind behind MarchMATness—an annual social media campaign to celebrate shared passion in the Pilates community and to raise awareness and excitement for the traditional Pilates Mat work.
Benjamin began studying the Pilates method in 1998. His training took several turns from classical to contemporary Pilates—and back again. Benjamin completed teacher training programs at the Kane School of Core Integration, Halfmoon Pilates and the Equinox Pilates Institute, and holds the Pilates Method Alliance certification.
His perspective on the method is largely informed by his curiosity about the origins of the work. Benjamin has researched Joe Pilates’ thought-process in the development of Contrology and formulated a perspective on Pilates teaching that honors the original concepts, writings, and intentions.
Beginning to teach Pilates full-time in 2007, Benjamin worked for Equinox Fitness and maintained status as a top-tier and top-producing instructor within the company’s nationwide Pilates program for several years. Additionally, he taught at prestigious Pilates studios in New York City including Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates. In 2012 he joined the faculty of the Equinox Pilates Institute as a Lead Teacher Trainer and conducted the company’s first comprehensive Teacher Training programs offered in New York City and Boston. He has since established himself as a teacher of teachers in his own right and works as an independent Pilates teacher and educator.
Benjamin holds a variety of credentials and has studied with a diverse group of experts in the movement field (including Andreo Spina, Gray Cook, Kathy Dooley, Perry Nickelston, Mike Fitch, and Lynn Simonson).
• Functional Range Conditioning
• Functional Movement Screen
• Fascial Movement Taping / Rocktape
• TRX Suspension Training
• Animal Flow / Global Bodyweight Training
• Simonson Technique Teacher
Accomplishments / Accolades
Benjamin has presented his work at conferences of all scales, regularly films classes for online education and has been featured on various media outlets. Most recently, he appeared in the documentary film Joseph Pilates Tribute.
• IDEA World Convention
• Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting
• Classical Pilates São Paulo
• Classical Pilates Convention Pisa
Press / Publications
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