Benjamin Rashleigh

“I want to continue to be able to play competitive sport for as long as possible and achieve physical feats like reaching Mt. Everest base camp.”

For the better part of a decade, Benjamin dedicated himself to his career as a fine dining chef, both here in Australia and in Europe. Years of 60-plus hour weeks being hunched over a bench caused chronic lower back pain and forced Ben to wear a brace on a daily basis just to accomplish simple tasks. Benjamin’s physiotherapist recommended he take up Pilates to combat the damage. He quickly developed a passion for the discipline, which in turn prompted him to enrol at National Pilates Training and obtain his Diploma in 2012.

Benjamin’s passion for the method is forever evolving. He has firm plans to further himself as an instructor and quench his lust for knowledge through continued professional development and designing and presenting industry-specific workshops. Currently, Benjamin is a part of the faculty for National Pilates Training, as well as a national presenter for various industry organisations.

On top of this Benjamin also holds positions on the health and conditioning teams at Melbourne City FC and Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance. As well as a history of working with players from multiple football codes including players from the Western Crusaders American Football Club and national representatives for the Australian Outback Women’s Gridiron team.


  • Advanced Diploma of the Pilates Method (10538NAT)
  • Certified Functional Range Systems mobility specialist (FRCms) and assessment (FRAs)
  • Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (91491 NSW)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Certificate III in Hospitality Operations


  • Aligned for Life Pilates – CBD – Studio Manager
  • National Pilates Training – Anatomy educator and Faculty educator
  • Melbourne City FC – Pilates Practitioner
  • Ministry of Dance – Pilates Practitioner


  • 2012 teaching the Pilates Method and counting

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