Welcome to the official website of the Pilates Method Alliance

PMA Professional Association

The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) is the world's largest professional association for Pilates professionals. All PMA programs and initiatives are supported by its sponsors and members. PMA members validate the association, and the association validates the profession. Members are key to the association’s success.

Current PMA Programs include:

  • Teacher Training Summits
  • Heroes in Motion
  • Pilates 4 Youth
  • Pilates Research
  • Pilates Day
  • Pilates is Health
  • PMA Annual Meeting
  • Registry of Schools
  • Fostering Future Professionals

In 2005, The PMA Professional Association developed the PMA Pilates Certification Program. Today, the PMA Certification Program is the only accredited, third party certification program for Pilates.

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5th Teacher Training Summit



June 9 – 12, 2016
Marriott Hollywood Beach
Hollywood, Florida

This event intended exclusively for Pilates school
directors, administrators, and teacher trainers.



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"What is Pilates?"




Pilates Certification Program

About Pilates
Over the past 15 years, much of the developed world has experienced the explosion in demand for Pilates. Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness endeavor, but also as an important adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds. Read more...


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