Why join your professional association?
All established professions have professional associations; the larger the industry, the larger the association. Large professional associations influence legislation affecting the industry, expand the membership to encompass local chapters, finance research and development, direct industry focus, assist in the development of professional and educational standards, and protect the industry from dissolution into other fields. The reason to join is to support the goals of the association, which are designed to support professionals in their field. Become a member today!
Regardless of size, all professional associations perform a similar role.
A professional association serves to identify and define the profession it represents to the outside world. Whether it's to the public, to other professionals, or to state and local governments, an alliance of intelligent, like-minded professionals serves to position the profession within a larger context of professions. Its members validate the association, and the association validates the profession.
What is in it for me?
What about local groups?
A dedicated staff provides members with information, direction, advice and referrals. As the association grows, systems develop that support networking, increased credibility, potential career opportunities, industry development, as well as any other service the growing industry may require.
Pilates is an emerging industry.