2017 Conference

The 17th Annual Meeting of the Pilates Method Alliance will be in Indian Wells, CA (Palm Springs) from October 25-28, 2017!

We are pleased to announce the release of our new conference website! Designed with a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation, updated with the latest information about the PMA conference!

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Pilates School Approval Program

Application opens on April 1, 2017!

The purpose of the Pilates School Approval Program is to publicly recognize those schools that have provided evidence of compliance with the PMA’s 10 Educational Standards for Pilates schools offering comprehensive training. The application (self-study report) serves as an exercise that assists schools in developing requisite internal structures and processes, as well as equips schools with the parameters required for possible state licensing and accreditation.                                                                                                      


Professional Association - Membership

The Pilates Method Alliance is the world's largest professional association for Pilates teachers. By joining the association, you become part of a growing community of teachers that are committed to the development of the Pilates field. Membership is for those who have a far-reaching vision of what is possible when professionals actively work together to shape the future of their industry.

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The PMA Pilates Certification Program

The PMA Pilates Certification Program offers the only third party certification in the Pilates field. On May 22, 2012 the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to the PMA Pilates Certification Program for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance). PMA Pilates Certification Program joins a group of more than 100 organizations representing over 250 programs that have received and maintained NCCA accreditation.

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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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