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Pilates Education Institute’s Partnership with the PMA

Pilates Education Institute is proud to be a platinum sponsor for the PMA!

Before the PMA, the Pilates world felt like a bit of a “wild west” landscape with people taking Pilates in vastly different directions. The PMA has brought consistency to our community and advocates for the highest quality of Pilates education. My own relationship with the PMA has shifted over time, and the current leadership and vision has made the PEI team confident that we are headed in the right direction. 

 Joining a Dedicated and Encouraging Community

I started working in rehab in 2001 and opened my first Pilates studio in 2005. It wasn’t until 2015 when I went to my first PMA conference.Up until then, I had mainly focused on Pilates to aid in rehab. The conference was amazing: 1,200 Pilates teachers from over 26 countries. That conference showed me how Pilates helps all people get healthy, no matter their background or fitness level. This was when I truly fell in love with the Pilates Method! I found incredible, well-educated peers, teachers, and mentors. Being surrounded by so many Pilates teachers and their positive energy made me want to be a better teacher. I decided to join the PMA right then and there. 

 As a PMA member, there was so much more to learn about the deep and rich history of Pilates. I needed continuing education credits to maintain my membership, which led to more conferences and workshops.  

I am grateful for the way the PMA drove my desire for excellence. After 23 years of Pilates experience, I still want to be a better teacher with greater skill, all while helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. 

The State of the Pilates Community in 2023 

In the past several years, there’s been an increase in the number of people using the Pilates Method for sports, physical rehab, and weight loss, and the results are amazing! The PMA contributes to ensuring new practitioners experience the high standards of practice that Joseph Pilates advocated for: professional, thoughtful, evidence-based, and effective exercise. Pilates is truly a level above all the other exercise programs and will continue to be so; the PMA ensures the continuity of this work!  

Learn more about our platform that lets you train highly qualified Pilates instructors on our website, and reach out directly if you’d like to talk about the benefits of adding a Pilates teacher training program to your studio.  

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