Pilates Teacher Association

the professional body for Pilates Teachers

Protecting the Public – Protecting the Method

Since our launch on Monday 9th December 2013 The Pilates Teacher Association (PTA) have worked hard with our members from around the world to protect and educate the public on the Pilates method and differentiate the full Pilates method from fitness industry variations and other short trainings described as pilates.  Our new Pilates Teacher Association community have formed in the age of social media and our growing community from a wide variety of schools all have the common desire to professionalise Pilates and create a distinct occupation “Pilates Teacher”.  We have members fr Read more about Protecting the Public – Protecting the Method

Our Founder Members – Join us and help shape the future of Pilates

The Pilates Teacher Association 'Founder Members' have all worked together over the past two years to raise awareness of our Association.

There are many teachers around the word working hard in studios at home and in the high streets who wish to have formal recognition as a distinct profession.  Here are some of their testimonies on why they have joined PTA. 

Join today to build our tomorrow;

Jon Hawkins: London United Kingdom: http://freerangepilates.com/ Read more about Our Founder Members – Join us and help shape the future of Pilates

Pilates Teacher Association joins UK Active

ukactive logoFollowing consultation with the board and members of PTA our application for membership of UK Active (www.ukactive.com) was accepted on Wednesday 16th July.  The PTA are committed to bringing the Pilates Method, as taught by Joe Pilates and the broadly recognised lineages, and the health related benefits of Pilates to more people.  By maintaining the integrity of the Pilates Method on apparatus and mat and working with U Read more about Pilates Teacher Association joins UK Active


The application to trademark contrology for education is continuing and is now at publication/objection stage. In accordance with procedures from the Office for Harmonisation of the Internal market we have written to the applicant and requested that the application be withdrawn. In addition key parties have been informed and they have also written to request withdrawal.  Should this request to withdraw be ignored the formal objection by PTA  will be lodged at OHIM.   The Turkish Trademark attempt is not yet at publication stage. Read more about CONTROLOGY TRADEMARK

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