REGISTER OF COMPREHENSIVE PILATES AND PILATES BASED MAT SCHOOLS

Posted on Dec 13, 2020

Training Provider Directory

Following the Annual General Meeting of Pilates Teacher Association members the board are agreed that we should offer training providers the opportunity to list their schools on our webpage. The PTA regularly receives enquiries on how to train as a Pilates Teacher and we will be releasing the criteria for school applications early in the new year. The criteria will be based on the discussions with the comprehensive Pilates teaching community at Lancaster Conference in 2018 and our members views.

If you would like more information on becoming a listed school, please email info@pilatesteacherassociation.org

Pilates based Mat Level 3 Regulated standards Review

Posted on Dec 13, 2020

CIMSPA
The Pilates Teacher Association and 3 members are part of The Chartered Institute of Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) Professional development Committee for Pilates. Part of the work includes review of the current Level 3 Pilates based Mat standards. The Pilates community raised concerns earlier this year when short endorsed CPD courses appeared to be shortcutting the regulated Mat standards to qualify learners as Mat teachers. The PTA expressed the concerns formally to CIMSPA and we fully support their statement which says “ …Training Providers should not advertise that their CPD courses allow graduates to become Pilates instructors or teachers. We look forward to the continuing discussions.

Pilates Teacher Association Survey

Posted on Dec 12, 2020

PTA Survey

The Pilates Teacher Association are a not for profit body based in the United Kingdom who are working towards recognition of the distinct profession "Pilates Teacher" with a new skilled occupation code.

In creating an occupation that represents Comprehensive Teachers from many schools of Pilates education, it is important to understand how the sector works and where are the commonalities and differences. In 2016/2017 the PTA carried out a quantitative survey of the Pilates teaching community which was created and analysed in collaboration with researchers from the University of the West of Scotland. The Principal Investigator was Professor Moira Lewitt. , Chair of Pilates Teacher Association. The results led to the creation of a framework describing the teaching activities and the results were published in a peer reviewed academic Journal .

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Protecting the Public – Protecting the Method

Posted on Sep 3, 2018

Pilates Teacher Association

The PTA was set up with the support of Pilates Professionals, Medical Professionals and Pilates enthusiasts worldwide. Our goal is to create a distinct skilled occupation “Comprehensive Pilates Teacher” with exacting standards of education, assessment, conduct and continuing education.

We aim to protect the public by providing a voluntary register of Individuals who offer Pilates exercise in community and private venues who currently meet high standards, common in comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training. Members are listed in the UK and worldwide. The PTA register has been created following the guidelines of an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, a body accountable to Parliament. Click here to find out more about us.

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

Posted on Nov 28, 2015

Pilates Teacher Association

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/

“I chose to join the PTA as there are now so many derivations of Pilates in the marketplace that bear little resemblance to Joseph Pilates's system. I know this from first hand experience having worked in establishments that purport to improve on various aspects of the original system, including client safety and exercise intensity. My education further to my initial...

Pilates Teacher Association Survey

Posted on Jul 29, 2014

PTA Survey

The Pilates Teacher Association are a not for profit body based in the United Kingdom who are working towards recognition of the distinct profession "Pilates Teacher" with a new skilled occupation code.

In creating an occupation that represents Comprehensive Teachers from many schools of Pilates education, it is important to understand how the sector works and where are the commonalities and differences. We would be grateful if you would complete this survey which has been created and will be analysed in collaboration with researchers from the University of the West of Scotland.”

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2JRCT3Y