Announcing our name change to Pilates Association Australia

We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in our organisation’s journey towards a more cohesive and professional Pilates community. Pilates Alliance Australasia has officially changed its name to Pilates Association Australia.

This change reflects our unwavering commitment to nurturing and fostering a community of highly skilled Pilates instructors across Australia. The new name, Pilates Association Australia, serves as a powerful symbol of our dedication to elevating the standards of Pilates instruction and uniting practitioners under a common banner.

Why the New Name?

  1. Unity: The name change represents our desire to unite the Pilates community in Australia, promoting collaboration and sharing of knowledge among instructors and enthusiasts alike.
  2. Professionalism: We aim to elevate the profession by emphasizing the expertise and dedication of our members. The new name underscores our commitment to professionalism in the Pilates industry.
  3. Inclusivity: Pilates Association Australia welcomes all Pilates instructors and studios, ensuring that every member can contribute to the growth and development of our community.

Rebranding with new name and logo will commence soon and be implemented in stages.

Welcome to the Pilates Association Australia (PAA)

The home of professional Pilates teachers and instructors in Australia.


Who are we?

The PAA is an independent not-for-profit organisation run by Pilates teachers for Pilates teachers.

We play a critical role as an advisory body for the regulation of quality Pilates instruction and by supporting qualified Pilates teachers to develop their craft.

We continue to strive for the Pilates Method to be a recognised, professional and valued health care and fitness discipline (About the PAA).

Join us – we’re stronger together!

All suitably qualified Pilates teachers, specialist Pilates studios and eligible students are invited to join us as members. We welcome and support well-trained members from many different approaches to the Pilates Method (Information about joining).

Access and equity in the Pilates industry

Recently, there have been important discussions taking place in the Pilates industry in Australia and internationally regarding the harmful and exclusionary words and actions of an Australian based teacher training organisation.  This organisation is in no way affiliated with the PAA. Its courses are not recognised for PAA membership as it neither meets PAA course requirements (Course Competency Criteria) nor PAA ethical standards (Code of Ethics).

The PAA is united with our worldwide community in welcoming and encouraging everyone, regardless of their background or identity, to teach and practise Pilates.  We are committed to a skilled and compassionate industry offering a safe and inclusive space for all.

 “Change happens through movement and movement heals.” – Joseph Pilates.

Invitation to members and non-members to contact us with issues

If you have a concern about any practices in the Pilates industry in Australia, please contact us at info@pilates.org.au

While we would encourage you to become a member of the PAA, we are passionately committed to the integrity of the Pilates industry and will work with and support you, without judgement and with respect for your privacy.

We can explore options with you, including taking direct action ourselves where appropriate.

We are more powerful together.

Let us know how we can serve you better

We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions.  Please drop us a line!

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