Current Committee Projects

Current Committee Projects

Project Last UpdatedCurrent StatusResponsible Person
Natural Therapies Review06/02/2024

The review is to determine if health fund rebates should be reinstated for Pilates and other “natural therapies”.

Feb 2024: Stakeholder Update: The report that was due in December 2023 has been deferred until June 2024.

All draft evidence evaluations have been completed (incl. Pilates) or commenced apart from Buteyko and Kinesiology. All draft evidence evaluations on track to be completed by the end of June 2024 with the finals not far behind. The next NTREAP meeting has been rescheduled to mid April 2024.

Thank you to Dr Penny Latey for her continued hard work on the Expert Advisory Panel.

More information

Robyn Rix

The Education Committee continues to liaise with Training Providers assessing their courses for PAA approval.

2 new Group Instructor courses have been approved and listed, Pilates Pro Academy -Reformer certification and The Pilates Studio Teacher Training - The Classical Mat. Both have intakes in the coming weeks.

The PAA CCC are key to promoting and encouraging rigorous comprehensive training that involves adequate work experience.

We continue to encourage TP’s to bring training standards to the highest possible level, whilst providing potential student teachers or Pilates clients more information on the Pilates training options and pathways available.

Lisa Jackson, Sharan Simmons
Member Benefits06/02/2024The Member Benefits team have been busy updating existing offers (Hustle & Heart) and sourcing new partners. Recent additions include offers for members from Woodslane Health book distributors and e5sense Pilates equipment manufacturers. More partnerships are in the pipeline - watch this space!Karen Goh, Kerry Haywood
Monthly Masterclasses06/02/2024

A program to bring our members together every month. This PAA community-based initiative values inclusivity, encouragement, movement and fun.

For 2024 we are also introducing a program of workshops. These are extended sessions with more educational content. The first workshop will be Friday 15 March with Elizabeth Webb.

Email to suggest a presenter or would like to present a class yourself.

16 February 2024Sarah EgglestonePush and Pull Masterclass
15 March 2024Elizabeth Webb1.5hr Workshop: Pilates Training Wheels
Sharan Simmons
Membership Admin System06/02/2024Development continues for the new PAA membership system.

The new system will include opportunities for more interaction amongst our member community as well as the capacity to manage events inhouse. Stage two will incorporate an expanded instructor directory and search.

Kerry Haywood, Sharan Simmons, Robyn Rix
Mentoring Program06/02/2024

The structure for a formal Mentoring program for members was recently agreed to by the committee. A proposal is currently being finalised to consider remuneration and PDPs to be associated with the program.

Donna Oliver

A new episode has just been released for series 4, PAA Training Providers, featuring Carla Mullins, Body Organics Education.

Click to listen and see the full list of podcasts

Bruce Hildebrand
Website redesign13/10/23Members are invited to assist with the website rebrand by sharing images and video of Pilates classes and studios. Email expressions of interest to

Our goal is to better represent the diversity of our industry.

The updated, modernised and simplified website will be developed following the adoption of a new membership system.

Meredith Brooks, Kerry Haywood, Karen Goh