Current Committee Projects

Current Committee Projects

Project Last UpdatedCurrent StatusResponsible Person
APMA: One strong voice09/03/23We have been in discussion with the APMA for some time now to see if we could join forces.

With APMA permission, the PAA recently issued an invitation to APMA members to join the PAA. We are thrilled that this has been well received with a significant uptake already.

Robyn Rix, Sharan Simmons
Website redesign09/03/23

Our goal is to improve navigation and refresh the look of our website.

A Request for Proposal document is ready to be sent out to four organisations for the development & design of the site. We are hoping to go live by the end of June.

Meredith Brooks, Kerry Haywood, Karen Goh
PAA Conference 202309/03/23Fri 25 - Sun 27 August 2023 at the Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne VIC.
Save the date!

Brett Howard and Alexandra Bohlinger will join us as Headline Presenters. Workshop Presenters have been selected and are being announced over the coming weeks.

We are in negotiations with Equipment Partners to supply the equipment for workshops. The Exhibitors and Sponsors Prospectus is being finalised and interested parties can contact for a copy.

The conference website is being designed and ticket sales will go live very soon!

Sharan Simmons
Pilates Science Website (Research)09/03/23Enja Schenck has passed the Pilates Science website over to the PAA.

The PAA now also have control of the Facebook page for Pilates Science, with its 2100 followers.
Work is being undertaken to find the best way to present the research articles.

Robyn Rix
Monthly Masterclasses24/01/23

A program to bring our members together on a monthly basis. This PAA community-based initiative values inclusivity, encouragement, movement and fun. It promotes all Pilates approaches and is a great way for instructors to set time for themselves to move under the guidance of a colleague at an affordable cost.

We are currently working on the schedule for April onwards in 2023.

Email if you have a suggested presenter or would like to be involved yourself.

2023 Masterclass Schedule

Fri 17 MarchStephanie GlickmanFrom Fingers to Toes
Fri 14 April, 1.30pmLouise TaubeThird trimester Prenatal workout mat and small props
Eve Fairbairn
Membership Admin System24/01/23Over the Christmas break our technical team have worked on a number of upgrades to the Membership System to improve security and enhance functionality.

The following key features will be released once testing is complete.

  • stronger passwords will be enforced for members and admin staff

  • A new Stripe interface will bring increased security to the payment area

  • A new option for pdf invoices will be available

  • invoices will show any payments that have been made

Kerry Haywood
Podcast 24/11/22

A second podcast has been recorded with Kathi Ross-Nash and is being prepared for release.
20/9/22 Release of Series 6, Episode 5: Vicki Attard, principal artiste Australian ballet.

To listen and see the full list of podcasts

Bruce Hildebrand
Revamped Instructor Search on website20/9/22The instructor search function on the website is undergoing a complete rebuild to replace the out-of-date plugin currently being used. Phase One of the project, which is nearing completion, is designed to improve efficiency, security and accessibility with member details data called directly from our database.

Phase two of development will introduce new features, with members and registered studios able to update and share more information about themselves on their profile, such as specialist areas, additional qualifications, etc.

Kerry Haywood & Sharan Simmons
Natural Therapies Review 19/9/22Research submitted, input on draft report, awaiting advice on final report release.

More information

Robyn Rix
Advocacy regarding breaches of health fund rebates19/9/22Emails have been sent to numerous organisations including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)Robyn Rix