Current Committee Projects

Current Committee Projects

Project Last UpdatedCurrent StatusResponsible Person
Natural Therapies Review15/05/2024

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

May 2024 Stakeholder Update: Following the Natural Therapies Review (Review) stakeholder update teleconference on 7 May 2024 the Department has published the meeting outcomes for the two recent NTREAP meetings on 11 and 29 April 2024. A summary of outcomes can be found here.

It is anticipated that the final report will be reviewed by Prof Michael Kidd and presented to the government in September. Hopefully it will then be publicly released.

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

More information

Robyn Rix
Monthly Masterclasses24/04/2024

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.

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

12 AprilKim MackinnonPilates Adventures: Exploring DNS Potential
10 MayDeanna AustinMental Moves
14 JuneLisa Jackson1.5hr Workshop: Stand Strong - Pilates and Bone Health
6 DecemberHelen New1.5 hr Workshop: Scoliosis
Sharan Simmons
Member Benefits24/04/2024

COM Marketing is offering PAA members $200 discount on their 2-3 May Fitness Marketing Summit in Melbourne.

New webinars for members have been arranged for May (and ongoing) with PAA Partners Focus GDT (15 May) and COM Marketing (30 May). Watch your inbox for more details.

Karen Goh, Kerry Haywood
New Phone System24/04/2024

A new phone system has been introduced to PAA staff, functioning on Zoom software (VOIP). Our new numbers are:

Membership: 0485 901 833

Support: 0485 901 834

Kerry Haywood

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
Membership Admin System06/02/2024

Development 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 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 redesign13/10/23

Members 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