Current Committee Projects

Current Committee Projects

Project Last UpdatedCurrent StatusResponsible Person
Natural Therapies Review 19/9/22Research submitted, input on draft report, awaiting advice on final report release.

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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
Monthly Masterclasses24/11/22

In March 2022 we kicked off our new PAA Community project: The monthly Masterclasses. We started this program to bring our members together on a monthly basis to share a workout and learn a few tricks of the trade at the same time. This PAA community-based initiative values inclusivity, encouragement, movement and fun. It promotes all Pilates approaches and it is a great way for instructors to set time for themselves to move under the guidance of a colleague and at an affordable cost.

We are currently working on the schedule for 2023 to kick start in February. Presenters confirmed so far:

February: Paul Schembri
March: Stephanie Glickman
April: Kim Paxton

Email eve@pilates.org.au if you have a suggested presenter or would like to be involved yourself.

Eve Fairbairn
Website redesign24/11/22

The website sub-committee is now reviewing detailed recommendations from our consultant and a draft project scope which will be used to invite quotes from developers.
The critical features of the new website will be agreed at the December full committee meeting and RFPs sent to developers in the New Year. Budget decisions will be made after the quotes are received.
Members are invited to contribute any ideas to the sub-committee before the development commences.

Meredith Brooks
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Search on website20/9/22The instructor search function on the website is undergoing a complete rebuild to replace the out-of-date plugin currently being used.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
PAA Conference 202324/11/22

The 2023 Conference date and venue have been announced:
Friday 25 - Sunday 27 August 2023 at the Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne VIC.
Save the date!
The callout and selection process for Australian presenters will commence in December 2022.

Sharan Simmons
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