It's never too late to renew with the APMA

We are offering 6 month membership to our past or new members....

APMA News 21/09/2021
It's never too late to renew with the APMA

FREEDOM TO MOVE

Starting this Friday, Free Master Class Series with some of our finest presenters!

APMA News 08/09/2021
FREEDOM TO MOVE

Pilates and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, where do we fit?

As specialised Pilates teachers, yes we are currently eligible to take on clients under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). However, it can be a bit tricky navigating through the information and working out our obligations and requirements, and how we can promote our services to NDIS clients in the correct way.

APMA News 22/07/2021
Pilates and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, where do we fit?

Prevention Article - Magazine

Core Values.....

APMA News 14/07/2021
Prevention Article - Magazine

VICTORIAN DATES are locked in and scheduled

"Massive excitement within the Education and Training diversion, as we welcome our new but hugely successful APMA Educator" - Stephanie Sibel

APMA News 09/07/2021
VICTORIAN DATES are locked in and scheduled

Tips for Teaching Pilates by Zoom

Many parts of Australia are in lockdown and teaching Pilates using Zoom is a great way to keep connected with clients, keep their bodies moving and maintain an income stream. Ways of making Zoom easier for you and your clients include.

APMA News 30/06/2021
Tips for Teaching Pilates by Zoom

VICTORIAN RESTRICTIONS TO LIFT, BUT NOT FOR US!

"One more week" they say... and the fallout for many is devastating!

APMA News 09/06/2021
VICTORIAN RESTRICTIONS TO LIFT, BUT NOT FOR US!

VICTORIAN LOCK DOWN EXTENDED

Sad, angry, worried, numb.... These are a few emotions you may be feeling with the recent announcement advising a further 7 Day Lock Down

APMA News 02/06/2021
VICTORIAN LOCK DOWN EXTENDED

Effects of 8-week Pilates on Menopausal Symptoms

The APMA wanted to share with you an interesting article on the effect of Pilates on menopausal symptoms. The study concluded that an 8-week Pilates exercise program is effective in decreasing menopausal symptoms and increasing lumbar strength and flexibility.

APMA News 10/05/2021
Effects of 8-week Pilates on Menopausal Symptoms

National Pilates Day - Sat 1 May 2021

APMA Message for National Pilates Day 2021

APMA News 30/04/2021
National Pilates Day - Sat 1 May 2021

APMA Advocacy Committee members - expression of Interest

Are you frustrated with the lack of public understanding of Pilates? Do you feel Pilates has the industry recognition it deserves? Would you like to be part of creating change in our industry? Yes?….. then we need you!

APMA News 29/04/2021
APMA Advocacy Committee members - expression of Interest

APMA Education Corner - Caged Lion - a Book report by Geri Taylor

CAGED LION (Joseph Pilates & His Legacy) by John Steel. A book report by Geri Taylor If you are interested in Pilates, read this book.

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APMA Education Corner - Caged Lion - a Book report by Geri Taylor

Anula Maiberg presenting for the APMA - Mat Variations - Saturday 17 April 2021

We have Anula Maiberg coming to a screen near you!!! . We are so excited to announce Anula is going to be presenting a Mat Variations workshop for the APMA on Sat 17 April via our online delivery so it doesn't matter where you are - you can tune in and get up close and personal with Anula. Check it out today.......

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Anula Maiberg presenting for the APMA - Mat Variations - Saturday 17 April 2021

APMA Diploma Repertoire Training Dates Released - 2021

The APMA is excited to announce our Repertoire training dates for our nationally accredited APMA NAT10867 Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy course that is now open for enrolments.... head on over to the Diploma and Advanced Diploma training page for more information

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APMA Diploma Repertoire Training Dates Released - 2021

APMA Education Corner - Musings on Mindfulness in Pilates and Healthy Ageing

Musings on Mindfulness in Pilates and Healthy Ageing. As Pilates devotees, we are familiar with the concept of the mind-body connection and the relationship between mental health and physical health. The positive impact of physical activity (PA) on mood has long been recognised, as has the positive impact of PA on cognitive function into older age [Parra, Wetherell, van Zandt, Brownson, Abhishek &

APMA News 31/01/2021
APMA Education Corner - Musings on Mindfulness in Pilates and Healthy Ageing

Merry Christmas from the APMA Council

Merry Christmas Message from the APMA featuring Melanie Trapman and Sherrie Aprilovic, supported by Geri Taylor, Lizzi Webb and Charissa Fermelis

APMA News 24/12/2020
Merry Christmas from the APMA Council

APMA ANATOMY 101 ONLINE COURSE - ENROL NOW!

THE CLEAR CHOICE The APMA developed this Anatomy 101 Pilates specific course designed to satisfy the entry requirements for the APMA NAT10867 Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy. The APMA Anatomy 101 Course is Self-directed online learning where you can learn at your own pace.

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APMA ANATOMY 101 ONLINE COURSE - ENROL NOW!

APMA Education Corner - PILATES AND FELDENKRAIS

I’m a Pilates thief and I freely admit it. I steal exercises, images, cues, modifications, variations and sequences from teachers, workshops, conferences, websites and other modalities. But, I prefer to call it appropriating, assimilating, and being inspired, to share, disseminate, educate and inspire. Along with Pilates I take inspiration from Feldenkrais, Yoga, The Franklin Method, and Fascial

APMA News 30/11/2020
APMA Education Corner - PILATES AND FELDENKRAIS

APMA Education Corner - Tips for Teaching a Great Pilates Class

Have you been teaching Pilates for a while now and need some extra inspiration? Or are you new to teaching and wondering how to make your clients want to come back for more? Whether you are teaching privates, small group studio, or big mat classes, you’ll succeed if you consider these guidelines.

APMA News 01/11/2020
APMA Education Corner - Tips for Teaching a Great Pilates Class

APMA Members - Monday Update 19 October 2020

APMA Members - Monday Update - 19 October 2020 - provided to you by Sherrie Aprilovic, APMA Councillor & Treasurer

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APMA Members - Monday Update 19 October 2020

APMA Education Corner - CHANGE HAPPENS, MOVEMENT HEALS

“Motion is lotion.” “Move it or lose it.” “Change happens through movement, and movement heals.” (Joseph Pilates). Whether you are hoping for physical change, emotional or spiritual change, movement is required. As movement professionals we know this to be true.

APMA News 29/09/2020
APMA Education Corner - CHANGE HAPPENS, MOVEMENT HEALS

Your Council at Work for you

Council meetings are a fortnightly reminder that our industry is in good hands. The subcommittees of the APMA, along with Jo in admin and Council members, are all doing their best behind the scenes, aimed at finding better ways to serve APMA members.

APMA News 18/09/2020
Your Council at Work for you

APMA Education Corner - Becoming a great Pilates teacher

BECOMING A GREAT PILATES TEACHER If you are reading this article it’s likely you are already a good Pilates teacher, part of a professional organization and interested in enhancing what you do. You will have had the best education possible, learned the repertoire on your own body, practiced on friends and family, and gained teaching skills.  You must also be passionate about Pilates and have a de

APMA News 01/09/2020
APMA Education Corner - Becoming a great Pilates teacher

APMA Education Corner - FASCIA - WHAT IS IT? WHY DOES IT MATTER? HOW DOES IT RELATE TO PILATES?

WHY DOES FASCIA MATTER? Have you ever had a client with hamstrings that you stretch in every way possible but are still tight? Or someone with unexplained back pain that x-rays or scans don't vali- date? How about a client with poor balance and little body awareness? Or a person with poor posture that Pilates doesn’t seem to correct? IT COULD BE THE FASCIA…

APMA News 01/08/2020
APMA Education Corner - FASCIA - WHAT IS IT? WHY DOES IT MATTER? HOW DOES IT RELATE TO PILATES?

APMA Education Corner - Healthy and Active Ageing with Pilates

Healthy and active aging with Pilates by Geri Taylor Hi everyone. Each month I will bring you some information about a topic relevant to the Pilates community. This month it is a topic that I am most interested in, as I am 73 years old, have been teaching movement for 40 years, Pilates for 20 years, and want to keep teaching for another 20. With the help of Pilates of course. From the moment we

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APMA Education Corner - Healthy and Active Ageing with Pilates

COVID-19 UPDATE 11 May 2020

We understand that we are feeling frustration and uncertainty with the news surrounding the National Governments relaxing of restriction’s as detailed by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday 8th May 2020. At writing, we have had no confirmation from any source that we have contacted, with regards to the reopening of Pilates Studios, so we urge you to continue to follow the guidelines as st

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COVID-19 UPDATE 11 May 2020

Return to Work Survey

The APMA would like to invite you to participate in a Return to Work Industry survey as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions. Please complete the survey by Thursday 7 May @ 5pm. Please see the link below. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FK53XDW

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Return to Work Survey

National Pilates Day - Sat 2 May 2020

Connecting our Pilates Community “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” – Albert Schweitzer   2020 National Pilates Day is about bringing back the flame in all of us through a series of movement inspired sessions.  Bringing our community together, learning from each other and an offering of connectivity through movement.

APMA News 29/04/2021
National Pilates Day - Sat 2 May 2020

Continuing Education Credits (CEC's)

The APMA encourages all members to continue to do CEC’s to ensure that you are keeping a breast of all things Pilates and areas that are within your scope of practice. However, we understand that you may have difficulty meeting CEC requirements during 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which is why the APMA will be waiving 12 CEC’s from this current 3 year CEC period (1 April 2019 - 31 Marc

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Continuing Education Credits (CEC's)

COVID-19 UPDATE 26 March 2020

We understand the financial pressure that many of our members and studio owners have been experiencing and we want to be able to give you a little guidance as we've done some of the investigating on what's out there to assist you. Please note that all of this information is subject to eligibility so please contact the ATO or your own financial advisor ie. accountant, bookkeeper who will be able t

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COVID-19 UPDATE 26 March 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 25 March 2020

Last evening March 24 the PM addressed the nation again, with even more restrictions on business’ throughout Australia. Within that announcement, PM Scott Morrison confirmed that;   “Community and recreation centres, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities, saunas, bathhouses, wellness centres” are to remain closed.   Though in his statement the Prime Minister, Scott Morriso

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COVID-19 UPDATE 25 March 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 24 March 2020

“Leaders acknowledged that these new restrictions will change the way we live and expressed deep regret for those business owners and employees who will be impacted. The goal is to reduce the spread of the virus, to flatten the curve and to save the lives of fellow Australians.” Source; media release from Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison. This goes without saying, we are living in tumult

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COVID-19 UPDATE 24 March 2020

COVID-19 What do we do if a Pilates client from our studio tests positive?

Scenario: What do we do if a Pilates client from our studio tests positive? We have had a few members seeking some guidance on this important question. Please note: at all times we recommend you abide by any guidelines or directions set by the relevant bodies in your home state or by the Federal Government.

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COVID-19 What do we do if a Pilates client from our studio tests positive?

COVID-19 Address from APMA President Melanie Trapman

Sensible and wise words from our President Melanie Trapman on tips you can implement into your studios and workplace amid COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Address from APMA President Melanie Trapman

COVID19 UPDATE

As we are all aware the coronavirus is here and is real. Worksafe, The Department of Health, Victorian Council of Social Services and many other organisations have put out safety precautions for protection and reducing the risk of infection for our clients, our staff and our ownselves. From a Professional Pilates standpoint, the following guidelines should be used in line with your own state and

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COVID19 UPDATE

Why Are We Not Immune?

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Why Are We Not Immune?

6 Questions to ask every Pilates Enquiry

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6 Questions to ask every Pilates Enquiry

APMA Mentor Program

We are pleased to announce the introduction of the APMA Mentor Program. Whether you are newly qualified, or work solo as a Pilates Teacher using the APMA Mentor Program will help guide and support you in this rewarding profession.

APMA News 17/12/2019
APMA Mentor Program

Education Team Tips

Find out more on this months exercise highlight

APMA News 02/04/2019
Education Team Tips

Equipment Safety By Vrinda Fernando

Read more on safety of the Teacher and client with Pilates Equipment

APMA News 01/05/2019
Equipment Safety By Vrinda Fernando

Journal of Bodywork Movement and Therapy

Read our evidence based articles

APMA News 08/05/2019
Journal of Bodywork Movement and Therapy