The new Council is reaching out to current members and interested Pilates instructors to participate in this important survey coming soon...
just saying a big hello and thank you for your ongoing support of the association...
The phone and email will be unattended from 2pm AEST 24th December 2021 and we will re-open on Monday 10th January 2022. Standard days of operation continue to be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Best wishes, Paula Knight & the APMA Council
The Australian Pilates Method Association has posted to members Notice of Annual General Meeting
The APMA’s nationally accredited 10867NAT Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy, is Australia’s leading qualification within the Fitness and Allied Health industries.
Feel like making a difference in the industry you love? Time to consider being part of the APMA Council, click the link below to learn more.....
We are offering 6 month membership to our past or new members....
Starting this Friday, Free Master Class Series with some of our finest presenters!
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.
"Massive excitement within the Education and Training diversion, as we welcome our new but hugely successful APMA Educator" - Stephanie Sibel
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.
"One more week" they say... and the fallout for many is devastating!
Sad, angry, worried, numb.... These are a few emotions you may be feeling with the recent announcement advising a further 7 Day Lock Down
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 Message for National Pilates Day 2021
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!
CAGED LION (Joseph Pilates & His Legacy) by John Steel. A book report by Geri Taylor If you are interested in Pilates, read this book.
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.......
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
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 &
Merry Christmas Message from the APMA featuring Melanie Trapman and Sherrie Aprilovic, supported by Geri Taylor, Lizzi Webb and Charissa Fermelis
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.
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
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 Members - Monday Update - 19 October 2020 - provided to you by Sherrie Aprilovic, APMA Councillor & Treasurer
“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.
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.
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
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…
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
“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
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.
Sensible and wise words from our President Melanie Trapman on tips you can implement into your studios and workplace amid COVID-19.
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
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.
Find out more on this months exercise highlight
Read more on safety of the Teacher and client with Pilates Equipment
Read our evidence based articles