Upcoming Events

Have a great idea for a webinar? Apply to become a webinar speaker here!

The Pilates Method Alliance offers three tracks of monthly educational, business, and networking events designed to help you improve the lives of your clients, grow your Pilates business, and connect with peers around the globe!
Check out the current line-up below. Sign up here to stay informed about all PMA events, Pilates industry news, and more!

September 2021

September 17, 2021 at 4:00pm ET – Register here!

Join us at PMA Connects this month for networking and a chat with Interim Executive Director Carla Harris and Ray Infante, the Executive Director of The National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP).

The NPCP is dedicated to establishing, maintaining, and promoting professional standards for Pilates Teachers. The organization bestows the title of Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT) to Pilates Teachers who have proven they meet the established professional standards set forth through training.  Ray and Carla will discuss the recent separation of the two organizations, what it means for PMA members, certified teachers, and the Pilates industry overall. 

November 2021

November 11-13, 2021 – Registration Opens September 1, 2021 – Learn More

The synapses of the internet will be crackling around the world in November 2021. For the first time in our 20-year history, the PMA will be hosting a virtual conference. We are creating a new immersive online experience where we’ll offer you inspirational programming, impactful networking, and opportunities to reflect and connect over the emerging and salient topics in the Pilates field. The virtual conference will include our regular offerings and opportunities for engagement, including mat classes, workshops, breakout networking sessions, and space to connect with sponsors, exhibitors, and educators from across the globe. Registration Opens September 1, 2021!

Past Events

 

PMA Educates: Pilates and Yoga, Historical and Contemporary Co-existence

August 8, 2021 at 9:00am ET

For this unique session, Karolina Schmidt, PMA Board member and owner of PILATESwiss Studios in Zurich, is asking Pilates teachers and yoga instructors to link hands and reach across borders to explore how their rich, complementary practices can combine movement in the most efficient way to stabilize and reduce pain patterns, prevent injuries, and profoundly amplify their clients’ success.

 

PMA Business: The Business of Pilates- W2 vs 1099 Employees, Creating Policies and Procedures 

July 28, 2021 at 4:00pm ET

Join us for a discussion on best practices for managing staff with Katie Santos, CEO of Fitness HR Human Resources Consulting and a certified Pilates industry expert for human resource consulting and business model design. You’ll learn how to classify employees vs. contractors, hiring do’s and don’ts, how to design policies and procedures to empower staff, and more! This session is ideal for any Pilates business owner seeking to grow and expand their business now or in the future.

 

PMA Business: Scaling Your Pilates Business- Key Strategies for Maximum Impact

June 23, 2021 4:00pm ET  
Join us for the next PMA Business event featuring Kimberly Bonner, attorney, management consultant and CEO of New Day Consulting Systems!

 

Is your Pilates Business Social Media-Ready?

July 15, 2021 4:00pm ET  
Join us at PMA Connects this month for networking and a chat with Courtney Larvadain, the founder of Glow Social Media, one of Michigan’s top providers of expert social media training and content marketing services.

 

PMA Connects: Virtual Networking

June 15, 2021 4:00pm ET  
During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet and share with Pilates peers from around the world. This won’t be your average virtual call!

 

IG Live “Moving the PMA Forward” with Carla & Stella

July 7, 2021 10:00am ET  
We invite you to join PMA’s Interim Executive Director Carla Harris as she chats with new PMA Board President, Stella Hull-Lampkin about the future of the Pilates Method Alliance.

 

PMA Business: The ABCs of Business

May 26, 2021 4:00pm ET –  Purchase the Recording
The path to successful business can be daunting and downright scary. You’re teaching what you love, but how can you be sure you’re doing everything needed to both sustain and grow? And where do you start if you’re at the beginning of your journey? In this month’s PMA Business series, we’ve got you covered!

 

PMA Educates: Teaching Movement with Confidence

May 10, 2021 4:00pm ET
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to be a more effective teacher. Want to improve how you teach movement? Looking for tools to help your clients with movement in a way they can easily understand? In this webinar, Tania Huddart, NCPT, of Hearts of Bones Pilates in Richmond, New Zealand will demonstrate why teaching is both an art and a science! Tania will give you an overview of the skills and tools she has developed over a long career of teaching movement so you can become a more effective and confident leader.

 

PMA Business: Health Insurance Q&A with Expert David Armstrong

Apr 29, 2021 2:00pm ET
You asked! We found answers!
Health Insurance expert David Armstrong will join us for an informative session on health insurance for Pilates solopreneurs, teachers, and students based in the U.S. David will discuss the hows and whys of health insurance for the small business owner.

 

PMA Connects: How My Pilates Business Pivoted During Covid19

Apr 15, 2021 4:00pm ET
Join us for an hour of networking and conversation at our first PMA Connects event!
You’ll hear from three PMA members who shifted focus during the pandemic to keep their Pilates business  strong – and walk away with tangible ideas to strengthen your business.
We’ll discuss how they used social media, embraced entrepreneurism and reaped the benefits of a “new normal” in the midst of the COVID storm.

 

Lesson Planning for Client Success

Presented by: Danica Kalemdaroglu on December 12, 2020 –  Purchase the Recording

In this webinar you’ll be provided with tools to quickly create lesson plans for private and group sessions that inform and educate the mover. In this webinar you will learn to:

– Create dynamic exercise and movement sequences by layering skills that empower and inform the mover.
– Break away from the ‘order’ and still hold true to the methodology of Pilates.
– Improve your efficiency as a teacher and reduce the stress of creating your classes.
– Increase client retention by satisfying your client’s desire to learn.

 

Common Money Mistakes

Presented by: Christopher Price on December 1, 2020 – Recording currently unavailable

In this webinar, you will learn how to manage your finances for the best possible outcomes. Being able to anticipate money mistakes and financial pitfalls is critical to a Pilates teacher’s long-term financial well-being. This webinar provides an overview of 52 potential money mistakes that can derail a person’s plans.
This webinar will help you:
-Avoid these common money mistakes in the future
-Manage your finances
-Mitigate financial setbacks
-Stay on track with your finances

 

Virtual Pilates Educators Summit

November 6-8, 2020 – Purchase the Recording

The Pilates Method Alliance’s Pilates Educators Summits provide a forum for delegates to deliberate over issues critical to the future of Pilates education. This year’s Virtual Pilates Educators Summit will focus on establishing standards for teacher trainers.

 

Panel: Finding Common Ground Part II

Presented by: Jo Ann Graser, Suzy Levi, 9 Panelists on October 24, 2020 – Purchase the Recording

Join us for an engaging panel discussion on the topic of “Finding Common Ground” as it relates to the Pilates industry. We have gathered panelists who are influential and experts in their areas of focus. They will share their experiences and insights, helping us to identify ways we can develop, build our own unique practice and support one another.

 

Clients are coming back. How do I make them safe?

Presented by Katie Santos, October 21, 2020, on Instagram LIVE – View Recording
Most everyone is able to open their studios a little or a lot. Are you concerned about the safety of your clients and your staff? Have clients been reluctant to come back into the studio? Join Katie Santos on IG live and gain strategies to create the safest studio for you and your staff; one that your clients feel good about coming to work out in!

 

Panel: Finding Common Ground

Presented by: Jo Ann Graser, Suzy Levi, 13 Panelists on October 3, 2020 – Purchase the Recording

Join us for an engaging panel discussion on the topic of “Finding Common Ground” as it relates to the Pilates industry. We have gathered panelists who are influential and experts in their areas of focus. They will share their experiences and insights, helping us to identify ways we can develop, build our own unique practice and support one another.

 

IG LIVE: Smaller Classes, Less Income: Tips for Thriving and Maximizing Revenue

Presented by: Suzy Levi October 1, 2020 – View Recording

You have made it over the mountain, survived a shut down or two and your studio is now open again for in-person classes and training. You can finally start to rebuild your face-to-face community. However, there may be some more obstacles in your way, preventing you from returning to full operating capacity. If COVID-19 has forced you to hold smaller classes, it probably means you’re also making less income. Learn some tips and tricks you can implement to maximize revenue.

 

Marketing: How To Manage Your Pilates Brand

Presented by: Seran Glanfieldon September 30, 2020 –  Purchase the Recording

If you want to grow a thriving studio filled with loyal clients – you need to be consciously developing your brand. This webinar is an informative guide to building a strong brand designed to have a positive impact on business growth and development. Branding is complex and deep topic and so we begin by deconstructing the definition of branding and how it relates to Pilates. We will move on to cover the key features of a strong brand, how to use your brand to distinguish from others in the industry (and your town), the biggest mistake businesses make when it comes to branding, why a strong brand can help when you need to raise your prices and how you can manage your brand for success in the long term.

 

PSAP: The Enrollment Agreement

Presented by: Orianne Tairum on September 24, 2020 – View the Recording

This webinar will discuss why it is important for a school to have an enrollment agreement. Our presenter Kelli Burkhalter Hutchins will explain the purpose and value of the enrollment agreement as well as its essential elements. She will compare it to the school catalog, explain how to use efficiently an enrollment agreement and show you a template. Guest Speaker: Kelli Burkhalter Hutchins, NCPT

 

The Essentials of Client Retention

Presented by: Margot McKinnon on August 18, 2020 –  Purchase the Recording

Ever notice how some Pilates teachers are consistently busy and have the best clients in the world? Sometimes this gets chalked up to luck, experience, or good karma. In fact, it is a reality that you create. In this webinar, you will learn a straightforward process so every client has the best chance to become committed, engaged, and fun to work with. You’ll learn simple markers so you know exactly what a client needs from you to feel satisfied and excited about the next steps. You’ll also learn simple techniques that help people stay the course to becoming lifelong clients.

PMA Educates: Pilates and Yoga, Historical and Contemporary Co-existence

August 8, 2021 at 9:00am ET

For this unique session, Karolina Schmidt, PMA Board member and owner of PILATESwiss Studios in Zurich, is asking Pilates teachers and yoga instructors to link hands and reach across borders to explore how their rich, complementary practices can combine movement in the most efficient way to stabilize and reduce pain patterns, prevent injuries, and profoundly amplify their clients’ success.

 

PMA Business: The Business of Pilates- W2 vs 1099 Employees, Creating Policies and Procedures 

July 28, 2021 at 4:00pm ET

Join us for a discussion on best practices for managing staff with Katie Santos, CEO of Fitness HR Human Resources Consulting and a certified Pilates industry expert for human resource consulting and business model design. You’ll learn how to classify employees vs. contractors, hiring do’s and don’ts, how to design policies and procedures to empower staff, and more! This session is ideal for any Pilates business owner seeking to grow and expand their business now or in the future.

 

PMA Business: Scaling Your Pilates Business- Key Strategies for Maximum Impact

June 23, 2021 4:00pm ET  
Join us for the next PMA Business event featuring Kimberly Bonner, attorney, management consultant and CEO of New Day Consulting Systems!

 

Is your Pilates Business Social Media-Ready?

July 15, 2021 4:00pm ET  
Join us at PMA Connects this month for networking and a chat with Courtney Larvadain, the founder of Glow Social Media, one of Michigan’s top providers of expert social media training and content marketing services.

 

PMA Connects: Virtual Networking

June 15, 2021 4:00pm ET  
During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet and share with Pilates peers from around the world. This won’t be your average virtual call!

 

IG Live “Moving the PMA Forward” with Carla & Stella

July 7, 2021 10:00am ET  
We invite you to join PMA’s Interim Executive Director Carla Harris as she chats with new PMA Board President, Stella Hull-Lampkin about the future of the Pilates Method Alliance.

 

PMA Business: The ABCs of Business

May 26, 2021 4:00pm ET –  Purchase the Recording
The path to successful business can be daunting and downright scary. You’re teaching what you love, but how can you be sure you’re doing everything needed to both sustain and grow? And where do you start if you’re at the beginning of your journey? In this month’s PMA Business series, we’ve got you covered!

 

PMA Educates: Teaching Movement with Confidence

May 10, 2021 4:00pm ET
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to be a more effective teacher. Want to improve how you teach movement? Looking for tools to help your clients with movement in a way they can easily understand? In this webinar, Tania Huddart, NCPT, of Hearts of Bones Pilates in Richmond, New Zealand will demonstrate why teaching is both an art and a science! Tania will give you an overview of the skills and tools she has developed over a long career of teaching movement so you can become a more effective and confident leader.

 

PMA Business: Health Insurance Q&A with Expert David Armstrong

Apr 29, 2021 2:00pm ET
You asked! We found answers!
Health Insurance expert David Armstrong will join us for an informative session on health insurance for Pilates solopreneurs, teachers, and students based in the U.S. David will discuss the hows and whys of health insurance for the small business owner.

 

PMA Connects: How My Pilates Business Pivoted During Covid19

Apr 15, 2021 4:00pm ET
Join us for an hour of networking and conversation at our first PMA Connects event!
You’ll hear from three PMA members who shifted focus during the pandemic to keep their Pilates business  strong – and walk away with tangible ideas to strengthen your business.
We’ll discuss how they used social media, embraced entrepreneurism and reaped the benefits of a “new normal” in the midst of the COVID storm.

 

Lesson Planning for Client Success

Presented by: Danica Kalemdaroglu on December 12, 2020 –  Purchase the Recording

In this webinar you’ll be provided with tools to quickly create lesson plans for private and group sessions that inform and educate the mover. In this webinar you will learn to:

– Create dynamic exercise and movement sequences by layering skills that empower and inform the mover.
– Break away from the ‘order’ and still hold true to the methodology of Pilates.
– Improve your efficiency as a teacher and reduce the stress of creating your classes.
– Increase client retention by satisfying your client’s desire to learn.

 

Common Money Mistakes

Presented by: Christopher Price on December 1, 2020 – Recording currently unavailable

In this webinar, you will learn how to manage your finances for the best possible outcomes. Being able to anticipate money mistakes and financial pitfalls is critical to a Pilates teacher’s long-term financial well-being. This webinar provides an overview of 52 potential money mistakes that can derail a person’s plans.
This webinar will help you:
-Avoid these common money mistakes in the future
-Manage your finances
-Mitigate financial setbacks
-Stay on track with your finances

 

Virtual Pilates Educators Summit

November 6-8, 2020 – Purchase the Recording

The Pilates Method Alliance’s Pilates Educators Summits provide a forum for delegates to deliberate over issues critical to the future of Pilates education. This year’s Virtual Pilates Educators Summit will focus on establishing standards for teacher trainers.

 

Panel: Finding Common Ground Part II

Presented by: Jo Ann Graser, Suzy Levi, 9 Panelists on October 24, 2020 – Purchase the Recording

Join us for an engaging panel discussion on the topic of “Finding Common Ground” as it relates to the Pilates industry. We have gathered panelists who are influential and experts in their areas of focus. They will share their experiences and insights, helping us to identify ways we can develop, build our own unique practice and support one another.

 

Clients are coming back. How do I make them safe?

Presented by Katie Santos, October 21, 2020, on Instagram LIVE – View Recording
Most everyone is able to open their studios a little or a lot. Are you concerned about the safety of your clients and your staff? Have clients been reluctant to come back into the studio? Join Katie Santos on IG live and gain strategies to create the safest studio for you and your staff; one that your clients feel good about coming to work out in!

 

Panel: Finding Common Ground

Presented by: Jo Ann Graser, Suzy Levi, 13 Panelists on October 3, 2020 – Purchase the Recording

Join us for an engaging panel discussion on the topic of “Finding Common Ground” as it relates to the Pilates industry. We have gathered panelists who are influential and experts in their areas of focus. They will share their experiences and insights, helping us to identify ways we can develop, build our own unique practice and support one another.

 

IG LIVE: Smaller Classes, Less Income: Tips for Thriving and Maximizing Revenue

Presented by: Suzy Levi October 1, 2020 – View Recording

You have made it over the mountain, survived a shut down or two and your studio is now open again for in-person classes and training. You can finally start to rebuild your face-to-face community. However, there may be some more obstacles in your way, preventing you from returning to full operating capacity. If COVID-19 has forced you to hold smaller classes, it probably means you’re also making less income. Learn some tips and tricks you can implement to maximize revenue.

 

Marketing: How To Manage Your Pilates Brand

Presented by: Seran Glanfieldon September 30, 2020 –  Purchase the Recording

If you want to grow a thriving studio filled with loyal clients – you need to be consciously developing your brand. This webinar is an informative guide to building a strong brand designed to have a positive impact on business growth and development. Branding is complex and deep topic and so we begin by deconstructing the definition of branding and how it relates to Pilates. We will move on to cover the key features of a strong brand, how to use your brand to distinguish from others in the industry (and your town), the biggest mistake businesses make when it comes to branding, why a strong brand can help when you need to raise your prices and how you can manage your brand for success in the long term.

 

PSAP: The Enrollment Agreement

Presented by: Orianne Tairum on September 24, 2020 – View the Recording

This webinar will discuss why it is important for a school to have an enrollment agreement. Our presenter Kelli Burkhalter Hutchins will explain the purpose and value of the enrollment agreement as well as its essential elements. She will compare it to the school catalog, explain how to use efficiently an enrollment agreement and show you a template. Guest Speaker: Kelli Burkhalter Hutchins, NCPT

 

The Essentials of Client Retention

Presented by: Margot McKinnon on August 18, 2020 –  Purchase the Recording

Ever notice how some Pilates teachers are consistently busy and have the best clients in the world? Sometimes this gets chalked up to luck, experience, or good karma. In fact, it is a reality that you create. In this webinar, you will learn a straightforward process so every client has the best chance to become committed, engaged, and fun to work with. You’ll learn simple markers so you know exactly what a client needs from you to feel satisfied and excited about the next steps. You’ll also learn simple techniques that help people stay the course to becoming lifelong clients.