Created in 2001 in the US, the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) is an international, non-profit association: it regroups the professionals (teachers, trainers, studios, etc.) dedicated to preserving and developing the heritage of Joseph and Clara Pilates.
Its mission is to recognize profession of teaching of the Pilates method, particularly by defining certification criteria. The goal is to maintain high standards while respecting the different and varied approaches that exist amongst the various training schools.
The PMA maintains a database of certified Pilates professionals and organizes an annual conference. It also aims to promote the benefits of the Pilates method to the general public.