I am familiar with NCCA accreditation with respect to group-ex and personal training certifications. However, I’m not familiar with the pilates segment of the fitness industry. If you’re a pilates instructor, can you please tell me how important PMA accreditation is to you and to your ability to get work?
For me I’m pretty unhappy with PMA. they don’t formally verify the credentialing of the teaching organizations by reviewing the consistency of their training material etc. not impressed.
Also the level of inconsistent information with exercise terminology and stabilization and alignment cues are all over the place. By the time you take the credentialing teaching programs exam and then PMA’s exam it’s just all different information.
And my background is physical therapy and personal training massage therapist and yoga for many years. Pilates should be put into the Personal Trainer activities. And now they have large classes on the reformers. So all the intense queuing alignment and breathing goals are pretty much out the window.