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?
Using this thread as a resource in case anyone else comes to read about the PMA and its validity / necessity along a career path.
One gym where I work just did a weekend training for its personal trainers on how to use the reformer as a tool in their personal training. So they’re not calling what they’re doing “pilates” and they’re not teaching “pilates classes,” but the will say, “we’re going to do three exercises on the reformer as part of our session today, to accomplish ____________.” As a certified personal trainer, I like this a lot. Knowing how to use the reformer as a tool to accomplish a specific fitness task can be useful, just as any other tool in the gym.
That said, I’m still taking private sessions at a wonderful Stott school in my area with the intention of getting further educated in the coming year.