RESEARCHProving the health benefits of Pilates
Pilates Metrics is determined to give the Pilates industry a voice in the burgeoning field of digital health.
The Pilates Metrics Instructor App aggregates data about Pilates practice. The aggregated, de-identified data will be an incredible resource to support research about healthy aging, mobility, rehabilitation, and other health benefits of Pilates.
The board of directors of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) serves on the Pilates Metrics Advisory Board as a science and research advisor. The Pilates Method Alliance is the professional association and certifying agency for Pilates teachers. The PMA has developed the only third-party Pilates Certification Program in the Pilates industry. Through the PMA, Pilates teachers from around the world have worked together to create a unified community, to share knowledge and information, and most importantly, to establish the practice of teaching Pilates as a profession. http://www.pilatesmethodalliance.org/
“The PMA supports ongoing research as an integral part of the evolution and practice of the Pilates method. Sound research and evidence-based practice is necessary to ensure that Pilates is effective, efficient, and safe. Justification of our technique is not only important to us as practitioners, but also to our clients/patients and to all other professionals participating in health and wellness.” – PMA research webpage.
The PMA does not endorse any Pilates Metrics products or support the business efforts of Pilates Metrics. The PMA has chosen to collaborate with Pilates Metrics in the hopes of jointly optimizing data-collection.
“Through shared knowledge, we can build and develop a body of research that can inform practitioners and clients, and continue to explore how and in which contexts the Pilates method can be effectively applied.” – PMA research webpage.
Every Pilates instructor and client can contribute to our research efforts by using Pilates Metrics Software. Together, we can build a greater depth of understanding about the health effects of Pilates practice.