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Membership phase

INITIAL PHASE

During the initial phase of establishing the membership, we are not running a formal accreditation process but rather an informal approval system of certain relevant qualifications for Pilates. The aim is to create an all inclusive Pilates community New Zealand, and so that we can set about a consultation process on what is going to be an appropriate benchmark and recognition for differing levels of Pilates professionals. The establishment for this accreditation process will be set out as followed in the next phases.

6-12 MONTHS

There will be ongoing consultation with industry around the membership criteria while we build the membership and offerings. For example, the criteria for accreditation will vary between a Fitness Pilates Instructor (Reformer) and a Comprehensive Pilates Method Teacher.

12-18 MONTHS

Individual Membership Accreditation will have been finalised, and members will be grouped accordingly. During this phase, members may have to supply more information on current qualifications or skills gaps.

18 MONTHS+

Refine and link with our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme and audited Pilates education providers.



Individual membership

Being an initial Individual Member with Pilates Aotearoa gives you:

  • Regular Industry Updates
  • Workshops and CPD opportunities – discounted rates
  • Discounted Rates for First Aid & CPR
  • Networking opportunities with other Pilates professionals
  • Annual conference – discounted rates
  • Discounts and benefits from partner organisations
  • Toolkit for Pilates professionals (includes Health and Safety guidelines, intake waiver forms and templates soon to come)
  • List/Find a Job

No joining fee for the first 3 months

Membership from only $97 for 12 month membership (provisional). Students studying a Pilates certification are FREE for the first 12 months. 

EXAMPLE OF ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA POST 2023

 

Fitness Pilates Instructor Mat 120+ hours experience
Fitness Pilates Instructor Reformer 200+ hours experience
Pilates Method Teacher  Level 1: 450+ hours experience
Pilates Method Teacher Level 2: 1000 + hours experience / 2 – 10 years minimum of teaching. 
Pilates Method Teacher Level 3:  3500 + hours experience / 10 + years minimum of teaching.

Please note, this is not required for Individual Membership at present.

Facility membership

Facility members will be approved on a case by case basis and go through an informal audit process. 

By agreeing to become a Pilates Aotearoa facility, you will also be agreeing to adhere to the Pilates Aotearoa Code of Ethics (a separate Code for Facilities is still to be developed in consultation).

A PA Facility will use its best endeavours to have all staff (contractors and employees) registered as PA members (discounts will apply).

As part of its support for the organisation and industry, Facility Members will be required to offer product donation to the public.

It’s most likely that Memberships are your primary product. We are happy to receive alternate products for those that do not sell memberships as long as it is your primary product. e.g. Concession Cards, Private Sessions.

Donation Requirement

2 x 3 Month Membership

2 x 6 Month Membership

2 x 12 Month Membership

Basic

Under 300 members

$32
/ Monthly

Over 300 Members

$44
/ Monthly

Regular industry updates
Discounted EXNZ Event Tickets

Advocacy

Government

ACC
IRD
MOH
COVID 19

Media

News articles & interviews
PR and Press

Most Popular

Full

Under 150 Members

$195
/ Yearly (1st year only – $324 normally)

+ Product Donation

Over 150 Members

$295
/ Yearly (1st year only – $444 normally)

+ Product Donation

Regular industry updates
Discounted EXNZ Event Tickets

Regular industry updates

Discounted EXNZ Event Tickets

Advocacy

Government

ACC
IRD
MOH
COVID 19

Media

News articles & interviews
PR and Press

Growth

Research
Reports
Data & Surveys
E-Membership to IHRSA
Free Ads on EXNZ Jobs (Coming New 2021)

Support

Regular Industry Updates
Guides and Templates
Operating a Facility
Membership Agreements
HR & Employment
Health & Safety
Unsupervised Facilities
1 on 1 Support

All plans are exclusive of GST. All plans have will normally have an admin/joining fee of $100, but this will be waived for the first 12 months of membership launch.