Rochester, MI, January 22, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Interest in Pilates as a form of mind-body exercise is on the rise. This boost in popularity also brings with it an increased risk of injury for practitioners due to inadequately trained instructors.
This issue of safety is at the forefront of the Pilates Method Alliance® (PMA), the only certifying agency in the Pilates industry, which convenes today for its annual board meeting.
Trent McEntire, president of the Board of Directors for the PMA and director of McEntire Pilates located in Rochester, Mich. will address the PMA Board of Directors at the annual board meeting in Miami, Fla. on Jan. 20-22.
"I am proud to serve the PMA,” McEntire said. “The work being done is important for the longevity of safety standards for the everyday person who may not know how to find a qualified and certified Pilates professional."
The PMA exists as an international, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) professional association and certifying agency to assist in the self-regulation of Pilates teachers.
In addition to providing teacher certification, the PMA holds an annual educational conference for Pilates professionals. Attendance at the 2010 meeting was approximately 900 and its upcoming Teacher Training Summit on May 12-14 will welcome anyone involved in Pilates teacher training for the purpose of developing standard practices for the industry.
Visit www.pilatesmethodalliance.org for more details regarding the PMA and to access the online database of PMA Certified Pilates Teachers.
About Trent McEntire
Trent McEntire is the founder and director of McEntire Pilates in Rochester, Mich. and serves as the president of the Board of Directors for the Pilates Method Alliance®. McEntire is an international Pilates educator with over 12 years of experience teaching and lecturing in universities, Pilates studios, physical therapy clinics, spas and athletic clubs. He has developed a professional instructor training curriculum that offers a step-by-step approach to learning how to teach McEntire Pilates. The internationally recognized McEntire Instructor Training Program provides Pilates teacher certification and has graduates practicing throughout the country. Additional information can be obtained at www.mcentirepilates.com.