Dear Friends -
I have been reading on some blogs lately about the opinion of some that the PMA certification exam tests candidates at the 'lowest level'. There was no explanation of what the scale of measurement was. 'Low' compared to what? What would constitute a 'high' level in their opinion? They didn't say, and therefore it's not possible for the casual reader to know if their view holds water or not.
In order to look at the facts, I did a comparison of the eligibility requirements to sit for a variety of personal trainer certifications and the PMA Pilates Certification Exam. I think the comparison is very interesting.
The fact is that the skill and knowledge set for a personal trainer is very different from that of a Pilates teacher, and the eligibility requirements are radically different.
Have a look: Certification Eligibility Comparison