The Society For The Pilates Method

Promoting excellence in Pilates



The Society for the Pilates Method has been formed by some of the UK's leading Pilates teacher training providers.

We are committed to supporting excellence in Pilates education and teaching, and want to ensure that the full potential of Pilates is made accessible to the broadest range of clients.

Words from the Founders

The SPM represents a step change for the Pilates industry in the UK. It will provide a much-needed voice for teachers and an assurance of quality in training and teaching. We are proud to be part of this important initiative.
Lynne Robinson
Here at MK Pilates we are very proud, excited and fully committed to our role in the creation of the SPM where education providers are coming together to raise and maintain the standards of teaching in the Method.
Michael King
The Pilates Foundation are delighted to bring UK Pilates training organisations together to build a collective platform for our profession that will help educate the public and protect the integrity of the whole body of Joseph Pilates’ work.
Hana Jones

Get In Touch

Whether you are a training provider, a Pilates teacher, or you have a general enquiry, we would love to hear from you.

The SPM Register of Teachers: New category opens shortly!

From March 2024, the SPM Register welcomes applications from individual Pilates teachers holding a ‘Level 3 Pilates’ qualification.

SPM Director, Leigh Robinson, said “This is a key next step in the Society for the Pilates Method becoming the natural home for UK-based Pilates teachers. Demand for Pilates is booming, so it is critical that the SPM reinforces the importance of quality in teaching in and education and, in doing so, that it  represents the interests of Pilates professionals and gives them a voice.”

In the coming weeks, you will be able to download a Register Application Form from the Register page on this site. In the meantime, please email us for more details.

Calling All UK Pilates Training Providers!

Professional Membership of the SPM is open to all UK-based training providers who currently offer Pilates Matwork or Comprehensive (matwork plus studio equipment) training, and who are willing to adapt their programmes to be recognised against the SPM’s standards. Accreditation against the SPM standards demonstrates both a commitment to quality and to protecting the integrity of the Pilates Method. 

We will be posting a ‘Getting Started’ pack here very shortly. In the meantime, you can download an Application Form or email us for more details.

Pilates in the UK: A Brief History

Much has changed since Alan Herdman first started teaching Pilates in the UK in 1969. The attached History timeline, created by Jonathan Grubb, details key milestones during the first 40 years as Pilates went from relatively obscurity to widespread recognition.