“What is a Profession?”

Pilates Certification and Pilates “professionals” is a topic that is not very well understood within the fitness industry or the within the community we reach out to.  Receipt of training certificates or diplomas is often confused with “certification”.  I have linked an article written by Elizabeth Anderson, Executive Director of the Pilates Method Alliance.  The Pilates Method Alliance is the non-profit, professional association for the Pilates Method.  Her article is the most comprehensive on the topic of Pilates as a profession and what a “certified” Pilates instructor means.