«Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.»
Pilatessuisse is the Swiss trade association for trained, professionally employed Pilates trainers.
The term “Pilates” is not currently protected in Switzerland; there is therefore an enormous variation in the level and quality of the classes on offer.
We are dedicated to the goal of promoting quality in Pilates classes and ensuring the integrity and professionalism of the Pilates method. We also establish guidelines and quality standards. This gives us the ability to recommend studios and Pilates trainers who can demonstrate sound, professional Pilates training.
Pilatessuisse provides the basis for professional interchange between members. We offer advanced training courses, workshops and regular events to actively promote quality assurance, public relations and mutual support.
We help our members obtain official recognition for the Pilates method from public authorities, insurance companies and other bodies.
The Schweizerische Pilates Verband (Swiss Pilates Association) was set up by Mark Fyvie, Lynn Watkins and Monika Leumann from within a very small group of people in Zurich.
Nicola Preisig took on the Presidency; the Association was still small.
Over 25 members – the association grew slowly since we did not want to make any compromises in the requirements for the quality of training.
Molly Ruchti took over from Nicola Preisig, who had worked as a very dedicated President for years.
Michael Brunner became President. The training guidelines were further refined in the “Teacher Training Guidelines”.
Linda Mathys and Andrea Keller took over the Presidency. The newly-designed website was brought into service and supplemented with a membership database. The association then had a membership numbering more than 60.
Change of name: The Schweizerischer Pilates Verband became Pilatessuisse
Linda Mathys (Co-President)
Andrea Keller (Co-President)
Pilatessuisse is a Swiss not-for-profit organisation aimed at keeping the standards of Pilates classes as high as possible. We approve of the wide variety of different types of training on offer, as long as the quality, integrity, philosophy and values of the Pilates method are guaranteed.
Why are Pilates trainers recognised by Pilatessuisse the best choice?
c/o Pilates porentief
3084 Wabern bei Bern
Bank account details
IBAN CH91 0900 0000 6073 1027 0