The Absolute Center through Balanced Body has aligned itself with the Pilates Method Alliance, the professional association and certifying agency for Pilates Teachers.   The aim of industry unification led the PMA to develop a third party professional credential (or "certification"), which was launched in 2005. This credential was created through consultation with a wide range of Pilates experts and it serves the Pilates community and the public by validating that a Pilates teacher meets entry level standards for safety and competency.
Today, the PMA is both an international professional association and a certifying agency for Pilates teachers.