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Register of Exercise Professionals

In August 2005, the UK became the first country in the world to introduce a national standard governing the teaching of Pilates Matwork. This standard details the knowledge and skills that a teacher must have in order to be formally recognised as a Pilates teacher.  It is endorsed by SkillsActive and the The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and is recognised by the European Health and Fitness Association.  Body Control Pilates was the first specialist Pilates training provider to receive approval against this standard.

The National Standard for Pilates Teachers is REP, Level 3 Pilates. Before taking up Pilates, for your own safety and wellbeing, do check that your teacher is qualified to teach.

The qualifications of Pilates Teachers can be verified on the REPs website www.exerciseregister.org


Backcare
Backcare is an independent national charity that helps people manage and prevent back pain by providing information, promoting self help and funding research into better back care.
HRH The Prince of Wales is the patron
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Backcare represents people with back pain, a broad range of health professionals who treat back pain, and researchers and employers. The charity has extensive links with the NHS, Government Departments, industry and other voluntary organisations which enables it to have a say in policy formation and promotion of best practice in managing back pain. From it's strong foundation the charity has evolved and developed to meet the needs of a very diverse group of people and strives to ensure that people are well educated and informed about issues surrounding back pain.


Further information can be found on the Backcare website www.backcare.org.uk