Terms and Conditions of Use

Last Updated: September 17, 2023,


Welcome to PilatesWorldDirectory.com (“PWD”) and its affiliated websites: Performing Arts Physical Therapy of Los Angeles, Inc. (“PAPT”), The Pilates Studio of Los Angeles (“PSLA”), PilatesCertificationOnline.com (“PCO”), and Pilates.TV (“PTV”). These websites are collectively referred to as the “Site.” By accessing, browsing, using, or making purchases on the Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). If you do not agree with these Terms, please do not use the Site.

PWD reserves the right to modify or revise these Terms at any time and at its sole discretion. Your continued use of the Site after changes to the Terms signifies your acceptance of the updated Terms. We encourage you to review these Terms periodically.

Service Overview

PWD offers an online platform that provides information about Pilates instructors, services, schools, certifications, and equipment. This platform aims to assist users and members (“Users”) in making informed decisions. Over our 30 years in the industry, we’ve built this platform to address frequent inquiries about the differences between “Authentic” or classical, traditional True Pilates and “Contemporary” or hybrid Pilates and the challenge of identifying certified instructors and reputable schools.

Note: While PWD and its affiliates, specifically PAPT and The Pilates Studio of Los Angeles, do not endorse any particular school, our platform showcases recognized Pilates institutions known for their standing within the global Pilates community and a consistent track record of producing world-class, certified Pilates instructors. Listings are based on information submitted by the respective instructors, schools, or businesses. Please refer to our Criteria for Individual and School Listings for further details.

Important Disclaimers

Limitation of Liability

PWD, its employees, agents, and affiliates shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, resulting from the use or inability to use the Site. The Site and all content, products, and services included or available on the Site are provided “as is” with no warranties, either express or implied.

Medical Disclaimer

The Site is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Consult your healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or exercise program.

Accuracy and Verification Disclaimer

While PWD cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information members provide, our rigorous verification process aims to ensure that all PWD members’ qualifications are accurately represented to the general public. Users should, however, conduct their own due diligence as PWD disclaims any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission.

Verification and Profile Accuracy on PWD Platform

  1. Member Authenticity Verification: To uphold the integrity and authenticity of the PWD platform, our diligent team conducts an exhaustive verification process. This entails meticulous examination and research into the particulars provided during each member’s registration and profile creation. Should the information be deemed congruent and authentic, the account shall sustain its active status.

  2. Profile Optimization Authorization: By utilizing the PWD platform, members herein implicitly grant authorization to the PWD verification staff to implement requisite modifications or adjustments to their profiles. Such alterations aim to enhance representation, thereby optimizing member visibility and positioning within the platform. This might encompass the completion of omitted fields to ensure parity between the information delineated on the PWD platform and that which is promulgated on a member’s personal or business website.

  3. Consistency and Precision: Paramount to PWD’s mission is the assurance of consistency and accuracy across all member profiles. This safeguards against disseminating potentially misleading or incongruent information to the consumers. To preserve the platform’s credibility, a proprietary review mechanism has been integrated to flag or provisionally deactivate accounts that breach established criteria, including but not limited to: inapt profile descriptions, unsuitable profile imagery, or content misaligned with the platform’s ethos.

  4. Profile Image Adjustments: In circumstances necessitating the enhancement of a profile’s visual representation, PWD reserves the right to modify, crop, or, when exigent, source a representative image from the member’s affiliated website. Such interventions are provisional and primarily invoked to preclude potential system or member-based flagging. PWD may or may not notify the affected members of these alterations, but members retain the prerogative to substitute the image with an alternative professional headshot.

  5. Overarching Aim: The overarching objective of these provisions is to fortify the professionalism and credibility of the PWD platform, ensuring that each member capitalizes on optimal exposure, thereby augmenting their professional reach and impact.

User-Generated Content

  1. Grant of License: By posting or uploading content to PWD or any of our affiliated websites, regardless of your country of residence, you grant PWD a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. This includes, but is not limited to, the right to use the content for promotional purposes, advertising, marketing, and other business purposes.

  2. Ownership: While you retain all rights to your content according to your local jurisdiction, once your content is posted on PWD or any affiliated websites, it becomes part of the public domain of the platform, and PWD may utilize this content as described above.

  3. International Considerations: By uploading content, you acknowledge that internet platforms operate globally and you agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content. It’s your responsibility to be aware of and adhere to local laws specific to the content you upload, especially if they pertain to copyright, defamation, privacy, and the transmission of technical data.

International Users

PWD operates from California, USA, and offers its services to users globally. When accessing our platform from locations outside the United States, users do so on their own initiative and must ensure compliance with local laws. While these Terms are governed primarily by the laws of the State of California, USA, users acknowledge that differing local laws may also apply to their use of PWD. By using PWD or any of its affiliated websites, users expressly consent to both the jurisdiction and venue of the State of California for any disputes arising from or related to these Terms. However, PWD recognizes the need for and is committed to compliance with international regulations and laws where they apply, particularly in matters of data protection, copyright, and user rights.

User Accounts and Profiles

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. You are also responsible for ensuring that all information on your profile is current, accurate, and truthful. PWD reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, or cancel orders at its sole discretion.

Your Account/Profile

If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account and to keep your profile information accurate.

Electronic Communication

By using the Site, you consent to receive electronic communications from us. These electronic communications may include notices about your account and information concerning or related to our service.

Web Linking

Links to third-party sites are provided for convenience. PWD is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these sites.


All content on this Site is the property of PWD and is protected by copyright laws. Unauthorized use of any materials is prohibited.


You agree to indemnify PWD against any claims or demands, including attorney fees, arising out of your use of the Site or violation of these Terms.

Applicable Laws

The Site is operated from California, and you are responsible for compliance with any local laws when you access it. All claims related to the Site will be governed by California law.

Criteria for Individual and School Listings

Standards for individuals and schools to be listed are stated, and PWD reserves the right to remove listings that do not meet these criteria.


If you wish to purchase any product or service made available through PWD, you may be asked to provide certain information relevant to your Purchase. By making a Purchase, you represent and warrant that you have the legal right to use any credit card(s) or other payment method(s) and that all information you provide is accurate. PWD may employ third-party services to facilitate payment, and by making a Purchase, you grant us the right to provide your information to these third parties.

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel your order at any time for various reasons, including but not limited to product availability, pricing errors, or suspected fraud.


Payments on the PWD site will be facilitated through Stripe and PayPal. Additional administrative fees may apply. All refunds should be directed to your host, and while we can assist in the refund process, PWD is not responsible for issuing refunds unless the service comes directly from us.


Some parts of PWD are billed on a subscription basis. Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of each Billing Cycle unless you or PWD cancel it. A valid payment method is required to process the payment for your Subscription. Failure to make a payment will result in the cancellation of your Subscription.

Fee Changes

PWD reserves the right to modify Subscription fees. Any changes will become effective at the end of the then-current Billing Cycle, and you will be provided with reasonable prior notice.


Refunds are subject to the terms of the specific Subscription plan you have selected. Except when required by law, paid Subscription fees are non-refundable. However, refunds may be issued for materially flawed or damaged items or for mistakes on our end regarding the

User Accounts and Profiles

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. You are also responsible for ensuring that all information on your profile is current, accurate, and truthful. PWD reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, or cancel orders at its sole discretion.

Links to Third-Party Websites

The Site may include links to third-party websites. PWD does not endorse, guarantee, or assume any responsibility for these external sites’ content, privacy policies, or practices. Use these links at your own risk.

Intellectual Property

All content, logos, graphics, and other material on the Site are the intellectual property of PWD or its content providers and are protected by applicable copyright and trademark laws. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless PWD, its officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any claims, actions, demands, liabilities, and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees arising out of your use of the Site or your violation of these Terms.

Governing Law and Arbitration

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law principles. Any disputes arising from these Terms will be resolved through binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association.


If you have any questions regarding these Terms, please Contact Us.

Using PilatesWorldDirectory.com or any of our affiliated websites signifies your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Thank you for using PilatesWorldDirectory.com.