Rehabilitation Program

course RMR1

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization:
Matwork & Reformer

24 hours

winter 2011 | Feb 10-13 | Times TBD

course RMR2

Peripheral Joint Stabilization:
Matwork & Reformer

24 hours

spring 2011 | Apr 7-10 | Times TBD

Upcoming Training Courses

course IMP

Intensive Mat-Plus

level 1, 40 hours

fall 2010 | Sep 9-12 | Sep 30-Oct 3

course IR

Intensive Reformer

level 1, 50 hours

fall 2010 | Oct 15-17 | Oct 28-31 | Nov 12-14

course ICAD

Intensive Cadillac

level 1, 25 hours

fall 2010 | Sep 24-26 | Oct 16-17

course IBRL

Intensive Barrels

level 1, 10 hours

fall 2010 | Oct 23

course AM

Advanced Matwork

level 2, 6 hours

fall 2010 | Sep 18

course ACCB

Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels

level 2, 12 hours

fall 2010 | Nov 6-7

course ISP

Injuries & Special Populations

24 hours

fall 2010 | Oct 7-10

Continuing Education Workshops




Sat Oct 2

Golf Conditioning on the Reformer

Sat Nov 6

Anatomy Review

Sat Dec 4

Ultimate Body Sculpting/Flex-Band level 3

Sat Dec 4

Pilates with Props, level 1

Sat Dec 4

Intermeidate Reformer

Sat Dec 11

Arc Barrel

Sat Dec 11

Essential Stabilit Chair

A written & practical exam is required for certification
exam may be taken within six months of completing course(s)

Space is limited! To register or for costs and additional information regarding these courses call Laura Hicks at Inspire Atlanta 404-605-9091 or email

Inspire Health
The Macquarium Building
1800 Peachtree Street, Suite 420
Atlanta GA, 30309 USA

contact: Laura Hicks
phone: 404-605-9091
fax: 404-605-7178

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Instructor Trainer
LAURA HICKS, Instructor Trainer, will instruct courses at Inspire Health. Laura has vast experience working with a wide variety of clients from athletes to post rehabilitation. As a professional dancer, Laura brings a fresh perspective to her instruction. Her STOTT PILATES training and real world experience in dance provide her with an exceptional understanding of the body, alignment and movement.
Laura has danced professionally throughout California, and is currently performing with North Atlanta Dance Theatre. She is also an instructor for the Atlanta Ballet adult division. Since 2007 Laura has appeared frequently in the AJC's Better Health Section, providing Good Form workouts.

SAMIA PELLIZZARI, Instructor Trainer at Inspire Health, was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and moved to New York in 1995 after graduating from UNICAMP University in São Paulo with a BA in Dance. While studying at UNICAMP, Ms. Pellizzari was the recipient of the Grand Prize for Choreography at the Rio de Janeiro Dance Competition and received Second Honors at the São Paulo dance competition. In New York, Ms. Pellizzari trained at Alvin Ailey, Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center. She has performed with dance companies, industrials and some Musicals such as "West Side Story", and the European tour of "Grease".
Samia fell in love with Pilates while rehabilitating a knee injury. She then decided to pursue Pilates as a career. Samia started teaching at the Pilates Center of New York where she also recieved her STOTT PILATES Level 2 Certification. Samia has instructed Pilates since 2002 in New York, New Jersey, Austria and California. Her vast experience with dance and a wide variety of pilates clients has made her well-rounded instructor. Samia is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. She became a STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer in 2008.

The Studio
Inspire Health's 2,300 sq foot facility is located in a professional office building on Peachtree Street, the major throughfare in Atlanta. We are commited to providing a positive and welcoming environment for an optimal educational experience. Inspire Health is easily accessed by all major highways and the MARTA public transit system. We are convenient to shopping, restaurants and most Atlanta tourist attractions.

The intensive courses above are recommended for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other fitness & health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their business. Applicants must have, at least three years experience teaching fitness, dance or movement, familiarity with the works of Joseph Pilates, formal anatomy training and a working knowledge of muscle origins, insertions and functions, in order to attend the course.

For a list of required (and optional) course materials click here

You are not obliged to write (and pay for) two exams if you are planning to take both courses. You may choose to wait until completion of the second course to write your exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam). If you prefer to pause between courses, you may choose to take an exam to become certified in Matwork only, and another exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam) after completing the second course to become certified in Reformer work. In this case two exam fees would apply.