Rehabilitation Program

course RMR1

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization:
Matwork & Reformer

24 hours

winter 2010 | Feb 18-21
Thu 1pm-7:45pm | Fri-Sat 10am-4:45pm | Sun 9am-3:45pm

course RMR2

Peripheral Joint Stabilization:
Matwork & Reformer

24 hours

spring 2010 | Mar 25-28
Thu 1pm-7:45pm | Fri-Sat 10am-4:45pm | Sun 9am-3:45pm

course RCCB1

Spinal, Pelvic & Scapular Stabilization:
Cadillac, Chair & Barrels

24 hours

fall 2010 | Sep 30-Oct 3
Thu 1pm-7:45pm | Fri-Sat 10am-4:45pm | Sun 9am-3:45pm

course RCCB2

Peripheral Joint Stabilization:
Cadillac, Chair & Barrels

16 hours

fall 2010 | Nov 12-14 | Fri 12pm-7pm | Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 9am-4pm

Upcoming Training Courses

course IMP

Intensive Mat-Plus

level 1, 40 hours

winter 2010 | Jan 14-17 | Jan 28-31 | Thu-Sun 10am-3:30pm

spring 2010 | May 13-16 | Jun 3-5 | Thu-Sun 10am-3:30pm

course IR

Intensive Reformer

level 1, 50 hours

winter 2010 | Feb 5-7 | Feb 26-28 | Mar 19-21
Fri-Sat 10am-4:30pm | Sun 9:30am-3pm | except Mar 20 | 10am-3:30pm

summer 2010 | Jun 11-13 | Jun 25-27 | Jul 9-11
Fri-Sat 10am-4:30pm | Sun 9:30am-3pm | except Jul 10 | 10am-3:30pm

course ICAD

Intensive Cadillac

level 1, 25 hours

spring 2010 | Mar 26-28 | Apr 9-10 | Fri-Sun 9:30am-3pm

course ICHR

Intensive Stability Chair

level 1, 15 hours

spring 2010 | Apr 30-May 2 | Fri-Sun 9:30am-3pm

course IBRL

Intensive Barrels

level 1, 10 hours

spring 2010 | May 21-22 | Fri-Sun 9:30am-3pm

course AM

Advanced Matwork

level 2, 6 hours

spring 2010 | Mar 5 | 10am-4:30pm

course AR

Advanced Reformer

level 2, 18 hours

spring 2010 | Apr 23-25 | 10am-4:30pm

course ACAD

Advanced Cadillac

level 2, 6 hours

spring 2010 | Jun 4 | 10am-4:30pm

course ACHR

Advanced Stability Chair

level 2, 3 hours

spring 2010 | Jun 5 | 10am-1pm

course ABRL

Advanced Barrels

level 2, 3 hours

spring 2010 | Jun 5 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

course ISP

Injuries & Special Populations

24 hours

spring 2010 | Mar 12-13 | Apr 16-17 | 10am-4:30pm

Continuing Education Workshops




Jan 24 2010

Functional Anatomy


Feb 21 2010

Biomechanics of Resistance &
Pilates Exercises


Feb 21 2010

Postural Analysis and Application to
Pilates Exercises


Mar 6 2010

Pilates on the Green: Matwork for Golf, level 2


Mar 6 2010

Golf Conditioning on the Reformer


Space is limited! To register or for costs and additional information regarding these courses, please call Robin Edwards (Education Coordinator )at 773-681-4846 or email

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

Elements in Motion
2918 North Lincoln Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois, 60657

phone: 773-681-4846
fax: 773-935-9020

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Elements in Motion host centres:
Buffalo Grove

Instructor Trainer
Owner of Elements In Motion, VERED ARBEL's fitness and business career stemmed from a background in dance. Her career shifted to teaching as she became a certified instructor trainer and choreographer, formed her own dance company and toured throughout Europe. As a dancer, Pilates was the exercise of choice to keep flexible and prevent injuries. In 1991, she began a full certification program for STOTT PILATES. In 2000, she opened her own Pilates studio and STOTT PILATES training center, where she teaches Pilates to clients as well as students wishing to become instructors. Working closely with rehabilitation centers she has implemented courses to benefit various sports participants such as golf and running. In addition to the studio, she is pursuing a degree in exercise science and lecturing off site for workshops and courses.

PAT STASZAK is the owner of Andersonville Physical Therapy, an outpatient physical therapy clinic and STOTT PILATES studio in Chicago. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1994 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. She then worked at the Univeristy of Illinois Hospital and the University of Chicago Hospital, specilizing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Her areas of interest and specialty include the rehabilitation of overuse and sports injuries; specifically, musculoskeletal injuries and pain syndromes resulting from postural dysfunction, abnormal joint mechanics, muscle imbalance, and inefficient movement patterns. Pat is a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor and STOTT PILATES Rehab Instructor Trainer.

The Studio

Our 3,000 sq ft, two-level, exposed brick loft-style facility is fully equipped with STOTT PILATES equipment. Our mission is to help our clients increase body awareness, eliminate muscle imbalance, and gain a greater range of motion and flexibility, while also challenging the mind. Our instructors bring collective expertise from various professional backgrounds such as dance, physical therapy and fitness to help us serve a wide range of clients' needs. We offer specialized programs for rehabilitation clients, pre-and post-natal clients, and others seeking sport-specific strengthening and training.

Getting There
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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.