Upcoming Training Courses

Courses run Fri 3pm-9pm, Sat & Sun 9am-3pm, except where indicated.

course IMP

Intensive Mat-Plus

Level 1, 40 hours

winter 2011 | Jan 13-16 | Jan 27-30
Thu-Fri 3pm-9pm | Sat-Sun 9am-3pm

summer 2011 | Jul 7-10 | Jul 21-24
Thu-Fri 3pm-9pm | Sat-Sat 9am-3pm

course IR

Intensive Reformer

level 1, 50 hours

winter 2011 | Feb 17-20 | Feb 25-27 | Mar 11-13
Thu-Fri 3pm-9pm | Sat-Sun 9am-3pm

summer 2011 | Aug 8-12 | Aug 15-19 | 12pm-5pm

course ICAD

Intensive Cadillac

level 1, 25 hours

spring 2011 | Apr 14-17 | Thu-Fri 3pm-9pm | Sat-Sun 9am-3pm

course ICHR

Intensive Stability Chair

Level 1, 15 hours

spring 2011 | Apr 29-May 1 | Fri 3pm-9pm | Sat-Sun 9am-3pm

course IBRL

Intensive Barrels

level 1, 10 hours

spring 2011 | May 14-15 | 9am-3pm

course AM

Advanced Matwork

Level 2, 6 hours

spring 2011 | Mar 25 | 2pm-9pm

course AR

Advanced Reformer

Level 2, 18 hours

spring 2011 | Apr 1-3 | Fri 2pm-9pm | Sat-Sun 9am-4pm

course ACAD

Advanced Cadillac

Level 2, 6 hours

spring 2011 | May 21 | 9am-4pm

course ACHR

Advanced Stability Chair

Level 2, 3 hours

spring 2011 | May 22 | 9am-12pm

course ISP

Injuries & Special Populations

24 hours

spring 2011 | Jun 9-12 | Thu-Fri 2pm-9pm | Sat - Sun 9am-4pm

Continuing Education Workshops




Sat Jan 22

Core Barre Certification


Sat Feb 26

Core Barre Certification


Sat Mar 19

Core Barre Certification


Sat Mar 26

Full Programming on the V2 Max Plus Reformer


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, contact Monica Hoekstra or Catherine Tait by fax or phone at 704-442-8600, or email

Mail your completed application form to 6817 Fairview Road, suite D, Charlotte, NC 28210 attn: Monica Hoekstra or Catherine Tait

ABsolute Pilates
6817 Fairview Road, suite D
Charlotte, NC 28210

phone: 704-442-8600
fax: 704-442-8600

visit ABsolute Pilates at

The Studio
ABsolute Pilates is a 1200sq foot studio located in a central region of Charlotte, NC and close to many restaurants, hotels, malls and movie theater. For your convenience, we offer restroom & changing room and a small kitchen with a refrigerator.

ABsolute Pilates also has courses in
Fayetteville, NC

Instructor Trainers
Co-owner, CATHERINE TAIT is a certified STOTT PILATES instructor trainer. Catherine holds a Physiology degree from Michigan State University and has several years of experience teaching pilates. Catherine works to promote the awareness of movement and fitness via the pilates method.

Co-owner, MONICA HOEKSTRA is a certified STOTT PILATES instructor trainer. She has a professional dance background in classical ballet, having trained in Toronto, Hawaii and Hungary. Monica was previously a faculty member of the Rotaru Ballet School in Atlanta and she has many years of experience as a pilates instructor.

Getting There
From I-77 take the Tyvola Road Exit and follow it East. Tyvola turns into Fairview Rd and once you pass South Park Mall you will come to a stoplight at Cameron Valley Road, turn left here, then take another left turn on Wall Street. This will get you into our office complex, continue on Wall street and it will curve around and there will be a median with a map of the complex on it. We are the building on the other side of the median. It is building number 6817 and the studio is located upstairs. see map

Accommodation Availability
We recommend the following three locations:
Doubletree Guest Suites,
6300 Morrison Blvd 704-364-2400
Hampton Inn South Park
6700 Phillips Place Ct. 704-319-5700
Courtyard Marriott,
6023 Park South Dr 704-552-7333

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.