Elizabeth began her career as a dancer. Following a severe injury, she underwent two back surgeries in 1980. Doctors told her she would neither dance again nor be able to endure pregnancy and childbirth. They were wrong. She embraced the exercise system based on the teachings of Joseph H. Pilates as a means to recovery, which gave rise to her own rehabilitative techniques. By combining Pilates work with her many years of exercise and dance training, she now has a system of exercise that will work on any body. In 1984 Elizabeth founded the Physical Conditioning Centre (Houston, TX), which accommodated over 350 appointments weekly by 2001. In that year, she sold her facility and moved to Spokane where she sees private clients and conducts teacher-training workshops and lectures. She was granted the distinction of master teacher in 2000. She created and appears on the mat work section of the video Jaclyn Smith’s Workout for Beauty and Balance. She also has developed three movement videos for her clients and is planning another for public release in the near future.