Fitness and Sports Program Contact Info - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
6:15 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Assisted Hours

Staff members are available to help participants with equipment during these hours: 

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: 312-238-5001
Fax: 312-238-5017
Email for general inquiries:
Mailing address:

Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
541 N. Fairbanks Ct., Mezzanine
Chicago, IL 60611

Staff Contacts

Sports Program

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Derek Daniels
Sports Program Manager

Cycling, Road Racing, Golf, Sled Hockey, Wheelchair Rugby, Internship Inquiries, Program Information

Patrick Byrne
Sled Hockey Coach

Sled Hockey

Ashley Gruenwald
Caring for Kids Program Specialist

Caring for Kids information

Derek Daniels

Sports Program Manager

Boccia, Military and Paralympic Programming, Including the Military Summer Sports Camp

Trent Thenhaus
Adaptive and Recreational Sports Coordinator

Junior Sports Program, Men's and Women's Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Softball.

Fitness Center

Aleksandra Gebska
Exercise Physiologist

Parkinson's Disease Programs and general program inquiries

Raquel Gonzales
Exercise Physiologist

Goldman Functional Fitness program, RESTORE Fitness after Cancer program and general program inquiries

Laura Men, Exercise Physiologist

RESTORE Fitness after Cancer program, general Fitness program and classes

Maggie Morrissy
Fitness Lead,
Exercise Physiologist

Advanced Exercise Testing and general program inquiries, Internship inquiries

Scott Schafer
Exercise Physiologist

Fitness Program and Exercise classes

Inpatient Therapeutic Recreation

Jill Beemer
Therapeutic Recreation Manager

Inpatient and clinical therapeutic recreation internships and inquiries


Glenn Paustian
Director, Allied Health, Sports and Fitness

Director of Sports and Fitness Programs

Stephanie Kanter
Business Support Manager

Payments, Invoicing, Website, General Inquiries

Lita Wallace
Administrative Assistant

General Inquiries, Program Payments, Membership Information