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What is Pilates?

Pilates is an exercise system that strengthens and stretches the whole body simultaneously, as such an extremely efficient practice.  Core strength is the foundation of Pilates exercises. The focus is on quality of movement, rather than the amount of reps performed or weights lifted. This creates strength without bulking. Pilates works the body evenly, so no muscles are over or under-trained. Pilates helps correct muscle imbalances and prevent future injuries.

Benefits of Pilates


Improve posture and coordination

Increase mobility and flexibility

Gain long lean muscles

Increase body awareness

Increase core strength and improve balance

Reduction of back pain

Low impact exercises, no stress on the joints

Efficient Movement


Pilates is an efficient mind-body type of exercises that encourages participants to pay attention to their bodies in space, naturally increasing body awareness. As well concentration is huge Pilates component as the exercise are always performed with a perfect form in order to correct imbalances and avoid injuries. Pilates also add the benefit of breathing and coordination while moving within a flow.

What I Do

Over the years Joyce’s work has been greatly influenced by other types of movement techniques such as Rolfing Movement and Yoga.  She also can incorporate other technics like ELDOA, Myofascial Stretch (MFS) and Segmental Muscular Strengthening.


A Pilates or a movement session is specific to client’s need. It addresses each person postural and muscular imbalances and/or muscle repatterning if necessary. The work will be tailored to improve balance, reduce tightness, to increase mobility and flexibility, to increase overall strength as well as coordination. Small equipment and props are generally used to facilitate movement or add challenge to the session.


Currently offering at Body Harmonics privates and group classes in matwork and equipment reformer and springboard. Individual movement or matwork sessions can be offered upon request on private locations or home studio.

Body Harmonics - Midtown

90 Eglinton Avenue West, 5th Fl
Toronto, Ontario 
Canada, M5N 1A8

Tel: 416.482.4884 

Body Harmonics - Flagship

672 Dupont Street, Suite 406
Toronto, Ontario 
Canada, M6G 1Z6

Tel: 416.537.0714 

Joyce Cruvinel Studio

120 Raglan Ave

Toronto, Ontario

Canada, M6C 2L4


Pilates with Joyce

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"If your spine is inflexible stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young".

Joseph Pilates

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