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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 Maison Pilates privates classes in Matwork and equipment. Individual movement and matwork sessions are offered at my home studio.

Joyce Cruvinel
Home Studio

627 Indian Road, unit 1

Toronto, ON

M6P 2C7

Free street parking

Tel: 437.423.0919

Maison Pilates 

209 Wicksteed Avenue, Suite 49, Toronto

Lots of Free Parking Available

Tel: (647) 401-4517

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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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