Elite Featured Educator & Special Guest:
Hey there! I'm Joy Puleo.
I believe that movement changes lives and that education is the key to unlocking potential. This is a belief built on a movement practice that started in 1996 in the fitness world and expanded in 2000 to include the mindful movement modalities of Pilates and Gyrotonic. I was beyond fortunate that while finishing my Pilates training I was at the same time completing a Masters Degree in Applied Physiology from Columbia University. In addition to my degree I hold certifications from the PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) and A.C.S.M / Exercise Physiologist. My courses are also eligible for ACE and NASM credits.
In 2011 I founded Body Wise Connection, at the time, a not-for-profit designed to work with women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Body Wise Connections initial purpose was to remind women that even in midst of a diagnosis and treatment for cancer, the body can heal and strengthen. The BWC program is designed to restore physical self awareness and empowerment through gentle, rhythmic Pilates inspired movements. Though I no longer live in New York, the BWC work has expanded to include a 2-Day Teacher Training course, instructor workshops and programs for all cancer patients regardless of the primary cancer diagnosis.
Currently, I work with Balanced Body, the worlds largest Pilates manufacturer, developing educational curriculum and teaching Master Instructor training's in Pialtes, CoreAlign, Anatomy in 3 Dimensions, Bodhi and MOTR. As a lecturer and presenter I teach at studios, fitness centers and conferences around the world and I am a regular at most Pilates on Tour conferences.