Kim Cyr
brampton_ama_pilates_instructor_kim_cyr.jpg Kim Cyr brings a unique perspective to Pilates with her AMA Pilates program. Her program is structured to serve small groups, accommodating the degree of personalized attention normally seen only in a private class. For the Pilates client looking for that next level Kim’s program will offer many rewarding challenges.

Kim has been a student of Pilates since 1996. While undergoing treatment for acute back pain, following the birth of her second child, Kim was introduced to Pilates as a means of pain therapy. She enjoyed the way Pilates made her feel and soon noticed how many of her other daily activities became easier.

Kim’s Martial Arts background harmonizes with the technical demands of Pilates. The mutually beneficial aspects of these two disciplines made it easy for Kim to commit herself to achieving her STOTT PILATES Teaching certification.

Presently Kim Cyr’s Pilates credentials include:
Intensive mat-plus certification (Stott IMP) 
Advanced Mat certification (Stott AM) 
Injury and Special Populations (Stott ISP) 
Intensive Reformer Certification (Stott IR) 
Bartenieff Fundamentals of Movement Anatomy of the Body in Motion

Kim began teaching Pilates at The Brampton Academy of Martial Arts in the spring of 2000, growing from two classes a week to the extensive program now offered. In the fall of 2007 she opened the full time AMA Pilates studio located at 13 Fisherman Drive, in Brampton. Operating seven days a week this studio is fully equipped, offering day and evening classes in a personal setting.

In addition to the Pilates classes that she teaches, Kim oversees all of the daily activities at AMA Pilates: structuring the program, class schedule, and managing the instructor base. If running a full time studio were not enough Kim continues to be a Pilates student, expanding her knowledge and expertise in this discipline.

Over the years Kim has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients with many unique needs. If you are seeking to improve your posture, strengthen your core muscle group, improve your sports performance or recover from an injury – please contact Kim Cyr at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Michelle Jay
mississauga_ama_pilates_instructor_michelle_jay_2.jpg Traditional disciplines of Karate and Yoga form the basis of Michelle Jay’s distinctive approach to Pilates. Range of motion and flexibility are principle components found in all of the Pilates classes she teaches.

An active lifestyle involving competitive triathlon training, Martial Arts and many other outdoor interests fashioned Michelle’s introduction to Pilates. Early in 1999 she suffered ligament damage in her right knee. Although surgery was suggested a physiotherapist who was treating her injury recommended Pilates to strengthen this specific area. Pilates helped Michelle to improve stability in her damaged knee but more importunately by improving her posture and form she is better prepared to avoid future injuries.

STOTT PILATES TM certified in 2006, Michelle operates a growing Pilates program at The Mississauga Academy of Martial Arts. Complemented by her Martial Arts background, Yoga experience, and history of completive sports Michelle's teaching style is unique. Drawing upon her past experiences she helps athletes develop key strengths for their specific sport; although, her clientele encompasses people of all fitness levels and backgrounds,


brampton_ama_pilates_instructor_kimberley_sue_2.jpg With over twenty years of Martial Arts experience, Kimberley brings a unique perspective to Pilates. The focus placed on biomechanics, posture and breath in the Martial Arts is reinforced in all of her Pilates classes.

In 2003, while undergoing treatment for acute back pain, Kimberley was first introduced to Pilates. Although initially for rehabilitative purposes, she found that the core development improved her Martial Arts performance and enhanced many other parts of her daily life too.

The technical aspect of Pilates appealed to Kimberley’s Martial Arts background, as they both support the principle of proper form to maximize power. Understanding that her skills in these two disciplines to be mutually beneficial, Kim committed herself to achieving her STOTT PILATESTM teaching certification in 2008.

 Sharon Harvey

brampton_ama_pilates_instructor_sharon_harvey_2.jpg With a background in dance Sharon Harvey offers a distinctive approach to Pilates. Strength, poise and fitness are foremost in all of the Pilates classes taught by Sharon.

While studying dance in University Sharon was first introduced to Pilates as a form of strength conditioning. Now a professional Dance Artist, Sharon understands how a strong core is essential to her enjoyment of this career.

For over ten years Sharon has been teaching dance and Pilates. Although known for her work with dancers of the collegiate and professional levels Sharon’s clientele spans all walks of life. Sharon hopes to promote fitness, poise, and a healthy body consciousness to anyone who is up for the challenge.



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