CenteredHeadshotJoyce Dev RN PMA®-CPT

Joyce Dev RN PMA®-CPT is a nationally certified Pilates teacher, a registered nurse, former healthcare consultant and the owner of Cayuga Pilates LLC based in Ithaca, New York.

Joyce was first introduced to Pilates in 1997 after the birth of her first child. She then realized Pilates’ healing and rehabilitative benefits after hip surgery in 2007. In 2008, Joyce began her formal Pilate’s education with Brent Anderson PhD, PT, OCS of Polestar Pilates in Miami, Florida, the leader in rehabilitative Pilates training. She completed her comprehensive Pilates training at the Pilates Associates Teacher Training Institute in Ithaca, New York. With a special interest in women’s health, Joyce has completed extensive advanced Pilates and exercise education and certifications including:

  • TheraPilates® for Osteoporosis with Sherri Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA®-CPT 
  • Pilates for Buff Bones® Licensed Instructor, Incorporating Movement, NYC 
  • Meeks Method Osteoporosis Level 1 with Sara Meeks, MSPT
  • Fusion Pilates Prenatal/Postnatal and Pelvic Floor Rehab 
  • Tufts University StrongWomen Program Leader
  • Pink Ribbon Program Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist 

Joyce’s undergraduate degrees are in nursing and health services management.

Joyce teaches group mat and equipment classes, and private Pilates instruction for a full range of clientele.  She created Pilates for Strong Bones® (PSB) for individuals with low bone mass (osteopenia and osteoporosis) or for anyone concerned about their bone health incorporating the latest research in bone strengthening exercise science into a Pilates-based workout. She also designs customized workouts for pregnant and postnatal clients, women who suffer from back pain, fibromyalgia, pelvic floor dysfunction, sacroiliac joint pain, arthritis, chronic pain conditions or those interested in weight loss.

Joyce is a professional member of the national Pilates Method Alliance, IDEA Health & Fitness Association, and the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Prior to her career as a Pilates professional, Joyce worked as a registered nurse in a variety of settings, as a health care consultant for Arthur D. Little, Inc. Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as Associate Director for the Hospital Association of New York State.

Joyce and her husband Chekitan, a professor at Cornell, live in Ithaca, New York with their sons, Andrew and Christopher.

For more information contact:
Joyce Dev RN PMA®-CPT
Cayuga Pilates LLC

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