Meet Studio Owner Julie Michaels


Julie is a former dancer, actress and filmmaker. She established Ray Pilates in 2009 after completing her Pilates Mat Work and Equipment Intensive certification at Body Harmonics in Toronto. As studio owner, she has worked with many different populations including: athletes, people with acute injuries or chronic pain and others who just want to tone their bodies and strengthen their core. Her mission as a Pilates teacher is to get clients moving with precision and power and to make them feel fabulous in their own skin. Throughout her life, Julie has worked one-on-one with personal Pilates trainers in Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles. Thanks to Pilates training, she was able to work around previous injuries and isolate muscles she didn’t know she had. These experiences have helped her understand the client perspective. Julie brings the spontaneity and focus she developed in her arts career to the Ray Pilates studio, combining fun and humour with a hardcore workout that exercises both body and mind.

  • Equipment Rehab Protocols: Spine, Hip & Shoulder, Body Harmonics
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Pilates for Cervical Spine, Body Harmonics
  • Pre & Post Natal Pilates, Body Harmonics
  • Posture & Gait Analysis, Body Harmonics
  • Running Mechanics, Body Harmonics
  • Pilates for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis, Body Harmonics
  • Pilates for Men, Body Harmonics
  • Turn with Ease: Spine Rotation on the Reformer for Daily Life, Sports and Athletics – Balanced Body Pilates on Tour, Elizabeth Larkam
  • Anatomy in Clay, Pelvis Legs and Feet, Laura Allard
  • Moving Towards Balance: An Innovative Approach to Scoliosis, Chantal Dion – Susan Greskevitch
  • Anatomy of the Body-In-Motion – Knee, Leg, Ankle and Foot, Dianne L. Woodruff, CMA, PhD
  • Nourish Your Knees – Realign, Restore and Revive the Knee Joint, Susan Greskevitch
  • Feldenkrais, TMJ
  • Cancer and other Pathologies, Lindsay Davey
  • Shoulder Stabilization Workshop, Ethel Wilson
  • Group Suspension Training (TRX) Course Level 1
  • Franklin Method – The Strong Pelvic Core
  • Neuro-Structural Taping (Spider Tech Tape)