Gilliene Cruz PT
Clinical Pilates Instructor
Gilliene is from Cape Verde, Africa and only recently moved to Canada with her husband after travelling and working abroad in Europe, the United States, and South America.
Gilliene graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of Cape Verde and later studied Clinical Pilates in Brazil. She speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Creole. She grew up playing soccer and handball for many years.
Gilliene was first introduced to Pilates through a physiotherapy internship in Brazil where she got to experience the physical and mental benefits of Pilates first hand. Gilliene believes in the importance of finding a plan that works for each individual patient. Which she practices by combing her knowledge of Physiotherapy and Pilates when creating treatment plans.
The scientific evidence behind the benefits of Pilate’s drives Gilliene’s passion for treating the mind and body as one. She specializes in the treatment of pregnant and geriatric patients as well as those suffering from back problems.
Gilliene is excited to be joining the Integrate team and promoting physical and mental well-being!