Instructor highlight Jeannine

Jeannine was the first instructor to come on board with Personal Euphoria.  She has a great sense of humor and a strong work ethic.  We are so lucky she is a part of our team.  She teaches all over the place: Wethersfield, Glastonbury, Rocky Hill, Portland, and for some of our corporate clients.  While you are most likely to find her teaching Pilates she also teaches traditional ballet and strength classes.  She’s always willing to sub when needed. Here’s Jeannine’s instructor highlight!

Get to Know Jeannine

When you aren’t teaching what are some of your favorite ways to move?

When not teaching, I power walk, run trails, ride horses, and do a lot of gardening.

What song motivates or picks you up the most?

Music favorites vary depending on the mood I’m in. I prefer classical music. “O Fortuna” from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana comes to mind.

Favorite Food?

I like to eat what I make. A year-round favorite is home-made pureed vegetable soup with a couple of scoops of whole grains such as quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice, wheat berries.

Time you normally crawl into bed?

Bed time depends on wake-up time, so it can vary from 9 if I wake up at 5:30 to 11, averaging 10.  

What skill would you like to master?

I would like to continue working on developing horseback riding skills, focusing on dressage.

What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?

A wonderful adventure would take me to on a riding adventure in the west in Wyoming or Montana.

Favorite season?  Why?

I really have no favorite season as they all have something wonderful to offer. I believe there are only two: hot and cold, light and dark. Transitions from one to the other are the most interesting because of the sun’s position.

Best advice you’ve ever gotten?

The best advice ever given is the same no matter how stated or the source: “Go for it,” “Dance as if no one is watching,” and “You’re safer when you let go.”


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.


  1. Nancy May 29, 2018 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Jeannine is a terrific instructor. You are lucky to take a class with her!

  2. Dotty Twachtman May 29, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Jeannine radiates brightness and joy. She welcomes each one with a smile as if she had been waiting for “just you” to arrive!
    She encourages and offers help when needed. I enjoy her Gentle Pilates class and each time she subs for you, Maggie. I am grateful for the wonderful opportunity to participate in the Personal Euphoria classes! Thanks for Jeannine’s bio! I loved her responses to your questions!

    • Maggie Downie
      Maggie Downie June 11, 2018 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      Dotty– I”m going to make sure Jeannine sees your comment. Thanks for sharing!

  3. JEANNE D MINER May 30, 2018 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    My husband and I always look forward to our PIlates class with Jeannine at the Wethersfield Community Center. I leave every class feeling great, physically and emotionally.

    • Maggie Downie
      Maggie Downie June 11, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

      Jeanne– I’m so happy to hear that. She is a great instructor! We are lucky to have her.

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