Instructor Highlight Maggie

Planking on the Turkish Steps in Sicily.

While you may find Maggie subbing for another class, she generally is strictly a Pilates girl.  You can find her teaching in Glastonbury, private lessons at the Wethersfield studio, or at a corporate client.  She started Personal Euphoria in 2007.  Here’s Maggie’s instructor highlight!

Get to know Maggie:

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

Nearly anything where my own two feet are on the ground: hiking, walking, running, kick boxing, fascia work experimenting with movement. I like to plank in fun places.  I prefer my movement to come with friends.

What song motivates or picks you up the most?

Is it lame that Eye of the Tiger really does get me pumped?  Or nearly anything by Abba.

 Favorite Food?

 Pasta with cheese.  No, chocolate.  Nope, pasta with cheese.  No, chocolate.  Okay, chocolate after pasta and cheese.

Time you normally crawl into bed?

Between 9 and 10pm.  Later than that and I’m a monster.

What skill would you like to master?

While my classes might wish that I could learn to count, I’d wish that I could sing or play an instrument.  I’d like to be musically inclined in some way, but I really wish that I could sing beautifully and on key. 

What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?

Name an adventure.  I want to go.  But currently, I’d like to swim with whales or get to the north or south pole—the actual pole.

Favorite season?  Why?

Fall.  The crunch and color of the leaves.  The fresh air. 

Best advice you’ve ever gotten?

Don’t let them see that they are getting to you.  In part because you decide they can’t get to you. 


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. Bob Bradshaw July 13, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Hi Maggie , I wouldn’t care too much about playing an instrument or singing. I can, but I haven’t done any of the things or gone to any of the places you have. We each do our own thing in life. You’ve accomplished much and should be proud.God bless you and good luck in all your future adventures.

    • Maggie Downie
      Maggie Downie July 30, 2018 at 4:48 pm - Reply

      Thanks for reading! And the good encouragement. It’s a good reminder that we all offer different value!

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