Personal Euphoria Instructors

The Personal Euphoria instructors agree that teaching class is the best part of our day. We want to make it the best part of your day too. Our instructors are trained to modify moves to work with all different bodies and goals. We can modify for your needs. If you have something going on in your body, let your instructor know. In our classes we work as a team to make your body feel better.

Our Valuable Team Members

Maggie Downie is a Pilates Instructor and the owner of Personal Euphoria. She has a B.A in history from Eastern Connecticut State
University and has studied Pilates since 2002. She is certified in Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Mat Pilates through STOTT Pilates. Maggie has trained in Pilates for breast cancer rehabilitation and Pilates for pre and post-natal clients, Pilates Equipment as well as injuries and special populations. She has also taken classes and trained under Pilates Elders Mary Bowen, Ron Fletcher, Jay Grimes, and Lolita San Miguel. She thinks it is a privilege to work with different bodies- whether athletes or someone doing post rehab. She has been a guest on NPR and Better CT to share and discuss her knowledge of fitness. Her enthusiastic, upbeat personality is effective in helping students become energized about health and wellness.
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Jeannine has been studying Pilates as an instructor since 2005 and longer than that as a dancer. She has a background in dance and
studied under dance pioneer Truda Kaschmann, contemporary of Joseph Pilates. She is certified through the School of the Hartford Ballet and PEAK Pilates. Jeannine has taught in a variety of venues to a number of different age groups. She has the most traditional style of Pilates on the Personal Euphoria team. She is a proud mother of two with a huge smile and a great laugh. Her healthy choices concerning wellness are sure to rub off.
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Janice is an experienced and skilled fitness professional with over 20 years teaching and coaching in health, wellness and exercise. Her
personal journey has taken her through a variety of fitness practices such as Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, and TRX. Janice is nationally certified in Personal Training and Group Exercise and her background has allowed her to be involved with the enhancement of thousands of individual’s increased health and wellbeing. Janice brings this knowledge and expertise to every individual and class she teaches to encourage and inspire people.
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Ashley has an extensive knowledge and background in the health, fitness, and wellness field. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports
Medicine and Athletic Training from Quinnipiac University. In addition she is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. And she received her Certification as a Personal Trainer through The National Counsel of Certified Personal Trainers. In her classes, she’ll strive to leave you with a sense of health, wellness, inspiration, and confidence.
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Barbara is a certified AFAA group exercise instructor and substitute instructor for Personal Euphoria. She currently works for the Town of
Wethersfield teaching strength training classes including senior classes. Barb also teaches Group Power bar bell strength training at Healthrax in Newington. Barb loves to run, garden and hang out with her husband and twin boys Jim and Joe.
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Jessica is a STOTT Pilates trained instructor, currently pursuing her certification. A avid dance and yoga enthusiast throughout college
she found her love of Pilates during her junior year and began teaching in 2012. Originally trained in the Peak Pilates method, Jessica loves the power of Pilates to both challenge and nurture the body. She enjoys making her classes fun yet challenging and you are certain to leave feeling accomplished and refreshed.
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Elaine began her personal journey with yoga in 2009. What started as a way to reduce stress and stay physically fit quickly turned into
something much more. Elaine found through the practice of yoga she began to reconnect with herself and what truly made her happy. As a teacher of yoga, she shares her skill and passion with people of all abilities and ages. Elaine provides a safe and welcoming environment for you to explore the benefits of yoga, find your personal edge, and to rediscover what makes you feel alive. Always looking for fun and diverse ways to stay active Elaine is also a Certified Total Barre instructor, runner and outdoor enthusiast.
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Heather is a yoga instructor. She has been practicing various styles of yoga since 2009. She loves how yoga links mind, body and
community. Her classes incorporate the physical and meditative benefits of yoga while trying to help clients gain a deeper understanding of their practice. In class she will lead you through fluid, dance-like movements while connecting you to your breath. Heather is compassionate, playful and sincere which makes everyone feel comfortable and welcome in class.
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Meredith received her RYT-200 yoga teacher certification at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Yoga has transformed the way Meredith sees
life and the strong connection between the mind and the body. Meredith is also a certified Total Barre instructor, which enables her to use her dance and choreography experience. In her classes, you will feel her love for dance, music and movement. Meredith plans to continue to grow and focus her career in the health & wellness industry.
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Rebecca Cashman is a POP Pilates certified instructor and is currently pursuing a certification in Barre. Since discovering her
mom’s original Mari Winsor Pilates tapes, Rebecca quickly developed a love of movement found on the mat in Pilates and yoga. Rebecca is excited to bring her upbeat, cardio infused Pilates to classes.
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LynnSub Instructor
Lynn’s journey to wellness began with her own lifestyle changes. She became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer in 2002 and a Yoga Teacher
in 2009. This has allowed her to meet and connect with a variety of people over the years to help them reach their goals. Guiding her clients to live a healthier lifestyle is her passion. Lynn connects with everyone in her classes, no one is a number. Lynn is compassionate, caring and her easy going style makes everyone feel welcomed and comfortable.
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LindsaySub Instructor
Lindsay is a performer, educator and lover of dance. As a complement to her dance education, she has studied Pilates extensively
for the past 10 years. She is certified in The Method Pilates from the Physical Mind Institute in New York City and is a STOTT Pilates TOTAL Barre instructor. Lindsay has trained and performed in New York City with various contemporary dance choreographers. Lindsay believes in strengthening the core to allow the rest of the body to flow gracefully while dancing, playing sports, or even walking through life. Her focus is to make class challenging, yet fun so it’s rewarding both physically and mentally.
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KathleenSub Instructor
Kathleen started studying yoga around 2007 to help improve her physical and mental strength. She has completed her 200 hour teacher
training at Sacred Rivers Yoga. Kathleen also has an associates degree in Health Science as an Occupational Therapy Assistant from Manchester Community College. She incorporates the use of pranayama, mantras, mudras, and postures into her classes to best suite the needs of her students. She will gently guide you through poses to help ease the mind and body with years of experience helping individuals of all abilities.
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