Maureen Shea

Maureen Shea

She/Her/Elle | Polestar® Pilates Instructor

Movement integration is at the heart of Maureen’s movement teaching and practice. She has taught Pilates since 2004, originally training with Jacqueline Ethier in Fletcher Pilates® in Ottawa, Canada.

Maureen graduated from Polestar Pilates' Comprehensive teaching program in 2014, and has mentored teachers in training both in Hadley and Montreal. Maureen is also a Fletcher Pilates® Licensed Provider.

For the past 3 years she’s been working towards her Masters of Arts from the dance department at UQÀM in Montreal while training undergrad dance students in the gym as a complement to their dance training; working as a research assistant; and teaching Pilates at Samya Tatone’s studio, Precision Pilates. Maureen returned to teach at the Pilates Studio in Hadley in July 2021 and combines her Pilates training with her somatic, fitness and contemporary dance background.

About Maureen's Classes:

Maureen's meticulous attention to detail sets her apart. With a keen eye for alignment and a nuanced understanding of the body, she ensures that each movement is executed with precision and intention. Her specific cues and instructions, both verbal and hands-on, guide you towards proper alignment, allowing you to optimize the benefits of each exercise. Maureen's expertise extends beyond verbal guidance as she provides gentle physical cues, offering tactile feedback to refine your technique and deepen your body awareness. Through her skilled instruction, you'll develop a deep awareness of your body's alignment and unlock hidden layers of strength, flexibility, and body awareness.

Maureen's guidance extends beyond individual exercises. She skillfully navigates the transitions between movements, providing detailed instructions to help you flow from one exercise to the next. Her emphasis on the subtleties of transitions enhances the fluidity and continuity of your practice, allowing you to experience a cohesive and connected session. With Maureen's guidance, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire movement sequence and its seamless integration.

Variety is the spice of Maureen's classes and her occasional mischievous elements keep you on your toes.  She introduces new exercises and themes, ensuring that each class offers a fresh and invigorating experience. This dynamic approach keeps the classes lively and challenging, preventing monotony and inviting you to explore new dimensions of movement. Whether it's through different exercise variations, equipment utilization, or thematic focuses, Maureen's classes provide a rich and diverse Pilates experience that keeps you engaged and motivated

I'm new to Pilates and not that aware of my body. Maureen does a wonderful job helping me figure out how to become more in tune.

Su A.

Love this studio, Katrina, Julie, Maureen are wonderful and kind and skilled! It is life-changing.

Lisa H.

Experienced professionals who are kind and compassionate--always helping clients towards their goal. Maureen and Katrina have helped me lately and I'm feeling mighty!

Anna V.