Move ME Pilates Studio is a boutique Pilates and Barre studio in Portland, Maine. We are located in North Deering on Washington Ave between Canco Rd and Ocean Ave in a bright and light filled studio.

Started by Melissa Connolly in March, 2019.  Move ME offers private sessions, semi private group classes on the Pilates Equipment small group Barre and Pilates Mat classes. 

Owner and founder of Move ME Pilates, Melissa began her Pilates training in in Boston in 1999 and has been training teachers for over a decade.  Spending 11 years in Southern California she found herself immersed in a very progressive and innovative health and wellness community.  While living on the West Coast, she became faculty for Balanced Body, ran the Pilates teacher training program at J.L. Body Conditioning, became PMA certified and had the opportunity to become an instructor on the most popular Pilates online classes Pilates Anytime. 

Moving back to the East coast she opened The Pilates Barre in Massachusetts and also instructed classes and teacher trainings at the biggest Balanced Body training center, Boston Body. Melissa also began leading continuing education workshops in the Boston area to Pilates instructors.

Since moving to Maine in the spring of 2018, Melissa ONLY had the vision of opening a Pilates and Barre studio that had plenty of parking, large windows and a sign so people would find her!   Move ME Pilates opened March of 2019!


Melissa provides well balanced classes, positive energy,  attention to form and alignment, musicality in barre class and deep kinesthetic sense to motivate clients of all ages, abilities and limitations, and mentor up-and-coming Pilates instructors.

PMA Certified Pilates 

PhysicalMind Pilates Certification

Julian Littleford Pilates Certification

Balanced Body Master Instructor Trainer Certification

Pre/Post-Natal Pilates Specialist™ Certification

ACE Fitness Personal Trainer

Yoga Fit certified levels 1-4

Children's yoga, Senior yoga and Pre and Post-Natal yoga certificates

Master instructor workshop presenter


© 2019 by Move ME Pilates. 

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