Hopedale Community House
43 Hope Street, Hopedale MA 01747

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Deb Newman: Has been practicing yoga for over a decade. She studied with Diane and John Featherstone of Frog Pond Yoga in Princeton, MA where she certified in hatha yoga in 2002. She spends much of her free time at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Services where she re-energizes and continues to develop and add to her own practice and her teaching and takes classes with several master yoga teachers. She has studied with Natasha Rizopoulos, Ana Forrest, Rodney Yee, Baron Baptist, Patricia Walden, Shiva Rea and countless others in continuing education opportunities as well. Deb enjoys both domestic and international travel and tries to squeeze in a yoga class here and there to counteract jet lag.

In addition to yoga, she studies Buddhism and other world religions and works to incorporate spirituality into daily life. Making at least one retreat a year at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, she continues to learn new techniques to support her own practice. Deb brings an openhearted, playful style of yoga to her classes, always exploring new methods and the nuances of the experience. As a full-time high school English teacher, she finds the practice and sharing of yoga adds joy to her professional and personal life and says she can't imagine life without the gift of yoga.

LOW IMPACT with Shirley Mae 

Total body workout for 50 + with chair based exercises, standing aerobic conditioning, and light weights. Workout to upbeat music from several decades to improve flexibility, core, posture, muscle tone and bone density

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Robin Johnston: Is a certified AFAA (Aerobics Fitness Association of America) primary group fitness Instructor. She also holds certifications with Mad Dogg Spinning, Punk-Rope, and has current CPR/AED/First-aid. She has been teaching a variety of multi-level classes for over 11 years. The classes she currently teaches are Aerobic Cardio Interval, Muscle Sculpting, Cardio/Core, Spinning and some boot-camp style classes.

Robin is a mother of two teenagers and believes in a healthy lifestyle. She has participated in fundraiser5K Ro ad Races and also completed her first sprint Tri-Athlon in 2012 with some of her clients. Robin attends yearly training workshops to keep classes up to date with new exercise, to help members reach their health and fitness goals while having fun and feeling good doing it.

Hi, I'm Rebecca Tredeau and I love teaching Zumba classes. I have been dancing since the age of 3! I grew up with my family at the Milford School of Dancing, graduated from Nipmuc Regional High School ('90) and went on to study Music,Theatre & Dance at Wheaton college.  I have performed throughout New England in several musical theatre productions such as  42nd STREET,CABARET, DAMN YANKEES, CITY OF ANGELS, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and my favorite role: Maggie in A CHORUS LINE.   The reason  I love zumba is simple: Every class feels like a party! Come join me and you'll see what I mean. You don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow my lead. It's easy! Come try it, I guarantee you will have a blast! I look forward to meeting you!  Find me on facebook!

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Ann Masse: graduated in May 2013 from the 200 hour Body Matrix Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Training with Victoria Haffer at the Ashram in Millis.  Her other Yoga studies include Yogafit Teacher Training Level One, YogaFit Props Workshop, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Myofascial Release, Meridian Yoga, Baron Baptiste 40 days to Personal Revolution and AFAA Practical Yoga Instructor Training.  Her interest in Yoga started 8 years ago with Hot Power Yoga, Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga.

Ann is a Jikiden Reiki practitioner.  Reiki treatments help clients feel centered, grounded and empowered.  She enjoys helping her clients restore to a more harmonious and balanced flow of energy through the body through Reiki.  Ann has also been teaching Spinning for 6 years as a certified Star 2 Level Spinning Instructor.  She is CPR Certified and is an insured fitness instructor.

Ann enjoys helping others find their inner strength with a supportive and inspiring heart!  She implements both physical and mental wellness through her knowledge of yoga and Reiki.  Ann considers it an honor to share her practice with her students and is thankful for the wisdom and love received from all of her teachers.

Marcella Pannenborg 


Marcella is a tennis player for our DBH 1 team, longtime fitness enthusiast, and has been teaching Barre and Pilates for the past six years.


She first discovered Pilates following her doctor’s recommendations 16 yrs. ago as a way to keep her scoliosis in check. She practiced Pilates twice a week to keep her strong and balanced. Allowing her to run daily, play tennis, swim and ski injury free. Fast forward to six years ago, Marcella started taking Bootybarre classes and fell in love with it and became a Bootybarre and Group Exercise AFAA certified instructor. Bootybarre provided a great format for increasing strength, flexibility, alignment, balance and endurance with no impact. Guided by Patty Barron, her mentor she started exploring Pilates courses to further her movement knowledge and found BASI Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training. BASI has a modern approach to the Pilates Repertoire focusing on the client and adapting the exercise to their needs while maintaining the purpose of the exercise. She is BASI Comprehensive Pilates certified for Mat, Reformer, Tower, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector, Avalon, Avalon/Spine corrector and Ped a pull. 


Pilates has been an incredible vehicle for her to see gains in clients strength, flexibility and mobility. She enjoys working with all ages and abilities, starting from her ten-year-old son to her eldest client a seventy-four-year-old. Marcella was published in the Basi Student library on her graduate paper “How BASI Pilates Block System Helped My 10 yr. Old Athlete Cease Back Pain”



Linda hasn’t always loved exercise; she started her path to fitness by being a back row “heckler”. She credits her over twenty year instructor career to the instructor who saw “something in her” and mentored her to become a certified Group Fitness Instructor. Over her twenty plus years journey, she has instructed Boot Camp, Step, Senior Fitness, Muscle Conditioning, Kickboxing, and Indoor Cycling. She has successfully completed Mad Dog certification programs in Heart Rate Training and Principals for Effective Weight Loss. Her other interests include, hiking, music, dance and long walks on the beach…lol.

Linda is a retired Army Master Sergeant with more than twenty years of service. Her pride shines through in her masterful instruction and ability to make each participant push their personal fitness limits while having fun doing it.


American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor, Mad Dog Lifetime Certified Spinning Instructor Level 2,  Army Master Fitness Leader, Kick Fit Kickboxing Instructor


Rug hooking is a simple and relaxing craft, that can produce beautiful finished products such as coasters, table toppers, pillows and floor rugs. This repetitive motion is easy and satisfying. If you want to learn this age old craft I can set up up with all the materials needed: loan of a rug hooking frame, beginner pattern and enough wool to begin a project of your choice.


Ellen Gould is a certified rug hooking teacher in the Pearl K. McGown National Guild. I have taught classes at the Worcester Center for Art, children’s and adult classes, Milford Community Use program, public demonstrations and board positions in the Wachusetts Mountain Chapter of The Association of Traditional Hooking Artists.