Shannon Poulsen, B.Ed. M.Ed.

Pilates Instructor in Calgary, AB, Canada

Shannon is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT).

Her journey with biomechanics and the mind body connection began at a young age as a competitive figure skater. Her years of figure skating facilitated her understanding of the connection between core stability, strength, balance, flexibility, body awareness, artistry and controlled movement.

Her passion for fitness continued with weight training and running. Shannon embraced Pilates as a full body low-impact challenge to continue building strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility and improve balance.

Shannon has Comprehensive Pilates Certification in Mat, Reformer, Springboard, Chair, Trapeze Table/Cadillac, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Magic Circle.

Shannon is a certified Barre Above® with Pilates Focus Instructor. She is a Qualified TRX Suspension Training® Instructor, Bosu® Next Generation Balance Training and Bosu® Pilates Core Power Instructor. With a special interest in self-myofascial release, Shannon is a qualified FMT Mobility Specialist and is currently training in Neurokinetic Therapy.

Shannon has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary and Master of Education Degree from the University of Portland. She has her Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate and a diverse teaching background as a past school administrator and educator.

She was a finalist for Calgary’s Top Fitness Instructor Award, 2019. Shannon is passionate about helping others to become their strongest, healthiest and most balanced self.

Shannon teaches both individual and group Pilates classes.

Book with Shannon here:

ABSolute Pilates

Club Pilates Royal Oak:

Club Pilates West Springs:

Club Pilates Marda Loop:

  • Work
    • ABSolute Pilates, Owner
  • Education
    • B.Ed, M.Ed., NCPT
I have been working with Shannon as a client for several months. Through Pilates, Shannon has helped by body become stronger, specifically through core strength and work on proper posture. My muscles feel longer and I have more mobility in my joints, especially my hips. Shannon is professional. knowledgeable, clear with instructions and makes each session feel new and exciting! I would highly recommend her sessions to anyone looking for a low impact and challenging workout experience!
J. Brown, Pilates Client
Shannon is a dedicated, dynamic and energetic Pilates Instructor. She immediatly put me at ease and was so clear with her instructions."
JA Mandziak, Pilates Client
Shannon was born to be a teacher. I love her style of teaching Pilates. She's crystal clear in her instruction, patient and super positive. Shannon has a way of validating you that's both honest and motivates you to want to work harder. On top of it all, she's a lovely person and makes everything feel fun.
A. Glenn, Pilates Client