Certified Personal Trainer

My goal with Uplifting Movement is to shift the focus of fitness away from the judgment, shame and fear that often accompanies working out for aesthetics and performance. Instead, let's build a practice that's grounded in wellbeing and self-care so that we can be more happy and resilient, physically and mentally. 



Daniel Stackhouse


I am certified by the American Council on Exercise as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, pain-free movement coach and fitness nutrition specialist. My years as a severely overweight child gave me an understanding of the impact that poor fitness, poor mobility and negative body image can have on one's life. Though I loved lifting weights and moving my body, years of struggling with insecurity and body dysmorphia in the gym awakened me to the toxic relationship that our profit-driven and competitive society imposes on us in relation to our movement and our bodies. I decided to try to do my part to repair that relationship with my body, and to help others do the same. After finding my way through many training jobs in the city and learning from many wonderful people from all walks of life, I moved back to Maine to start Uplifting Movement and help others find positivity, strength and joy through fitness. 

Fun fact – I'm a classically trained oboist and saxophonist and I play with several bands in western Maine!​

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer

  • ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor

  • ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist

  • ACE Certified Pain-Free Movement Specialist

  • BM Oboe Performance from The Boston Conservatory

  • MM Oboe Performance from The Boston Conservatory