Level 1/2 | Circuit Training Class


This class is taught by:

Cathy Sharma

Cathy discovered Pilates as a way to improve her strength and flexibility. After years spent weight training, playing golf, downhill skiing and practicing Tae Kwon Do, she loved the way Pilates helped improve her knee and hip injuries and improve her muscle strength while promoting balance and alignment. But more importantly, she discovered that Pilates is fun!

Trained in mat and reformer through Balanced Body and a member of the Pilates Method Alliance, Cathy loves teaching ALL levels of Pilates because of the results it provides as well as the way it connects the mind and body. Cathy has a Master’s degree in speech/language pathology and loves to spend time with her husband, three children and three dogs at their home in Potomac.

Valerie Wiest

New mom and longtime fitness enthusiast, Valerie, began doing Pilates over 10 years ago at age 14. A former dancer and self proclaimed “gym rat” Valerie’s dedication to fitness is apparent in her classes. Although Valerie graduated as a language triple major from the University of Maryland in 2009, she found her true passion in teaching fitness classes. Driven by her desire to instill a love of exercise in others, she got certified to teach through PHI Pilates. In her pursuit of being a better instructor, Valerie also got recertified through Peak Pilates in 2013. In addition to her Pilates certification, Valerie is an ACE certified personal trainer, certified Beyond Barre instructor, and a certified spin instructor.


As the mother of a young child Valerie knows that the best workouts are efficient, making the most out of the time you have. Her teaching style is a testament to the fact that fitness classes can be challenging, efficient, effective and fun. Valerie practices what she preaches and uses a combination of Barre method, pilates and cardio and weight training to stay in shape. And it works!-- Who else do you know that walked out of the maternity ward wearing their pre-pregnancy jeans?

This all-in-one class is a challenging, fast paced workout for Beginner clients. You'll burn fat by working into cardio intervals while also toning, and lengthening muscles with traditional Pilates exercises. By moving quickly between exercises, using a plethora of props and incorporating a unique combination exercises, this class is never boring and always a challenge. This class will use the Pilates equipment and Jump Board to strengthen your core, improve posture and tone your entire body.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Jan 22 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm with Cathy Sharma
    at RTR Pilates - Great Falls
  • Sun Jan 27 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm with Valerie Wiest
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Tue Jan 29 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm with Cathy Sharma
    at RTR Pilates - Great Falls
  • Sun Feb 03 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm with Valerie Wiest
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Tue Feb 05 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm with Cathy Sharma
    at RTR Pilates - Great Falls
  • Wed Feb 06 7:15 pm - 8:10 pm with Valerie Wiest
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Sun Feb 10 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm with Valerie Wiest
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Tue Feb 12 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm with Cathy Sharma
    at RTR Pilates - Great Falls
  • Wed Feb 13 7:15 pm - 8:10 pm with Valerie Wiest
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Sun Feb 17 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm with Valerie Wiest
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Tue Feb 19 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm with Cathy Sharma
    at RTR Pilates - Great Falls
  • Wed Feb 20 7:15 pm - 8:10 pm with Valerie Wiest
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Sun Feb 24 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm with Valerie Wiest
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Tue Feb 26 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm with Cathy Sharma
    at RTR Pilates - Great Falls
  • Wed Feb 27 7:15 pm - 8:10 pm with Valerie Wiest
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Sun Mar 03 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm with Valerie Wiest
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Tue Mar 05 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm with Cathy Sharma
    at RTR Pilates - Great Falls
  • Wed Mar 06 7:15 pm - 8:10 pm with Valerie Wiest
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Sun Mar 10 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm with Valerie Wiest
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Tue Mar 12 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm with Cathy Sharma
    at RTR Pilates - Great Falls