HH | Level 1 | Pilates Class


This class is taught by:

Ulrick Rosemond

Ulrick has a lifelong passion for fitness and has dedicated 15 years to all aspects of the profession. He is a strong advocate for an active lifestyle and healthy nutrition. Prior to becoming a fitness professional, Ulrick earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Management Information Systems from The American University. Ulrick quickly realized that Pilates was the missing piece in his comprehensive training regimen and could only benefit his background and help with clients. His positive outlook on life and training allows him to seek many different aspects of the fitness world. He is the founder and owner of URFitness and has worked as a fitness trainer at health clubs throughout the greater DC area. Ulrick's background includes expertise in group training, boot camp programs, boxing classes, sport specific conditioning, and rehabilitation exercises. Ulrick's certifications include: Balanced Body Pilates Mat and Reformer, Fitness Instructor and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength Professional Association, and Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist with the Pink Ribbon Program.

Jordan Matosko

Jordan is a teacher for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She found that her job, while rewarding, could also be pretty stressful. She was never super into fitness, but was looking for something to help calm her mind and spirit after those long stressful days. Jordan had tried many different workouts and classes, but nothing ever stuck. Then her friend, who was an instructor at the time, recommended trying a class at Potomac Pilates. After that first class, she was hooked. Jordan loved that she had an hour every day where she could unplug, unwind, and focus on getting her mind and body healthy. Her love for Pilates, and the entire Potomac Pilates team never stopped after that. She continued to take classes regularly and decided that she had to join this hardworking, dedicated team! She hopes to help other’s find the amazing release that Pilates has brought to her own life.

Joanne Gavula

Joanne’s journey to Pilates began as a client in 2013. An avid fitness enthusiast, tennis player and runner, Joanne began to feel that her weight training and cardio regimen had hit a plateau. Her work out routine had become too predictable and was getting stale. She needed a jump start so she set her sights on Pilates.   After her first month, she began to see uniform changes in her body that was the result of challenging specific muscles groups in a different way. More importantly, she had renewed energy and a deeper focus during her sessions that proved to be the key difference. Her strides piqued her interest to understand more about the discipline, so she enrolled in the training course offered through Potomac Pilates. “I learned that when you work your body without fully engaging your mind, fitness goals can be left unmet. The manner in which exercises are performed is much more significant than time spent." With a Master’s Degree in Education, Joanne’s decision to instruct was a natural progression. “My goal is to help clients realize that Pilates strengthens and nurtures the mind as well as the body, and is beneficial for everyone, regardless of their fitness level. It improves flexibility and develops a strong powerhouse which is the corner stone of movement in our daily lives.”   Joanne has two children who have since left the nest and lives in McLean with her husband Steve.

Leeor Kelly

Leeor's passion for Pilates began the moment she looped up for her first class. The emphasis on muscle lengthening and core provided a challenging workout that she couldn't get enough of, she was hooked! Leeor trained with RTR Pilates Training in Fall 2013 and fell in love with Pilates even more. So much so, that in May of 2014 she left the corporate world to join RTR Pilates full time as the Director of Instructor Development. In fall 2017 she trained with STOTT Pilates as well to further develop her skills. 

Inspiring others to become Pilates instructors and overseeing the on-boarding process brings Leeor happiness and increases her drive to become a strong instructor in the class room and an even stronger trainer for her colleagues. 

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.

Shelley Stuart

A lifelong athlete, Maryland native, avid traveler, outdoor enthusiast, dog lover, mom of three and loyal client to RTR from the beginning, Shelley found that Pilates complements her active lifestyle. Pilates increases core strength, improves muscle imbalances, flexibility and can transform a body from bulky to long and lean....who cannot benefit from all of that?! Shelley's love of Pilates led her to complete Rock The Reformer Pilates instructor training. She hopes to help clients find their Pilates passion (and powerhouse!) while attending one of her classes.

Lisa Johnson

I joined the RTR Pilates team in 2011 as a trained Pilates instructor through Balanced Body. I have an extensive background in exercise, dance and yoga with experience teaching students of all ages and levels of ability in both studio and private settings. I also teach structural and functional anatomy for both yoga and pilates teacher trainings and I hold a BFA in Dance from the University of California.

Eden Ellis

Using the skills I have learned from being a Rock The Reformer client first and certified thru Balanced Body, I get to help clients discover what they are truly capable of physically and mentally. The longest and most important relationship we have during our lives is the one with our mind and body, Pilates is designed to bring both together to help us focus on being present in the moment. One of the crazy blessings in having emergency open heart surgery is how Pilates had kept me in shape before and helped me recuperate quickly after. It makes me so happy when a client achieves their true potential and has that beautiful “A-ha” moment in understanding what Pilates has done for them. I am so lucky to be a part of their journey!

Kristin Schneider

Kristin Schneider
*HAPPY HOUR* This class is a great deal! A "Happy Hour" Level 1 Class is a class that is offered at half price (only $20 for drop-ins); otherwise it is just like a regular Level 1 class. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Jan 22 1:15 pm - 2:10 pm with Ulrick Rosemond
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Tue Jan 22 2:15 pm - 3:10 pm with Jordan Matosko
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Tue Jan 22 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm with Joanne Gavula
    at RTR Pilates - McLean
  • Tue Jan 22 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm with Aisha Cassim
    at RTR Pilates - Great Falls
  • Tue Jan 22 4:15 pm - 5:10 pm with Leeor Kelly
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Wed Jan 23 1:15 pm - 2:10 pm with Margaret Gillard
    at RTR Pilates - Palisades, D.C
  • Wed Jan 23 4:15 pm - 5:10 pm with Aisha Cassim
    at RTR Pilates - McLean
  • Thu Jan 24 2:15 pm - 3:10 pm with Cathy Sharma
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Thu Jan 24 4:15 pm - 5:10 pm with Shelley Stuart
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Fri Jan 25 2:15 pm - 3:10 pm with Lisa Johnson
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Fri Jan 25 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm with Eden Ellis
    at RTR Pilates - Palisades, D.C
  • Mon Jan 28 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm with Lisa Johnson
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Mon Jan 28 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm with Kristin Schneider
    at RTR Pilates - Palisades, D.C
  • Tue Jan 29 1:15 pm - 2:10 pm with Ulrick Rosemond
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Tue Jan 29 2:15 pm - 3:10 pm with Jordan Matosko
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Tue Jan 29 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm with Joanne Gavula
    at RTR Pilates - McLean
  • Tue Jan 29 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm with Kristin Schneider
    at RTR Pilates - Great Falls
  • Tue Jan 29 4:15 pm - 5:10 pm with Leeor Kelly
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Wed Jan 30 1:15 pm - 2:10 pm with Margaret Gillard
    at RTR Pilates - Palisades, D.C
  • Wed Jan 30 4:15 pm - 5:10 pm with Aisha Cassim
    at RTR Pilates - McLean