Level 3 | Pilates Class


This class is taught by:

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.

Kara Parmelee

Kara is a former finance lawyer, and now consults in strategic crisis and risk management. She loves Pilates because it helps her find a different groove and connect with her body in a new way. She began taking classes in 2014, and it has been the most fun and rewarding exercise she has discovered.   When she first started, her body felt lethargic with creaky joints but Pilates has changed that dramatically. It has strengthened her body and increased her flexibility without fear of injury.   The RTR Pilates team has always been supportive, cheerful, funny, informative, and varied. Kara couldn't be more thrilled now to be part of such a fantastic group, and looks forward to helping her clients find their own groove. Just like she found hers.

Kristin Schneider

Kristin Schneider

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. 

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?

STAFF STAFF

STAFF STAFF indicates the regularly scheduled instructor has requested a substitute teacher and we are in the process of locating a replacement.  As soon as the sub instructor is located the schedule will reflect the changes.
Craving that muscle shaking, heart pounding, total-body workout experience? This is the class for you! This 55-minute advanced Pilates class is designed to redefine your body and strengthen your core leaving you longer, leaner, and more flexible than ever. You'll move quickly through a series of challenging exercises for an intense and exciting workout.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jan 23 6:15 am - 7:10 am with Jordan Matosko
    at RTR Pilates - McLean
  • Wed Jan 23 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Kara Parmelee
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Sat Jan 26 7:15 am - 8:10 am with Felicia Curry
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Sat Jan 26 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Kristin Schneider
    at RTR Pilates - McLean
  • Sat Jan 26 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Ketrina Sharp
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Sat Jan 26 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Elizabeth Sage
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Sun Jan 27 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Jordan Matosko
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Sun Jan 27 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm with Leeor Kelly
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Mon Jan 28 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Leeor Kelly
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Mon Jan 28 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Valerie Wiest
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Wed Jan 30 6:15 am - 7:10 am with Jordan Matosko
    at RTR Pilates - McLean
  • Wed Jan 30 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Kara Parmelee
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Sat Feb 02 7:15 am - 8:10 am with Felicia Curry
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Sat Feb 02 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Kristin Schneider
    at RTR Pilates - McLean
  • Sat Feb 02 9:15 am - 10:10 am with STAFF STAFF
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Sat Feb 02 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Ketrina Sharp
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Sun Feb 03 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Jordan Matosko
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Sun Feb 03 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm with Leeor Kelly
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase
  • Mon Feb 04 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Leeor Kelly
    at RTR Pilates - Potomac
  • Mon Feb 04 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Valerie Wiest
    at RTR Pilates - Chevy Chase