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.

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?

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.

Reina Offutt

Reina Offutt Pratt is both the creative mind and owner of Potomac Pilates Inc. For the past seven years, Reina has worked continuously to ensure a thriving business for both her employees, and her clients. With approximately 600 active clients, and 22 enthusiastic staff members, Reina has created the perfect environment where fun meets fitness. With three intimate, inspiring, and accessible locations, Reina plans to expand her business and personal goal to sculpt both the mind and body. Reina lives in Potomac, Maryland. She places a high importance on philanthropy. She firmly believes in giving back to the community, both personally, and professionally. Annually, Potomac Pilates donates more than $5000 worth of services to schools, charities, and organizations. Emphasizing the importance of a healthy lifestyle to all, Lulu lemon recently dubbed her their brand ambassador for 2013. The MOM-trepreneur is a proud member of the Potomac Chamber of Commerce, she was selected by the Mind and Body University panel as the 2012 success story, and for the past two years has raised over $20,000 and walked the runway for the Fashion for Paws charity event. Reina holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Tulane University (2001) and a Masters in Business Administration from George Washington University (2004). Reina is a mother of two young children, on her off time she can be found with her family incorporating her personal views on maintaining a healthy life style.

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.

Cyndi Hann

Cyndi Hann found that Pilates complimented her running, and decided to become an instructor. Cyndi is a marathon and relay runner, she was injured with a foot injury that stopped her from doing what she loved the most. Pilates helped her surpass this injury and this inspired her to get certified to become a Pilates instructor. She got certified through PHI Pilates with additional training through Body College. PHI Pilates Studio is located in Pittsburgh and emphasizes focusing on your body, good posture, and healthy movement patterns. Cyndi has been teaching at Potomac Pilates for 4 years now, and is a local Potomac resident. She has four children and has a degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Maryland, College Park. She loves to teach Pilates classes and help clients achieve their goals.

Alex Ansu

As a lifelong athlete, after taking her first Pilates class at a Rock The Reformer studio, Alex knew that she had found a different kind of athleticism. Pilates helped to improve her running, prevented injury and she found all of that happened within a short time. The machine’s potential for an infinite number of movements and exercises blew Alex’s mind. The rest is history!

Michele Bouquet

Michele is a native Washingtonian and lifelong fitness enthusiast. She began doing Pilates over 15 years ago and it soon became her primary form of resistance training when Rock The Reformer by Potomac Pilates first opened. She has been attending reformer classes daily ever since. When the opportunity presented itself to participate in RTR Instructor Training, she leapt at it. She has also completed the Balanced Body certification training for anatomy, mat and reformer. Michele is able to use her many years of knowledge from weight training, TRX, Pilates and yoga to create challenging classes that help others reach their fitness goals. When she’s is not teaching, Michele can be found taking long bike rides and working on her library of Pilates classes.

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.

Leeor Pilo

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. 

When she is not training instructors or in the class room you can find her on 14th St. listening to local music, making jewelry for her company Vylet Collections, or at home curled up with her cat.

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:

  • Sun Jun 25 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Jordan Matosko
    at Wisconsin Place - Chevy Chase
  • Sun Jun 25 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm with Sheri Foxman
    at Wisconsin Place - Chevy Chase
  • Mon Jun 26 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Valerie Wiest
    at Wisconsin Place - Chevy Chase
  • Mon Jun 26 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Shelley Stuart
    at Potomac Promenade
  • Tue Jun 27 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Reina Offutt
    at Potomac Promenade
  • Wed Jun 28 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Kara Parmelee
    at Wisconsin Place - Chevy Chase
  • Wed Jun 28 10:15 am - 11:10 am with Cyndi Hann
    at Potomac Promenade
  • Thu Jun 29 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Monica Dowling
    at Wisconsin Place - Chevy Chase
  • Fri Jun 30 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Alex Ansu
    at Wisconsin Place - Chevy Chase
  • Sat Jul 01 7:15 am - 8:10 am with Michele Bouquet
    at Wisconsin Place - Chevy Chase
  • Sat Jul 01 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Michele Bouquet
    at Wisconsin Place - Chevy Chase
  • Sat Jul 01 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Alex Ansu
    at Potomac Promenade
  • Sun Jul 02 8:15 am - 9:10 am with STAFF STAFF
    at Wisconsin Place - Chevy Chase
  • Sun Jul 02 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm with Sheri Foxman
    at Wisconsin Place - Chevy Chase
  • Mon Jul 03 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Valerie Wiest
    at Wisconsin Place - Chevy Chase
  • Mon Jul 03 9:15 am - 10:10 am with Leeor Pilo
    at Potomac Promenade
  • Wed Jul 05 8:15 am - 9:10 am with Kara Parmelee
    at Wisconsin Place - Chevy Chase