Rachel Petruccelli

I found Mat Pilates in early 2000 after a car accident. I couldn't dance ballet any longer and I needed something that lengthened and strengthened just like dance. Instantly I was hooked to the mental and physically benefits of Pilates. I brought Pilates to everyone I knew, my family, friends, and fellow Washington Redskins cheerleaders. People through to was a little crazy because back then it wasn't main stream, now they all do it!
In 2012 after practicing many different types of yoga and Pilates, I became certified through balance body and made my home at Potomac Pilates.
No matter how busy life gets at home or at work I am committed to Pilates once a day. The benefits are real, and they will change your life. Come take a class with me, I promise you will love it!


Rachel Petruccelli instructs the following:
  • Level 1 | Pilates Class
  • New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. 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. 

  • Level 2 | Pilates Class
  • If you're looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

  • Level 1/2 | Pilates Class
  • New to Pilates? Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Performance 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. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level of a Level 2 class.