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Leeor Kelly
10:33 AM

Sunday Fundays are my Favorite: A Day in the Life of an RTR Pilates Instructor // By Lindsey Fair


7:30AM –Wake Up!

Hi RTR Pilates Fans! For those of you that don’t know me, I’m Lindsey Fair (formally known as Lindsey Crane) I started teaching in the Chevy Chase studio almost 5 years ago before I moved to help run our Highlands Ranch Studio in Colorado! I’ve been out in Colorado for almost 2 years now and I am loving every minute of it!

Today is Sunday and I teach the 9:15 & 10:15AM classes so I have the luxury of “sleeping in” a bit and really soaking up my kitty cat cuddles (#crazyproudcatmom). We have two fur babies who sometimes visit our HR studio and help distract clients from their pain and torture. :)

Meet Sweets (top) and Sassy (bottom)! Yes, they look identical but they are not related we rescued them from a local shelter here called The Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue!     

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8:15AM- Off to the Studio!

The crisp morning air makes my little East coast heart sing!!! Today is the first day that scarfs seem appropriate! I just love scarf weather! One of my favorite things about being a Pilates instructor is the very comfortable work attire! Once I’ve got the Pilates look for the day it’s off to the studio in our handy dandy RTR Fiat!

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Coffee is a necessity today and the line for the drive thru at Starbucks on University Blvd. is insane! Little insider tip– when coffee is needed and the drive thru line is going to make you late, sneak over to the King Soopers and grab your coffee from the in-store Starbucks without being late for class! They have everything you need and there is rarely a line.

With my coconut milk pumpkin spiced latte in hand, I’m ready to get the studio ready for classes and our Fall Fashion Event that will be later today after classes conclude!

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My Sunday Morning ladies came to play today and we got some really good work done. I just love the community we are building out here and the clients are a big happy part of our RTR Pilates family.

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11:30AM – Brunching It!

After class it’s back home for brunch and to shower for our Fall Fashion Event. I do my best to eat healthy and I really enjoy cooking clean! Since my husband, Donnie spent the night in Colorado Springs with Friends who are in town visiting, I decided to FaceTime him (isn’t he cute?) while I made and ate my breakfast: one fried egg, one fried egg white, avocado, Whole 30 approved bacon, fruit and some orange juice!    

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I take local Colorado bee pollen every morning and it has changed my life! In my first summer here in Colorado I had terrible allergies! I had never had allergies before and one of our beloved clients told me that local Colorado bee pollen will help and she was absolutely right! A few pollen pellets a day keeps my allergies away and I’m so grateful.

1:30PM – On the Road Again!

 It’s 1:30PM and it’s back to the studio to meet my Lylah Grey friends and help get set up for our event! We had a lot of fun and got our hands on some of the latest fashion items. Everyone pictured below (including our instructor Ashlyn Wilkes wearing the black romper in the center of the bottom picture) has Lylah Grey outfits on and you can order you own via the website: https://www.lylahgrey.com

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With our wallets a little lighter and our Fall wardrobe spruced we helped clean up and did a little house keeping of the studio before I headed home around 7:30PM.

8:00PM – Winding Down

Too tired and full of cheese and crackers to cook anything healthy; I snuggled up on the couch to watch the Shape of Water (which is a really good movie) with a bowl of butter parmesan noodles, a glass of red wine, and my hot hubby.

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Tomorrow is Monday October 1st – how is it October already? I’ll teach more Pilates classes in the morning and then I’ll spend a few hours at the office working on the KPI reports for the company and will report back to Reina on how all the studios are doing. KPI reports are a little tedious but they give me a new appreciation for our clients and their dedication to our RTR Family! So thank you to all that can call themselves an RTR Pilates person – we LOVE you!


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Leeor Kelly
8:54 PM

A Day in the Life of an RTR Pilates Instructor


Hi All!

I am SO excited to give you a little glimpse into my life on this rainy Monday. I’m often asked “Why don’t you teach at this studio more?” or “Do you do Pilates ALL the time?” and I thought that maybe this ‘day in the life’ series can give you a better idea of what life is like for an RTR Pilates Instructor and give you answers to those questions. Keep in mind this is not reflective of ALL the instructors at RTR Pilates, we all have families, other obligations, busy lives etc. But here’s a little taste of what a typical day looks like for me!

7:00 AM – Wake Up! ⛅️

I teach at 8:15 & 9:15 in our Potomac Studio on Mondays so I wake up an hour earlier, drink hot water with lemon, check who is signed up for my class and what I may need to modify as I play my favorite tunes (quietly) and get ready for work.

Driving in, coffee in hand, I’m often thinking about what I want to teach, which exercises I haven’t incorporated into my classes lately and what feels fresh and new to me. Now everyone is different I’m in my sixth year of my Pilates career so at this point I kind of go with the flow and don’t plan too much ahead but I do know of many instructors that come with their complete classes written out with notes and all. Which, as the Director of Instructor Development for RTR Pilates I highly recommend all new instructors do!

After finishing my Level 3 class with a brutal ab and inner thigh series it’s time for breakfast and I’m starved! 

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10:15 AM – Breakfast ☕️

Today I thought ahead and actually packed my breakfast. Gluten free oats, one apple, protein powder and almond butter. YUM! I prepped this bad boy up and took it to eat at my desk as I began checking emails.

It’s training season which means most of my time in the office consists of checking in with all my trainees and following up with trainers to make sure everyone is up to date and prepped for their training sessions. (If you’re interested in joining our training program this spring simply email me!)

12:30 PM – Snack Time

Pouring my second cup of cold brew grabbing some Greek yogurt and refilling my water bottle as I finish scheduling the studio’s social media for the next two weeks and uploading a post to our Instagram account. Follow us!

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2:15 PM – Torture with Ulrick 

We RTR Pilates Instructors love a good butt kicking and I can always count on my friend Ulrick for a tough class. That’s why I signed up for his 2:15 Level 2 Class in Potomac. I’m working in the office anyway; why not take a little break? Lucky for me, both Reina and Monica signed up for class as well so we had a mini RTR Pilates Staff party! Normally I take Ulrick's Level 3 Circuit Class which is a GREAT workout however I'm heading to the gym later and didn't want to overdo it. Taking each other’s classes is a fun way to see fellow instructors, clients whose schedules may not match with yours and it also keeps our team fresh and inspires us with new material for the next time we teach! You get your workout done and research in for work, win-win! 

3:30 PM– Lunch

I finished my office work early and didn't plan lunch so out of sheer laziness I headed across the street to the local Starbucks and picked up a Protein Bento Box to eat on my way to the gym.

4:15 – Gym Time 

Those who know me closely know that I’m a total gym rat. Of course I LOVE Pilates but gym time is my time. Plus it serves as a space where I can experiment with exercises and see if I can come up with something new I can introduce in class. Mostly, I use my gym workouts to push myself out of my comfort zone, get some mental clarity and exercise my stress away!

It’s Leg Day and if you think I’m brutal with my lunges in class I am just as tough on myself and I absolutely LOVE it. I did plenty of walking lunges, weighted squats, dead lifts and all my favorites that by the end of my 20-minute cardio session I was feeling the burn.

6:00 – Dinner Prep

On the way home from the gym I stopped by the grocery store to pick up some staples: chicken tenderloins, mushrooms, and asparagus. Now it’s time to cook! 

7:00 – Dinner w/ my Favorite Netflix Show 

Guys, I’ve been REALLY into Dark on Netflix. It’s a German thriller and so, so very interesting. Let me know if you’ve watched it next time I see you in class!

IMG_7319Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

8:00 – Shower & Down Time with My Boo

My husband comes home late, earliest is 8:00 PM and we’re both usually so exhausted at this point we continue watching TV together while he eats dinner or I do my own thing while he paints. As a matter of fact, as I type this he’s beside me in his studio working away on a new painting! I'm about to put another episode of Dark on with the cat on my lap and a handful of jelly beans. By this point I usually fall asleep on the couch at around 11-11:30 PM and make my way to bed.

Tomorrow the cycle begins all over again and I’m back in the office at 9:00 AM before teaching three classes in Chevy Chase. By the end of the week I’ll have taught an average of 21 classes between 5 studios in the DC area, seen 144 clients, and have said “neutral spine” upwards of 1000 times. ;)

What does your week look like?!

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Leeor Kelly
1:47 PM

Nancy Rose Performance & VND Jewelry Trunk Show in Potomac - Friday, May 18th!


Join us Friday, May 18th in the Potomac Studio for fashion & fun! We're hosting a Nancy Rose Performance  Trunk Show featuring jewelry by VND from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Shop Summer 2018 new arrivals and more! See you then!

Where: RTR Pilates Potomac - 9812 Falls Rd. Floor 2 Potomac, MD 20854

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Details: Shop Nancy Rose Performance & VND Jewelry. Payments only with major credit cards.



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Leeor Kelly
7:16 PM

Pilates Open House in Great Falls! Saturday, April 7th


SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE DEMO CLASS HERE!


Saturday, April 7th our new Great Falls, VA Pilates studio is hosting 2 FREE demo Pilates classes! Join RTR Pilates Founder Reina as she introduces you to our approach to contemporary reformer Pilates. Both of our demo reformer Pilates classes are 45 minutes each, starting at 11:15, and 12:15-- they're a great intro to everything RTR Pilates!


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No prior Pilates knowledge or experience required but be sure to SIGN UP as there are only 8 spots available per class! Arrive in exercise clothes and grip socks! Don't worry, if you don't have grip socks yet regular socks will do for now but it's important to know that for your safety we require socks at all six of our studios. The grip socks help with your safety and stability on the Pilates reformer, as well as cleanliness. ToeSox and Tavi Noir brand grip socks are sold at all of our studios starting at just $18 per pair, and may be purchased with a credit or debit card at the self-checkout station in each studio.


For more information about our studios feel free to visit our FAQ page or email us at GreatFalls@RTRPilates.com!

More information about RTR Pilates - Great Falls:

9849 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA 22066

Located in the heart of Great Falls, VA at the intersection of Georgetown Pike and Walker Road, within the Great Falls Center shopping center. Adjacent to Washington First Bank, and a few doors down from Starbucks. Ample parking is available in the main parking lot. This is the most convenient Pilates studio to Great Falls, Reston, and Herndon, Virginia.

 


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Leeor Kelly
11:41 AM

March Madness at RTR Pilates!


It's officially March and that means March Madness is happening!

Join our RTR Pilates Pool for March Madness 2018! This pool is open to all RTR Pilates clients in the DC, MC, VA, and CO areas.

 

We'll be providing AWESOME Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners so fill your bracket out today! The tournament starts Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Prizes: 

1st Place: $150 credit on your RTR Pilates account
2nd Place: $50 RTR Pilates Retail Gift Card
3rd Place: Free Guest Pass ($40 Value)  

Click HERE to sign up today!

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Leeor Kelly
11:27 AM

Nancy Rose Performance & VND Jewelry Trunk Show in Potomac - Friday, March 16th!


Join us Friday, March 16th in the Potomac Studio for fashion & fun! We're hosting a Nancy Rose Performance  Trunk Show featuring jewelry by VND from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Shop Spring 2018 new arrivals and more! See you then!

Where: RTR Pilates Potomac - 9812 Falls Rd. Floor 2 Potomac, MD 20854

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Details: Shop Nancy Rose Performance & VND Jewelry. Payments only with major credit cards.


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Leeor Kelly
12:03 PM

Try RTR Pilates at our Great Falls Open House - March 3rd!


Saturday, March 3rd our new Great Falls, VA Pilates studio is hosting 3 FREE demo Pilates classes! Join Jean Marie and Reina as they take you through what RTR Pilates and our approach to contemporary reformer Pilates is all about! All three of our demo reformer Pilates classes are 45 minutes each, starting at 10:15, 11:15, and 12:15-- they're a great intro to everything RTR Pilates!

GREAT FALLS OPEN HOUSE MARCH

No prior Pilates knowledge or experience required but be sure to SIGN UP as there are only 8 spots available per class! Arrive in exercise clothes and grip socks! Don't worry, if you don't have grip socks yet regular socks will do for now but it's important to know that for your safety we require socks at all six of our studios. The grip socks help with your safety and stability on the Pilates reformer, as well as cleanliness. ToeSox and Tavi Noir brand grip socks are sold at all of our studios starting at just $18 per pair, and may be purchased with a credit or debit card at the self-checkout station in each studio.


For more information about our studios feel free to visit our FAQ page or email us at GreatFalls@RTRPilates.com!

More information about RTR Pilates - Great Falls:

Located in the heart of Great Falls, VA at the intersection of Georgetown Pike and Walker Road, within the Great Falls Center shopping center. Adjacent to Washington First Bank, and a few doors down from Starbucks. Ample parking is available in the main parking lot. This is the most convenient Pilates studio to Great Falls, Reston, and Herndon, Virginia. For more info click HERE!


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Leeor Kelly
11:53 AM

Donate Your Athletic Shoes At Our Studios In March // RTR Pilates Partners With MORE Foundation Group


For the month of March all RTR Pilates Studios are collecting lightly used athletic shoes in support of the MORE Foundation Group's efforts to fight poverty, hunger, and global warming.

How It Works:

The MORE Foundation Group has partnerships with over 1500 running stores, gyms, local businesses, etc. and RTR Pilates is excited to join.

The MORE Foundation Group has a different and effective approach to shoe recycling. The vast majority of people in the developing world cannot afford the cost of new shoes . . . Reusing these shoes promotes global efforts to re-purpose and recycle.

Instead of decomposing in landfills, the donated shoes are sold to participating vendors in Africa, who in turn create jobs, promote free enterprise and help improve the quality of life for many.  The Foundation is 100% funded through recycling and uses the proceeds from the sale of these shoes to help regenerate forests and farmlands in West Africa and Central America by providing essential equipment, tools and reforestation training to poor farming families and rural villages.


How You Can Help:

From March 1st - March 31st all RTR Pilates studio location will be collecting gently worn athletic shoes/sneakers. For each pair you donate you are eligible to receive 50 Perkville points, simply email info@rtrpilates.com with your full name, number of shoes and which studio you donated to and we will add 50 Perkville Points to your Account. You can also call the office directly at 301 983 3745.

For more information about the MORE Foundation Group feel free to visit their Facebook Page or website.


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Leeor Kelly
6:19 PM

Attend 20 RTR Pilates Classes in February Earn 800 Perkville Points! #RecommitToRTR Pilates Challenge!


So how are you doing on your New Year's Resolutions????? Hey, we're not judging! But if you're slacking and you want to #recommittoRTR boy, do we have the incentive for you! For the month of February only, if you attend 20 RTR Pilates classes you will receive 800 Perkville Points!

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What Can I Redeem with Perkville Points?

400 POINTS = One Free Pilates Class

400 POINTS = One Free Same Day Class Change (Usually $15.00 fee)

400 POINTS = One  FreeGuest Pass

250 POINTS = One Free Suspension of Membership

 

You get a total of 800 Perkville Points and redeem what you'd like in your own time! Share your journey with us on your social accounts using #RecommitToRTR and say hello to a fitter you in March!


Eligibility:

- Must attend a total of 20 classes in the month of February only

- Only classes attended between 2/1/2018 - 2/28/2018 will qualify

- Must be in class for the total duration of class

- Late Cancellations are not counted towards classes attended


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Leeor Kelly
5:47 PM

Try RTR Pilates At Our Great Falls Open House - Feb. 3rd!

 


Saturday, February 3rd our brand new Great Falls, VA Pilates studio is hosting 4 FREE demo classes! Join Jean Marie as she takes you through what RTR Pilates and our approach to contemporary reformer Pilates is all about at 9:15 AM and 10:15 AM, Reina takes over from there for the 11:15 AM and 12:15 PM. All four of our demo reformer Pilates classes are 45 minutes each, they're a great intro to everything RTR Pilates!

No prior Pilates knowledge or experience required but be sure to SIGN UP as there are only 8 spots available per class! Arrive in exercise clothes and grip socks! Don't worry, if you don't have grip socks yet regular socks will do for now but it's important to know that for your safety we require socks at all six of our studios. The grip socks help with your safety and stability on the Pilates reformer, as well as cleanliness. ToeSox and Tavi Noir brand grip socks are sold at all of our studios starting at just $18 per pair, and may be purchased with a credit or debit card at the self-checkout station in each studio.

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For more information about our studios feel free to visit our FAQ page or email us at GreatFalls@RTRPilates.com!


More information about RTR Pilates - Great Falls:

Located in the heart of Great Falls, VA at the intersection of Georgetown Pike and Walker Road, within the Great Falls Center shopping center. Adjacent to Washington First Bank, and a few doors down from Starbucks. Ample parking is available in the main parking lot. This is the most convenient Pilates studio to Great Falls, Reston, and Herndon, Virginia. For more info click HERE!