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Updates at RTR Pilates, Meet Sarah G! // by Leeor Vylet Kelly

You may have noticed several new names on the schedule lately. That’s because our training team has been diligently working to train new instructors, and onboard them to our team so we can continue providing our signature Pilates classes that you’ve come to love!

This “Meet Our Team” series will roll out monthly to introduce you to our team! We’re starting with our newest instructors and then we’ll work our way to our seasoned pros.


Meet Sarah G! Maybe you’ve seen her name on the schedule, maybe you’ve noticed this beauty when taking class. Sarah G joined our team in Summer 2020 and has since shown us she’s a hard worker, with amazing energy and a knack for killer Halloween costumes. Keep on reading to learn more!

Why do you LOVE Pilates Sarah?

I love the core strength and the mindset pilates gives you really extends into your day to day. Control, focus, determination and progress through intention and practice. It’s not about superficial muscles, it’s about the foundation muscles. When I was young scoliosis was a problem for me. Practicing reformer pilates actually helped me to reduce it by six degrees. 

How did you start instructing at RTR Pilates?

I was a client with RTR for just over a year when Leeor approached me about teaching. I’ve been practicing pilates for eighteen years and it’s always been a dream of mine to teach reformer pilates. I was really excited when Leeor asked me if I wanted to teach and have just been loving it ever since. 

When you’re not teaching, where can we find you?

Sleeping. 

Top 3 artists/songs for your Pilates music playlist:

VHS Collection, Post Malone, NoMBe.

Favorite Pilates exercise/movement & why?

Supine arms & abs! I like that it’s a full body workout. You can really feel progress through this exercise. There are so many great variations and I love the coordination between breath and abdominal engagement.

What’s the one thing you want your clients to feel when/after taking your class?

I want my clients to feel like all their muscles really got worked – also a clear head space and a connection to their body. 

Sarah G teaches in Chevy Chase on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Sign up today and come say hi!

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Updates at RTR Pilates, November 2020! // by Leeor Kelly

Guys, it’s almost 2021! This year has been HARD to say the least but we’re moving and grooving and hoping for a brighter new year!

What have we been up to?

Our new membership pricing is working as designed! Our wait lists for classes have gotten shorter, late cancelations have dropped by 40% and people are now able to sign up for the Pilates classes they plan on attending. Yay! We are also very grateful for a 25% increase in Intro Month sales! Thank you to you all for upholding our COVID procedures and measurements, everyone is feeling safe and willing to give our studio a try!

As we approach the winter months, we’ve continued to consult medical professionals to ensure that we adhere to the best health and safety measures. Therefore, we’re changing our HVAC filters and setting them to run, cycling the air 6x an hour so we’ll be able to operate with our doors closed and keep you all warm. Thus, guaranteeing air flow is maximized to minimize spread of virus and diseases.


Halloween was a HIT with AMAZING costumes from members and instructors alike. Scroll to see some of our favorites!


Finally, what we’re super amped about is our very own POP UP SHOP! 

From November 9th through the end of the year, we’re opening our doors to the community to shop by appointment only for a totally unique, private and high-end shopping experience! We’re not just selling fitness apparel and this is not your average pop up shop either!

The boutique is reserved exclusively by appointment only. Guests are welcome to bring friends, family and anyone in your COVID-pod you feel comfortable shopping with. To elevate the experience, a glass of champagne will be offered on the house, festive music played, and a private fitting room for you and your party.

To schedule an appointment:

  • Visit www.RTRPilates.com and click ‘POP UP SHOP’ (You’ll have to be logged into your MindBody account in order to book your appointment.
  • Book in 30-minute increments, as many as you’d like!
  • If you do not see a time that works for your schedule email: Retail@RTRPilates.com to schedule

This is not just athleisure and fitness wear, we have candles, gifts, keychains, hats, something for him, something for her– really great styles to suit everyone’s taste! Everything is disinfected between visits and checkout is contactless for a COVID-safe experience.

We’re THRILLED to offer this new and one-of-a-kind experience to our members and their friends! See below for some of our favorite looks that you can shop! The Pop Up is also featuring the coolest mask chains designed and made by our very own Ayle! Buy one for $15 or two for $25!

{Mask Chains by Ayle: Chains of Love}