Updates at RTR Pilates: Meet Gayle C! // 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!

Meet Gayle C! Gayle has been teaching with us for almost a full two years! She started in March of 2019 and has been a positive presence on our team ever since. Like many of our instructors, she came to us with a background in Pilates and barre but started with us as a client! She loved RTR’s contemporary approach to teaching reformer Pilates, she signed up for training and has been teaching with us ever since!

Keep reading to learn more.

Why do you LOVE Pilates Gayle?

It makes me feel strong, calm and optimistic.

How did you start instructing at RTR Pilates?

Over the years as an RTR member, various instructors encouraged me to do it. Having been a Pilates student for 15 years, I knew my commitment to it was secure and finally decided to take the plunge. 

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

Walking with my teenagers, my friends or by myself; interviewing celebrities for; and in the warmer months, enjoying the sunshine at the pool, beach or tennis courts.

Top 3 artists/songs for your Pilates music playlist:

The Weeknd; Linds Ronstadt; Earth, Wind & Fire

Favorite Pilates exercise/movement & why?

Reverse Seated Ab Work, nothing makes your abs quiver than this, any variation!

What is your must-have item when teaching Pilates?

Sneakers for sure, to give me energy!

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

Clear headed; like they didn’t think about anything else for 50 minutes.

Currently Gayle teaches mostly in Great Falls and Mclean however she’s subbing at every studio this week February 22nd! (Lucky us) Be sure to check her out for a thoughtful and challenging workout!


Galentine’s Shopping Event Thursday, Feb. 11th! // by Gina Destro

It’s a GALENTINE’S Event!

Getting stir-crazy quarantining with your pod? We got you!

Join us Thursday, Feb. 11th 6 – 8PM for a fun Galentine’s Event in the Potomac Pop Up Shop!

Shop cute items for your bestie, daughter, gal pal, or yourself! The shop includes fun lip balm sets, nail polish, bath bombs, and SO MUCH MORE!

Come play spin the bottle for special savings. Don’t worry, you won’t have to kiss anyone!

Hope to see you there!

9812 Falls Rd Floor 2

Potomac, MD 20854



Shop Local, Shop Small & Feel the RTR Love! // By Gina Destro

As we say farewell to January, we are excited to announce the re-launch of the RTR Pop-Up Shop this February! 

Come shop RTR’s Pre-Spring Collection as well as the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your daughter, bestie, husband, etc. In addition to our women’s studio-to-street activewear and athleisure attire, the collection includes men’s activewear, fun cocktail mixers and accessories, self-care essentials (hello bath bomb lovers!) and other carefully curated gifts.

Where? RTR Pilates, Potomac studio

When? Starting Feb 2nd, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 9am-1pm, or make a reservation for an evening with friends!

How? Drop on by during shop open hours! Make this an individual shopping experience or a group shopping experience and we will provide the music and champagne to compliment. Contactless, cashless check out.  

Shop local, shop small and feel the RTR love!

For all Pop-Up Shop inquiries, including reservations, please email Gina at!

Happy shopping!