About Reina, Our Founder
Visionary of RTR Pilates
Reina, the innovative force behind RTR Pilates, has dedicated herself to creating a thriving business that positively impacts employees, clients, and the community. Since embarking on her journey in 2006, Reina has poured her heart and soul into building a brand that embodies passion, commitment, and a profound belief in the transformative power of Pilates.
A Journey of A Thriving Business and Personal Growth
Reina is a remarkable entrepreneur who opened her own Pilates studio in 2006. Starting as a solo entrepreneur, she worked tirelessly to grow the studio into a thriving business with six locations. Reina’s passion for making Pilates a legitimate career option drove her to create opportunities for professional Pilates instructors.
In 2013, Reina made a groundbreaking move by offering health insurance benefits to her team, which was unheard of in the industry at the time. She firmly believes in the value of a professional Pilates instructor and their potential for a fulfilling career. To further support her team, she implemented a 401k plan with company matching, demonstrating her commitment to their long-term success. Reina’s leadership skills were put to the test in 2021 when the pandemic hit.
Successfully navigating the challenges, she established a dedicated leadership team to guide the company through planned growth. In the summer of 2023, Reina introduced the RTR Training Academy, a program designed to create full-time professional Pilates instructors. This initiative reflects her unwavering commitment to the growth of the organization through the stability of its workforce.
Reina’s journey is a testament to her vision, dedication, and belief in the power of Pilates to transform lives. Her relentless pursuit of excellence has not only benefited her employees and clients but also the wider community.Reina’s dedication to her team, her commitment to making Pilates a respected profession, and her strategic vision for the future have made her a true leader in the industry.
A Philanthropic Heart
One of the cornerstones of Reina Offutt’s philosophy is the importance of giving back. She firmly believes in the power of philanthropy, both personally and professionally. Annually, Potomac Pilates, under Reina’s leadership, donates more than $5000 worth of services to schools, charities, and organizations. Reina’s commitment to making a positive impact on the community is an integral part of the RTR Pilates ethos.
Reina Offutt’s journey is one of determination, vision, and unwavering commitment to making Pilates accessible to all. Her leadership has transformed RTR Pilates into a thriving community where individuals of all ages and fitness levels come together to enhance their well-being.
A Proud Mother and Animal Lover
Reina is not only a successful business owner but also a proud mother and animal lover. She cherishes her role as a mother to two busy teenagers and a rescue pup.
Reina’s love for her family and animals is deeply ingrained in her values, and this is reflected in the warm and welcoming culture of RTR Pilates. The studio is not just a fitness center but a tight-knit community where everyone feels embraced and supported.
Reina’s educational journey is as impressive as her professional accomplishments. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Tulane University, which showcases her strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Additionally, she has earned a Masters in Business Administration from George Washington University, providing her with the necessary business acumen to lead RTR Pilates with excellence. Her educational background is a testament to her dedication and commitment to both her professional and personal growth.
Join Reina and the RTR Pilates Community
Reina’s journey of creating a community through RTR Pilates is truly inspiring. Since 2006, she has been dedicated to making Pilates accessible to all, and her hard work has paid off. RTR Pilates now has six studio locations that are intimate, inspiring, and easily accessible. Reina firmly believes that the group reformer classes taught at RTR Pilates are the best available.
However, it’s not just about the Pilates instruction for Reina. She also values the sense of community that RTR Pilates fosters. It’s a place where like-minded fitness enthusiasts come together, know each other by name, and support each other not only in the classroom but also in the wider community. Reina’s commitment to creating a strong and supportive community is truly commendable.