Are You Ready to Turn Your Passion into a Career?
Become a Certified RTR Pilates Instructor today!
What if you could find a career that fills you with joy? A career where you feel connected to your community, and know that you are making a direct impact in the lives of others?
If you love Pilates and making people’s lives better, then becoming an RTR Pilates Instructor could be the career you’ve been looking for. Here at RTR, we build environments where people can thrive, from our clients to our instructors.
No matter your career, lifestyle, age, gender, or background – if you want to connect with others and serve your community, then we can’t wait to meet you.
The benefits of becoming a Pilates instructor
Especially in the DC area, careers are often built around corporations. These can be incredibly rewarding careers in their own way, full of challenges and growth.
Here at RTR, we embrace challenge and growth as well, but the differences we make are tangible, and our instructors get to see the impact they have in our community every single day.
With five locations around the DMV, we support a vibrant community. Through Pilates, we help wellness-minded adults combat pain, manage stress, strengthen and restore their bodies, and empower themselves in all aspects of life.
Alongside a career based in connection, training to become a Pilates instructor with RTR will provide you with a thorough understanding of anatomy, Pilates, and effective teaching methods. Our certification program will prepare you to become a confident, effective instructor, and our focus on sustainable careers provides long-term career opportunities.
What sets our training program apart
Crafted and taught by our founder, Reina Offutt, the RTR training program teaches the essence of what it takes to help people transform their bodies and their lives.
While most instructor training programs only focus on teaching exercises by muscle groups, we take that focus and add in the a bit of engineering. Through our unique training program, we empower instructors to create programs that integrate their own style and personality with efficient flows and effective exercises.
Our 8-week training program is designed to maximize impactful instruction through a combination of online and in-person modules. With 80% of our training program available online, our instructors can study when it works for them, whether it’s after class, before work, or anytime in between.
Because of our hybrid instruction model, we are able to dive deeper in the classroom, with more 1-on-1 attention for our students and expert instructors. During our in-person instruction, you’ll learn how to teach, level up or down a class, and implement modifications, alongside a detailed understanding of human anatomy.
Once you’re ready, we’ll gradually introduce classroom instruction and lead up to a capstone community class, so you feel confident and supported every step of the way.
If our program sounds like work – it is!
We want you to feel totally confident and capable of handling whatever a class throws your way. Our programs are intense, because they’re designed to prepare you as an instructor from your very first class, not after six months of teaching.
It’s work, but it’s also a whole lot of fun, and the end result is a prepared, empowered you.
Build a sustainable career with RTR
If you’re ready to turn your passion into your profession, RTR will give you the skills, structure, and opportunity to craft a Pilates career that honors both your needs and your gifts. Beyond a rigorous program that prepares you to be a fantastic instructor, we also provide our team with sustainable career options, so you can build the life you want.
Many studios focus on Pilates as a side hustle – something to augment your day-job. And at RTR, it certainly can be! But we also intentionally provide an employment structure and schedule that makes Pilates attainable as a full-time career.
For full time instructors, we provide health insurance, a 401(k) plan, and opportunities for administrative hours, so you can have a professional salary with a lifestyle job. We also develop our schedules for full-time instructors to teach 5 days a week, in 4-6 hour days.
We work with our team to build schedules that don’t cause burn out – because Pilates is meant to build people up, and that includes our instructors.
Are you ready?
RTR Pilates’ instructor training program occurs twice a year, with our next training program scheduled to kick off in early September.