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How the Jump Board Can Add Fun Cardio to your Pilates Routine!

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When you think of Pilates, you don’t typically think of cardio. Which is fair enough! In general, Pilates is a great whole-body workout focused on strength, flexibility, and alignment in the body, so many of our exercises don’t stem from the goal of an elevated heart rate.

But cardiovascular exercise is an important component of your overall wellness routine, especially for heart health. On top of that, sometimes it’s fun to switch things up – especially in the winter months, when we all need a little jump start.

Enter the jump board!

The jump board is a fantastic addition to any Pilates class to integrate cardio and elevate that heart rate. It can even be used as a central component of classes to balance out strength and conditioning exercises with cardio.

So let’s discuss what the jump board is, exactly, why it’s so great for you, what jump board exercises might look like in a class setting, and how you can try it out with RTR Pilates this winter.

What the jump board is

The jump board is a padded plate that replaces the foot bar on the reformer. Placed at the end of the reformer, it creates a soft platform with some give, which you can then use to “jump” against spring resistance while laying down.

Overall, the jump board is a great non-weight bearing method to increase heart rate. It’s safe, and much easier on the joints than running – no jarring of the knee joints here!

When integrated into a class, the jump board is a fun cardio exercise that challenges your core, elevates the heart rate, and improves coordination.

Jump board exercises and what they do

During jump board exercises in class, the plate allows you to simulate the cardio of jumping, without the impact of actually jumping up and down.

It’s a low-impact exercise that provides an aerobic exercise while protecting your body from the impact of landing. You are “jumping” while lying down. The low impact exercise gives you the aerobic benefit of a rebounder while protecting your knees and back from the jarring impact of landing.

In addition to elevating your heart rate, the jump board can work different muscle groups, depending on your reformer’s settings and your instructors intentions. The spring settings themselves control how quickly you return to the jump board, which will alter its effects.

When using a light spring setting, the jump board can be a fun abdominal workout, because your abs need to work overtime. On a lighter resistance, your abs have to hold your legs up. Typically a light spring setting has a greater focus on endurance, and clients will experience more static holds, hovering in place, and pushing through exercises for a longer period of time.

On the other hand, a heavier spring setting is great for your lower muscle groups. With a heavier resistance setting, you will return to the board faster, which places more emphasis on your quads and the associated muscle groups, while still acting as a low-impact cardio exercise.

Circuit classes featuring the jump board

In the winter months, when running or biking outdoors can become uncomfortable, it’s fun to switch up classes and integrate cardio into your Pilates routine.

At RTR Pilates, we will integrate the jump board into our regular classes for variety. For these regular classes, the jump board exercises will typically take up just 5 minutes of class to increase your heart rate.

For anyone interested in a fuller jump board experience, we also offer our circuit classes throughout the week at our studios.

Our circuit classes utilize the jump board throughout the entire class, alternating regular exercises on the reformer with jump board-specific exercises to keep your heart rate up throughout class. This is a really fun way to switch up your workout routine and integrate some heart-healthy cardio exercise!

If you are interested in attending a circuit class, we typically offer them at each studio, with the class time varying at each location. So if you can’t find a circuit class at a preferred time in your typical studio, be sure to look at the schedules for our other studio locations in the DMV.

💡 “When it comes to Jump Board I often think of it like a puzzle. I like to give my clients the pieces – jump combinations like the Pilates v, mogul, parallel, and split – one at a time. Then, I give the overall picture, like doing certain variations in a certain order and at a certain pace. This actively engages both the mind and the body. Plus, constantly mixing it up is just straight-up fun.” – RTR Instructor Christopher B.

Can I use the jump board if I have back/knee/ankle pain?

Absolutely – with a doctor’s permission, and depending on the severity of your issue.

The non-weight bearing method of the jump board is excellent for those who have knee and ankle issues. With proper positioning, you should not experience any additional impact on these areas.

Plus, one of the great things about the reformer is that its springs act as a spectrum of support, while still providing an efficient whole-body workout. More springs provide more support, so we can always start with more support and adjust spring settings as you continue to build strength. Clients can always add or take away spring weights to provide additional support or challenge the muscles further.

As always, it’s important to work with your instructor to find the right spring settings that align with your body and your specific fitness goals.

Sign up for a circuit class today!

If you’re ready to try something new and add some fun variety to your workout routine, then our circuit class is for you!

Sign up for a circuit class today.

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Aimee-Rose

DC native Aimée Rose discovered her love of Pilates after a serious dance fall. When her injury required dedicated physical therapy and rehabilitation, she looked for a gentle re-entry into movement. Pilates was an obvious choice to regain her fitness while simultaneously allowing her to heal. Stronger than ever thanks to her practice, she along with the rest of the Customer Care Team [and the entire RTR Squad] are passionate about helping others love their body’s strength and live well as their best selves! She’ll see you at HQ reception and in the email inbox or be the friendly voice at the other end of the phone. Stop by and say hello!

Gina D

Gina is originally from the UK! She grew up in England and lived and worked in London until 1997. She moved to Paris, France, learning French and studying at the Sorbonne. She then moved to Washington DC with her Italian husband, where she worked for the World Bank Group in Human Resources. Gina is a mom of three children, the first born in DC and the other two born in Bulgaria, where they relocated for work. While in Bulgaria, Gina played a key role for the International Women’s Committee, supporting different charities with a particular focus on orphanages. She came back to the USA in 2009 and lives in Great Falls, Virginia. Gina fell in love with Pilates as a client of RTR and later trained to become an instructor, which she has been since 2019. Other than teaching Pilates and raising her three teenage children, Gina loves to go hiking, play tennis and meet up with friends.


Gina D. instructs the following:
 

Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Kris S

Kris S is a Balanced body certified Pilates instructor. She is a psychology major turned Pilates instructor and has been an instructor with RTR for just over 6 years. She creates her classes to be tough, full body workouts that are creative and fun. Fair warning… she loves a good plank series.
 
Kris S. instructs the following:
 

Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Ketrina S

Ketrina is a certified Pilates instructor and has been with RTR since 2018. She is passionate about instruction, with a flair for helping those recover from injuries. Ketrina loves helping clients achieve their goals and pushes them to stretch beyond their mental hurdles.
Ketrina lives in Potomac with her husband and two sons.

Ketrina S. is currently not instructing any classes.

Julie S

Julie was an original client of RTR Pilates when the studio first opened in Potomac. In 2017 she decided to pass along her love of pilates by becoming a certified instructor. She believes Pilates is for everyone. As a native Washingtonian Julie has also lived in New York City, Connecticut and Atlanta. She has a supportive husband and three wonderful sons. In her spare time Julie loves to bike, walk and is learning to play golf.

 

Julie S. instructs the following:
 

Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Jordan M

Jordan is a teacher for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She found that her job, while rewarding, could also be pretty stressful. She was never super into fitness, but was looking for something to help calm her mind and spirit after those long stressful days. Jordan had tried many different workouts and classes, but nothing ever stuck. Then her friend, who was an instructor at the time, recommended trying a class at Potomac Pilates. After that first class, she was hooked. Jordan loved that she had an hour every day where she could unplug, unwind, and focus on getting her mind and body healthy. Her love for Pilates, and the entire Potomac Pilates team never stopped after that. She continued to take classes regularly and decided that she had to join this hardworking, dedicated team! She hopes to help other’s find the amazing release that Pilates has brought to her own life.

 

Jordan M. instructs the following:
 

Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Joanne G

Joanne’s journey to Pilates began as a client in 2013. An avid fitness enthusiast, tennis player and runner, Joanne began to feel that her weight training and cardio regimen had hit a plateau. Her work out routine had become too predictable and was getting stale. She needed a jump start so she set her sights on Pilates.   After her first month, she began to see uniform changes in her body that was the result of challenging specific muscles groups in a different way. More importantly, she had renewed energy and a deeper focus during her sessions that proved to be the key difference. Her strides piqued her interest to understand more about the discipline, so she enrolled in the training course offered through Potomac Pilates. “I learned that when you work your body without fully engaging your mind, fitness goals can be left unmet. The manner in which exercises are performed is much more significant than time spent.” With a Master’s Degree in Education, Joanne’s decision to instruct was a natural progression. “My goal is to help clients realize that Pilates strengthens and nurtures the mind as well as the body, and is beneficial for everyone, regardless of their fitness level. It improves flexibility and develops a strong powerhouse which is the corner stone of movement in our daily lives.”   Joanne has two children who have since left the nest and lives in McLean with her husband Steve.


Joanne G. instructs the following:
 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Jillian D

After having her second child, Jillian fell in love with Pilates as a way to get back in shape and clear her mind. Appreciating the connection between mind and body is what drove Jillian to become an instructor herself. Providing a challenging, yet approachable workout for her clients, Jillian wants you to leave her class feeling healthy, strong, and happy!
 
Jillian D. instructs the following:
 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

 

Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

 

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

 

Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Jessica S

Jessica S. instructs the following:
 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Jenna M

Jenna joined RTR as an instructor in April of 2021. In addition to teaching Pilates, Jenna has worked in media for the last ten years, and is currently a Senior Program Manager at Industry Dive. Jenna is a native Washingtonian who moved back to the DC area in 2013 to be closer to her family. As a dancer for most of her young and adolescent life, Jenna turned to barre and cardio based classes as her dance chapter of life came to a close. After suffering many injuries from weight lifting and HIIT group classes, Jenna turned to Pilates as a way to exercise and tone, without putting added stress and pressure on her body. After her first class, Jenna’s obsession began. In addition to Pilates, Jenna is an avid Peloton rider and runner, and enjoys skiing and hiking out west.

 

Jenna M. instructs the following:
 

Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Jean Marie D

Jean Marie D. instructs the following:
 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ | Circuit Training Class

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
This all-in-one class is a challenging, fast paced workout for Beginner clients. You’ll burn fat by working into cardio intervals while also toning, and lengthening muscles with traditional Pilates exercises. By moving quickly between exercises, using a plethora of props and incorporating a unique combination exercises, this class is never boring and always a challenge. This class will use the Pilates equipment and Jump Board to strengthen your core, improve posture and tone your entire body.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Jake T

Jake T. instructs the following:
 

Friday Night Fever | Pilates Level 2

Join RTR Pilates’ favorite dance leader for a heart-pumping, music filled Friday afternoon pick me up. The perfect end to your week.

 


Friday Night Fever | Pilates Level 2+

Join RTR Pilates’ favorite dance leader for a heart-pumping, music filled Friday afternoon pick me up. The perfect end to your week.

This class will be a higher fitness level than a typical Level 2, but will incorporate moves that an intermediate client can master


Friday Night Fever | Pilates Level 1+

Join RTR Pilates’ favorite dance leader for a heart-pumping, music filled Friday afternoon pick me up.  The perfect end to your week.
 
This class will be a higher fitness level than a typical Level 1, but will utilize simple moves that a beginner could master.

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Friday Night Fever | Private Party Level 1

Gayle C

After a couple of car accidents and a few lingering injuries, Gayle C was looking for a workout that was both athletic and functional. As an entertainment reporter, Gayle C. had long heard the Hollywood types praising the benefits of Pilates. She began her own Pilates journey more than 17 years ago, becoming first a student of classical and then more innovative and modern classes around the Washington, D.C area. After discovering RTR Pilates, Gayle was motivated to share her enthusiasm and appreciation of Pilates by training to become an RTR instructor. Teaching since March 2019, Gayle draws on both her diverse Pilates background and her lifelong devotion to group exercise classes [Barre, Spin, Weight Training, Dance, Aerobics, etc.] to create her energetic classes at RTR.
 

Gayle C. instructs the following:
 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Leeor K

Leeor’s passion for Pilates began the moment she looped up for her first class! She trained with RTR Pilates in fall 2013 and left the corporate world to join RTR Pilates full time as the Director of Instructor Development. Since, she’s had the honor of training and onboarding 50+ RTR Pilates Instructors, hosting educational workshops, and instilling her passion for Pilates technique and client care in each and every one. In 2021, inspired by Reina’s entrepreneurial spirit, Leeor made the difficult decision to step down from her administrative role at RTR Pilates to pursue her own business, her career as a nutrition & fitness coach. Supporting others in their health and fitness goals and creating a safe and supportive space for clients in and out of the Pilates studio fulfills Leeor every day.

 

Leeor K. instructs the following:
 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Felicia C

Felicia C. is currently not instructing any classes.
 

Erin O

Erin was a long-time RTR client before becoming an instructor. Growing up in the DC area, she studied ballet, played soccer, and was a nationally ranked tennis player. Now, tennis and platform tennis, a super fun winter sport, are still her passion and she loves how pilates has kept her body aligned, strong, and injury-free for so many years.

Erin has had a lifelong interest in how the body moves and she trained in pilates through Balanced Body and is working towards a certificate in Functional Movement. Erin enjoys teaching ALL levels of Pilates because of the positive way it helps clients no matter where they are in their journey toward feeling healthy. Erin has an MBA in Marketing and Corporate Communications and is happily married to a wonderful husband, is mother to two amazing boys, and is dog-mom to a very smart Australian Shepherd.


Erin O. instructs the following:
 

Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Devon P

Devon P instructs the following:
 

Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Christianne C

Christianne joined RTR as an instructor in August 2020. While teaching Pilates, Christianne also worked at Meridian International Center as Board Liaison and Executive Assistant to CEO Ambassador Stuart Holliday, and President/ COO Lee Satterfield. A native Washingtonian, Christianne has been a vibrant participant in the non-profit, political, and performing arts communities around DC and is thrilled to share her experiences to support RTR Pilates’ leadership and mission.A political strategist, ballerina, fundraiser, choreographer, and pilates instructor, Christianne has worked hard to balance her passion for both the arts and public service, sustaining a commitment to working across the aisle and advocating for the arts. Prior to her time at Meridian, Christianne was at The Washington Ballet as a marketing consultant and repetiteur, setting Septime Webre’s famous DC Nutcracker. She previously acted as a Presidential Campaign Liaison during the summer of 2019, organizing The Problem Solver Convention for the 2020 Presidential Candidates in Manchester, NH.Christianne’s political experience includes acting as finance and personal assistant to both Senator Evan Bayh and Susan Bayh for Senator Bayh’s 2016 Senate campaign in Indiana, as well as Finance Director for Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett’s Gubernatorial Campaign in Oklahoma. She was later appointed development director and choreographer for Vitam Musica Foundation’s 2019.20 season in Oklahoma City, and choreographed two new ballets for the University of Oklahoma School of Dance in collaboration with Vitam Musica’s full professional orchestra. She has been a ballet dancer for 18 years, dancing lead roles with The Washington Ballet. While a pre-professional student, she competed in numerous international ballet competitions winning scholarships and finalist awards. Christianne received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory and Arts Administration with a minor in Constitutional Studies from The University of Oklahoma.



Christianne C. instructs the following:
 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Cathy S

Cathy discovered Pilates as a way to improve her strength and flexibility. After years spent weight training, playing golf, downhill skiing and practicing Tae Kwon Do, she loved the way Pilates helped improve her knee and hip injuries and improve her muscle strength while promoting balance and alignment. But more importantly, she discovered that Pilates is fun! Trained in mat and reformer through Balanced Body and a member of the Pilates Method Alliance, Cathy loves teaching ALL levels of Pilates because of the results it provides as well as the way it connects the mind and body. Cathy has a Master’s degree in speech/language pathology and loves to spend time with her husband, three children and three dogs at their home in Potomac.

 

Cathy S. instructs the following:
 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1+ | Circuit Training Class

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
This all-in-one class is a challenging, fast paced workout for Beginner clients. You’ll burn fat by working into cardio intervals while also toning, and lengthening muscles with traditional Pilates exercises. By moving quickly between exercises, using a plethora of props and incorporating a unique combination exercises, this class is never boring and always a challenge. This class will use the Pilates equipment and Jump Board to strengthen your core, improve posture and tone your entire body.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2 | Circuit Training Class

This all-in-one class is a challenging, fast paced workout for Intermediate clients. You’ll burn fat by working into cardio intervals while also toning, and lengthening muscles with traditional Pilates exercises. By moving quickly between exercises, using a plethora of props and incorporating a unique combination exercises, this class is never boring and always a challenge. This class will use the Pilates equipment and Jump Board to strengthen your core, improve posture and tone your entire body.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Carly Y

Carly joined RTR Pilates when it first opened in 2007. Born and raised in Potomac, MD, she began as a member of the front desk team and went on to get certified through Balanced Body. She has loved all that Pilates has to offer and how well it compliments other forms of exercise. Outside of Pilates she enjoys walking, hiking and spinning. Carly is a graduate of the University of Dayton in Ohio and currently works for Lisa Stransky at Washington Fine Properties.

 

Carly Y. instructs the following:
 

Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Caitlin B

Caitlin is a past client who has been teaching level 1, 1+, 2 and 2+ at RTR Pilates since 2019. She loves helping people at all stages of their lives connect with their own strength and power through Pilates. She is a mother and a former diplomat living in Washington, DC.

 

Caitlin B. instructs the following:
 

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2 | Circuit Training Class

This all-in-one class is a challenging, fast paced workout for Intermediate clients. You’ll burn fat by working into cardio intervals while also toning, and lengthening muscles with traditional Pilates exercises. By moving quickly between exercises, using a plethora of props and incorporating a unique combination exercises, this class is never boring and always a challenge. This class will use the Pilates equipment and Jump Board to strengthen your core, improve posture and tone your entire body.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Brittany B

Brittany’s love for Pilates began during the 1st round of COVID-19 lockdowns. Looking for an exercise program that could be done from the safety of her home, she stumbled upon a virtual mat Pilates class and immediately connected to the simple but effective movements and the emphasis on a mind-body connection. From that first virtual class, she was hooked and continued to work diligently on her mat practice throughout quarantine. Once COVID-19 restrictions began to lift and encouraged by her progress at home, Brittany then took a private Reformer Pilates class and has hit with a whole new level of appreciation for Pilates. She was inspired by the accessibility and adaptability of the Reformer programming towards people of all fitness levels and body types. Brittany knew then that she wanted to be a part of an industry that could meet you where you are and then continue to build upon and improve both your physical and mental well-being. Brittany joined RTR Pilates in the summer of 2021 after becoming certified through RTR’s in-house training program. She truly believes that Pilates is one of the most effective forms of exercise and the progress that you make in class will positively translate into all aspects of your life!

 

Brittany B. instructs the following:

 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

 

Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

 

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Ayle J

Ayle (Ay-la ) is a native Washingtonian that recently moved back to the area after living in Israel for over six years. As a new mom, fitness junkie and Pilates addict, she found that Pilates helped shape her body both before and after pregnancy. She loves the enthusiastic environment of both the clients and instructors at Rock The Reformer and has set the goal to motivate herself as well as others on a daily basis. She earned her Rock The Reformer Instructor Certificate with hopes of helping all of the RTR clients find their Pilates passion. 

Ayle J. is currently not instructing any classes.

Alex GM

Alejandra (Alex) trained with RTR to become an instructor in 2018. She first started pilates to manage chronic pains and injuries. Through pilates, she’s been able to recover from injuries and get stronger and feel better than ever! She loves the core strength and flexibility she has gained through pilates, and that it’s a great complement to weightlifting. She’s passionate about helping others to integrate movement into their regular routines and loves helping clients find ways to modify for injuries. Outside of teaching at RTR, Alex has a Master’s in Public Health and works for an international development organization, supporting developing countries to improve maternal and child health services.

 

Alejandra GM instructs the following:
 

Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Alex A

As a lifelong athlete, after taking her first Pilates class at a Rock The Reformer studio, Alex knew that she had found a different kind of athleticism. Pilates helped to improve her running, prevented injury and she found all of that happened within a short time. The machine’s potential for an infinite number of movements and exercises blew Alex’s mind. The rest is history!

 

Alex A. instructs the following:
 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Kristen R

Kristen first started taking Pilates classes at RTR ten years ago hoping to help her aching low back and in order to tone up for her wedding.
 
She has continued exclusively with RTR over the years and is in awe of how it helped her prepare for and recover from her two pregnancies and to give her the strength to raise two little boys.
 
When the time was right, Kristen jumped at the chance to join the RTR team and to teach classes to this awesome community. Kristen is a certified hatha yoga instructor and brings a strong body awareness and flow to her classes.

 

Kristen R. instructs the following:
 

Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Lindsay D

Lindsay grew up in the DC area and became one of the very first members of RTR (Potomac Pilates at the time) in 2007 when she was in high school. Her love of and commitment to Pilates continued for many years which led her to eventually complete one of the very first RTR instructor training programs in 2013. Lindsay taught classes part time in Chevy Chase and the Palisades while also teaching preschool full time. In 2017, Lindsay moved to Baltimore where she earned her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education while also teaching at a reformer Pilates studio in Baltimore City. During her time in Baltimore, Lindsay went through a comprehensive Pilates training program through The Lab and is currently working towards her comprehensive certification on every Pilates apparatus. She moved back to DC in 2021 and rejoined the RTR team in January 2022. Lindsay is thrilled to be back at her original Pilates home! When not in the studio, you can find Lindsay working out at the gym, cooking and spending time with family and friends. Check her out on the schedule at Great Falls, Potomac and Chevy Chase!

 

Lindsay D. instructs the following:
 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Alyson A

Alyson has always had a love for movement and balance training. While living in New York City in 1998, she found her way to the reformer and began using Pilates to minimize stress and offset the stiffness that came from sitting at a desk all day long. That’s when her love for Pilates officially took hold and began to be woven into the fabric of her exercise routine. In 2003, she moved to the Washington, DC area with her husband and stumbled upon a Pilates studio in Bethesda. While pregnant with their first son, she found Pilates to be extremely helpful with her growing body and shifting center of gravity. In 2018, she took her first RTR class and fell in love with the style of Pilates being taught as well as with all the RTR instructors. Then finally in 2022, Alyson decided she was ready to go from a client to an instructor and enrolled in the fall training class. She is excited to be part of the RTR family where she can continue to follow her passion and love for movement, balance, and focus.

Ulrick R

Ulrick has a lifelong passion for fitness and has dedicated 15 years to all aspects of the profession. He is a strong advocate for an active lifestyle and healthy nutrition. Prior to becoming a fitness professional, Ulrick earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Management Information Systems from The American University. Ulrick quickly realized that Pilates was the missing piece in his comprehensive training regimen and could only benefit his background and help with clients. His positive outlook on life and training allows him to seek many different aspects of the fitness world. He is the founder and owner of URFitness and has worked as a fitness trainer at health clubs throughout the greater DC area. Ulrick’s background includes expertise in group training, boot camp programs, boxing classes, sport specific conditioning, and rehabilitation exercises. Ulrick’s certifications include: Balanced Body Pilates Mat and Reformer, Fitness Instructor and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength Professional Association, and Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist with the Pink Ribbon Program.

 

Ulrick R. is currently not instructing any classes.

Regina D

Regina joined RTR as a client in 2020 soon after moving to Northern VA, and then jumped at the opportunity to become an instructor in 2022. She fell in love with Pilates during her years as a former Professional Ballet Dancer after suffering from neck and shoulder injuries and hypermobility. After trying many different forms of cross-training, she always returned to Pilates because it promotes strength, flexibility, balance, and connects the mind and body. She is originally from Cincinnati OH, where she attended the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music for a BFA in Ballet Performance. Regina loves the inclusivity of Pilates and looks forward to teaching clients of all levels!

Rachel B

Rachel joined RTR as a client in November 2021 looking to build strength and mobility. She found Pilates not only offered both but was also incredibly engaging – she couldn’t get enough. Rachel became certified in Fall 2022 and is excited to help others’ gain functional strength useful for everyday life.

Quintus C

Quintus, a native Washingtonian, comes to RTR with a background in teaching, coaching, and personal training. For the past 10 years, he has coached soccer, basketball, and baseball at several local independent schools, and youth sports organizations. A RTR client since 2017, who found pilates to strengthen his core and prevent injury while playing high impact sports. He believes Pilates is for everyone and enjoys making classes both accessible and challenging.

Mufeng L

Mufeng’s first encounter with Pilates was through reading scholarly articles about the components and effectiveness of this system of exercise. When she was intrigued by the literature that there were benefits from this method, she went into the RTR Pilates studio to give it a try. To her surprise, she started to feel stronger than ever, both mentally and physically, after only a few months’ practice. She inevitably became a true enthusiast for Pilates and wanted to help others achieve the same results. Mufeng designs every class to be a balanced mind-body workout that incorporates the six principles of Pilates: centering, concentration, control, precision, fluidity, and breathing. She wants to help clients achieve balance, strength, and health through fun classes. When not wearing her Pilates instructor’s hat, Mufeng is busy juggling between being a scientific officer and a mother of two girls.

Danielle B

A native Washingtonian, Danielle joined RTR as an instructor in the Fall of 2022 after ten years as a client. It took just one class for her to get hooked, and over the years she has found Pilates to be a crucial practice benefitting both her physical and mental health. Danielle attended Georgetown Visitation in DC and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC, and also works in marketing and interior design.

Barbara B

Barbara started teaching at RTR in 2022 after becoming certified through RTR’s in-house training program. She was drawn to reformer Pilates in 2014 as a way to strengthen her core while completing yoga teacher training in Miami, Florida. She aims to make every client feel simultaneously challenged and supported. Before moving to the DC area, Barbara taught English as a Second Language (ESOL) at the University of Miami and in Japanese public schools. She currently runs training programs for the federal government. Outside of Pilates, Barbara enjoys spending time with her husband, stepdaughter, and two chihuahuas. She is an Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) certified health coach who is passionate about yoga (yin and power/vinyasa), cooking, nature, and travel.

Lorena RD

Lorena loves Pilates because it’s a fun way to stay in shape, working out on the machine makes every exercise enjoyable. Her favorite Pilates exercise is long spine. She hopes clients leave her classes feeling good about themselves.

Quyen T

Having done mat Pilates on and off since she was 14, Quyen finds that she always comes back to it no matter how many other types of exercises she tries. She felt that it was one of the few things she can do that will improve her energy, strength, and durability. When she discovered RTR Pilates during the pandemic, her passion for mastering reformer Pilates began as it was true therapy for her. She found that reformer Pilates allows her to push herself further and find more trust and strength in her mind and body. Her goal as an instructor is to help clients do just those things: learn to trust their own minds and bodies and find their limits. She also moonlights as a software product manager, and, in her free time, Quyen can be found eating and laughing with friends and family in many corners of the world.

Tiffany L

Tiffany discovered Pilates in early 2019 when a new studio opened up near her house in San Diego and fell in love with the way the exercises transformed her body. When Tiffany found RTR near her house in McLean in 2021, she immediately signed up for a membership. She knew right away that RTR was a supportive and encouraging place to call her new Pilates home. Intrigued by the way the mind and body work in concert, and eager to share her love of Pilates with others, Tiffany trained with RTR shortly after joining the studio. She hopes her clients enjoy the feeling of accomplishment after each class as well as the benefits Pilates provides to a person’s mental health and physical fitness. Tiffany looks forward to meeting new clients each week and helping them grow stronger with every class.

Debbie M

Debbie is our Client Relations Manager here at RTR Pilates. She handles and oversees the administrative duties of RTR and keeps all of our members happy. Before coming to RTR, Debbie worked as a Territory Manager Assistant for Weight Watchers International. She loves working with people and providing the best customer service she can on a daily basis. Born and raised in Maryland, and now residing in Delaware, she enjoys traveling to the West Coast and loves hanging out with friends and family whenever she can (preferably on a beach).

Tom B

Tom enjoys creating new Pilates classes with different balance and symmetry challenges, focusing on proper form and safety.
He loves to travel and play golf, enjoy spending time with his family, and walking his dog.

 

Tom B. instructs the following:
 

Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 2 | Circuit Training Class

This all-in-one class is a challenging, fast paced workout for Intermediate clients. You’ll burn fat by working into cardio intervals while also toning, and lengthening muscles with traditional Pilates exercises. By moving quickly between exercises, using a plethora of props and incorporating a unique combination exercises, this class is never boring and always a challenge. This class will use the Pilates equipment and Jump Board to strengthen your core, improve posture and tone your entire body.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Lindsey F

After Lindsey retired from swimming, she hoped to find something she could be as passionate about and do every single day to stay in shape. Lindsey started with RTR as a client, and it was love at first class! After a few years, Lindsey became one of our instructors and taught at both the Chevy Chase and Palisades studios before quitting her day job to move across the country and manage our studio in Highlands Ranch, Colorado! After Covid closed our beloved Highlands Ranch Studio, Lindsey’s back in Maryland now and helping out with our Administrative Team as our Sales Manager and Client Relations Support staff.

 

Lindsey F. instructs the following:
 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Susan D

Susan joined the RTR instructor family in 2021! Susan’s Pilates journey started when the Great Falls studio opened up. Following her retirement as an executive at a major telecommunications company, she could be found almost daily at the studio. Pilates erased years of sitting in front of a computer and Susan was hooked! A native to the DC area, Susan has been an avid athlete all of her life – swimming, soccer, cheerleading, volleyball – and now alternates her athletic pursuits between golf and Pilates. Susan’s other passions include her family and friends, her numerous pets (cats and dog), cooking, and Virginia Tech sports, especially football and the tailgates.

 

Susan D. instructs the following:
 

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Sheri F

Sheri F. is currently not instructing any classes.
 

Shelley B

Shelley Brown is an alpine skier, year-round swimmer and RTR Pilates client and teacher since 2017. An avid exerciser and dedicated health and fitness practitioner, Shelley enjoys tri-training, especially swimming and biking, and participated in the Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon in 2012 and 2016 and 2021. In 2014, Brown trained in The Esmond Technique of Classical Stretch given by Miranda Esmond White. She participated in the Classical Stretch program including appearing in a live program on WETA -TV as part of the Aging Backward series. A varsity high-school gymnast, Shelley trained in ballet for 8 years and taught gymnastics at family gymnastics programs at Denver University and Connecticut College. In October 2015 Shelley Brown became Managing Director of Dumbarton Arts and Education, Inc. From August 2003 to 2015, Ms. Brown served as the VP for Programming and Artistic Director for Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc. where she oversaw the planning and implementation of Strathmore presentations in the Music Center (1800 seats) and the Mansion at Strathmore. From August 1988 – 1997 Ms. Brown worked at The Kennedy Center as Festival Manager. Ms. Brown, a native of Denver, Colorado, holds a B.A. from Connecticut College and an M.B.A. from George Washington University.

 

Shelley B. instructs the following:
 

Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Sarah G

Sarah G. danced at the Washington School of Ballet for ten years. It was during this time, at the age of eleven, that she began her journey with pilates. Pilates complimented her dance, strengthening her core and furthering her understanding of form. While she moved on from the dance world her involvement with pilates never ceased. She returned to the DC metropolitan area after graduating magna cum laude from Connecticut College and quickly began studying with RTR and happily took the opportunity to become an instructor.

 

Sarah G. instructs the following:
 

Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2 | Circuit Training Class

This all-in-one class is a challenging, fast paced workout for Intermediate clients. You’ll burn fat by working into cardio intervals while also toning, and lengthening muscles with traditional Pilates exercises. By moving quickly between exercises, using a plethora of props and incorporating a unique combination exercises, this class is never boring and always a challenge. This class will use the Pilates equipment and Jump Board to strengthen your core, improve posture and tone your entire body.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Sara L

Sara started teaching at RTR in 2018. She was drawn to reformer pilates as a fun way to find more strength, flexibility, and better posture. She strives to make every client feel strong and accomplished. She strongly believes that Pilates is for every body. In her classes, she enjoys finding new and fun ways to challenge the body. Before moving to Virginia, Sara attended law school in Vermont. After she graduated, she decided to put her legal career on hold to focus on her family. Sara enjoyed continuing Pilates throughout both of her pregnancies. She strongly believes in the importance of Pilates for both pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Outside of Pilates, Sara enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. She loves hiking, traveling, cooking, and reading. Sara is also the Director of Training for new instructors.

 

Sara L. instructs the following:
 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ | Circuit Training Class

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
This all-in-one class is a challenging, fast paced workout for Beginner clients. You’ll burn fat by working into cardio intervals while also toning, and lengthening muscles with traditional Pilates exercises. By moving quickly between exercises, using a plethora of props and incorporating a unique combination exercises, this class is never boring and always a challenge. This class will use the Pilates equipment and Jump Board to strengthen your core, improve posture and tone your entire body.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Reina O

Reina Offutt is both the creative mind and owner of RTR Pilates. Since 2006, Reina has worked continuously to ensure a thriving business for both her employees, and her clients.  With six intimate, inspiring, and accessible locations, Reina plans to expand her business and personal goal to sculpt both the mind and body. She places a high importance on philanthropy. She firmly believes in giving back to the community, both personally, and professionally. Annually, Potomac Pilates donates more than $5000 worth of services to schools, charities, and organizations. The MOM-trepreneur is a proud mother of 2 two-legged children and 2 four-legged fur babies.  Reina holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Tulane University and a Masters in Business Administration from George Washington University.

 

Reina O. is currently not instructing any classes.

Rebecca R

Rebecca R. instructs the following:
 

Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Nardia B

Nardia B. is a professional ballerina, and currently performs as a company member with The Washington Ballet.
 
Nardia has had a long standing relationship with Pilates. Pilates was always a part of her ballet school conditioning training. Pilates conditioning was essential to bettering her ballet technique and helped her learn to control her long extremities.
 
Pilates also helped her address muscle instabilities, scoliosis and hypermobility issues that could have led to injuries. Nardia was very inspired by her personal Pilates instructor and always dreamed of helping others to create beautiful, strong bodies through pilates.
 
When the opportunity to train and teach through RTR was presented, she couldn’t resist and dove into the work.
 
Nardia is also a signed model with The
Wilhelmina Modeling Agency in New York and is also a college student, pursuing a degree through LEAP program at St. Mary’s College of California. Nardia loves her clients and is very happy to be a part of the RTR family.

 

Nardia B. is currently not instructing any classes.

Mikayla M

Mikayla McKee graduated magna cum laude from George Mason University with a B.F.A in Dance in 2017. Since graduating, she has been a freelance dancer for choreographers in both the DMV (Washington area) and New York City. In addition, Mikayla spent 2017/18 dancing with Company Danzante and Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble. In 2019 she danced and choreographed for RawArts Dance. Mikayla continues to dance for RawArts in project-based performances to this day. Since 2020, Mikayla has been a Principal Dancer and Resident Choreographer for Ash & Elm Dance Company. She is also a full-time administrator for a local dance institution. Mikayla found RTR Pilates when she was looking for an enjoyable workout that enabled her to strengthen her body and protect it from injury. She fell in love with RTR’s contemporary style of teaching and is so glad to have received her RTR certification in Fall of 2021.

 

Mikayla M. instructs the following:
 

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

MC B

Got into Pilates because I found it to be sustainable than weight lifting then I liked it so much I became an instructor. Currently working on my Masters in Interior Design & Architecture and when I’m not studying or teaching I’m hanging out with my greyhound, Bubba.

MC B. instructs the following:
 

Level 2+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

The Level 2/3 Pilates class is for clients looking to challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The instructor uses effective exercise techniques, offering modifications so that intermediate to advanced clients can work at their own skill level for a tailored workout that is individualized to their needs. This is a great transitional class that is sure to give you a tough workout. If you are ready to push yourself, try this class to sculpt your body, develop strength, and improve your posture.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Lisa J

Lisa Johnson joined the RTR Pilates team in 2011 as a trained Pilates instructor through Balanced Body. She has an extensive background in exercise, dance and yoga with experience teaching students of all ages and levels of ability in both studio and private settings. This experience includes over ten years as a yoga teacher trainer with a focus on functional anatomy and techniques for managing stress.

 

Lisa J. instructs the following:
 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.


Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

Aisha C

Aisha joined RTR Pilates as a client in 2010 and immediately fell in love. She couldn’t get enough and eventually got trained in mat then got certified in reformer through the RTR training program. Outside of Pilates, Aisha enjoys spending time at the gym and loves going to California to see her cutie pie nephew.
Aisha C. instructs the following:
 

Level 1 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.

New to Pilates? Need a gentler workout? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.

 

Level 1+ Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card.  Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted.
 
Need a higher fitness level than our intro class? This class is for you. This 55-minute long Pilates class uses the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer to teach proper alignment and the fundamentals of Pilates. We incorporate traditional Pilates principles with innovative strength training and cardio exercises to give you a total body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles. This class focuses on the basics and is designed to leave you feeling refreshed while also helping to improve strength, flexibility and core stability. The class will have the complexity of a Level 1 class, but the fitness level/pace of a Level 2 class.
 
Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.
 

Level 2 Pilates

PREREQ for this class: All clients must submit a Covid vaccine card. Please email info@rtrpilates.com with a copy of your vaccine card & the email address associated with your MindBody Account to get the restriction lifted. 

If you’re looking to kick your workout up a notch, then this 55-minute intermediate Pilates class is for you! Designed for the more experienced Pilates-goer, our Level 2 classes incorporate new exercises and increased repetitions to keep your workout challenging and fresh. Traditional Pilates principles are combined with innovative strength-training and cardio exercises to give you a serious full-body workout.

Masks/face coverings are option for participants in classes starting March 1, 2022.