You may have noticed several new names on the schedule lately. That’s because our training team has been diligently working to train new instructors, and onboard them to our team so we can continue providing our signature Pilates classes that you’ve come to love!
This “Meet Our Team” series will roll out monthly to introduce you to our team!
Meet Erin O! Erin is a recent grad of our in-house training program and she’s a natural born leader! She will hype you up and encourage you all throughout class while playing funk music and cracking jokes to make you smile! Keep on reading to learn all about her!
Why do you LOVE Pilates Erin?
For me, Pilates is the best way to align, strengthen, and mobilize my body so that I can keep doing all of the other activities in my life. I always walk out of a class feeling taller, stronger, and more symmetrical and I hope my students do as well.
How did you start instructing at RTR Pilates?
I’ve been a client since they were located in the top room of the Potomac Tennis Club! I received my mat certification a few years ago and I am working toward a certification in functional movement. When the call for new RTR instructors came during the pandemic, I jumped at the chance to go through their training program and join the team.
When you’re not teaching, where can we find you?
This made me laugh because my friends and family would unanimously chime in, “On the tennis or paddle tennis court!“
Top 3 artists/songs for your Pilates music playlist:
ABBA, Kool & the Gang/KC & the Sunshine Band, and a wide array of 70s hits!
Favorite Pilates exercise/movement & why?
Oooh, that’s a tough one. I feel like I’m constantly seeing and learning so many awesome moves. I do appreciate a good lunge series that incorporates a balance challenge and I dig solo arm work with the strap. Gotta keep those shoulders and upper back strong and stabilized!
What is your must-have item when teaching Pilates?
Water bottle and mints to keep my voice going.
What’s the one thing you want your clients to feel when/after taking your class?
I want them to feel glad that they came and, simultaneously, feel excited for their next Pilates class!
You can find Erin in Chevy Chase Monday evenings, Thursdays and Saturdays mid-morning! She also teaches in Palisades on Wednesday mid-mornings and subs in Potomac when she can!