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 Katharina K! Katharina came to us with a background in mat Pilates but was hungry to learn more so she dove into our in house training program!
Why do you LOVE Pilates Katharina?
Pilates makes me feel happy and healthy!
How did you start instructing at RTR Pilates?
I always loved Pilates, the classical style, RTR, and the contemporary style. As soon as I heard RTR was also training new instructors I wanted to take this chance in addition to other fitness certificates I had. Never regretted it!
When you’re not teaching, where can we find you?
You can find me at home or outside with my four kids and dog (on the weekends also with my husband!) It has been less teaching the last year because of the pandemic. Whenever we can, we go for hikes and walks, etc.
I also love traveling, spending time with family etc. Wherever I am, I definitely need to move and learn.
Top 3 artists/songs for your Pilates music playlist:
I love music but I think I am pretty boring and take, depending on my mood and the time of the day, a playlist from other instructors or go with “Happy Hits”. Love this playlist! As soon as life gets to normal, I plan on focusing on music more 😉
Favorite Pilates exercise/movement & why?
That’s a tough one! I love so many exercises… really depends on the day and my mood… Feet in straps are definitely great but I love planks as well because I can feel my whole body!
At the moment, I am practicing my teaser – so maybe I like this one one as well… Oh and I like rowing on the reformer or mat- great for core and arms but also a good stretch! I
What is your must-have item when teaching Pilates?
As long as I have a reformer and nice clients I am happy. Adding music, a mic and some water to drink too is perfect!
What’s the one thing you want your clients to feel when/after taking your class?
I want clients to feel better afterwards– whatever that means to them: Feeling stronger, more relaxed, stretched. I love when they say “I feel an inch taller”. I love if they feel that shake and have a good mind body connection. Proud that they reached a new personal goal or that they tried something new etc.
Currently Katharina subs mostly in Chevy Chase, be sure to find her when you can because you won’t want to miss her classes!