A Boutique Reformer Pilates Studio
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A Boutique Reformer Pilates Studio

Welcome to Hatton’s W.O.W. (Women of the Week) feature.
Each week we’ll feature a female owned company.

Meet Reina Offutt

RTR Pilates® by Potomac Pilates


Who is your greatest inspiration/role model?

My mom is my greatest role model. She approaches life with a can-do attitude. When I came to her at sixteen-years old and told her I wanted to ski at Sea World, I think most parents would react with statements such as, ‘We don’t have a boat, that is ridiculous.’ or ‘You are a decent skier, but those people have been practicing their whole life to ski at Sea World.’ or a number of other limiting reactions. Instead, her response was ‘Let’s Figure This Out’. She researched and found me some one to train with. The end result, not just five years of waterskiing professionally, but a life time of ‘Let’s Figure It Out.’

What are 3 words to describe yourself?

Passionate, Dedicated, and Tenacious

Why did you start your business?

I started my business in 2006 because I saw a hole in the market. Sixteen years ago, boutique fitness studios were not even a thing. The first time I took a Reformer Pilates class in 2003 I knew that this was the ‘Holy Grail’ of working out. I started as an instructor, then identified a market that needed a studio and eventually opened my own studio with just me, myself and I. My initial goal was to create a boutique fitness experience. After a divorce, my goal changed to creating a career that could support my kids and me. This fueled my initial expansion. After achieving these two things, I set to create an organization where Pilates instructors can have the work-life balance of a rewarding career. Here we are, seventeen years later…five studios…almost 50 instructors and thousands of happy clients. I find the most pride in watching the community that RTR Pilates has created take on a larger life than just a little Pilates studio.

What is your biggest dream for your life?

Biggest dream for my professional life is to create an organization were being a ‘Professional Pilates Instructors’ is a valid career choice. Biggest dream for my personal life – is to raise to two happy, healthy children. To travel more. And eventually retire to a lake house with a ski boat ?

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