Founder & CEO, RTR (Potomac) Pilates
Five Metro D.C. Locations
Potomac | Chevy Chase | Palisades | McLean | Great Falls
Q: How did you become successful in your Pilates business?
A: I was raised by a single mom whose perspective was “let’s figure it out.” I learned early on to see opportunities instead of obstacles. What started out as a dream to create meaning in my community has turned into a profitable and growing empire. Our mission is to build a supportive, thriving community of performance-minded individuals through innovative Pilates classes, and today we’re a seven-figure business with studios in five DMV locations that serve thousands of clients each year.
All of our locations survived throughout the Covid pandemic when many fitness studios were shutting down, and RTR Pilates is now thriving and growing into a stronger, more mission-aligned brand post-pandemic.
Q: What’s next for the future for you and RTR Pilates?
A: I’ve been a local, female entrepreneur for over 15 years and that’s not going to change. My goals include creating more upward mobility for my staff, including more benefits, and offering higher pay and expanding to other local markets.
I’ve been successful by being forced to gain practical financial knowledge over the years and I would tell other women to do the same. Knowing your numbers can be the difference between decision-making that can make or break your business.
As a woman and a mother of two teens, my success isn’t all financial. I will always measure my quality of life by the time I get to spend with those that I love. And I measure the success of my business by the happiness of my clients.
RTR Pilates is a place to become the healthiest version of yourself. More than a studio, RTR is the premiere DMV community for wellness-minded adults who want to minimize pain, manage stress, strengthen and restore their bodies, and empower themselves in all aspects of life.