Rita Yablonsky

Rita has been teaching and training individuals and groups in many disciplines since 1983. She has been trained by some of the top professionals in the industry such as Johnny Goldberg (founder of the Spinning® program), Beth Shaw (YogaFit®), Petra Kolber and Gin Miller (Reebok Master Trainers), and Les Mills (Body Pump®) to name a few. Rita has maintained a lifelong commitment to health and fitness. She is dedicated to helping others in their own personal pursuit of weight loss, increased fitness and overall health. To say she is dedicated to this industry is an understatement!

In her free time, Rita enjoys training for and participating in marathons and half marathons, cycling, yoga, and lifting weights, as well as, spending time with her husband and four children in their many sports and activities. Rita has completed five marathons and over 30 half-marathons since 2008 and continues to participate in running events nationwide. One important philosophy she lives by is that anyone can do anything if they make up their mind to do it and then follow through with the appropriate training and dedication. One is never too old, too large, too small, too ANYTHING to try! Rita is Stott Pilates™ Mat Pilates, YogaFit® Yoga certified, and Pilates certified through The Core Center of St. Louis.


Certificates of Training: Pilates Method Aliance Certified Teacher, Pilates comprehensive training through The Core Center JOHNNY G. SPINNING, ACE, ACSM Personal Training, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, BODYPUMP, & more!
Degree: Master of Arts, Creative Writing and Literature
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
Career before Pilates: I’ve been teaching exercise in one form or another since age 19; I don’t want to tell you how long ago that was!

Learn More about Rita

Favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Fresh fruit with Cabot Vanilla yogurt and a sprinkle of Grape Nuts
I don’t leave home without? Lip Gloss
What qualities do you most admire in a teacher? Knowledge and mastery, hands-on corrections, soothing and encouraging voice
Top 3 places you’ve traveled? Alaska, Canada, Carribean Islands
What is your signature fashion style? Boho Chic
Top 3 things on your “To Do Before I Die” list? Visit Europe (I can’t believe I haven’t been there yet!!!), Sky dive, take my daughter to New York
What’s your pilates “a-ha” moment? My Pilates Ah-ha moment was when I realized that the components of Pilates can easily be incorporated into my daily life to help me move and feel better!
Two words that describe your teaching style? Mega Cues
Favorite blog? I’m so behind the times that I don’t regularly follow any blog!!
How has Pilates changed your body? It has slimmed down my overly-muscular legs and enhanced overall muscle tone
I am an expert in…..? Shakespeare plays, especially “King Lear” my personal favorite
Where can we find you on any given Saturday night? Either home with my husband and kids or out with friends, preferably the former