2023 Winter Tour Recap

OPC’s 2023 Winter Pilates Tour Brad & Lesley Logan (LL) here. What an epic winter tour – we’ve been sitting down to think through each and every day, because they were all so jam packed with amazing friends, studios, experiences. And if you joined us, we wanted to say THANK YOU so much for your… Continue reading 2023 Winter Tour Recap

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OPC’s 2023 Winter Pilates Tour

Brad & Lesley Logan (LL) here.

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What an epic winter tour – we’ve been sitting down to think through each and every day, because they were all so jam packed with amazing friends, studios, experiences. And if you joined us, we wanted to say THANK YOU so much for your encouragement, enthusiasm, support, and excitement that you shared with us. Here’s our winter tour recap.

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The OPC Pilates-Mobile

This year we were able to wrap our epic tour van, as you may be aware, with the help of Balanced Body, our primary tour sponsor. And their support allowed us to bring our traveling Pilates classes to more than 18 cities as we drove 7500 miles from Las Vegas to Boston to Miami and back. We met almost 500 people along the way! Here are a few shots of what you sent us when you spotted the van.

opc 2023 winter van sightings
Pics you sent us of spotting the van along the drive!

Sponsors, Giveaways, Our Fav Products

We had SO MANY other incredible companies join the tour as smaller sponsors, allowing us to have fun giveaways, sharing sample products and gifts with each of you. From socks to books to Yerba Maté a nutritional drink mix, we were excited to share so many products we use, support, and love.

opc 2023 winter tour sponsors
All of our amazing Tour Sponsors!

The Dogs Love a Pilates Tour

All three dogs loved hanging out – sometimes even making their way into the studio to meet you in-person! Gaia (almost 14), Bayon, 7+, and August 4+, experienced everything from snow to rain with 60 mile-per-hour winds to gorgeous sunny days as they joined us.

Bringing the Pilates Community Together

Because of each and every one of YOU, we are planning to keep these tours going. Some of you drove 5-12 hours!! To say our hearts are full is an understatement. We met old friends and made new ones, bringing the Pilates community together all across the country. Feeling some FOMO? Get on the waitlist for our next tour here.

opc 2023 winter tour group photos
This tour brought together more than 500 people around the country!

Future Pilates Pop Up Tours

2024 should see us back on the road for a summer and winter tour. We’re still planning the routes, and if you want to host us at your studio, please let us know by filling out this form here. Here’s the route we took this past trip.

opc 2023 winter tour map
7500 miles driven during this tour.

Some Final OPC Tour Announcements

eLevate

As you know, Lesley has a mentorship program for Pilates teachers, and we have only 1 spot remaining for 2024. You can read more about and apply for the program here. Past eLevate members have told us they no longer feel the need to spend time class planning, they aren’t hoarse from teaching all day anymore, and they know exactly where to take a client base on what their body needs. Talk about confidence! If you know that spot is for you, here’s how to fill out your interest form.

Agency MINI

Lesley and I have been coaching fitness business owners (just like many of you) for years now – more than 2000 of them, in fact! And this February we’ve got another 7 day coaching program coming up that you should join if you’re not making the money you want with teaching, are feeling stress because you don’t have enough clients, or are just looking for clarity around where your teaching business is right now. Doors are open now. Click here to read more about it.

Reformer Challenge

If you missed the kickoff of our FREE Reformer Challenge earlier this month, no problem – it’s always going to be available! Ready to put yourself on a 4 week program with 1 new Reformer class each week? Sign up for free for the Reformer Challenge here.

Tour Merch

Last chance to pick up some 2023 Winter Tour Merch! We’ll be taking it off the site in just a few more days. Click here to check it out and snag you’re before it’s gone.

If you have questions about using our affiliate link for Pilates equipment with Balanced Body & Contrology, you can find our referral links here.

Thank you SO MUCH for supporting us on this tour, and we can’t wait to hang out with you in the future!

Brad, Lesley, the OPC Team & of course, the dogs

Yay for changes in altitude!

Join us on the next one! Hop onto the waitlist here.

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SUCH A TEASE

ONLINE MAT & REFORMER PILATES CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Teaser is probably one of the most photographed exercises in Pilates. Which makes people think it's a "peak pose." But, it's anything but! It's simply another layer to your Pilates practice. This week we will acknowledge how each exercise contributes to your ability to do Teaser (someday) and then how Teaser teaches you where to get curious in your practice.

On the Mat we will use light weights for one round of Teaser as they can be helpful for those still adding into their practice.
No props on the Reformer.

See you in class,

xx~LL

MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, light weights and a Mat!

>> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a Reformer!

>> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.

UP, UP, & AWAY

ONLINE MAT, REFORMER, CADILLAC & WUNDA CHAIR PILATES CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

We are all going to feel like Super Humans after this month!!

Whenever I’m in a hard exercise (for me) where I’m holding myself up with my arms and reaching my legs away I picture myself with super human strength!!! I can do ANYTHING! It makes me smile and helps me stay STRONG.

This month our exercise is Up Stretch and when you think about it - reaching your legs away and staying strong over the carriage may feel a lot like flying!

We’ll be focusing on stabilizing our strong cores while staying equally balanced in our arms and legs. We are giving you some amazing building blocks by merging strength and stretch in all directions. You are going to get a little bit of everything that you can use to connect to your Up Stretch (and even your Roll Up and Knee Stretches Off).

Chair: Please have a foam roller and a balance pad available. We are going to challenge your balance safely.

xx-LL

I WANNA ROCK

Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

When I first started teaching another teacher in the studio I was at who had 20+ years of teaching was struggling with her client. They kept wanting to lift their head to extend. In every exercise no matter what she said their head would lift before their chest. She said "the worst thing we ever did was call the neck the neck." Now, I don't think its the WORST thing. I have some thoughts on chairs and shoes. But, its up there! If you've been struggling with Swan, Swimming, Rocking and some of our other fun extension exercises this week is for you!

Grab a magic circle for a fun warm up on the Mat and Reformer. Don't have one? No problem I've got options for ya!

See ya in class,
xx-LL 💋

MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, Magic Circle and a mat!

>> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, Magic Circle and a reformer!

>> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.


UPTOWN FUNK

Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

Roll Up. Love it or leave it?

However you feel about it might change over the next week as we explore how to use our side waist and leg muscles to improve your Roll Up!!

It might seem like a funky way to improve your spinal movements, but by using different variations we’ll help you connect your legs to your center. And once you do that you can listen to your body and explore where you need to create more space or find more muscles!

By the way, if you took last fall’s BOOmerang class, you’ll absolutely LOVE the mat workout this week!!

Props Needed:
Mat: Grab a Barrel or Blanket
Reformer: Reformer box & Pole

See you in class,
Rachel

I DIP, YOU DIP, WE DIP

Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

I happened to hear an oldy but a goody the other day. One that when it came out my parents for sure would not have wanted me to listen to. But, I was curious about the lyrics and found an old music video. And it made me think about how we often tell you about what to do with your hip points, tailbone and even the crest of your hip. So, for a long time, we've been asking you to dip as we dipped. Ok, maybe not as dramatic or even something you'd do on a dance floor. But for this week, we'll be focusing on our pelvis, where it is in space. So you can dip wherever you are whenever you want!

No props needed.

See ya in class,
xx-LL 💋

MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a mat!

>> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a reformer!

>> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.

UPTOWN FUNK

Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

Roll Up. Love it or leave it?

However you feel about it might change over the next week as we explore how to use our side waist and leg muscles to improve your Roll Up!!

It might seem like a funky way to improve your spinal movements, but by using different variations we’ll help you connect your legs to your center. And once you do that you can listen to your body and explore where you need to create more space or find more muscles!

By the way, if you took last fall’s BOOmerang class, you’ll absolutely LOVE the mat workout this week!!

Mat: Grab a Barrel or Blanket
Reformer: Reformer box & Pole

See you in class,
Rachel

MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, barrel or blanket and a mat!

>> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, reformer box, pole and a reformer!

>> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.


I DIP, YOU DIP, WE DIP

Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

I happened to hear an oldy but a goody the other day. One that when it came out my parents for sure would not have wanted me to listen to. But, I was curious about the lyrics and found an old music video. And it made me think about how we often tell you about what to do with your hip points, tailbone and even the crest of your hip. So, for a long time, we've been asking you to to dip as we dipped. Ok, maybe not as dramatic or even something you'd do on a dance floor. But for this week, we'll be focusing on our pelvis, where it is in space. So you can dip wherever you are whenever you want!

No props needed.

See you in class,
xx-LL 💋

FRENEMIES

Online Mat, Reformer, Cadillac & Wunda Chair Pilates Class Descriptions:

Hello, it's OPC Teacher Christine here! I used to get commended for my form and flexibility in any type of movement class I went to, even if it was my very first class. But what I struggled with was always hitting a plateau where I couldn't make progress or improvement. For me, that changed when I discovered the strength and control I found in practicing Pilates.

Getting on the apparatuses puts your body in a position where you find strength, stretch, and control through your center. I was unable to fold my body like origami anymore. One of the mat exercises - double leg stretch - is great for finding a strong center regardless of what the arms and legs are doing.

For this month, we'll explore using the concept of finding an inner lift of the belly away from the thighs to find a strength in our center, the two-way stretch of the limbs, while controlling the movement of the arms and legs whether they move away from center, or come back to center.

Mat class: Magic Circle and squishy ball

See you in class,

Christine

HIGH FIVE FOR ALL

ONLINE MAT, REFORMER, CADILLAC & WUNDA CHAIR PILATES CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

In Pilates we often talk about the 5 spinal shapes… do you know them? No worries if you don’t yet as this month we’re going to explore them all! How tall, round, extended, rotated or bent from our sides that we can be gives us more power & control during exercise. Let’s see what we can feel when we put the focus on working toward these particular shapes… And, lookout for combo shapes!"

On the Reformer, please have a ball, Magic Circle and your pole. A couple of pillows and a Swiffer handle all make great substitutes!
Mat, Tower/Cadillac and Wunda Chair: No props needed.

See ya in class,
xx-LL 💋

CAN WE KICK IT?

Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

Side Kick Series and Kneeling Side Kicks are great full-body exercises that require a lot of connections from front to back and head to toe. In your classes this week we will work on the connection of our upper back, glute/Thass®, and abdominal strength to help with these exercises and see how your practice links together. Single leg work on the reformer as well as side body work will give you more information to help you in your Side Kicks. No props needed for this class.

See you in class,
Mindi

MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a mat!

>> Wondering what mat I’m using? You can find out more here.

REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self and a reformer!

>> Wondering what reformer I’m using? You can find out more here.


I WANNA ROCK

Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

When I first started teaching another teacher in the studio I was at who had 20+ years of teaching was struggling with her client. They kept wanting to lift their head to extend. In every exercise no matter what she said their head would lift before their chest. She said "the worst thing we ever did was call the neck the neck." Now, I don't think it's the WORST thing. I have some thoughts on chairs and shoes. But, its up there! If you've been struggling with Swan, Swimming, Rocking and some of our other fun extension exercises this week is for you!

Grab a magic circle for a fun warm up on the Mat and Reformer. Don't have one? No problem I've got options for ya!

See ya in class,
xx~LL 💋