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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  • January 28, 2024
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2023 winter tour recap online pilates classes

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.

opc 2023 winter tour final numbers

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

CRAB SPECIAL

Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

I've had a lot of questions about the Crab on the Mat and I think there are a lot of fears around it. I believe you can Crab sooner than you think! On the Mat, the focus is about the Crab which comes at the end of the order, so let see how everything we do is to prep for it. On the Reformer, there's so much we can strengthen and practice so that you can do the Crab. Let's make a Crab Special!

Mat - Magic Circle. If you don't have one, you can use a ball or theraband or an old pair of leggings

Reformer - no props needed

See ya in class,

xx~LL 💋

    MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, Magic Circle (ball, theraband or old pair of leggings) 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.

    EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE

    Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

    An OPC favorite theme is back! This week's class is prop free and all about focusing on your breath. Focus on when you're holding your breath so we can explore why. And as best you can inhale and exhale as you move so that the breath can help you rock, roll, reach and stretch!

    Joseph Pilates was BIG ON BREATHING! I won't make you pull out your breathisizer but I do want you to fill those lungs up!

    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.

    HIPPY KI-YAY, MAT & REFORMER

    Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

    To find the work, we’ll use a hip band and mix some reformer exercises into the mat workout and some mat exercises into the reformer workout. We’ll work on finding connections to our hips while loosening them up and making them stronger.

    Mat Props: hip band, light weights, and something to prop the hips up.
    Reformer Props: hip band and your typical reformer pieces

    See you in class,

    Rachel

      MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, hip band, light weights and a mat!

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

      REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, hip band and a reformer!

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

      ANCHORS AWEIGH!

      Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

      Anchors Aweigh is often misspelled as Anchors Away! Did you know this? And did you know this - The expression anchors aweigh means all the anchors are clear of the sea bottom, and the ship begins its voyage. So, I actually thought I was being clever when I changed it to Anchors Aweigh because I want to use the 1 lb weights as a prop. Also, I want to use this theme to bring focus and clarity during each exercise about what's not moving vs. what is moving. And really keeping what’s not supposed to move as still and stable as can be. May be harder than you think to do, so let’s have fun with it! Think of it as a game.

      Mat prop: 1 lb weights (water bottles or soup cans as substitutions ) + pole (dowel/broomstick/swiffer as substitutions)
      Reformer prop: 1 lb weights (water bottles or soup cans as substitutions ) + pole (dowel/broomstick/swiffer as substitutions)

      See you in class,

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

      REFORMER EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, 1 lb weights, pole and a reformer!

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

      WINTER WONDERLAND

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

      OPC Teacher Christine loves the snow! Snowy days make her happy. So during the winter season, her Pilates practice is more to support her snowy activities. Skiing, Ice Skating, Snowboarding and more! In class, we’ll work on some breathing, balance, lower body stamina, and upper body strength to carry all that gear!

      Cadillac/Tower = no props needed
      Wunda = no props needed
      Reformer = no props needed
      Mat = no props needed

      See ya in class,

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

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      Mat class - have your magic circle ready!

      See ya in class,

      xx-LL 💋

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      Online Mat & Reformer Pilates Class Descriptions:

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      MAT EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Your awesome self, small ball and a mat!

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

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