Pilates Tower Exercises
Hi, I’m Lesley Logan, co-founder of OnlinePilatesClasses.com™. And today I have a 50-minute Tower workout for you. It’s going to work your entire body, we’re going to focus on legs, arms, and of course, your core. You may know I have a Cadillac, but I promise you, I’m only going to do things that one can do on a Tower. So if you’re on a Tower and you’re worried that you don’t have a Cadillac, don’t worry, I’m only going to do the Tower stuff. That’s how we do it at OnlinePilatesClasses.com™ as well. If you haven’t yet checked out our blog library, make sure you do so you never miss any of our posts we have on any of the equipment, plus some amazing informational videos that really help educate you on what Pilates is. And we do a lot of myth-busting too.
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Alright, so I want to get us into this workout real quickly. Something to note aside from that it is a Tower workout is that if you have a slider bar that you’re working with, I’ve paired a couple of these exercises up. So we’re not going from back and forth from arm to leg springs. I work with some heavier springs. So you’ll want to work with some heavier leg springs and a heavier arm spring. If you don’t have those things, put it in the comments below. I’m happy to talk to you about where you can get those things for the equipment that you have.
Let’s get started. But one more thing. When in doubt, leave it out. If there’s anything that does not work for your body, I want you to replace it with something that does. This is a workout that’s designed to really meet you where you are. And that’s how I love to do it OnlinePilatesClasses.com™. I really do believe it’s brave and courageous to replace an exercise you can’t do yet with one you can do. So I’ll give you some suggestions in the tutorials with some of the more difficult exercises. But please feel free to ask questions in the comments below.
Follow this exercise list:
- 1. Roll Back
- 2. 100 with Arm Springs
- 3. Ab Series with Roll Back Bar
- 4. Side Sit Ups (version with straight legs)
- 5. Arm Springs
- 6. Into the Sternum: Rowing 1
- 7. 90 Degrees: Rowing 2
- 8. From the Chest: Rowing 3
- 9. From the Hips: Rowing 4
- 10. Shave: Rowing 5
- 11. Hug: Rowing 6
- 12. Kneeling Chest Expansion
- 13. Thigh Stretch
- 14. Rolling In and Out Prep
- 15. Long Back Arms (Kneeling)
- 16. Single Leg Spring
- 17. Leg Springs
- 18. Side Leg Springs
- 19. Teaser with Push Thru
- 20. Kneeling Side Bend
- 21. Shoulder Roll Down
- 22. Push Thru
- 23. Standing Arm Springs
It’s about being in practice
I love, love, love to help you layer up these exercises and progress your practice, surprise yourself and see what is possible in your body. Hello, this is really incredible practice, that layers everything and it’s not about being perfect. It’s about being in practice. And I hope this whole workout, we got to get curious together. And the more questions you have, the better because it tells me you’re not going through the motions. You’re bringing your mind to your body. And that’s the most important thing.
Okay, if you are on a Cadillac, and you would like to hang, by all means, please do that. If you are on a Tower, go ahead and like find a way to stand on all four corners of your feet and just notice how much taller and stronger you are.
At OPC we help you “Do Life Better”
I’m Lesley Logan, at OnlinePilatesClasses.com™ we believe we do life better. Not only do you get curated classes based on exercises that are challenging to you, yep, you have an exercise you understand, and we create a class around it. We have weekly classes that are only 30 minutes long on the mat and Reformer. Our 50-minute classes have their own theme for the whole month. You have the entire month to take that 50-minute class as many times as you want on all the pieces of equipment you have access to and really compare yourself to yourself and learn how this amazing method works together as a connect to itself, right? How do all these things layer on? And most importantly, how do they integrate into your body? Plus at OPC we are the only membership that holds you accountable. And who also has an incredible, thriving community that will show up and answer questions with you, support you and cheer you on. And also you can send a video of yourself doing an exercise and get feedback for your body. No one else does it. And so if you go here for a free trial, you can see what it’s like to take class with us. Be in our community have that accountability but most importantly get that connection and correction that works for your body. If you have any questions, please feel free to put them in the comments below. Join me every single Sunday on our YouTube channel for our live q&a at 9am PT and if you haven’t yet make sure you throughout this channel. Thank you so very much. I hope you enjoy this workout. And I’ll see you next time.