Why We Started OnlinePilatesClasses.com
Hi, I’m Lesley Logan, the founder of OnlinePilatesClasses.com™. I’ve been teaching Pilates since 2008. My journey in teaching led me to learn from one of Joseph Pilates’ clients. And that led me to teaching teachers and people Pilates around the world. In fact, I’ve taught hundreds of teachers and thousands of people, and I’m so excited to talk to you about how we can do Pilates together.
How we started OPC?
We started OnlinePilatesClasses.com™ because, well, the truth is my husband, Brad, said I needed to. I was traveling so much and leaving my clients in Los Angeles without a Pilates teacher, teaching people around the world, but then leaving them without me. And so he suggested we start a platform. But I wanted to make sure that we started a platform that would solve peoples’ actual problems. Those being: accountability, making sure you actually showed up to use the classes that you got, and also the community. I know that community is so important. And so when we founded OnlinePilatesClasses.com™, those two values had a built into it.
At OPC, we actually have workouts available for whatever piece of equipment you have access to. So most people have access to a mat, meaning you can lay on the floor and do the mat work everywhere. But some people have access to a Reformer, Wunda Chair, Tower/Cadillac, and I wanted to provide workouts for those as well. No matter what your level is, we actually can meet you where you are, and take you on a journey in your own Pilates practice on all pieces of equipment.
But also, I understand that not everyone is ready to commit to an online membership. And so if you’re wanting to learn more about Pilates, if you wanted to nerd out, we actually do have flashcards at OPC that teach you all the different exercises that are available on the mat, the Tower, Wunda chair and more.
The most important thing at OPC
Here’s what’s also so important, you have to know what OPC. We actually just want you to show up and be who you are. So you come at the level you are and as long as you logged in and press play. First of all, that’s a win, any amount of minutes you’re able to complete in the class is important and amazing. We actually believe that finishing is optional. So we don’t want you to put any pressure on yourself, that you have to have 30 minutes, you have to have 50 minutes, any amount of minutes is what is the most important thing at OPC and also what our community loves to celebrate with you.
At onlinepilatesclasses.com™ we can get you all the amazing benefits that come with Pilates. So, hello, good posture, strength, flexibility, reduced back pain, menstrual pain, and also an increased awareness around how your brain works with your body, all those things and more come with your OPC membership because we help hold you accountable. Because we take the classes away each week and each month, we actually help you show up for you and allow you to take class over and over again so that you can compare yourself to yourself. And also no decision fatigue because when you log in, you only see the classes you have access to for that week. And you don’t have to go which class I want to take right now. Login, press play and get your move on.
So at OPC we believe that Pilates is movement for life. In fact, we love to help people fall better. Meaning, if you’re gonna fall, we want you to be able to catch yourself and recover quickly. In fact, I’ve had a client whose in her 80s, and when I made her do this one move that you’ll see in the mat classes, she’s like, “Why are we doing this?” and I said, “Because it’s gonna make you fall better.” And sure enough that day she missed a step. And she actually did the exercise in the air without thinking about it, caught her balance, and kept on walking. So that’s what we’re here to help you do at OPC.
Now, take a quick second, make sure you’re subscribed to the OPC YouTube channel and turn on the notifications because not only do you get lots of how-to videos from us, and a live YouTube video from us each week, but also we have full length workouts I don’t want you to miss.
Here’s how OPC works
So here’s how OPC works, you actually pick the membership based on the equipment you have access to. There’s three memberships to choose from Mat only, Reformer and Mat, or the All Equipment (Full Studio) membership, which has the Mat, Reformer, Wunda chair and Tower/Cadillac. When you choose your membership, you can either pay monthly or you can choose the annual option. And that’s where you get some bonuses. All members are invited to our members only community where you get accountability from each other and amazing support and celebration. Plus, you can submit videos of yourself taking exercises and OPC teachers will provide feedback for you. Then, because we take classes away every single Tuesday and replace them with new classes, you get amazing accountability because you’re gonna show up to take that class before it disappears. Every month, all of our members are invited to the monthly filming of the mat class live. So you join us for the class and afterwards we hang out, we celebrate, we actually can answer questions, get to know each other more. It’s amazing and I can’t wait to meet you there. And just a reminder, if you’re not ready for onlinepilatesclasses.com™ memberships yet, you can get our flashcards here and take your Pilates practice with you wherever you go. At OPC we are so confident you will love your membership that we have a money back guarantee. You can get the specifics of that on our website. And then when you come in and meet the community, you’ll see why we’re so confident.
Community at OPC
The community part of OPC is my favorite thing. In fact, it is one of the biggest things I fought for when we were creating this platform for you, because I know that when you’ve got a lot going on, sometimes the last thing you do is take care of yourself. But, when you have community, when you have people who are like, “Hey, where you’ve been, what’s going on?” you show up, you don’t miss out because you want to be part of what everyone else is doing. And so not only as a community group where you can actually check in and tell people how class went for you that week, you can also join us for those monthly live classes and meet people in real time. OPC Teachers can answer your questions. And don’t forget, OPC Teachers can actually give you feedback on your form and make sure you’re getting all the connections, not just to your practice, but to each other. And, by the way, make sure you’re subscribed to the OPC YouTube channel, because I do a YouTube Live every single Sunday at 9 am Pacific Time.
I want to meet you at OPC
So look, if you think this kind of accountability and community are exactly what you’re looking for, go to our membership page and pick your practice! Also comment below, I want to hear from you. I love hearing your questions. I love hearing your takeaways. Put those below and let me know what kinds of classes you’re looking for. We want to know what you want. Plus, subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you hear all the myths, all the benefits and all the philosophies that come along with Pilates. And here’s a link to Spotify music that I’ve put together that are perfect to go along with these workouts we’ve created. Just in case you’re like me, we actually have OPC available in an app so you can join us on your computer or in an app and tablet and take us wherever you want to go. Thank you so much and I am excited to meet you!