ABS Pilates offers an economical way to get your Pilates workout in one way or another. We offer several different types of equipment classes. There are Reformer classes and Tower classes. Both of these drop-in Pilates classes use a different type of Pilates equipment to improve strength, flexibility and posture awareness. But you may be asking yourself what is the difference between the two types of classes and which class may be the best one for you. While both classes utilize the core principles of Pilates, one class may be more beneficial to your individual needs.
ABS Pilates offer classes using the Pilates Tower. The Tower is an apparatus that is attached to the Reformer, but offers a more stable surface to work from. Individuals will sit, stand or lie down on a mat and work with resistive springs that are attached to a Tower to build strength, flexibility and muscular endurance. The Tower classes have the following benefits:
- The Tower works from a more stable surface, so can offer participants a more secure surface to build strength.
- The Tower classes are a bit more strength-focused. The main purpose of many of the exercises taught in a Tower class is to build strength and muscular endurance.
- The Tower class is an easier place to start if you are a beginner to Pilates classes. Many of the exercises are a bit simpler to catch on to while still teaching the Pilates principles and offering a challenging, but adaptable workout.
If you are new to Pilates equipment classes, you may notice you have many choices at ABS Pilates. All classes offer a fun and unique way to build strength, improve flexibility and enhance posture awareness. The best approach to achieving the results you are seeking is to add as much variety to your workouts as you can. By making sure you include both Reformer classes and Tower classes in your routine, you are more likely to keep your body guessing and see those results quicker.