Tower Apparatus Classes and TRX on the Tower
We initially bought a ladder style Tower for our home gym, and wow we found it to be a really great workout, especially for the upper body and abdominals (even our kids love it!!), so we had 8 of them purpose built to our specification for the Studio, to include the Push Through bar, a Roll Down Bar, Arm Springs and Leg Springs, and also a ladder design making it a great anchor point for TRX workouts.
Our Tower apparatus classes and our TRX classes have a maximum of 8 participants, so you can be confident that you'll be closely observed to get the most out of this equipment and can be assured of a full body workout!
Often seen attached to a Reformer, the Tower is a space saving version of the Cadillac, which was designed by Joseph Pilates in the late 1950's/early 1960's. Unlike the Reformer where the carriage moves back and forth on metal rails, the Cadillac is stationary, but similarly to the Reformer, the participant can be either challenged or supported by a selection of spring settings.
The Towers provide a great challenge for balance, and the core stability muscles work hard to control the trunk against the strength and instability of the springs. There is very little pressure on the joints as the bodyweight is supported.
In addition to this, we have 2 Balanced Body Towers which attach onto our Reformers. The traditional Cadillac is the largest piece of Pilates equipment found in a Studio, however, the Tower unit and mat converter fit perfectly into the Reformer to transform it into a compact Pilates Half Cadillac. In addition, the mat converter is ideal for rehab clients who are unable to get down to exercise on a mat on the floor.