Tower Class


This class is taught by:

Kate Marcin

Kate came to Pilates while living in New York City and became certified through Power Pilates in Philadelphia in 2012. With a background in dance, musical theatre, and movement Pilates was a natural transition for Kate.

Still a lover of dance and fitness, Kate loves a variety of workouts from ballet to circuit training, hiking to yoga. She has worked at Uprise Pilates since moving to Los Angeles in 2012. Kate also has a certification in Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she learned how to coach people on living a clean and healthy lifestyle!

Kristen Matthews

Kristen Matthews has established a presence and voice in the Pilates community over the past few years through her teaching classes and privates, as a teacher of teachers, and by contributing articles to health and wellness print and online magazines. She is known for creating fun yet challenging full body workouts while focusing on length and opposition, attention to detail, and the body mind connection.

After graduating from the University of Vermont, Kristen moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and began taking Pilates as a way to find relief from her own back injuries. Encouraged by her progress, she wanted to share Pilates with others. With Kristen’s movement background as a gymnast, diver, and dancer, Pilates seemed like a natural progression. Kristen received her 600-hour classical certification with Power Pilates in 2003 in NYC, where she studied under celebrated Bob Liekens and Susan Moran.

Kristen has continued to expand her knowledge of fitness and the body over the years. She studied anatomy for a semester with Irene Dowd, took a Thai massage course in Thailand, completed a 200-hour yoga training with James Brown, and got certified to teach The Booty Barre with Tracey Mallett. Most recently, Kristen completed the 360° Pilates immersion. This comprehensive continuing-education program, created by Benjamin Degenhardt, was designed to bridge the original concepts and teachings of Joseph Pilates with modern movement science.

Currently, Kristen is working her way through the AFS training program with The Grey Institute and the Precision Nutrition certification for sports nutrition. It’s important to Kristen that she is able to education people with their food choices because what you eat is just as important as exercise.

The tower class is designed to incorporate classical Pilates mat exercises along with exercises on the tower (wall unit) for a unique and challenging workout. It’s an efficient way to experience the equipment. You will utilize leg springs, arm springs, the push through bar, and roll back bar to work all parts of your body. The springs will help you identify various muscles as well as provide additional support for a more effective workout. The tower also gives you added resistance for toning, lengthening, and strengthening of your muscles.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Mar 27 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kate Marcin
  • Mon Mar 27 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Matthews
  • Mon Apr 03 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kate Marcin
  • Mon Apr 03 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Matthews
  • Mon Apr 10 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kate Marcin
  • Mon Apr 10 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Matthews
  • Mon Apr 17 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kate Marcin
  • Mon Apr 17 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Matthews
  • Mon Apr 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kate Marcin
  • Mon Apr 24 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Matthews
  • Mon May 01 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kate Marcin
  • Mon May 01 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Matthews
  • Mon May 08 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kate Marcin
  • Mon May 08 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Matthews
  • Mon May 15 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kate Marcin
  • Mon May 15 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Matthews
  • Mon May 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kate Marcin
  • Mon May 22 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Matthews
  • Mon May 29 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kate Marcin
  • Mon May 29 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kristen Matthews