The Bottom Line
- Makes Pilates tower exercises accessable for home workouts
- Portable - light weight and small but sturdy
- Very easy to install and uninstall
- Comes with a beg/int. instructional DVD
- Can be left in place on the door
- May be difficult to find an appropriate door to attach equipment to
- Hand straps only - no bar
- Metal clips on the handles could damage the door
- Portable Pilates tower equipment attaches to door
- Creates resistance exercise with choice of springs or sturdy, fabric covered elastics called, slastix™
- Sliding clamps adjust spring height
- Cost with Springs: $145.00
- Cost with Slastix™: $125.00
Guide Review - Tower on the Go from Balanced Body
Tower on the Go is part of an extensive line of Pilates equipment made by Balanced Body. It attaches to a regular door, providing a portable, space-saving way to practice Pilates tower exercises.
One problem I had was that of all 12 doors in my home, none allowed me to set up a comfortable workout spot. The workout side has to be opposite the side the door opens toward. That way the door is supported by the doorjamb as one pulls against it and the practitioner is protected from someone opening the door into them. In my home, my only choices were a very small hallway, or the laundry room. I ended up in the laundry room. Consider this bit of logistics before you buy.
We also had "negotiations" in our household as to whether or it was safe to put the tower on a door at all. Would it a) rub the paint off the door? b) break the door? c) bang up the paint with the metal parts? As it turned out, only C, possibly damaging a soft-wood door seemed like a possible concern over time, though the clips are coated.
If you already know what you are doing with the Pilates tower, Tower on the Go is an easy and relatively inexpensive a way to bring your tower workout home. Instructors, if you have a modest home studio, this could be a good way to introduce students to light tower exercises.
The DVD has 3 beginner-intermediate workouts: core, upper body, and lower body lead by instructor Blane Ashby. You do need to have some Pilates basics under your belt before you workout with the DVD. However, if you are underway with your Pilates training, the modifications for beginners are clear, and Blane Ashby is particularly skillful at offering valuable movement cues while keeping the pace flowing. The DVD is $24.95 and comes free with the Tower on the Go equipment.Learn more about Pilates Tower Equipment