Hi!!! It has been too long! I got seriously wrapped up in the craziness of the holidays, Christmas planning and baking and shopping – all of that good stuff. So unfortunately, this post has been postponed……until NOW! I’m going to go into a bit of detail about my favorite workout for the past 3 years. I loved this workout so much when I became a client at my local studio in January 2014 (wow!) that I became a certified trainer soon after. I have been an active trainer for the Lagree Method workout since May 2015, and the addiction has not let up as an avid ‘client’ as well!
For those of you who are not familiar with the Lagree Method, it is sometimes misclassified as Pilates. Though the roots of the Lagree Method are in reformer Pilates, the workout is very, verrrry different. I often have clients come to their first class with expectations that the workout will be similar to a mat or reformer Pilates class that they recently took, and their reaction post-class to how different the workout is always gives me chuckle. Many Lagree method studios (the one I am employed at included) market themselves as Pilates studio because that is the workout niche that they seem to fit into, but in reality it’s so much more.
The Lagree Method workout is a total body workout, all done on a machine created by Sebastian Lagree known as a the MEGAFORMER. Now at first glance, many refer to the Megaformer as a ‘torture machine.’ I promise, it’s not! Despite it’s intimidating look, this contraption is amazing. It truly gives you the ability to pack a completely efficient, safe, full body workout into between 40-50 minutes (depending on your studio). The basis of the Megaformer workout is high intensity, low impact. It’s safe on the muscles, joints, connective tissue…but it’s going to give your muscles a lengthening and strengthening that is almost unachievable in any other workout.
The studio that I am a trainer at is CoreFire located in both Montclair and Ridgewood, New Jersey. Just think about that – “CORE-FIRE.” That is literally what this workout does – it sets your core on FIRE! The greatest part about it is though you spend segments of the workout focusing on other areas of your body such as lower body and upper body, you are always using your core muscles on the machine. There’s always an opportunity to engage the core, really chiseling away at that sought-after 6 pack. And aside from getting into the core, this workout gets some serious booty work in 😉
If you are looking for a new work out regimen in this New Year to get your resolution off the ground, I DEFINITELY recommend finding a megaformer studio in your area. The workout does tend to be on the expensive side, but if you are looking for results in lengthening, strengthening, toning, flexibility and really cutting in to those hard to reach muscles, I can attest to the fact that a Lagree Method workout will not let you down.
Feel free to reach out to me with any questions about my studio, my work outs or the Lagree Method work out in general!
See my studio’s website here: Corefire