WHAT IS LAGREE FITNESS?
Lagree Fitness, invented and developed by legendary fitness professional Sebastien Lagree, is a fully inclusive workout method comprised of more than 500 fitness studios worldwide, a patented exercise method, and a full line of exercise machines and equipment—all of which continue to evolve.
“The Lagree Method,” a high-intensity, low-impact exercise method, tightens, strengthens, and tones in as little as 20-minutes a session by incorporating bodybuilding principles, such as Time Under Tension, which removes breaks from workouts and grants users the ability to sweat, shake, and persevere through the total duration of every class. In addition, many Lagree movements incorporate the use of 600 muscles at once, making this method even more time-efficient for those on the go and those looking for quick but lasting results.WATCH THE VIDEO
HOW LAGREE BEGAN
In 1998, Sebastien Lagree detected a flaw in the fitness industry and saw it as his mission to remedy the lack of a high-intensity workout that could deliver results quickly and with minimal risk of injury to the joints and connective tissues.
Utilizing bodybuilding techniques and other exercise principles, The Lagree Method came to be. Since its creation, its boundless evolution now incorporates a full line of machines designed for home-use and studio-use, which reinforce the method’s high-intensity, muscle-shaking nature. Now and for years, Lagree Fitness has been named the #1 in 100 million workouts purchased on ClassPass.WATCH THE VIDEO
THE EVOLUTION OF LAGREE
From 1998 to today, Sebastien Lagree has developed, improved, and advanced both The Lagree Method and machinery. In 2006, Sebastien launched the first Lagree Fitness machine, the Proformer, and since then, has developed various versions of the Megaformer, the Supra, The EVO, and much more. Each machine is a direct reflection of Lagree Fitness’ unending evolution in its technologies, methods, and machinery. Sebastien continues to teach on a weekly basis. His continuous involvement is a testimony to Lagree Fitness’ ceaseless Research & Development.
LAGREE VS PILATES
Lagree Fitness has distinguished itself from every form of exercise, including Pilates, which lacks both intensity and bodybuilding training techniques. The union of these bodybuilding techniques and low-impact qualities, which are fundamental to Lagree Fitness, directly translate to fast results. While Pilates is based on breathing, concentration, control, centering, flow, postural alignment, and precision; Lagree Fitness is fundamentally based on the following: Effective Form, Effective Range of Motion, Effective Tempo, Effective Duration, Effective Tension, Effective Sequence, Effective Transition, and Effective Plane of Motion.WATCH THE VIDEO
MEGAFORMER VS REFORMER
At Lagree Fitness, we pride ourselves on the creation of unique, refined, and specially engineered fitness equipment. As such, the Megaformer’s performance and effectiveness are far superior to the Pilates reformer. Boasting a much larger apparatus, 2 large platforms located on the front and rear, and two separate sets of cables that attach to the carriage, the Megaformer allows users to perform a countless number of exercises not possible on the reformer.
With a design more than 100 years old, the reformer’s intent to strengthen weak muscles and stretch bigger muscles has seen little to no modifications since it’s original conception. On the other hand, the Megaformer’s design seeks to break down muscle fibers, increase the heart rate, and change the body’s composition. It’s no wonder participants see much quicker and impressive results when taking Lagree classes in comparison to Pilates classes.
SPRINGS VS WEIGHTS
At Lagree Fitness, our machines are equipped with springs rather than weight because the resistance and tension innate to the springs is elastic or variable, allowing users to adjust tension by adjusting body placement—a critical reason as to why our equipment includes numbers and lines on platforms and carriages.
In addition, springs provide the following benefits: maintain control over movement when compared to dumbbells, remain engaged longer in a movement, which equates to more muscle stimulation than weight training provides, more effective in a group setting because all students can use the same spring with different body placements so that each works against the tension that is most effective for them.WATCH THE VIDEO