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.
WHY THE LAGREE METHOD WORKS
Sebastien Lagree, inventor of Lagree Fitness, founded The Lagree Method on the five components of physical fitness:
2. Cardiovascular fitness
3. Body Composition
CONTROLLED REPS PERFORMED AT SLOW PACES DEMAND MORE FROM THE BODY
The famous Lagree-count, which consists of no less than eight seconds, does not allow for participants to utilize momentum while moving through each exercise. Instead, participants must use muscle groups in a slow, controlled fashion, which demands more metabolic work per unit of time. This extended amount of time that muscles are placed under tension produces rapid results for participants.
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
THE LAGREE METHOD BORROWS THE BODYBUILDING SUPERSET FOR EFFECTIVENESS
As a fitness guru fascinated by and passionate about bodybuilding, Sebastien Lagree has borrowed the superset method and made it part of what makes The Lagree Method considerably different than Pilates. By utilizing the superset method, Lagree Fitness goers move through shorter classes, heightened intensity levels, and a safer way to take their muscles to failure without the spotter that is typically needed in traditional bodybuilding.TRY LAGREE NEAR YOU
THE LAGREE METHOD DOES NOT EXCLUDE CARDIO
Circuit training is a large part of what makes The Lagree Method critically different than Pilates. Lagree Fitness participants are required to move from one movement to the next with minimal rest time between. This keeps the participant’s heart rate up and demands cardiovascular growth—which, of course, results in more calories burned.
Pilates is not meant to be a cardio workout, so typically a participant’s heartrate will remain under 90 BPM. On the other hand, The Lagree Method ensures users will hit the anaerobic threshold and a heart rate over 145/150 BPM when performed correctly.TRY LAGREE NEAR YOU