Pilates is performed on a machine called the Reformer, the Lagree Method is performed on the Megaformer. The Megaformer allows for more intensity than the Pilates Reformer, getting the heart rate up and stimulating more calories and fat burned.
In Houston, you can find the Megaformer 3, M3, at HIP Fitness at two locations, West University and River Oaks. Created by mastermind and celebrity trainer, Sebastien Lagree, the M3 was created to teach the Lagree Method. Through slow and controlled movements followed with fast transitions from one exercise to the next, the exercises keep the heart rate up in the fat burning zone. The resistance springs make it simple to modify the exercises to fit individual client’s needs.
Sebastien Lagree’s inspiration for the Megaformer came from the traditional Pilates Reformer; however, Lagree, needed a machine that could offer constant tension while maintaining no impact on the joints. It took nearly 10 years to create the M3. Sebastien Lagree continues to make updates to his machines and HIP Fitness will continue to offer the best.
HIP Fitness offers a workout like no other. In 45 minutes, HIP will work every muscle in your body to failure. The exercises are heart-pumping, muscle burning and there is no stopping until your body is shaking. Classes are limited to 10 clients at a time to guarantee every client the attention he or she deserves. HIP Fitness offers a total-body program that combines cardio, strength training and pilates to burn up to 700 calories in one session. Workouts are intense, low impact, and efficient. The moves promote flexibility and elasticity to help prevent injury. Strengthen, tighten, tone and elongate your body quickly and safely through 100s of different exercises. The energy is high, the music is loud, and the results are real. Come try out the Megaformer Studio in Houston at HIP Fitness!