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Great question. Four minutes does seem like a strange policy. But Lagree is a workout where every minute counts. This policy helps you to stay safe and balanced. Our classes start with a core warm-up. This helps to avoid injury by warming up our muscles—it’s also the only part of our workout that will always involve both sides of the body. So if you’re ten minutes late, you’ll miss core and the first 6 minutes—nearly half—of the time you would be working out ONE of your legs. Having a balanced body helps to avoid injury. Also, we don’t want you walking funny because one of your legs is getting worked out way more than the other.
10 Hours. Why? This is for our early-morning friends. Most people who Lagree at 6AM go to bed on the earlier side. The 10-hour cancellation window allows a little bit of a cushion for those folks to get their notifications that they have gotten off the waitlist and prep for their workout.
No-show and late- cancel fees are assessed based on the payment method you used when your class was booked. If you booked a class using a single-use pass (drop-in, same-day, community class etc.) or a 5, 10 or 20 class pass, you will loose the pass if you late-cancel or if you no-show. If you booked the class using a monthly pass, you will be assed a fee of $8 if you late-cancel. If you no-show you will be assed a $12 fee and lose a class from your monthly pass.
Lagree is a high intensity, low impact, full-body workout. It builds muscular strength and muscular endurance and is adaptable to people of all fitness levels. The workout is so effective because it combines strength, endurance, core, cardio, balance and flexibility training in every move.
It’s difficult to explain exactly what Lagree is. Some people say it is “Pilates on steroids” other say that it’s “Cross Fit on a moving platform—minus the injuries”. This video created by Booster, Pilates+, a Lagree studio in Zurich, does a great job of highlighting what you can expect from a Lagree class.
Grip socks are required. Outside of that, you should wear whatever you are most comfortable exercising in. I prefer leggings to shorts because Lagree does involve a certain amount of squatting, kneeling and bending over. That said, bike shorts and any shorts that provide a little extra cover when bending and kneeling are great!
Our standard class time is 45 minutes. If a class is scheduled for more than 45 minutes, the time will be noted in the class name.
Our classes are typically broken down as follows:
Arm and core exercises (including oblique exercises) are 60-90 seconds. Legs are typically 2 minutes—except for bungee kicks—which we do for just 60 seconds (on each leg) because nobody should have to do bungee kicks for more than a minute.
Every body is different. I feel best when I am going to class 3-4 times per week. If I go more than two days in a row, I tend to feel fatigued on the 3rd and 4th days. That said, I have a friend who goes every day and swears by it. If you want to see results, I would recommend committing to 3 times a week for 3 months and adjusting from there based on how you feel.
Classes are named based on the difficulty of the moves involved—primarily how much of the class will be on the back portion of the machine.
Mega Burn – less than 25% of the class will be on the back of the mega
Mega Fit – between 25%-50% of the class will be on the back of the mega
Mega Strong – more than 50% of the class will be on the back of the mega
Pro Tip: the names in alphabetical order in order of difficulty. So if you’re looking at two classes, the one that would appear before the other in the dictionary is the less difficult of the two.
You can always modify the class for your fitness level, but it is recommended that beginners stick to Mega Burn classes until they are comfortable with the workout.
The pricing is better than a class pass and if you are like me (need a little extra motivation to get to the studio) having a pass that does not roll over helps get me to the studio regularly.
While the price of a class pack may be slightly more, it does have its perks: more flexibility, no late-cancel or no-show fees (you just lose a pass) and you can use it to pay for guests.
If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.