Lagree West Vancouver is a fitness studio that offers Megaformer workout classes. Beyond these doors will make you shake, sweat and quiver like never before. You will say, "I never knew those muscles even existed!" I must admit, I didn't know exactly what I was signing myself up for. I saw that Lucy, my Spin instructor had posted a pretty awesome one-handed handstand photo on her IG and I wanted to see what the fuss was.
One class later I was hooked. Two days later, I needed help sitting down. I guess I like the feeling of being tortured. If it doesn't work you, it won't change you; Correct? And what exactly is this Megaformer machine? The Megaformer is basically a Pilates Reformer machine on crack. The fitness method is called Lagree Fitness. It is a full body conditioning that is developed by Sebastien Lagree. The workout challenges your cardio, strength, endurance, flexibility and balance.
The goal is not about getting in as many reps as possible. Nor to see how much or how heavy you can lift. The focus is all about steady-slow-paced-tiny-pulses that works each muscle group at a time. Each targeted exercise (abs, arms, legs, butt, etc.) lasted approximately one to two minutes. In this 40 minute workout, there is absolutely no breaks. Transition between moves as gracefully as you can while wiping that sweat off your forehead! Even though it is painful, there is hope. You feel it is transforming you.
Lagree West is the first Lagree studio in Vancouver and it probably won’t be the last either. It is currently not offered on ClassPass and does not have any intention to join the program at this moment. But it hasn’t stopped me from booking a $35 class.
Lagree West Pricing
- First timers enjoys $15 first class special.
- Be sure to take advantage of their Intro Package for $75 (3 sessions).
- $350 gets you unlimited classes every 30 days.
- see more HERE.
The classes doesn't get easier. You only get stronger and adjust the resistance as you improve. It improves your posture and you feel leaner and taller after each class.
Lagree Fitness is far different from my favorite spin and yoga classes. Each is different in their own ways and I am happy to incorporate an extra routine to keep myself from getting bored. That is after all the spirit of owning a ClassPass membership. You don’t wear the same clothes everyday, so why would you want to do the same workout every time?
The studio itself is located in the basement suite with modern detailing. The space is chic but unfortunately does not have shower facilities.
Lagree West Vancouver
Business: Fitness Studio
437 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L4