This class is recommended for first time clients, or for those that prefer a slower paced workout.
This class is open to all levels, but if it is your first time a Fundamentals class is recommended.
This class requires 3 Open classes to be completed. This is a fast paced 60 minute workout on the MegaformerTM for advanced students.
The lifting and lowering phases of each exercise repetition is at least four seconds to eliminate any momentum. Lifting slowly and with control, forces the muscles to stay contracted throughout the entire range of motion - a key factor in promoting strength. The “constant” tension recruits additional muscle fibers and is a very efficient way to “wake up” muscles that are rarely used. Another advantage of controlled movement is that there is a smaller risk of injury compared to other methods of lifting; many joint injuries occur from lifting weights too fast.
The MegaformerTM workout keeps muscles at a maximum tension throughout the duration of the exercise. The muscles are not allowed to relax for even a fraction of a second during the rep. This type of training is very effective for building strength and muscle definition.
Each set is designed to work the muscle to failure – when the muscle can no longer move or contract concentrically. During a session, each set allows you to progress through all four motor unit types.
The MegaformerTM works multiple muscles at the same time. Some movements work more than 600 muscles at once! Aside from being extremely time efficient, working multiple muscles at the same time it burns more calories than isolation exercises, develops core strength faster, stimulates balance and body coordination and keeps the heart rate up and builds strength quicker than isolation movements.
Intensity is defined as the amount of effort required or the amount of energy required to perform the work-out. Lagree Fitness® exercises are very intense but minimize the stress on the joints and the spine. In addition, it’s very easy to increase the intensity on the Megaformer due to its counter resistance settings.
Many studies show that the greatest loss of fat happens after the workout! During EPOC the body restores itself to its pre-exercise state and thus consumes oxygen at an elevated rate. This means that energy is also being expended at an elevated rate, including an elevated consumption of fat. Some studies found measurable effects existed up to 38 hours after the exercise! Lagree Fitness® is designed to generate the greatest EPOC reaction.