OAKLAND — The Adams Point neighborhood around Lake Merritt has welcomed another workout studio to its small but growing local fitness community.
X-Core Studio, which teaches a particular Pilates-inspired workout routine called Lagree, opened its doors on Grand Avenue earlier this year. The studio is the first of its kind in the East Bay to offer Lagree, and it’s co-owned and run by two young women passionate about making fitness accessible and low-impact.
Everyone knows how beneficial Pilates class can be, especially these trainers. They work hard every single day to motivate their students to push themselves so that their goals go from being just dreams to reality. We asked and you answered, so after going through thousands of nominations (thank you all!), we’re finally sharing who you voted as the best Pilates instructors in San Francisco!
If you've found yourself wondering what's this thing called Lagree that's been blowing up your ClassPass search results, it is, according to Instagram, the workout that celebs including Alessandra Ambrosio and Vanessa Hudgens credit for their crazy, NBD physiques. The high-intensity workout is also the Bay Area's hottest sweaty trend.
When’s the last time you checked out at a grocery store and didn’t see a celebrity’s midsection in the middle of the sea of pop culture magazines with the ‘six-pack shortcuts’ or ‘how she did it’ headline staring right at you? Aside from being an extremely flaunted muscle group for both men and women, the core is without a doubt one of the most important muscle groups in the body.
Brown rice. Steamed broccoli. Grilled chicken. Tupperware. A longing for sweets. If exercise is the right cross, proper nutrition is the finishing left hook. There's a reason different cars run on different types of fuel, and if you’re putting the wrong fuel into your body, you can’t expect to be running at optimal performance, can you?
An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Everyone’s heard it. Most people have also heard that exercise helps to keep the doctor even further away, but what type, how much, what intensity, and the hundreds of other similar questions often leave us confused and unmotivated to get up off that couch.
Lagree fitness was invented by Sebastien Lagree, a former bodybuilder and fitness extraordinaire. Although based on pilates, Sebastian calls his patented machine the Megaformer, a “total gym” rather than just a simple pilates machine.