The Method - Gym & Cardio in Astoria, Queens

the method

The Lagree Fitness Training Method™ is taught on an exclusive Megaformer, developed by fitness visionary, Sebastien Lagree. One of the main things to remember is it's not pilates, it's Lagree! Lagree Fitness™ is the only workout that effectively combines strength, endurance, cardio, balance, core, and flexibility training. The key term here is effective.

The method focuses on five key elements to reach effective muscle stimulation: Resistance, Range of Motion, Angle, Tempo and Duration. Tension is kept constant and continuous. Movements are performed slow and controlled with quick transitions between sets keeping the heart rate elevated.

resistance

Springs are used for resistance, which is variable and allows for peak muscle contraction while reducing the stress on the joints and the connective tissue. Depending on the exercise, resistance can either support or work against the client.

range of motion

Lagree Fitness™ focuses on form and each movement is kept within the range of motion that targets the specific muscle or group of muscles.

angle

Changing the angle of the body will affect the intensity of any exercise. Angle can be easily represented by the difference between a plank on the toes vs the knees, or a plank on the hands vs the forearms.

tempo

Lagree Fitness™ utilizes slow and controlled movements. When working with and against resistance slowly, the tension on muscles stays constant, recruiting more muscle fibers. Slow and controlled movements activate the slow-twitch muscle fibers also known as your fat-burning, endurance building muscle fibers.

duration

We focus on time under tension to bring muscles to fatigue for effective recruitment and engagement. Most exercises are performed for at least 60 -120 seconds.

Changing one of these elements immediately changes the intensity of the exercise. Give Lagree NY 50 minutes and we promise you will meet all these essentials!

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