The royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle says “Pilates Platinum is hands down the best thing you can do for your body,” talking about the small Lagree Megaformer Pilates studio chain in LA that’s founded by her personal trainer, turned close friend, (and now potential bridesmaid) Heather Dorak.
“There are so many workouts that you try out once and never go back to; Heather’s studio is the complete opposite,” she testifies. “You keep coming back for several reasons: first off, your body changes immediately…give it two classes and you will see a difference; second, Heather is amazing — as an instructor, as a friend, she is inspiring in every way; lastly, the people in class are cool, unpretentious, and motivating…and that is a testament to Heather’s energy.”
The Lagree Megaformer Pilates Method is taking over 2018 and opening up all over the world. The practice is taught on a Megaformer, a souped-up version of the punishing Reformer machine, which increases resistance on isolated muscle groups during each exercise – and works them to failure point. Markle says “the results are incredible,” and quite clearly, they are. Don’t expect rest periods. This workout intends to burn the maximum number of calories in a minimal amount of time, and most efficiently develop muscle tone, strength, balance and flexibility.
It’s certainly not cheap – but given that Megaformer is Markle-approved we imagine there will be competitive options cropping up before long.