TIME Magazine: “Pilates on Crack” byKristen Kenney

Want to break a serious sweat? Try this hybrid cardio-strength-training routine referred to as “Pilates on crack.” We tested it for you. It is ideal for the busy person who wants to knock out their cardio and resistance training all at once. Read More:

The Megaformer is described as either a miracle machine or torture device, depending on who you talk to. It uses a system of springs and pulleys — and your own body weight — to work your upper and lower body with adjustable resistance. The Megaformer exercise routine first rose to popularity in L.A., where fitness guru Sebastien Lagree introduced and franchised the machine in 2010. Since then, exercise studios using the Megaformer have popped up across the U.S., catering to fitness junkies and professional athletes.

We Tried This: The SLT Megaformer Workout