The Lagree Fitness Studio in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, is the first of its kind. Fit with sixteen giant Supraformer machines—the latest iteration of Sebastien Lagree’s invention, the Megaformer—Lagree Fitness is changing the workout game in a big way.
Like a souped up version of a megaformer, the Supras can be tilted up and down and side to side by the trainer during class. So depending on how well things are is going during your session, the instructor could increase the difficulty of an exercise by raising the Supra on a higher incline or tilting the entire platform to the side.
Classes at Lagree Fitness are also only 25 minutes—meaning that old excuse of “I don’t have any time to workout!” ain’t gonna cut it. And they have a class option for almost every hour of the day … so if you’ve been putting off heading to the workout studio, this is the sign you’ve been waiting for to get your butt in there!
Before my first class at Lagree, I was pretty nervous about using the Supra. I’m in good shape, but I’m not the most coordinated person on the planet—and the Supra definitely requires some special skills. Thankfully, the crew at Lagree was kind enough to show us a few of their go-to movements, so you can get familiar with what’s going to go down once you step inside the studio. Keep scrolling for four outer thigh toning movements from Lagree.
“Perform each movement slowly WITHOUT momentum. Keep the tension constant and continuous to tone the muscle and don’t forget to breathe in and out twice each way.” – Sebastien Lagree
Skating. On the front of the Supra, go into a stationary squat with the body weight on the heels. Keep your platform leg bent in a squat position and slowly push the carriage out with the other leg keeping the body in a stationary squat. Forcing the body to flex laterally.
Mega Donkey Kicks. Kneel on one knee and place the other foot on the foot pad, toes pointed outward. Keep your hands aligned and underneath the shoulders with the spine aligned, hips and shoulders squared. Press the carriage out by extending the leg connected to the foot pad, always keeping a slight bend in the knee and never locking it out. Keep the body aligned as you extend and flex the leg connected on the foot pad.
Spider Kicks. Kneel on one knee, facing the side of the Supra, and place the other foot on the foot pad. Keep your hands aligned and underneath the shoulders with the spine aligned and perpendicular to the carriage. Press the carriage out by extending the leg connected to the foot pad. Keep the body perpendicular as you extend and flex the leg connected on the foot pad. Again, always keep a slight bend in your active leg, never straightening out your knee as that causes you to lose tension and resistance.
Standing Outer Thighs. Stand on the front of the Supra with one foot on the platform and the other on the carriage. Keep the legs straight and slowly press the carriage out with the leg connected to the carriage and stabilize the body with the leg connected to the platform. Focus on the lateral flexion.