Month: March 2023

How is Lagree different from Pilates?

Lagree is not Pilates, and Pilates is not Lagree. While both methods have their amazing benefits, and fit different students, they are two completely different methods, performed on different machines.

Pilates was a method developed by Joseph Pilates, originally for rehabilitation. It became popular among celebrities in NYC, and quickly hit mainstream fitness as an amazing exercise method that targets and strengthens your core, improves posture, and flexibility. Joseph Pilates developed the Pilates Reformer, Cadillac, Chair as well as other apparatus which are currently used when teaching the Pilates Method.

Sebastien Lagree came to the fitness scene long after Joseph Pilates, developing the Megaformerâ„¢, and a completely different method, the Lagree Method, involving super slow movement, and a time under tension based workout utilized to target slow twitch muscles, and focus on complete muscle fatigue.

The two methods are amazing workouts, and fit any level of fitness enthusiasts. We offer both Pilates, and Lagree at Higher Terrain. Try both classes. Become educated, and learn the difference!

Love, and Planks

Higher Terrain studio

Why is Pilates good for back pain?

We’ve all heard how beneficial Pilates exercise can be for back pain, but why is that exactly? “We spend so much time sitting, or performing flexion based movements”, say physical therapist and studio owner Jen Metcalf. “Over time, this can cause a break down of the disks in the spine, in addition to a forward head posture”. Pilates focuses on strengthening core muscles which include muscles that attach to the spine. Incorporating exercises that include spinal extension will help keep your back muscles strong, will decrease pain, and improve posture. Join us for a Pilates class, or private session!

Love, and Planks

Higher Terrain

601 E. Hyman Ave.
Aspen, CO 81611
Entrance on S. Hunter St.
Basement Level

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