Higher Terrain Classes
Lagree Method | Megaformer™
Grip Socks Required
SHAKE | SWEAT | LAGREE
Our Lagree Method class combines strength training, cardio, and balance, on a spring-loaded, momentum-free machine called the MEGAFORMER™. This 50 minute full body workout uses slow, precise movements to sculpt every muscle, and give your body the challenge it craves in a low-impact environment. Expect to shake, sweat, and burn in this form focused class.
Classic | Pilates Reformer
LENGTHEN | STRENGTHEN | RESTORE
Our signature, full body Classic | Pilates Reformer class utilizes the Allegro 2 Pilates Reformer for an invigorating workout that restores, strengthens, and tones the entire body. This Pilates class will define your core, tone your muscles, and improve posture and flexibility. Expect 50 minutes of full body chiseling.
How is the Lagree Method different from Pilates?
The Lagree Method is performed on a spring loaded machine called the Megaformer™. Based on the design of a traditional Pilates Reformer, the Megaformer has straps, pockets, and handlebars that allow for perfect body placement, and added resistance for a more intense full body workout.
Traditional Pilates is performed on a Pilates Reformer, or various other pieces of equipment including the Cadillac, Chair, and Pilates Mat. The Pilates Reformer is designed to align, and support the body to target deeper, smaller muscles in order to improve flexibility, core strength, as well as sculpting and toning the body.
The Lagree Method is a high intensity, low impact, full body endurance workout which combines strength, endurance, cardio, and balance. Sometimes referred to as high intensity Pilates, Lagree utilizes slow movements to target, and fatigue muscle groups creating long, lean muscles, and a rock solid core. Many of the exercises are functional, involving more than one muscle group, and performed standing on the Megaformer™ which has straps, pockets, and bars to support the body, and provide extra resistance. If you’re looking for a ﬁtness class that will push your limits, our Lagree Method classes are for you. Sweat, Burn, and Shake while strengthening your entire body.
Pilates developed by Joseph Pilates is a low impact, full body workout that uses deliberate, controlled movements to target core, and postural muscles. Pilates focuses on smaller muscles, and breathe to provide a workout that will sculpt, and tone, as well as improve flexibility. Don’t be fooled, our Pilates Reformer classes are an athletic fusion of traditional Pilates, and will make you sweat! If you’re looking for a Pilates workout that will strengthen, tone, and stretch the entire body, our Pilates Reformer Classic classes are for you.
What can I expect from my first class?
If this is your first class at Higher Terrain Fitness, please arrive 5 minutes before the class start time to get checked in, and allow the instructor to walk you through the use of your machine. Signing up for your first class requires a valid credit card on file. If you don’t have a credit card on file, your booking may be canceled.
What should I wear to class?
For your safety and for studio cleanliness, grip socks (that are sticky on the bottom) are required for our classes. If you don’t have any, you can purchase them from a wide variety at the studio. We recommend bringing your own towel, and water bottle. We sell water at the studio, but don’t offer towels.
What is the difference between our Pilates and Lagree classes?
Our Lagree Method class is performed on a Megaformer, and is a perfect fit for clients who love Pilates, but wish it was a more challenging workout. A Lagree workout is a high-intensity, full body workout, many of the exercises are performed standing on the Megaformer, and utilize multiple muscle groups within one exercise. Expect to shake, and work hard in a Lagree class!
Our Pilates Reformer | Classic class is a low impact, full body workout that uses deliberate, controlled movements to target core, and postural muscles. This class focuses on smaller muscles, and breathe to provide a workout that will sculpt, and tone, as well as improve flexibility.
I’m recovering from an injury. Which class is best?
If you’re recovering from an injury, our Pilates Reformer | Classic class is the best class type to modify for injuries in a safe environment. However, all classes are designed for all levels. Please let the instructor know if you have an injury, and they will help give you modifications. We also offer, and recommend one-on-one private sessions to students who have injuries, or are new to Pilates, and Lagree.
What if I’m late for class?
Out of respect for our instructors, and other students – If you do not show up for your reserved spot within 5 minutes of the start of class, it may be given to a standby student who is on the waitlist.
How does the waitlist work?
If you have selected to be on the waitlist for a class, you will be notified at least 60 minutes prior to class if a spot has opened via text or email. Please make sure you have opted in to receive notifications by going to Schedule > My Account > Settings. If you unsubscribe from notifications from the studio when creating your profile or at any time after, you will not receive a notification from our system that you made it off the waitlist. Please make sure to keep notifications active on your account. If you can no longer attend this class, please cancel your reservation ASAP so that your spot can be given to the next person on the waitlist.
How do I book my class?
All class bookings must be prepaid, and need to be made online. To book a class, you must first create a MINDBODY account and purchase a single class, class package, or monthly membership beforehand. We require an active credit card on file to attend classes. If you fail to pay, or don’t have a card on file your spot may be canceled.
Can I take a class if I’m pregnant?
If you are pregnant or postpartum and have been cleared by your doctor to exercise, please arrive early before your class to meet with the instructor and go over modifications. We recommend previous experience in Pilates, and Lagree to attend class while pregnant.