Jen Metcalf

Jen Metcalf from Miami is a physical therapist, and Certified Pilates Instructor. After taking a Lagree Method class in Miami, she fell in love with the method that is both challenging, and low impact. She became certified in the Lagree Method in 2019, and opened Higher Terrain, a licensed Lagree Method studio, which offers high quality form focused Lagree and Pilates workouts in downtown Aspen, Colorado.


Recent Blogs

Get Ski Fit with Lagree

Winter is in the air, and the ski lifts are about to open in Aspen. “Lagree is one of the best ways to strengthen your lower body, and work on functional strength and endurance,”says studio owner and physical therapist Jen Metcalf. “Keeping your quads, hamstrings, and gluts strong will help protect your joints, and reduce […]

Pilates Reformer | Group Class: Survival Guide

So you’re ready to sign up for a Pilates Reformer | Classic class at Higher Terrain, great. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your workout for our Pilates newbies! Let the Pilates instructor know this is your first class. This will allow us to walk you through the use of […]

Our Top Pilates Prop Picks of the Month

We love to use props in our Pilates Reformer classes to increase the intensity, and get more from each Pilates exercise. Engage more muscles, and ramp up your Pilates routine with our Pilates instructors favorite props of the month! ~Ultra Fit Circle: Used for upper, and lower body exercises, this little prop can be used […]

Lagree Exercise Break Down : Single Leg Squat

Form and alignment is key when you’re in a Lagree class at Higher Terrain. Follow these tips to get the most out of your workout on the Megaformer™! The Single Leg Squat is a Lagree move that targets the gluts, hamstrings, and quads of the moving leg. It can be performed on the front or […]

Pilates Has Your Back | 3 Reformer Exercises for a Strong Back

Everyone knows that Pilates is one of the best ways to strengthen your core, but did you know that your core isn’t just your abs? ” Your core is made up of your abdominals, gluts, and back muscles,” says physical therapist and studio owner Jen Metcalf. “If a student has lower back issues, it’s important […]

Higher Terrain Teacher Spotlight: Jen Metcalf

Higher Terrain studio owner Jen Metcalf, a Miami native, was brought to Aspen as a physical therapist and quickly became addicted to the healthy lifestyle in Colorado. When not in the studios she can be found spending time with her 2 kids, hiking, running, and skinning in the mountains.   What inspired you to open […]

3 at-home Lagree Moves to Stay Strong

Everyone dreads that first Lagree class after being out of town, and missing your regular Megaformer workouts. Stay Lagree fit while hitting the road this summer with these 3 Lagree Moves you can do anywhere! Equipment: sliders ( or even a dish towel or paper plates! ) Bear – Get into a plank, with sliders […]

Pilates 101 | What to expect from a Reformer class

What Is Reformer Pilates?  Created by Joseph Pilates, and initially used with dancers, Pilates entered mainstream fitness with the help of the Madonnas, Gwenyths, and Giseles of the world. While Pilates can be done on a mat, the traditional method is performed on a piece of equipment designed by Joseph Pilates himself: the Reformer. “A reformer is […]

Anatomy of the Megaformer™

You’ll hear the terms carriage, front platform, back platform, as well as others as your Lagree instructor runs you through class, but with the focus on quick transitions in our Lagree classes it can get confusing on where you’re headed on the Megaformer. Follow these tips to be able to breeze through moving from one […]

3 Ways To Perfect Your Planks

Whether on the Pilates Reformer, or Megaformer follow these tips to have the perfect plank! 1. Keep your shoulder stacked right behind your wrists, this will allow you take the weight off the wrist and bring it into your core. 2. Look slightly forward in order to maintain proper neck alignment. Students tend to drop […]

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