BY KRISTEN INNELLA
This spring, the world will be watching as one of the most famous brides-to-be marries her Prince Charming…literally. The Royal wedding has received a lot of attention, and one of the main questions people have for Prince Harry’s fiancé is how she will be preparing her body for the big day. Actress Meghan Markle has been very open with her “go to” workout that she credits for completely transforming her body – Lagree Fitness classes performed on the state-of-the-art Megaformer machine. She was quoted in Harper’s BAZAARas saying it is “Hands down the best thing you could do for you body.” This method has gained a ton of popularity over the last few years because it has been the driving force behind shaping the bodies of the Hollywood elite. In addition to Meghan, other celebrity devotees include Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Aniston, the Kardashians and numerous Victoria Secret supermodels.
BodyMind Studio is a classical Pilates studio that is proud to have expanded to exclusively offer Megaformer classes to the Piedmont Triad area. The studio is no stranger to being an essential part of many local brides fitness journeys over the past decade. We understand how important it is for them to feel like the strongest and most confident version of themselves on their big day. Here are some of the key elements that all brides should be looking for when choosing their “shedding for the wedding” regimen.
- Between everyday life responsibilities and wedding planning, time becomes a precious and limited commodity for brides. You want to choose a workout that gives you the most bang for your buck in the shortest amount of time. The Lagree Fitness Method is the only patented workout that combines strength, endurance, cardio, balance, flexibility and core training not only in one session, but also in each and every move. Classes are only 40 minutes long – so you’ll be getting an incredibly effective workout without it monopolizing a huge chunk of your day.
- High intensity workouts can yield impressive results but also tend to be high impact on your joints. No bride envisions herself hobbling down the aisle on crutches or trying to pass off a sling as a glamorous accessory, so make sure to avoid that kind of possibility by doing workouts that are effective, yet safe. Megaformer classes are super intense on your muscles, but low impact and safe on the joints, spine and connective tissues. The method focuses on engaging your slow twitch muscle fibers to activate which burn fat and sculpt long lean muscles.
- Fun! Exercising should be challenging but not totally miserable. If it is, you’re a lot less likely to actually do it. Seek out workouts that incorporate motivating instructors, great music and a supportive community of fellow class attendees. All classes at BodyMind Studio are taught by certified instructors and are comprised of small groups (never more than seven per class) which guarantee individual attention for each client, with tons of advancements and modifications given to fit everyone’s fitness level.
Please visit www.bodymindws.comfor more information on pricing and scheduling for both traditional Pilates classes and Megaformer classes. Make sure to inquire about our New Client Special and our “MegaBride” Megaformer class package that features three months of discounted sessions leading up to your wedding day. We cannot wait for you to see the Megafomer results in your own body and for you to walk down the aisle stronger than ever!