Exercise keeps the body in peak condition, which explains the marbleized ThighMaster lying next to Michelangelo’s David. Enjoy an anatomical renaissance with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get four cycling classes at Fitness Movement in Westlake Village (a $60 value).
The expert fitness coaches at Fitness Movement help health-seekers achieve svelter silhouettes through cycling classes inside a new, spacious exercise studio. During the 55-minute indoor cycling class, instructors harp on proper form as students pump pedals equipped with SPD clips to minimize foot slippage. Motivating music drives bikers through batteries of simulated hills, high-speed sprints, and stationary stunt jumps. Pedalers get the most out of their workouts by avoiding energy-efficient rhythms, slowing down for high-resistance hill climbing and pedaling rapidly during straightaways.
Rather than having their students segue from Pilates sessions to the free-weight room, the instructors at Fitness Movement merge the benefits of weight training, cardio, and Pilates into single group classes. With certifications, marathons, and competitive bike races in their respective backgrounds, they steer guests through workouts that last 45 minutes. They acclimate guests to the studio's Megaformer exclusive to Lagree Method Pilates. This machine provides resistance the ability to quickly shift from one exercise to another, while maintaining an elvated heart rate.
Sebastian Lagree is the fitness guru who invented the aptly named Lagree Method, a full-body conditioning regimen that promotes five core ideals of exercise—cardio, strength, endurance, body composition, and flexibility. Lagree Method Pilates utilizes strengthening and toning benefits of weight training, the rapid non-stop movement of cardio, and the muscle lengthening and postural benefits of Pilates.