The Body Lab AboutThe Body Lab pilates+ specializes in Lagree Fitness, the regime of choice by Hollywood’s elite, celebrated athletes and people who simply want the most kick-butt, shirt drenching and fun workout around. The 50-minute, intense total-body workout, done on the patented MegaFormer, uses slow and controlled movements with constant tension to work your slow-twitch muscle fibers to failure…yes, failure. This workout is unlike anything you’ve ever done and the results are amazing. Not only do you burn an average of 600 calories per class, but for the next 20-24 hours after class, your metabolism is increased so your body can repair the muscles. The workout is designed for all fitness levels. It’s the job of our certified trainers to make sure that modifications are given, proper positioning is taking place and that you have an intense, challenging workout without risk for damage to your joints or muscles. With hundreds of moves and resistance options, every class is different so you will never get bored. Additionally, because of the versatility of the exercises and the tension, your body won’t plateau, which happens often with other workouts. After class, you will hate us, but then you’ll want to hug us….with your toned arms and tight abs.


Slow and Controlled Movement with Constant Tension


The movements are performed slowly and with control as this forces the muscles to stay contracted throughout the entire range of motion, which is a key factor in promoting strength. The constant tension recruits more muscle fibers and is a very efficient way to “wake” up muscles that have become familiar with traditional exercises.

Muscle Failure

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Every class is designed to work the muscles to failure. Muscular “failure” happens when the muscle can no longer move or contract concentrically. Your body will start by recruiting your slow twitch fibers first, as the set progresses and those fiber weakens, your body will recruit your fast intermediate muscles fibers (type 2a and 2b); finally, your body will recruit your fast twitch fibers.


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Intensity is the amount of effort required to do the work. The workout at the Body Lab is very intense without putting stress on the joints or the spine.

Compound Movements

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We work multiple muscles at the same time through compound movements. Aside for being extremely time efficient; working multiple muscles at the same time burns more calories than isolation exercises; develops core strength faster; stimulates balance and body coordination better; keeps the heart rate up; and builds strength quicker than isolation movements.

Stretch and Rest

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At last, it is only during the “resting” time that your body is actually getting stronger. During the rest and recovery time, your body is releasing all the hormones necessary for tissue repair and strengthening. Many people think resting is a joke. It’s not. Your body will not change without active recovery time.

We are committed to making The Body Lab a place for you to work hard and have fun. Be prepared to become leaner, stronger and sweat more than you ever have before!

– Jenny Cushing and Rachel Forman


For years I have battled with working out, failing to stick to any one program because I never really saw results, and more importantly, I didn’t enjoy it. I stumbled upon this workout reading about a celebrity who claimed this was her “secret”. I gave it a shot and I can honestly tell you that after my first class, I was hooked. I struggled at first having no muscle or endurance and zero core strength, but I kept pushing myself farther and farther….and I began to notice the change almost immediately. My muscles became toned, my body began to shift and I became more fit than I ever could have imagined. The class became part of my life and surprisingly, I found that I didn’t look at the clock…the session literally flies by because every class is different. It’s designed so each instructor has their own niche and you perform over 50 different exercises…and just when you think you can’t do another one, time to switch to a new move. Watching yourself master this will become your new addiction.


I had spent years searching for a fitness program that kept me motivated, excited and showed results QUICKLY. I am not what you would consider a fitness fanatic. I went from one workout program to another and I have tried it all…aerobics (yes…with a head band and leg warmers), running, spinning, yoga, swimming, tae bo…I am sure you get the picture. So, when Jenny introduced me to Lagree Fitness, of course initially skeptical. I had done traditional pilates (surprise!) off-and-on but never saw the results I wanted. After taking my first class I immediately became addicted, actually more like obsessed. I love the energy of the class, the sweat inducing full-body workout, and the results it has given me. I am stronger, leaner and much more flexible than I have ever been. Most of all, I love the way the work-out makes me feel!