New studio numero dos. I jumped on the streetcar straight after work and headed over to King West’s Studio Lagree to try out M3: Fusion.
Address: 788 King Street West
Star Rating: 4.5 stars
Cost: Initial class $17, single class $32, or class packages offered.
Length: 50 minutes
Type of Activity: Think of a pilates reformer on crack. This class involves a megaformer and every single muscle in your body. The machines use a system of springs and pulleys to alter resistance and difficulty levels. Various contraptions come into play targeting specific muscles in the body. Exercises include various planking, squats, arm movements and lunges while focusing on core stability.
Level of fitness required: Regular gym goer
Amenities: Lockers, check. Showers, check. Water, check. Towels, check.
How early can you get your sweat on? 6am
How late? 8:30pm some weekdays
The Verdict: A heart pumping, full body workout with a complete mix of exercises that emphasizes core stability. Think of a pilates reformer on steroids. Low impact workout tones the whole body. Although it is rather pricey, it is the workout of many celebs such as Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman. This class is definitely not for everyone, especially if you aren’t a regular at the gym. I really enjoyed the stretch at the end of class but because of the price I’m not sure if I’ll make it a regular on my workout schedule.