There are no silly questions, but there are some questions that we get asked more often than others. For the Lagree YYC newbie, please check out Getting Started where we hope to provide everyone with a good introduction to the Lagree MethodTM and answer all of the questions you might have before attending your first class. Other frequently asked questions are listed below and if we haven’t anticipated or answered your question, please drop us an eMail or give us a call and one of our team members will be happy to assist you.
Q: What is Lagree Fitness?
A: Created and continuously refined by fitness visionary Sebastien Lagree, our studio offers Calgarians the evolution of fitness through the ultimate full-body workout. This new and continually evolving workout method is suitable and challenging for everyone regardless of their fitness level. Private, semi-private and group classes are conducted on Lagree’s proprietary M3S Megaformers, an engineering marvel that has evolved over 15 years. Every session combines strength, endurance, cardio and flexibility into an intense, shirt-drenching experience on a gliding platform manipulated through a system of springs, straps and pulleys. Every move is performed as slow and controlled as possible to make your workout incredibly efficient and effective without placing any impact on your joints.
Q: How do I sign up for a class?
A: You may use the convenient Live Schedule or purchase your sessions at the studio (in advance). To purchase on-line, log in to your account (see below) and access our live schedule to check class availability. We accept Visa, American Express & MasterCard. All classes must be prepaid.
You can also download the free MINDBODY App for your mobile phone or tablet, this is the very best way to manage your Lagree YYC account.
Please note that you can sign up for a regular scheduled class 1-month in advance.
Q: How do I get and use the MINDBODY mobile app?
A: After you download the free MINDBODY App for your Apple or Android device, you can easily find and book your next class. To get started, create an account with the same eMail address that you’re currently using to book online. Once logged in, simply tap on the search icon and type in our name (please note – there are 2 studio locations) to see our schedule and book your next class. After you book you can easily find us again from your Favorites.
Q: Do I need to create an account?
Q: Do you offer group and private Lagree lessons?
A: All classes are designed for groups and because you must listen to your body first, everyone can participate at their own pace and resistance on their own machine. That being said, if you suffer from chronic back pain, painful joints or a severe medical condition, an initial private session is recommended in order to properly assess your fitness level.
Q: Is there a Lagree class for beginners?
A: While all of our classes are suitable for all levels, we offer and strongly suggest that you start out with the Level I – Introductory class. You’ll learn about the philosophy behind the method, how the Megaformer works and go through a basic Lagree routine that will set you up for success. We also offer Level II – Modified and Level III – Intermediate classes, each a 45-minute workout that offer slower transitions and more modifications. These classes are geared towards individuals who are new to the Lagree Method or desire a modified and less intense workout.
Q: Is the Lagree Method the right workout for me?
A: One of the best things about the Lagree MethodTM is that it can be adapted to any fitness level. With the ability to adjust the resistance level on the Megaformer, the workout can suit each person’s abilities. Also, all of our instructors at Lagree YYC are trained to offer modifications and more advanced options for each and every move. With every class comes increased confidence and strength, so we encourage everyone to go at their own pace and have fun.
Q: Can I take a Lagree class if I am pregnant?
A: If you’re asking, there’s a good chance that you can, but we recommend that you check with your doctor first. All of our instructors are trained to work with prenatal clients and offer modifications throughout the class to ensure the utmost safety and success. For more information, please don’t hesitate to speak with Kim. She has 4 kids and is pre/post natal certified. Odds are, she has been there and done that!
Q: Can I take a Lagree class 6 weeks postpartum?
A: Because The Lagree Method is an intense total body workout with a strong emphasis on working the core, we suggest waiting 3 months postpartum before trying and/or returning to Lagree YYC. It’s also important to get the okay from your doctor before returning to exercise. The workout is low impact and all of the movements are slow and controlled. This is better for your joints as they will still be lax from your pregnancy.
Q: Where can I park?
A: We have two studio locations. At the Britannia studio, parking is available on the street and underground in our heated parkade (free for 90-minutes). The parkade can be accessed from the back of the building off of 50th Avenue SW. At the Signal Hill studio, we have a very large public parking lot servicing our facility.
Q: How old do you have to be to take a class at Lagree YYC?
A: Participants must be at least 16 years old.
*Please note, if you are under 18, your parent or guardian will need to sign a waiver in person.
Q: How many Lagree classes should I take per week?
A: The entire premise of the Lagree MethodTM is to bring your muscles to fatigue in order to experience a positive change. Because everybody and every body is unique, we all require different amounts of time to recover between sessions. Our experience is that 2-3 classes per week provide most participants with the appropriate amount of time to recover and realize the maximum return on their investment. That being said, some people can and do take 5 to 6 classes in a given week. But don’t try to keep up to the Jones’, listen to your body, have fun and reap the right reward for you!
Q: What do I need to do Lagree YYC?
A: Good question:
1. Bring a smile and a good attitude.
2. Cellular phones should be turned off during the workout.
3. Grip Socks. They are MANDATORY for class. If you forget yours, we have an awesome selection for sale.
4. Hydration is a must so bring a water bottle (please – no glass bottles) and top it up at our bottle filling station before entering the studio.
5. Jewelry really shouldn’t be worn when working out.
6. Strong perfumes should be avoided as some participants may be allergic.
7. You should choose an outfit that works for you, but keep in mind that you’re going to sweat & you’re going to stretch so wear something that makes sense and doesn’t inhibit your experience.
Q: What happens if I miss a class?
A: We have a very limited number of spots in each class and the demand is high so we require no less than 8-hours notice if you won’t be able to keep your reservation. Regrettably, if you cancel with less than 8-hours notice or you just can’t make it, we will not be able to offer you a credit. Further details are available on the Terms & Conditions page.
Q: Do you have locker rooms?
A: We have two unique studio locations. At the Britannia studio, we have a really great locker room. In fact, Lagree YYC has a co-ed locker room (yes, you read that correctly) but don’t worry, in addition to lockers with digital locks, we have private changing rooms so all of your valuables are secure (even though we assume no responsibility for lost or stolen items). We also have private showers available at the Britannia studio, just ask one of our team members for your own key. At our Signal Hill studio, we do have a change room but we don’t have lockers. We do, however, have personal cubbies available for all class participants located close by the Megaformers.
Q: How do I cancel an existing reservation?
A: In order to cancel a reservation in a Lagree YYC class and return it to your account, you must cancel your reservation online at least 8-hours in advance. Once your reservation is cancelled, the class will be returned to your account to be used at a future date. Please note that the class is not refunded if you haven’t cancelled your reservation 8-hours prior to the class and your scheduled class will be charged to your series.
IMPORTANT: You can only cancel your reservation by logging into your account and, next to the class you wish to cancel, press “cancel”. You cannot cancel your reservation by sending an eMail or leaving a voice message for anyone on the Lagree YYC team. Further details are available on the Terms & Conditions page.
Q: Can I bring my pet to Lagree YYC?
A: While we love meeting your furry friends, unless you are part of a “Qualified Service Dog Team” as defined by the Alberta Service Dog Assessment Team and can provide a copy of your Service Dog ID Card, out of respect for those who suffer from allergies or are otherwise uncomfortable around pets, we respectfully request that you not bring you pet into the studio for prolonged visits.