Lagree YYC Participates in Worldwide Megaformer Challenge

you're-welcome-mega-challenge(1)This May, participants from Lagree Fitness Studios around the world will take part in the 2016 Megaformer Challenge; a competition where contestants are being challenged to transform their bodies and minds and compete for the chance to win their very own Megaformer!

Unlike other challenges where you are eligible to win just for showing up a certain number of times, this challenge is more personal and spiritual. Not only will the physical aspects of each participant be taken into account ie. body measurements and weight, but a questionnaire measuring the emotional and spiritual elements of each participant along with a before and after picture will also need to be submitted before and after the challenge.

Other than contestants being required to attend at least 3 sessions per week at Lagree YYC, there’s no additional cost to participate, simply sign-up in-studio starting Monday April 25th.

In addition to the M2S Megaformer grand prize, there will also be the opportunity to win a three month and/or one month unlimited contract to the contestant’s local studio from Lagree Fitness.

Lagree YYC will have additional prizes for their own participants such as an unlimited summer membership and/or a $250 gift card from lululemon.

 Global Prize winners will be selected after all of the entries have been received by Lagree Fitness. Lagree YYC winners will be selected from all eligible contestants and the draw will be held in-studio on Friday June 3rd, 2016.

Newbies Lagree for FREE in YYC

Lagree YYC is mGirl Geek_Smallaking it easier than ever before for “newbies” to kick-start a new and exciting fitness regimen or add the Lagree Method to their exercise routine. It is an ideal way to “test-drive” the revolutionary workout that is sweeping the nation.

This complimentary class sponsored by lululemon introduces the previously uninitiated to the amazing Megaformer and the exercises that form the building blocks for a continuing fitness journey.

Like all Lagree YYC classes, Newbies @ Lagree YYC combines cardio, core strengthening, and endurance in a highly effective 45 minute fitness session that is easy on the joints.

“A new exercise experience can sometimes seem intimidating, even for those who have attained an excellent fitness level.” says Lagree YYC owner Kimberly Rothenberg.

“Our Newbies class is a great jumping off point for individuals of all fitness levels, from beginners to athletes who are looking to change up or augment their fitness routines.”

Newbies classes are held every Thursday at 7:30pm and each Saturday at 3:00pm.

Registration is fast, easy and free.  Simply visit www.LagreeYYC.com, click on the green box on the top right of the page to create an account, then go to the “Schedule and Sign Up” tab on the top to select the class you would like to attend – it’s that easy!

The class is for first-timers who are asked to register one week in advance. Following the one-time only Newbie experience, participants can register for a wide range of ongoing Lagree YYC sessions.

Win a Free Megaformer in the Lagree Megaformer Challenge

GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE AND WIN YOUR OWN MEGAFORMER

Together with Sebastien Lagree and Lagree Fitness, Lagree YYC is pleased to announce the First Annual Megaformer Challenge.

The Megaformer Challenge is being sponsored and organized by  Sebastien Lagree and Lagree Fitness and it’s open to all registered Lagree studio members 18-years of age and older.

Because the Lagree Method is life changing, we will be measuring more than just the physical transformation of each participant.  We will also be asking participants to complete a brief questionnaire to help us evaluate their spiritual transformation?

This fun and friendly challenge is open to members of all participating Lagree studios and it will begin soon.  Please follow us on-line or inquire in-studio for more information.

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General rules:

  • The Megaformer Challenge is open to all registered Lagree studio members 18-years of age and older.
  • Participants need to do the following:
    • Participate in at least 2 scheduled Lagree sessions per week at a licensed Lagree studio.
    • Complete an entry form at the studio where they will be participating in the Megaformer Challenge.
    • Provide measurements and weights, which must be taken on the 1st and last day of the challenge at the studio where contestants will be participating in the Megaformer Challenge.
    • Take before and after pictures at the studio where they will be participating in the Megaformer Challenge on the 1st and last day of the challenge (no exceptions).
  • The grand prize and incremental winners will be selected after all the entries have been received at the conclusion of the Challenge.
    • 1st Prize: Lagree Megaformer (M2 Model)*
    • 2nd Prize: 3-month membership at the studio where contestants will be participating in the Megaformer Challenge.
    • 3rd Prize: 1-month membership at the studio where the prize was won.
    • 4th to 10th Prizes: Lagree Fitness apparel.* The Megaformer cannot be used commercially and/or for commercial purposes under any circumstances. A disclosure letter will need to be executed prior to delivery. The Megaformer cannot be sold or otherwise traded for goods and/or services without the prior written approval of Challenge Sponsor.

Finding the Zen at Lagree YYC

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This issue of Trifecta features ??Kimberly Rothenberg on the cover, if you can only incorporate one exercise regime into your busy schedule, Lagree is it! The Lagree Method combines cardio, strength training, fat burning, endurance balance and more into every session!

If you plan to spring forward, you’ll want to give the Lagree Method a try. Its a workout worth investigating.

Click here to read the article

Lagree YYC Introduces 15/30 Day Challenge

Lagree 15 30 Day Challenge LogoGive your New Year’s resolutions the Workout you deserve!

Lagree YYC is helping Calgarians to kick-start their New Year’s resolutions with an exciting 15/30 Day Challenge between January 8 and February 6.

Participants who complete 15 Lagree workouts within 30 days will improve their cardio, strength and endurance while vying for some great weekly prizes along the way. Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered for a chance to win the grand prize, a $500 gift card at Holt Renfrew.

Prizes from Browns Social House, Bronze Baxx Tanning, California Tan, Impact Magazine, lululemon, Shashi, S’well, toesox, Urban Venus and more will be awarded weekly to participants regardless of the number of classes they complete and there will also be other weekly awards for the best tagged social media posts.

“Everyone wins just by participating,” says Lagree YYC owner Kimberly Rothenberg. “You have the opportunity to transform yourself, but to do so, you have to show up. The 15/30 challenge helps those making New Year’s resolutions stay on track and have some fun.”

“We take our fun very seriously at Lagree!”

Register online for the Lagree YYC 15/30 Day Challenge online or register in-studio.

Every Lagree class, including our special new sessions for newbies, brings participants one step closer to success with a fitness plan that works 24/7/365.

Lagree YYC Introduces Newbies @Lagree YYC

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Lagree YYC is making it easier than ever before for “newbies” to kick-start a new and exciting fitness regimen or add the Lagree Method to their exercise routine. It is an ideal way to “test-drive” the revolutionary workout that is sweeping the nation.

This complimentary class sponsored by lululemon introduces the previously uninitiated to the amazing Megaformer and the exercises that form the building blocks for a continuing fitness journey.

Like all Lagree YYC classes, Newbies @ Lagree YYC combines cardio, core strengthening, and endurance in a highly effective 45 minute fitness session that is easy on the joints.

“A new exercise experience can sometimes seem intimidating, even for those who have attained an excellent fitness level.” says Lagree YYC owner Kimberly Rothenberg.

“Our Newbies class is a great jumping off point for individuals of all fitness levels, from beginners to athletes who are looking to change up or augment their fitness routines.”

Newbies classes will be held every Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning on January 7th and each Saturday at 3:00pm starting January 9th.  Thursday classes will be led by Jessica Olstad, a fitness instructor with a lively, energetic style. Saturday classes will be led by Lagree YYC owner and veteran instructor Kimberly Seidman whose wide-ranging expertise includes fitness for those with health issues including sports injuries.

The class is for first-timers who are asked to register one week in advance. Following the one-time only Newbie experience, participants can register for a wide range of ongoing Lagree YYC sessions.

Great Workouts & Deep Discounts

Lagree YYC clients can now use their membership key fobs for discounts at hand-picked Calgary businesses that are joining us in some good, old-fashioned recession-busting.

“We are always looking out for our clients within and beyond the studio,” says Lagree YYC owner Kimberly Rothenberg.

“While our main focus is a workout that stimulates our clients’ slow-twitch muscles, we are also very pleased to help stimulate the local economy by providing Lagree clients exclusive discounts on great goods and services provided by companies we know and trust.”

Show your key fob at participating businesses to enjoy discounts available exclusively to Lagree YYC clients. Lagree YYC will provide updates on participating businesses and special offers on the Lagree YYC website, Facebook page and App.

Lagree YYC partners currently offering key fob discounts include Arbonne Independent Consultant Shannon Rae Hagel, California Tan, Fishman’s Personal Care Cleaners (Britannia location), Highlander Wine & Spirits, Livify/Freddy Pant Room (Chinook Centre), Morgan Lee Wellness, Okotoks Honda, and Urban Venus beautybar.

Watch for the Lagree YYC logo at participating businesses and be sure to ask for your Lagree discount!

Launched in February 2015, Lagree YYC is the first to introduce Calgarians to a low impact, high intensity workout that makes exercise more efficient and effective because of the innovative Megaformer, a moving platform manipulated through a system of springs, straps and pulleys that uses body weight to provide resistance.

For more information about Lagree YYC and our Key Fob Discounts, please contact us at 403.719.9111 or visit our website at lagreeyyc.com/partners/

Lagree YYC Introduces Ski Bumz

Lagree YYC is launching a novel and effective seasonal workout.

Ski Bumz @ Lagree YYC focuses on conditioning, strengthening and injury prevention for skiers and snowboarders.

A full-body experience that combines strength, endurance and cardio in one efficient 45 minute fitness session, Ski Bumz focusses on effective and safe muscle recruitment, core strengthening and the prevention of joint and lower-back injuries.

“While all Lagree YYC Full Body classes provide a great workout, we are excited to provide a value-add geared specifically for those who are heading for the hills,” says Lagree YYC owner Kimberly Rothenberg.

“It’s ideal for competitive and recreational skiers and snowboarders who can practice moves they use on the hills; improve stability through proper muscle recruitment; and practice neutral spine and pelvis positions to prevent the risk of injury.”

Ski Bumz classes are held on Thursdays at Noon, led by Shannon Taylor, a veteran fitness, snowboard and ski instructor and former competitive skier. A Lake Louise regular, Shannon is an avid snowboarder with a specific interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Like other Lagree classes, Ski Bumz is designed to engage all muscle groups, bringing slow-twitch muscles to fatigue. Exercises focus on ski and snowboard form, muscle coordination and strength, and prevention of overcompensations and imbalances.

Strengthening hamstrings, balancing overused quads and protecting knees and hips can help skiers and snowboarders as can building up obliques, quadriceps and gluteus muscles to ensure the safety and stability of knee and hip joints.

Let it Snow, Let it Snow. . . Lagree YYC’s a No-Grinch Zone!

Nothing gives me a better workout than coming up with creative reasons why I don’t have time for a workout. Fortunately, Our Ladies of Lagree and High Priestess Kim Rothenberg won’t take no for an answer. “No time” doesn’t cut it. Neither, apparently, does “no money” or even “baby it’s cold outside.”

No doubt the downturn in the economy is making it difficult for many folks to keep up with their fitness regimens. Unfortunately, that effect takes hold right about the time we need the benefits of exercise the most.

“Stress levels are high these days and people are having to make difficult choices because of layoffs or additional work demands as those with jobs face greater work volume,” says Kim.

“It is at stressful moments like these that we need to work hard to maintain fitness routines. It’s all about keeping strong and balanced while pumping out feel-good endorphins that help us through life’s toughest moments.”

Like so many other things in our lives, when it comes to fitness, actions speak louder than words. And the good folks at Lagree YYC are acting to ensure that it is easier than ever to get to the studio and stay strong.

Let it snow, let is snow, let it snow . . . now that Lagree is offering 90 minute complimentary indoor parking through the end of December. That will give you enough time to park, visit a bit with staff and fellow classmates, become one with your Megaformer, dry your sweat and get back to your nice warm vehicle with time to spare.

“Lagree is enough of a workout,” says Lagree YYC First Gentleman Leonard Seidman. “Parking shouldn’t be!”

A little stiffness and soreness is a common side effect of the Lagree workout since the goal is to work slow-twitch muscles to the point of fatigue. But Lagree YYC wants to reduce the pain that many are feeling in their pocketbooks, especially with the approach of the Holiday Season.

New Low Price_RectangleThat’s why they’ve introduced $20 drop-in rates for their Mega Mommies and Macho Men classes. Mega Mommies is the perfect opportunity for young moms to bring their car seat portable babes to classes that are specially designed to assist postpartum moms in building back up their strength and endurance.

Macho Men classes provide a testosterone-laden environment that allows the guys to sweat profusely as they pump up with additional weight training.

StudentDiscount Enrolled in High School or post secondary studies? Show your student ID and you qualify for the $20 Starving Student Special!

Best news ever . . . you don’t have to be a postpartum mom, a macho man or a student to enjoy reduced drop-in and class-pack pricing. Go to LagreeYYC.com or ask for details the next time you’re at the studio. Class-packs make for a great Holiday gift!

Also on the gift front, Lagree has the perfect alternative to tacky holiday sweaters. Treat your Lagree sweat-ie (or yourself!) to a wonderful pair of Toe Sox from their new winter offerings and/or a new water bottle from Clean Bottle – created by Apple designers.