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It`s not Pilates, it's Lagree!

“Comparing Lagree to Pilates is similar to comparing sprinting to crawling.” -Sebastien Lagree

​Sebastien Lagree founded his company in 1998 after seeing the need to create a workout that would strengthen, tighten, and tone without bulking up. At that time it was named "Pilates Plus" and Sebastiens clients were mostly women, models and actresses, who wanted to lose fat and tone their body.

He soon realized that the style of exercise he offered needs a clear distinction between Lagree and Pilates, causing him to rename his style “Lagree.” 

If comparing it to Pilates, Lagree is moderate to high intensity versus Pilates with zero intensity. One of the most commonly asked questions remains: “What is the difference between Lagree and Pilates?” 

Honestly the question should be: “Are there any similarities between Lagree and Pilates?”

In short, there are little to no similarities between the two very different styles of exercise.

Pilates is a method which was developed in the 1920s and focuses on 5 principles:

  • Breathing

  • Concentration

  • Control

  • Centering

  • Postural alignment​

Lagree offers high intensity bodybuilding techniques and low impact movements.

The "Magic 8" of Lagree are


  • Form

  • Range Of Motion

  • Tempo

  • Duration

  • Sequencing

  • Transition

  • Resistance

  • Planes of motion


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