(PEOPLE) Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga, and Kim Kardashian West are also big fans.
What Is It: Meghan Markle’s favorite Megaformer class, an hour-long, fat-burning workout following Sebastien Lagree’s Lagree Method on his new Megaformer 3K machine.
Who Tried It: Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE writer and reporter
Level of Difficulty: 9 (on a scale from 1 to 10).
Meghan Markle recently said she loves taking classes at Pilates Premium, a fitness studio in Santa Monica that offers the celeb-favorite Megaformer program, created by Sebastien Lagree.
“Pilates Platinum is hands down the best thing you could do for your body,” Markle, 36, told Women’s Health U.K. “The results are incredible.”
“Your body changes immediately … give it two classes and you will see a difference.”
Another studio where the former Suits star goes for her Megaformer fix is Studio Lagree, which has locations in her old and new hometowns of Toronto and London. And, lucky for me, they just opened a new studio in New York City. So I headed to Astoria to try Markle’s favorite workout.
I went into the class a little smug — I do CrossFit four times a week, run on the other days, and I’ve tried everything from Pure Barre to The Fhitting Room to Flywheel. But the Megaformer classes are a whole new animal.
Our class was led by Dede Lagree, who runs the Lagree Fitness Studio in Los Angeles. We were using their brand-new Megaformer 3K machine, which is recognizable to anyone who has tried Pilates before. But this class takes it up a notch.
“Pilates classes are low-intensity, low-impact,” Dede explained. “The Megaformer is high-intensity, low-impact, so you’ll immediately be sweating.”
The Verdict: I had a hard time with this class — but 24 hours later I wanted to tackle it again! There’s nothing like a good challenge. Read the full story at PEOPLE.com.
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