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21 Feb 2018

‘Hollywood workout’ operator Lagree opens studio at Nobu Hotel
BY Tom Walker

Lagree Fitness classes take place on Megaformers – resistance machines specially designed by the concept’s founder, Sebastien Lagree (left)

Lagree Fitness classes take place on Megaformers – resistance machines specially designed by the concept’s founder, Sebastien Lagree (left)
photo: Studio Lagree

Boutique club operator Studio Lagree has opened its third London studio, at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch.

The new studio, offering high intensity workouts which have proven popular with Hollywood celebrities – such as Meghan Markle and Rihanna – will become part of the existing fitness offer at the 148-bedroom luxury hotel.

The opening is part of Lagree’s expansion plans for the capital.

It recently opened its second London studio, at Canary Wharf, and announced it had also secured a site in White City, west London.

The intense 50-minute Lagree classes take place on Megaformer machines, specially designed by Los Angeles-based fitness entrepreneur and concept founder, Sebastien Lagree.

According to Lagree, the principles of the method – which combine pilates, cardio and strength training – are based on working muscles to failure with very little rest, “resulting in a workout that burns maximum calories in a short time, while also developing significant muscle tone and strength.”

Lagree’s expansion in the UK is overseen by entrepreneur Robert Lepone, who plans to open up to 10 studios in the capital.

Studio Lagree was launched in Canada in February 2013 and has since expanded to the US, the UK and Germany.



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