This is a serious contender for one of the best workouts we’ve tried. Classes take place on their patented Megaformer machines, which somewhat deceptively resemble pilates reformers – but don’t let that fool you: they’ve been designed by former US body builder Sebastien Lagree and each move combines endurance, cardio, core, strength and flexibility training.
The most surprising thing is how much of a cardio workout it feels, particularly since the entire premise is on how slowly you can do each move. “If your muscles aren’t shaking, you’re not doing it right!” laughs lead trainer Dede Lagree. The 50 minute classes involve a series of moves with names like The Bear that are designed to tone-up long-forgotten muscles quickly. For all over conditioning, head for their signature M3: Fusion class, or hit up one of their more targeted offerings like M3: Lagree2Ski, which aims to have you slope fit fast.
If you find that their heart-racing, sweat-inducing Megaformer classes need a switch up, you can also do high-intensity boxing classes at the City and Canary Wharf branches too.
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