Pilates Barre in Preston Forest Square recently underwent a serious makeover. The fitness studio, which formerly combined Pilates, cardio and ballet for an intense strengthening workout, has relaunched as Studio 6.
"Due to overwhelming demand, we are expanding our services to offer our clients and the community the very best Pilates, barre and, now, yoga workouts," says owner Elizabeth Lindberg.
Studio 6 has 14 Megaformer machines, making it the second largest Lagree fitness studio in the U.S.
Named for the six core principles that Lindberg swears by — core, strength, balance, flexibility, endurance and spirit — Studio 6 offers signature workouts created by Sebastien Lagree, the celebrity trainer who designed the Megaformer machine.
The 2,500-square-foot space has 14 machines, making it the second largest Lagree fitness studio in the U.S. Lindberg says the Megaformer workout offers more strength training and cardio than traditional Pilates reformer machines.
"Some people say it's Pilates on crack," Lindberg says.
All the Megaformer workouts are 50 minutes long, and they are suited to all ages and fitness levels. Without the impact on joints, "you get a full body workout in less than an hour," Lindberg says. "After just six sessions, you'll feel different. It's not just the scale. [Our clients] feel stronger."
In addition to new Megaformer machines, Lindberg added a BarreSCULPT class, which combines Pilates, ballet and yoga with additional core strength training, and a Yoga 6 class, which fuses mat Pilates and flow yoga.
The new Studio 6 also has a retail shop and local juices from Roots.