I think I've told you all before, my life is a constant struggle of eating and trying to lose weight. My body loves me I'm sure (completely sarcastic). I'm the kind of person who does 100 crunches, and feels like I should have a six-pack. In other words, I'm not very athletic. One of my best friends, Brianna, had been telling me, not to mention raving, about a fitness class at Studio Novo. By the way she talked about it, I was honestly intimidated to try this class. I'm out of shape and get out of breath just from walking up my steps (embarrassing I know). I have seen the transformation her body has made since she started taking and teaching this class, so naturally I became more interested. Studio Novo was hosting an event at Lululemon and had one of their machines, the Megaformer, there to try. She invited me to come and I'm so happy I did. I tried about five of the exercises and realized it's not as scary as I thought. Even the name "Megaformer" was scary to me before I actually tried it. I've now taken 2 classes at the studio and it's definitely rewarding, not to mention a lot of fun! I know fear of the unknown is a good excuse not to try something, so I want to tell you about my experience as a first timer taking this class. These pictures were taken after we completed both classes, and as you can see, there is still a smile on my face.
What you need to know.
- Your first class is FREE!! You can sign up at: http://www.novonashville.com/#welcome
- Bring a bottle of water, your ID & socks with grip on the bottom or you could always go barefoot. Socks can be purchased there for $12
- Wear yoga pants and a tank top (nothing too loose)
- Arrive 15 minutes early
- Your body will SHAKE with just about every move
About Studio Novo
Studio Novo is owned by Anna and Santi Tefel and they have two convenient locations, Cool Springs and West Meade. They are the only two locations in Tennessee that even teach the Lagree Method. Classes are small, so the instructors can really focus on making sure each person understands as well as making sure their form is correct during each move. They offer classes as early as 6AM and as late as 6:45PM.
What is the Lagree Method?
The Lagree Fitness training method is taught on an exclusive technology developed by fitness visionary, Sebastien Lagree. Physical fitness is more than being able to run a long distance or lift heavy weights at the gym; or how long you worked out or at what intensity… While these are important measures of fitness, they only address single areas. Physical fitness is made up of five basic elements: Cardio, Strength, Endurance, Body Composition, and Flexibility. It also focuses on core strength and balance, as well as mental health. Where many workouts and exercise regimens work to integrate as many of these elements as possible, Lagree Fitness meets all the elements to physical fitness; not just in one session but in every single move.
Some celebrities who take the Lagree Method are Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Hurley, Rebecca Romijn, Nicole Kidman, Ali Larter, and Hayden Panettiere. Can we say BODY GOALS!? Sofia Vergara believes so highly in the method, she has the Megaformer in her house.
What is the "Megaformer" ?
The Megaformer uses springs and cables to create resistance and counter-resistance for a workout that keeps your heart rate up, while toning and stretching muscles. At first glance it looks similar to a torture device, because it has straps, springs, and pulleys, but I promise it's not scary at all! The best part about this machine to me, is that in just 50 minutes on it, you get a high-intensity full-body workout with no impact on your joints or spine. I'm not going to tell you it's easy, it's a hard workout, but you will see results quickly and the 50 minutes will fly by!
This class is great for both men and women! I actually took my big strong man, who takes crossfit classes everyday, and he absolutely loved it. Beforehand, knowing how much he lifts, I wasn't sure it would be a struggle for him, but it definitely worked muscles I don't even think he knew he had. He was sweating and shaking throughout the entire class. He actually just told me he is ready to go back. It's fun, it's free to try, it will make you feel great, and bathing suit weather is right around the corner!! What are you waiting for? Thanks, as always, for reading! XOXO- Amber
For more information on Studio Novo or to book your first class---> http://www.novonashville.com/#welcome you can also visit my Instagram page @NativeInNashville to watch me trying some moves for my first time on the Megaformer !!
99 White Bridge Rd.
Nashville, TN 37205
9040 Carothers Pkwy #103
Franklin, TN 37067