Why Pilates-Lovers Should Visit The Studio (MDR)

Women working out at The Studio (MDR)
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A full-body workout, indeed.

Why Pilates-Lovers Should Take a Class at The Studio (MDR)

I'm a pilates kind of girl.

I only started taking classes a little less than two years ago, but ever since I first step foot onto a reformer, I haven't looked back.

Sure, I've experimented with other workouts like barre and yoga, but none of them have offered me the results I was looking for quite like the pilates classes I love to attend. It slims my arms, tightens my core, and improves my posture. Not to mention, no two classes are ever the same, especially when going from studio to studio.

So when I was invited to attend a workout class at The Studio (MDR) (a studio that utilizes the Lagree Fitness Method), I jumped at the chance.

I hadn't heard of the studio before, but I was willing to give it a shot. Needless to say, I'm glad I did.

My Experience at The Studio (MDR)

Offering 12 different types of classes, I signed up for (MDR) Total Body—the studio's most popular class. If everyone else was a fan, I figured I would be, too.

I arrived a few minutes early to get check in and get situated. I'll admit I wasn't in the best mood when I showed up, as it was 8:30 p.m. on a Wednesday and all I wanted was to be curled up on the couch watching The Office. But thanks to the support I received at the studio, those feelings were quickly squashed.

The instructor knew that this was my first time, so she made sure to give me a crash course in how to use the reformer beforehand. She knew there was a lot of information being thrown my way and assured me that I wasn't expected to remember all of it, but she did make sure to stop by every once in a while when I looked lost.

Pilates workouts tend to vary for me. Some will leave me sore right away, while I won't really feel anything after others.

Within the first 30 seconds of my class at The Studio (MDR), I felt it. Boy oh boy, did I feel it. And it continued for the entirety of the class. Every little movement we did stretched or toned some part of my body.

The whole workout was intense, to say the absolute least, but I loved every single second of it.

If you've ever been to any workout class like pilates or barre, you're used to hearing them mention to "give into the shake," meaning that if your body's shaking, let it.

I generally don't adhere to these words, because if I'm shaking, I'm hurting (in a good way), so I give myself a break or stop what's causing me pain.

For some reason, the atmosphere at The Studio (MDR) allowed me to better embrace my shaky body. I felt more comfortable than I've ever felt in any workout class I've taken before.

I'm not entirely sure why, but part of me is convinced it was due to the aesthetically pleasing neon sign hanging at the far end of the studio. And, of course, the patient instructor and motivating classmates.

After just one class, I'm not sure visiting another studio will be quite the same. I may have to call The Studio (MDR) my forever home.

Every bit of my body was sore afterwards, but in the best way possible.

If you're a pilates-lover like me, I promise you'll have one of the best times at The Studio (MDR), so why not give it a shot?

Yes, it's intense, but why bother attending a workout class if you're not going to break a sweat or feel a little shaky afterwards?

You can check out their class schedule here. Maybe I'll even see you around?

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