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Healthy Living Magazine
Meet Palm Beach County's Pilates Pioneer
A lifelong athlete and fitness enthusiast, Marina Perrone says, “I’ve done every workout imaginable.”
So, the 25-year-old felt she found the exercise world’s holy grail two years ago when she discovered the Lagree Method of Pilates at a Sarasota studio — at the time, one of only three facilities in the state offering the patented form of training.
“It was unlike anything I’d ever done before,” Perrone explains.
“It changed my life.”
That’s because the former HSN graphic designer so believed in the Lagree Method — which was created by celebrity fitness trainer Sebastien Lagree — that “I immediately wanted to be in business with it too.”
Train with the founder of L.A's hottest workout
"...The workout, done on a Megaformer machine, combines strength, endurance, cardio, flexibility, core and balance. A 50-minute class at Core Evolution can burn up to 700 calories and work up to 600 muscles at once, according to the studio’s press materials.
We asked Core Evolution owner Marina Perrone, who owns exclusive rights for use of the Megaformer machine in Palm Beach County, to tell Fit Life readers more about the workout and her studio.
BM: Describe a typical 50-minute workout to me. Is it all on the machine?
MP: Yes! Each 50-minute class is based entirely on the Megaformer M3, an incredible machine created by Sebastien Lagree, specifically for the Lagree Method. You will work your entire body by the end of the 50-minute class..."
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Celebrity fitness workout hits Palm Beach County in time for new year
....“It’s called Legree Fitness,” explained Marina Perrone, owner of Core Evolution. “It started in (Los Angeles) and then moved to New York and slowly trickled down here to Florida. All of the celebrities out there do it, and love it.”
The workout is similar to Pilates, but on a different type of machine that slides back and forth with the user.
Perrone said it gives a total circuit training with emphasis on core and muscle building in just 50 minutes. But will it help in the weight-loss department?
“Definitely," Perrone said. "You’ll lose weight with this and you’ll gain incredible strength."
The Palm Beach Post
What we're lovin': Core Evolution Palm Beach
"Why: Core Evolution just opened its foors at Midtown in Palm Beach Gardens. It's the only facility of its kind in Palm Beach County where they use the "Lagree Fitness Method," which burns up to 700 calories in just 50 minutes with their Megaformer M3 machine. Sign me up! It's new to the area, but already popular in Hollywood, where lots of stars including Sofia Vergara, Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston have gotten hooked on the program."
The Polo Magazine
Day Time Hautes: Core Evolution
"Sadly it takes quite a lot of effort to look good on the pitches and beach of Palm Beach - and believe us when we say there's some serious body beautiful competition out there. We suggest heading to Lagree Fitness, where you can torch up to 700 calories in 50 minutes - and then spend the rest of the afternoon in the sun. Perfect."
Muse & Visionaries Magazine
Core Evolution brings
Lagree Fitness Method to South Florida
"Don’t call it the latest fitness trend; Lagree Fitness is much more than that. While it is most definitely sweeping the country, the program, which has been around for 11 years, is offered at more than 100 studios in the country.
Founded by Sebastien Lagree, the system is devised to the ultimate workout, according to Marina Perrone, owner of Palm Beach Gardens’ Core Evolution, one of only four studios in South Florida offering the class. “Each class is 45 minutes long with a 5 minute stretch. It doesn’t seem very long but Lagree is a head-to-toe, low-impact exercise. We aim for complete muscle failure with each move,” explained Perrone, owner of Core Evolution."
The Palm Beach Post
Lagree Pilates provides supercharged workout
"It’s among the hottest — not to mention, most effective and efficient — full-body workouts around.
So there’s some irony that its creator — celebrity fitness trainer Sebastien Lagree — would prefer it not be described in the manner most often done so by its ardent devotees: “Pilates — on crack.”
Originated in Burbank, Calif., and slowly spreading throughout the U.S. in boutique studios, the patented Lagree Method takes the basic principles of traditional “reformer”-machine-based Pilates — and makes them vastly more challenging.
Strength, balance, flexibility, heart rate — all are sent into overdrive.
How? Via training done on a unique, state-of-the-art, hand-crafted machine called a “Megaformer.”
From Victoria’s Secret models to Hollywood A-listers, the roster of Lagree aficionados is a veritable who’s who of the fashion and entertainment industries.."
Palm Beach Illustrated
Boomer Health: Lagree Pilates provides
"If you're looking for the next big fitness craze-one that is not only trendy but also challenging- then look no further than Core Evolution. Located in Palm Beach Gardens, the studio opened in November and is the exclusive purveyor of the Lagree Method in Palm Beach County. This workout routine was founded by celebrity fitness trainer Sebastien Lagree and is most akin to Pilates with its focus on building strength, endurance and flexibility while also providing muscle, core and balance training. One key aspect separates Lagree from Pilates, the Megaformer.
When you step inside Core Evolution's 1,400-square-foot facility, you're greeted by a sea of Megaformers- large, and slightly intimidating machines. Don't let the tough exterior fool you. The Megaformer is what makes this workout so effective..."
Palm Beach Post
Owner of Posh Parties, an elite South Florida event planning company shares her favorite Palm Beach go-to places to spend her free time.
"Favorite place to go to relax and recharge:
Core Evolution. It’s a hard workout but so rewarding that I am addicted!"
What she does:
"Kidman, 39, stays lean with daily 55-minute Pilates sessions. Instructor Sebastien Lagree focuses on arms, abs, and glutes, as well as posture, which makes the "chest appear higher and the waist smaller," he says."
Green Living Magazine
Celebrity Trainer Develops
Unique Training Program
"Known for making the inflexible flexible, having trained over 12,000 clients including celebrities Nicole Kidman, Rebecca Romijn, Jennifer Aniston, Liz Hurley, and the current Mayor of Los Angeles, Sebastien Lagree’s fitness program blends resistance training with slow and steady movements to provide a complete workout that will get you fit and fabulous..."
Pilates on Crack: Megaformer shakes, rattles and rolls body into shape
"Is Joseph Pilates rolling in his grave right now or merely performing a rollup with a smile, at the total body, high charged "form of Pilates workout" inspired by Sebastien Lagree? Pilates on Crack, a title christened to the intense full body workout, involves a Megaformer, a pimped-up Reformer with handlebars and platforms, pushing any work-out fanatic into a "kick butt" workout, uncompromising performance and extreme fitness.
The Megaformer could be considered a Cadillac version of the Reformer (although Joseph Pilates christened that piece of equipment as well) allowing hundreds of movements that have the ability to strengthen, core-up, endure and find balance. An excellent piece of apparatus for any age or level, the Megaformer has it all, including handlebars, platforms, resistance bands and bungee cords..."