And so month one of #LagreeLegend is done. The aim? To complete as many Lagree classes in one month. The prize? 3 free classes, a Studio Lagree hoodie and entrance into the #LagreeLegend hall of fame.
Our first #LagreeLegend is Leanne Bass, clocking up an amazing 23 classes in one month. Are you interested in a bit more about Leanne, how she managed to win the title this month and what it is about her that makes Studio Lagree such a staple part of her workout routine? Then keep reading for a full interview with our first Lagree Legend, Leanne. —-
Leanne, tell us a bit about you. I am a huge lover of exercise and wine (and hope that the exercise helps to balance out the wine a little). I find that being as active as possible gives me the endorphins I need to get through the day, and also means that (although I try to be as healthy as possible), I don’t feel too bad about all the wine.
Congratulations on being awarded our first #LagreeLegend. How many Lagree classes did you do this month? 23, somehow!
How long have you been practicing the Lagree Method? I had my first class in early January as soon as I heard about the studio and was instantly hooked! At first I tried to limit classes to a couple a week, as I was doing a lot of other classes too, but this crept up quickly and I finally gave in a few weeks ago and signed up for their Monthly Unlimited package. I am often accused of having “fads”, but I have loved Lagree consistency for six months now so I am sure it’s here to stay for me.
What is it about Studio Lagree that makes it a staple part of your monthly routine? Having the studio right across from my office is a big help as it means I can squeeze a class in a lunchtime without having to be away from my desk for hours. I have also tried to encourage others in my department to join me and a huge number of them now come regularly, so going along at lunch becomes a social occasion and a nice opportunity to spend time sweating together! I try to do cardio based classes at other studios in the morning if I can and then get to Lagree at lunchtime. As a lawyer I often work long hours so I find that taking this time out for myself gives me the energy to get through the day. I would definitely encourage anyone with a demanding job who thinks that they don’t have time to exercise to actually take the time out for themselves as the rewards are huge, not only on a physical level, but also psychologically.
Do you take any classes with instructors in particular? Who is your favourite? My schedule means that most of my classes are with Matt and Linda, who are both incredible and keep pushing you when you feel that you can’t do any more, but I think all of the instructors are fantastic and each have very different styles.
What is your favourite and least favourite move? I am a big fan of the core work, particular anything that gets into the obliques like French Twist and Mermaid. My least favourite is definitely the Leaning Tower – it literally feels as if your hamstrings are about to snap.
Will we see you back in the studio next month? Absolutely! I can’t wait to get back to Lagree.