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RYB Pilates Makes You Faster, Stronger, Harder And It's So Worth It

By Elisha Neubauer

In Shelby Township, in Michigan, there's something special going on.

The only studio in the state to utilize the Lagree Method and the Megaformer, RYB is able to turn a Pilates session into a full-body workout, combining strength training with cardiovascular benefits. Their unique methods, created by founder Sebastien Lagree, have been referred to as Pilates on crack.

"High-energy music pumps our clients up, while our moves push them to a place even some of the most skilled athletes have been surprised by," Ashley Bazzetta, Owner/Instructor, said.

When utilizing the methods employed at RYB Pilates, clients are able to burn up to as much as 800 calories per session. While intense, the methods are low-impact, allowing clients with injuries or joint problems to participate.

"Make no mistake, many of our clients have referred to the Megaformer as the toughest workout they have ever done, but all of our moves are adaptable to any skill set, allowing anyone the opportunity to try Lagree Fitness," Bazzetta said.

RYB originated in Los Angeles and is a favorite of many celebrities, including Sofia Vergara, Kim Kardashian, Bella Thorne, and many professional athletes. The company and style of practice has since spread across the US and other countries. Now, it is available right in Shelby Township.

"If you are thinking of trying RYB, be prepared to sweat," Bazzetta said "You will probably be sore the following days too. If you are new to Pilates, or haven't worked out in a while, we suggest starting with our instructor Veronica's Tone and Stretch class."

The Tone and Stretch class isn't your typical Megaformer class. It is designed for beginners. The class is much slower paced and features less intensive moves, so it is a great jumping-off point for novices.

Bazzetta had long enjoyed a healthy relationship with psychical fitness throughout her life. She enjoyed Pilates but was always bummed out that she had to add in a cardio workout, as well. After hearing about the Lagree/Megaformer method, she knew she had to try it. During a trip to Dallas, she gave it a whirl and immediately knew it was for her. Wanting to bring it back to her community, she launched RYB Pilates?and the rest was history.

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