As you know, we are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest workout trends. From running clubs, to yoga, to dance classes and Pilates- there is no shortage of studios and gyms around town to keep us on our toes. When a friend asked us to come check out Mantra Fitness, which features the Lagree fitness method, we had no idea what we were in store for.

Unfortunately the boys weren’t able to make it, so I brought a friend along to check things out. Located on South Dale Mabry, this mix of Pilates and cardio, features an adaptation to the reformer, called the Megaformer. When we arrived, 13 Megaformers were lined up in front of a mirrored wall. We were given our choice of grip socks (I obviously went for the leopard print) and Jeannie our instructor let us know we were ready to start.

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We started off with a series of planks and lunges and within 5 minutes I was definitely feeling the burn. The nice thing about the workout is it is low impact so it doesn’t cause any stress to the joints making it an ideal workout for any age. They told us they have clients from 14 to 80 years old. Kudos to them because this workout is no joke. Another awesome aspect of the workout is that you have the option of making it as easy or challenging as you want.

mantra2With the music pumping, you don’t even realize you’re getting a total workout in just 45 minutes. But believe me, I’m realizing it today. The studio opens officially on Monday, February 16th and you can check out their website now to book individual classes, packages or memberships. Don’t live in the South Tampa area? You’re in luck because they also have a studio located in Sarasota too! We want to thank owners Kathy and Jeannie for having us out to try out this one of a kind workout. I can’t wait to get back in there. (and next time I’m bringing Nick and Ryan with me!)

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