A month ago, I was invited to a community class for a new fitness studio opening in BGC. The class was scheduled to start at 3:30 PM on a Tuesday. Perfect.
At 3PM, I was nearing the lobby of the building where the studio was located, when I just suddenly decided to check my phone. To my horror, the teacher (who is also the same friend who invited me) has been sending messages asking where I was. Apparently, the class wa scheduled at 3PM and my sorry butt was very late. I wasn’t allowed to come in which I totally understood.
A couple of weeks later, the adidas Women Fitsquad, a community of women who work out together every month, opened a few classes at Lagree and spoiled me to a special, by-invite session.
Of course, I jumped at it because September is my birth month and I saw it as an opportunity to bond with a few of my most favorite NT Sweat girls—a birthday workout of sorts.
I suppose everything really happens for a reason. I probably missed that first community class so I could be a first-timer along with everyone else in the room.
Elev8 offers a style of pilates called Lagree wherein exercises are done on the Megareformer machine. Kim, our instructor, briefed us on how to use the machine and gave us a heads-up on the focus of that night’s class: LEGS.
And man, were my legs burning the whole 45 minutes that session lasted. I. LOVED. IT.
Slow, controlled movement, pulses and long holds. That’s pretty much what we had for dinner that night. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Tip: If you decide to take a class, be sure to bring your own grip socks or purchase your own at the studio for P1000.
Elev8 is located at the 9th Floor Unit 1, Ore Central, 9th Avenue corner 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Learn more about them through their website, www.elev8.ph or follow them on Instagram @elev8studioph.