Eva Daily’s voice is soft and soothing, almost Zen-like as she patiently explains how to perform the Lagree movements that make up the workouts she teaches at KP Pilates Plus. But make no mistake: Eva’s classes are intense. She pushes her students to break out of their comfort zones to leave the studio feeling stronger, healthier, and happier. In other words, this yogi brings major results.

Eva teaches more than a dozen classes every week at KP Pilates Plus – the only Lagree Fitness studio in Long Beach. Here, she talks about her love of movement, going from Lagree student to Lagree instructor, French Twists, and more.

Tell us about yourself. How long have you been an instructor at KP? How many years have you worked in the fitness industry?

I’ve been a Lagree Instructor for about three years at KP now. Previously, I was teaching yoga, but after about a year of teaching Pilates I started teaching at another studio as well in DTLA and now teach Pilates exclusively as well as Spin.

Why did you choose a career in fitness? What got you started?

I chose a career in fitness simply because of my love of fitness and moving in general! I got my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. I love to sing, act, and dance. I found my love of yoga after some ankle injuries from dance left me lacking major balance and mobility. After becoming a full blown yogi, I found the Lagree Method and fell in love! I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be hired at KP after being a consistent member of the studio for some time, and was originally brought on to be a yoga teacher, I later became certified to teach the Lagree Method.

How did you find Lagree? What drew you to the workout?

When I first moved to downtown Long Beach I saw the studio down the street and it peaked my interest! I had tried traditional Pilates, of course, but never the Lagree Method. I was never a big fan of traditional Pilates because it lacked the intensity I look for in a workout. I tried Lagree on a whim, hoping that this style would be a bit more intense. I think it’s safe to say I was pleasantly surprised!


What’s the best part of teaching Lagree?

What’s not to love, really? It doesn’t feel like a real job most of the time, to be honest. It’s just fun, and hopefully I can be the better part of someone’s day as well as motivate them to achieve their fitness goals or just de-stress!

Favorite Lagree exercise and why? Probably French Twist at the back of the machine for the obliques – because it never gets easier!

What’s on your agenda for 2019?

I recently got NASM certified this past year and am also doing a course for plant-based nutrition through E Cornell University. I hope to expand my knowledge of the body, so I can be better at helping others achieve their goals and start working more with clients one on one. I would also love to own a studio of my own someday, as I think that could be a fun challenge!

Lagree Fitness will give you fast results, slowly.

Confused? Keep reading.

The instructors at KP Pilates Plus and Lagree studios around the world count don’t count reps. Instead, they time the duration of each movement.

The idea is to move through each exercise on the Megaformer at a controlled, slow tempo – it’s called an “effective tempo” by Lagree founder Sebastien Lagree – for a minimum of four slow counts.

Working out at an effective tempo forces the activation of the body’s slow-twitch muscle fibers. That’s the stuff that burns fat, boosts endurance and ultimately creates a well-defined physique.

What’s more, the Lagree method requires participants to stay in each movement for at least 60 seconds per upper body exercise and 120 seconds per lower body exercise, with no rest periods.

It’s a killer for sure. And four slow counts for a minute or two can feel like a lifetime. But it’s so worth it.

Many workouts encourage super-fast, explosive movements to encourage calorie burn. But the truth is, moving too quickly allows the body to use momentum, which poses the risk of injury and diminishes results.

Slowly igniting slow-twitch muscle fibers, though, burns a ton of calories – and keeps burning them for 24 to 48 hours after you leave the studio.

Pretty amazing, right?

Check this out: slow-twitch muscle fibers are not prone to bulking. That means giving your all – slowly – on the Megaformer will transform your body into a lean, mean, fat-burning machine.

So sloooooow doooooown ALREADY!  See you in class.

About KP Pilates Plus 

KP Pilates Plus is the only Lagree Fitness studio in Long Beach, California. We are conveniently located downtown along historic Pine Street, a thriving urban area recognized for its fitness facilities, healthy food options and exciting nightlife. KP Pilates Plus also offers sweat-inducing indoor cycling classes to complement your Lagree program. Questions? Drop us a note at

Get the sculpted body you’ve always wanted. Book a class now.

Lagree Fitness isn’t cheap. But like many things that cost a little more, it’s worth it.

Ever notice how different your feet feel when you’re walking down the street in a pair of heels you bought for $30 verses a pair that cost you a couple of hundred, if not more?

The less expensive shoes seem okay at first – but then excruciating pain sets in. You’ve gone from feeling glamorous to suffering from pinched toes and screaming arches. It is all you can do to hobble to your car so you can take them off and drive home barefoot.

The pricier, higher-quality heels, meanwhile, are comfortable and support your feet. You can dance all night in a pair of well-made shoes. They are an investment that will benefit you for years to come.

The same applies to fitness.

There are plenty of $10-a-month gym memberships around – but what do you really get out of it? There is no guidance; nobody explaining proper form to prevent injuries. And there certainly isn’t anyone around to encourage you to work hard, test your limits and never, ever give up so that you ultimately build muscle, shed fat and improve your overall health.

You see a lot of people leaving such places with bodies that look the same as they did the day they joined, which is often years before.

Lagree Fitness – offered in Long Beach exclusively at KP Pilates Plus – makes users lean, long, strong and sleek, with noticeable results in just a few short weeks. Those who buy a membership and commit to the Pilates-inspired workout can transform themselves into the person they have always wanted to be, inside and out.

Women and men of all ages and fitness levels benefit from Lagree.

“I have a client who now has the sculpted body she had been trying to achieve in 10 years of lifting weights and doing cardio at a traditional gym,” says Kelli Parsley, owner of KP Pilates Plus. “By the time she came into the studio, she was close to giving up. Lagree has given her fast results that she had started to believe were out of her reach.”

KP Pilates Plus has many different pricing options. If you buy a bigger class package, or a monthly unlimited package and attend regularly, you’ll end up saving money and bringing your overall price per class down.

With the average bypass surgery costing as much as $117,000 and the average back surgery starting at $100,000 – you really can’t put a price tag on your current and long-term health. It’s the most important investment you’ll ever make.

Get in shape. We can help.

About KP Pilates Plus

KP Pilates Plus is the only Lagree Fitness studio in Long Beach, California. We are conveniently located downtown along historic Pine Street, a thriving urban area recognized for its fitness facilities, healthy food options and exciting nightlife. KP Pilates Plus also offers sweat-inducing indoor cycling classes to complement your Lagree program. Questions? Email Kelli at

Get the body you’ve always wanted. Schedule your first class now.