March was Women’s History Month. Many of us quietly honored the women we admire; notable leaders, historical figures, fictional heroines, and our mothers, sisters and friends. But what about ourselves?

Women are incredible.

As March ends and April begins, we are grateful for the amazing women who walk into our studio every single day.

Like the client who shows up cheerful and ready to work her ass off in class, even though she is recovering from a traumatic brain injury that changed her life.

Or the first-time mom who happily drags herself out of bed despite being kept up most of the night by a crying baby.

And then there are the new clients who attend their first class a little intimated and uncertain if it’s right for them. The workout blows them away – and they come back for more.

We’ve all been there.

Many women don’t take time for themselves. We try to do too much and often put others’ needs ahead of our own. We put pressure on ourselves to be perfect at all costs. We juggle work, friends, parents, kids, significant others, sleeping, and more – all in only 24 hours a day. There never seems to be enough time.

But once inside 245 Pine, you are all that matters.

The Lagree Method takes focus. The workout makes it difficult to think about anything other than what your instructor is saying and wondering if your legs are going to turn to mush. It’s also a blast. So is the positive energy, friendship and camaraderie in the room.

Come to class. Get stronger. Celebrate being an amazing woman.

And for just 50 minutes a day, put yourself first.


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.

Research has shown that more than half of Americans resolve to lose weight and get in shape in the new year. That’s great, right?

Unfortunately, research also shows that more than 80 percent of people fail by the first or second week of February.

Make this year different.

KP Pilates Plus in downtown Long Beach, California is the antidote to giving up on your New Year’s fitness resolutions. How? Our clients see results in as little as two weeks. Two weeks. Most people quit because they don’t notice results after months of hitting the gym. With Lagree Fitness, you won’t want to give up. Instead, you will get addicted to how great you look and feel.

“Lagree is a proven method to build strong, beautiful bodies fast,” says Kelli Parsley, owner of KP Pilates Plus. “I have clients who have tried every other workout around, and none had seen the results that Lagree has brought them. At the same time, those who are new to exercise quickly discover that they don’t have to spend hours in the gym to get into amazing shape and sculpt the abs of their dreams.”

The benefits offered at KP Pilates Plus – the only Lagree Fitness studio in Long Beach – are many. Here are just a few.

  • A lean, strong, sculpted body in a short amount of time.
  • A stronger core, which leads to overall better health and wellness.
  • A calorie burn of up to 600 calories per 50-minute class that continues to boost your metabolism for 24 to 48 hours after you walk out the door.
  • A powerful confidence boost knowing you have worked harder than you ever have before.
  • A low-impact, challenging workout that is easy on joints and knees.
  • A fat-burning workout that makes sense and improves your body without the nonsense of spending hours on the treadmill and the weight room.
  • A sense of fun and community knowing that you are supporting women and men just like you achieve the results they thought were impossible.
  • And more.

Start the new year at KP Pilates Plus in downtown Long Beach. This is the workout celebrities and professional athletes are bragging about – and now it’s available to us all. Watch for specials – and make 2019 the year you get in the best shape of your life.

Happy New Year! Let’s get started.

Book your first Lagree Fitness class today!