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!

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.

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