Pursue Boxing classes are a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) style class. Our coaches will take you through 9-12 rounds of powerful cardio, strength training, and conditioning boxing exercises, all in one 50-60 minute class. This class combines the intensity of skill-based boxing with the energy and motivation of a group fitness class, and challenges everyone to push through their own personal barriers. Our coaches will motivate and inspire you to fight for yourself and fight through your physical and mental limitations – in the studio and in life! Rethink what is possible with a Pursue Boxing class! *Boxing classes are located at Round One Gym, at 955 Alpine Lane.
Foundation Training is a simple solution that counteracts the pain and injury caused by athletic pursuits and hunching over our desks, screens, and phones, day after day. Through a series of breathing while holding postures and poses, and breathing with movement, Foundation Training activates your posterior muscle chain, anchors the hips, decompresses the spine, and teaches you to take the burden of supporting the body out of your joints and put it where it belongs: in your muscles. In as little as 10 minutes a day, you can reduce pain, increase strength, and a reclaim your health and vitality. No matter your age or your fitness level, Foundation Training puts you on the path to wellness. Simply by changing how you move in daily life you can dramatically change how you feel in life. When the body moves well, it feels well!
The Pursue Barre practice is foundational to our training philosophy. Barre targets every area of the body through challenging, high intensity, low-impact, exercises. Barre calls upon the body’s smaller, slow-twitch muscle fibers, through micro-movements and sustained holds, while incorporating props (such as hand weights, bands, playground balls, and straps) to intensify the resistance load and exercise variation. A traditional barre class begins with breath work to set the foundation of the practice, a warm-up, core strengthening to protect and stabilize the spine and pelvis, and exercises to condition the upper body, thighs, and glutes. All our barre classes finish with a substantial core strengthening series, followed by a nourishing stretch. The barre practice teaches spine elongation, as well as basic posture and alignment principles, which transfer across all other disciplines. Whether you are new to working out, or a seasoned practitioner, the barre practice is a great place to start, as well as to deepen your knowledge and understanding of functional training. Be prepared for an upbeat playlist, high energy instruction, and a vigorous workout – no matter your age, fitness level, or physical limitations. Pursue barre classes are 50 to 60 minutes in length. See schedule for options.
Our Hot Flow classes are a more vigorous approach to the traditional Pursue Yoga practice. This class strengthens, balances, and detoxifies your body and mind as you move through more challenging postures and connected breath. The use of state-of-the-art infrared heat technology, allows practicioners to build “inner fire”, organically, from the inside out. Each class begins with a dynamic breath-to-movement flow to build warmth in the body, followed by a slower, more traditional approach to poses; building steady depth to open the muscles of the body. Added warmth in the environment will increase the pliability of the muscles to safely allow exploration of both strength and length, while also improving circulation, flushing out toxins, stimulating metabolism, and aiding in pain relief from both minor injuries and chronic ailments. Classes and music are diverse and sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy.
The most rigorous of our yoga flow practices, heated sculpt incorporates a breath to movement sequence, a challenging core set, a sculpting series that includes light resistance training with hand weights, high intensity cardio bursts for a maximum calorie burning effect, and an intentional cool down to enhance mobility, as you move to energizing music. Yoga Sculpt integrates various elements from other training disciplines including Pilates, barre, HIIT, and strength & endurance training, in addition to yoga. Expect to sculpt, refine, and tone every muscle in the body while improving your cardiovascular endurance and mental clarity and focus. The room is heated using state-of-the-art infrared heat technology; which has been proven to increase flexibility and circulation, aid in detoxification and weight loss, and assist in pain relief. This class is ideal for the non-yogi entering the door into the yoga world as well as for the seasoned or advanced practitioner of yoga wanting to try something new within their practice. Classes and music are diverse and sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy.
This class is for the yoga practitioner who appreciates consistency. The same 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises will be explored in 105 degrees of infrared heat, which warms the body from the inside out, flushes toxins, increases circulation, and allows pliability of the muscles without dehydrating. This series systematically moves fresh, oxygenated blood to every aspect of the body. The outcome of the sequence is progressive opening as well as optimal health for mind, body and spirit.
Breathing Exercise #1: Standing Deep Breathing
Standing Deep Breathing maximizes and increases your lung capacity and also increases circulation throughout the body. It prevents and alleviates respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and shortness of breath. Standing Deep Breathing is a good warm up before any kind of exercise.
Pose #1: Half Moon Pose
Half Moon Pose strengthens every muscle in the body’s core, especially in the abdomen, and flexes and strengthens the latissimus dorsi, oblique, deltoid and trapezius muscles. It increases the flexibility of the spine comprehensively, from coccyx to neck; promotes proper kidney function; and helps to cure enlargement of the liver and spleen. Half Moon also firms and trims the waistline, hips, abdomen, buttocks and thighs.
Pose # 2: Hands to Feet Pose
Hands to Feet Pose increases flexibility of the spine. It works the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the legs and improves circulation there as well. It also strengthens the glutes, the upper body and back, colon, obliques, deltoids and trapezius muscles.
Pose # 3: Awkward Pose
Awkward Pose will tone and reshape your legs. It heals chronically cold feet. It also helps relieve rheumatism and arthritis in the legs, and helps to cure slipped discs and other problems in the lower spine.
Pose # 4: Eagle Pose
Eagle Pose is the only posture that opens up the 14 largest joints in the skeletal system. Beyond improving flexibility in the hips, knees, ankles and the rest. Eagle Pose also supplies fresh blood to the reproductive system, sex organs, and kidneys, which increases sexual vitality and helps clear up reproductive problems.
Pose # 5: Standing Head to Knee Pose
Standing Head to Knee Pose improves the flexibility of the sciatic nerves and strengthens the hamstrings and leg muscles. It also works the muscles of the back, the biceps, and the triceps. It helps to squeeze and flush out the internal abdominal organs, such as the gall bladder, pancreas and spleen, as well as the uterus and ovaries. It is great for the cardiovascular system.
Pose # 6: Standing Bow Pose
Standing Bow Pose moves all the blood from one side of the body to the other, then back again. It develops balance, increases the size and elasticity of the rib cage, firms the abdominal wall and upper thighs, and improves the flexibility and strength of the lower spine. Standing Bow Pose builds patience, determination and concentration.
Pose # 7: Balancing Stick Pose
Balancing Stick Pose increases blood flow all over the body at the same time. The forward tilt of the torso sends high-speed blood pouring into the heart and brain. This posture strengthens the heart muscle and cleans out the veins and arteries. It works all the muscles of the spine and lower extremities.
Pose # 8: Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose
Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose is good for depression, memory loss, constipation and abdominal obesity. It increases circulation to the brain and adrenal glands, massages the internal organs and intestines, and increases flexibility in the pelvis, ankles, hip joints and spine. This posture releases tension in the lower back muscles and stretches and strengthens the sciatic nerves and all the tendons in the legs.
Pose # 9: Triangle Pose
Triangle Pose affects the whole body including muscles, nerves, organs and tissues. Flexing and strengthening the last five vertebrae in this posture can alleviate crooked spines, as well as rheumatism and lower back pain. Triangle Pose benefits the heart and lungs, forcing them to work together. This posture is good for anorexia, constipation, colitis, hip and back pain, spondylitis, menstrual disorders, frozen shoulder and much more.
Pose # 10: Standing Separate Head to Knee Pose
Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose trims the abdomen, waistline, hips, buttocks and thighs. It massages and compresses the thyroid gland, which helps to regulate the metabolism and the immune system.
Pose # 11: Tree Pose
Tree Pose improves posture and balance and increases the flexibility of the ankles, knees, and hip joints. By strengthening the internal oblique muscles, it also prevents hernia. Tree Pose creates total body traction.
Pose # 12: Toe Stand
Toe Stand Pose strengthens the knees and is therapeutic for rheumatism of the knees, ankles, and feet. It also opens up the knee and hip joints, and helps cure hemorrhoid problems. This pose develops great mental strength.
Pose # 13: Dead Body/Corpse Pose
Dead Body/Corpse Pose facilitates powerful blood flow, then lets circulation return to normal, creating internal cleansing and greatly magnifying the benefits of the postures that precede it. Dead Body Pose creates complete relaxation.
Pose #14: Wind Removing Pose
Wind-Removing Pose massages the ascending, descending and transverse colon and also compresses the entire digestive system. It strengthens the arms, prevents flatulence, improves hip flexibility, and firms the abdomen and thighs.
Pose #15: The Sit-Up
The Sit Up strengthens and tones the abdomen, invigorates the body and increases the flexibility of the spine.
Pose #16: Cobra Pose
Cobra Pose strengthens the lumber spine, relieving pain and combating slipped or herniated discs, scoliosis and arthritis in that region. Other important benefits include better digestion, relief from menstrual disorders, improved appetite, normal blood pressure, and efficient functioning of the liver and spleen.
Pose #17: Locust Pose
Locust Pose increases strength in the upper spine, arms and shoulders. The stretching of the arms can relieve tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis. Locust can also help with varicose veins in the legs.
Pose #18: Full Locust Pose
Full Locust Pose increases strength in the middle spine. It is good for scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylosis and slipped discs. It opens up the rib cage and increases elasticity there. Full Locust firms the abdominal muscles, upper arms, hips and thighs.
Pose #19: Bow Pose
Bow Pose increases the strength of the entire spine and revitalizes all the spinal nerves by increasing circulation. It opens up the rib cage, which allows the lungs to expand more fully. Besides helping with all manner of back problems, Bow Pose aids digestion, fights constipation, and combats bronchitis and diabetes while improving the functioning of the large and small intestines, the liver, kidneys and spleen.
Pose #20: Fixed Firm Pose
Fixed Firm Pose strengthens and improves the flexibility of the lower spine, hips, knees and ankle joints. It increases circulation to the lower limbs, and is therapeutic for lower back pain, sciatica, rheumatism and varicose veins. Fixed Firm Pose strengthens the psoas muscles and helps prevent hernias.
Pose #21: Half Tortoise Pose
Half Tortoise Pose increases blood flow to the brain which enhances memory and mental clarity. It relieves neck and shoulder tension, low back pain and firms abdomen and thighs. This posture also stretches the lower part of the lungs, which is therapeutic for asthma, and counters indigestion, flatulence, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.
Pose #22: Camel Pose
Camel Pose creates maximum compression of the spine, which stimulates the nervous system. It improves the flexibility of the neck and spine, relieves backache, and helps degenerative spinal problems. Camel Pose is excellent for good postural alignment.
Pose # 23: Rabbit Pose
Rabbit Pose increases the mobility and elasticity of the spine and back muscles. Spinal stretching also expedites the feeding of the nervous system with fresh blood and oxygen. This posture relieves tension in the neck, shoulders and back. It helps alleviate colds, sinus problems, and chronic tonsillitis. Rabbit Pose can also be therapeutic for insomnia, diabetes and depression.
Pose # 24: Head to Knee Pose
The combination of Head to Knee and Stretching pose is excellent for the immune and lymphatic systems. They increase circulation to the liver, spleen, pancreas, thyroid, thymus and intestines. It also improves digestion and is good for allergies and arthritis.
Pose #25: Stretching Pose
Stretching Pose elongates the sciatic nerves, thigh biceps and calf muscles. This posture increases flexibility of the last five vertebrae of the spine and relieves chronic diarrhea by improving the circulation in the bowels.
Pose #26: Spine Twisting Pose
Spine Twisting Pose improves the flexibility of the spine and hip joints and relieves back pain. This posture prevents slipped discs, rheumatism of the spine, kyphosis, scoliosis, cervical spondylosis and arthritis. It also calms the nervous system.
Breathing Exercise #2: Blowing in Firm
Blowing In Firm strengthens the abdominal organs and increases circulation to them. It stimulates the digestive system and increases the elasticity of the lungs.
The Pursue Yoga practice is a compassionately taught breath-to-movement sequence intended to awaken the individual senses while helping promote strength, flexibility, and awareness. Balanced with calming stretches,expect to move through an invigorating full-body flow, where you’ll explore yoga postures and fundamental principles of Vinyasa yoga, set to inspiring music. This is an open level class that will meet the individual where they are while always providing “success options” and progressions to decrease or increase the level of intensity in each posture. Classes and music are diverse and sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy.
Pursue’s signature 50-minute Condition class prioritizes building stamina in the muscles and respiratory system through endurance training and strength sets. Every session incorporates resistance training stations to improve muscle strength and tone (utilizing equipment such as free weights, kettlebells, medicine balls, tubes/bands, and your own body weight), sprinkled with high-intensity cardio intervals to spike your heart rate (through the use of Schwinn Stationary Bikes, Concept Indoor Rowing Machines, SkiErg Endurance Machines, FreeMotion Treadmills, body weight, and jump ropes). The number of stations and interval times will vary in each class and every session will employ a variety of training methodologies, including: Tabata, interval, circuit, ladder, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible), EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute), isometric holds, team challenges, pyramid training, and supersets. Come prepared to train hard, sweat hard, and to be inspired by an energizing playlist and motivational coaching!
State-of-the-art heart rate monitoring technologies are available (but not required) for our Pursue Condition classes; providing users the opportunity to track their heart rate and train the body in a way that is unique to the individual and their personal goals (including weight loss, cardiovascular endurance, fat burning, decreased blood pressure, decreased cholesterol, improved circulation, and increased heart and lung capacity). Why is heart rate monitoring beneficial? Because you can get different fitness benefits by exercising in different heart rate (HR) zones. There are five exercise zones based on the percentage ranges of maximum heart rate. In each zone, you will feel a different level of exertion and your body will be burning a different percentage of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Click here to read more about the benefits of training in various heart rate zones.
Cycle at Pursue is a 50-minute, rhythm-based indoor cycling class which builds stamina, strength, and endurance through high-intensity cardio, muscle-toning movement, and energizing choreography, powerfully paired to the rhythm of motivating music. Cycle classes target the core and leg muscles through low-impact cardiovascular movement and also include a dedicated free weight section for arm, shoulder, and back strengthening. Each class is led by expert instructors who encourage, inspire, and empower each rider to push themselves to their personal best. The Pursue cycle experience challenges both the body and the mind; leaving you feeling strong, inspired, confident, and grounded when you walk out the door. Click here to read more about the benefits of training in various heart rate zones.
This practice is a total body workout that utilizes a state-of-the-art, comprehensive, fitness conditioning system, called the Megaformer. Our Megaformer classes follow the Lagree Fitness Method, which applies the concepts of variable resistance and dynamic tension to strengthen, lengthen, and tone the entire body. Our elite team of instructors lead each class through mindful, slow and controlled, low-impact, muscle-quivering, yet high intensity movements; the workout is intense on the muscles, but safe on the spine, joints, and connective tissues. Student’s muscle stamina will be challenged through quick transitions between exercises – to keep an elevated heart rate and maintain continuous tension in the body. Instructor-led directions, cues, and modifications are straightforward and timely, ensuring that all muscles are properly firing, while encouraging training to a threshold that will stimulate change; we believe staying out of your comfort zone is the only real path to progress! Expect to work hard, shake, sweat, and struggle, but do it all to an inspiring playlist and motivational coaching designed to push you to your edge!
The Lagree Fitness Method is based upon 5 basic training principles:
When combined together on one machine, with a moving carriage, stationary platforms, handles, and variable spring loads, these 5 principles make way for infinite possibilities.
You will burn fat, build endurance, and tone and lengthen your muscles. In addition, through intelligent sequencing, each workout is designed to maximize EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption), which helps you burn fat for several hours after class is over. Click here to read a few of our client testimonials.
The Lagree Fitness Method engages stabilizing muscles as well as muscles that are hard to target with standard exercise routines. Balanced strength in opposing muscle groups helps reduce back pain, joint pain, and can eliminate nagging overuse injuries and injuries resulting from compensations in the body.
Our clients range from cross-training elite and professional athletes to weekend warriors. Cyclists, runners, climbers, hikers, skiers, and dancers all attend our classes to improve their athleticism both in and outside the studio.
Each move requires laser focus concentration, so your mind has no time to wander. This produces a meditative experience that leaves you refreshed and rejuvenated when you walk out the door.