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  • Sculpting Strides: Elevate Your Running Game

    Sculpting Strides: Elevate Your Running Game

    THE ULTIMATE CROSS TRAINING WORKOUT FOR RUNNERS As awesome as running is, and let’s be honest the runners high is real, it’s almost equally as important to cross-train to keep you in tip-top shape. Today we’re talking about great ways to cross-train for your next marathon, 10K or favorite outdoor activity! Here are our four major reasons why Running + InstaPhysique = the perfect combination. 1. Injury Prevention Our Megaformer workout is a high-intensity, low-impact workout, meaning your heart rate will increase but there won't be any stress on your joints or spine. Running is a high-intensity, high-impact sport, especially for your knees, glutes, hips, ....

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  • 7 Tips to Improve Your Planks

    7 Tips to Improve Your Planks

    Planks. Most either love them or hate them. But, if you're looking to create strength and stamina from the inside out, they should be one of your go-to moves! Want to improve your plank form? You first need to learn how to properly brace your core so that your low back doesn’t take over.If you’re feeling your low back taking over during planks, that means you aren’t doing them correctly…plain and simple. Why does your low back want to take over? Often our abs are inactive and our hips are tight because of our modern lifestyle, which can cause our low back to do work that it shouldn’t, and can’t handle. On the Megaformer InstaPhysique, we can ....

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  • A Better Red Light Therapy Experience

    A Better Red Light Therapy Experience

    If you haven't heard, the newest addition to our Smart Sauna InstaPhysique inSacramentois integrated red light therapy. Included with our newly updated near infrared LED panels, you also get highly emissive mid and far infrared. The addition of red light further helps in anti-aging benefits, reduction of inflammation, repair of muscle tissues, and improved skin health. Studies show that exposure to these wavelengths promote muscle recovery, decrease inflammation, increase collagen and elastin production, growth of new blood vessels in the skin, and energize your mitochondria. Research shows low levels of light have a much better effect on stimulating and repairing tissues than higher ....

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  • Infrared Sauna on a Hot Summer Day? Yes, please!

    Infrared Sauna on a Hot Summer Day? Yes, please!

    You asked, we answered! Why would any sane person voluntarily sit in a sauna while it’s 100+ degrees outside? We know that the more regularly you use an infrared sauna the more amazing (downright magical) the effects are. Because of this, saunas seem like a no-brainer in the cold and dreary winter months. But once the weather warms and everyone is flocking to the nearest pool, your infrared sauna time is no less important. Here's Why: Glow Boost / Sunburn Relief: It sounds too good to be true, but science supports it. Photobiomodulation uses invisible, near infrared (NIR) wavelengths (700 to 1,200 nanometers (nm)) and visible red light (620-750 nm) to deliver energy to ....

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  • 4 Tips To Create New Habits

    4 Tips To Create New Habits

    Feeling like you need to make some changes? Here are the tips that have helped me form new habits: Be specific, and start small. Incremental changes lead to big results. Share your plans with people that will support you (family, friends, the InstaPhysique community) Be patient and realistic. I use the concept of progressive overload. Once you get comfortable with where you are put pressure on progress, a habit (good or bad) takes approximately 3 weeks to begin to form and really a few months for it become more permanent. Remember the 80/20 rule - 80% consistency over 2-3 months is way better than being perfect for 2 weeks and then quitting. At the end of the day, I just ....

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  • 6 Reasons Why the Mega Is An Absolute Game-Changer For Men

    6 Reasons Why the Mega Is An Absolute Game-Changer For Men

    Hey, fellas! 👋 Don't let anyone tell you that InstaPhysique is just for the ladies! If you’re looking for a workout that's intense, efficient, and perfect for athletes (and all men & women in general), then look no further than the Megaformer (aka the Mega)! Let's break it down. Unlike pilates done on a reformer, the patented Megaformer was designed with men in mind, larger and with heavier springs and the ability to work muscles by heavy pushing + pulling with and pulling against tension. InstaPhysique is all about efficiency and results, and the work we do on this incredible machine promotes fat loss and lean muscle growth. Here's why the Mega is an absolute ....

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  • What Is a "Lymphatic Drainage Workout Massage" and Is it Worth It?

    What Is a "Lymphatic Drainage Workout Massage" and Is it Worth It?

    We are often asked "what exactly is a mechanical body roll massage, and why should I do it?". Read on as we answer our most frequently asked questions... What is INSTAROLL (a body roll massage)? Body rolling is an innovative massage therapy system that improves musculoskeletal function, as well as helps to promote healthy fat and cellulite reduction. The roller operates by providing an active massage to the regions it contacts, which focuses on improving blood circulation into the muscle tissues in which it may be limited, which oxygenates these regions and helps to burn fat. Additionally, the massage stimulates improved drainage of lymph fluid and toxins from the skin and ....

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  • 3 Ways Infrared Sauna Relieves Allergies Naturally

    3 Ways Infrared Sauna Relieves Allergies Naturally

    Wouldn’t you love to be able to walk outside and enjoy a beautiful spring or fall day without the misery of sneezing, wheezing, coughing, or an itchy, runny nose? Allergicrhinitis is a chronic respiratory condition that can interrupt your daily life with unpleasantsymptoms triggered by ordinary substances, such as pollen or dust. It’sestimated that up to 40 percent of people in the world suffer from it, and it’s the fifth most common cause of chronic illness in the U.S. When your body sees the budding trees, fresh-cut grass, and pollen-filled air as the enemy and reacts with inflammatory histamines, you may find yourself desperate for reliefthat doesn’t make you ....

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  • Happy Spring! The Benefits of Variable Spring Tension

    Happy Spring! The Benefits of Variable Spring Tension

    Happy first day of spring! 🌼 As the weather starts to warm up and the days get longer, it's the perfect time to focus on your fitness and start incorporating some new challenges into your routine. And, if you're a Megaformer enthusiast like we are, you know that one of the key benefits of this amazing machine is the variable spring tension. Here's some of our favorite reasons why variable spring tension, and the way we utilize it here at InstaPhysique, is going to give you the most efficient and effective workout in only 40 minutes: 1. Variable spring tension allows you to perform movements that are difficult or impossible to perform with static weights. And, because the ....

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  • Boosting Your Lymphatic System and Immune Function: Tips for a Healthier You

    Boosting Your Lymphatic System and Immune Function: Tips for a Healthier You

    The lymphatic system is one of the most overlooked yet significant systems in the body. It includes a complex network of vessels, ducts, lymph nodes, the spleen, the thymus, the adenoids, and the tonsils, and it’s expansive system travels throughout the body to remove waste from every cell while helping to regulate the immune system. The lymphatic vessels act like a giant drainage system for the body that needs to stay clear for it to work properly.The lymph must flow freely to ensure that waste products and fluids do not build up in the tissues. Just like in your home if the drains are clogged in your toilet or sink, you can’t get rid of waste effectively—the ....

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  • Why Are Your Intrinsic Muscles So Important?

    Why Are Your Intrinsic Muscles So Important?

    What are the intrinsic muscles? The intrinsic muscles are those smaller muscles that exist entirely within the confines of the muscle and the occur deep within the structure. For example, the extrinsic core is made up of larger muscles you know like the gluteal muscles, hamstrings, adductors and lats – while the intrinsic core is composed of the transverse abdominals, internal, multifidus, diaphragm and pelvic floor. The function of these muscles is to support the lumbar spine and create intra-abdominal pressure. If there is a lack of strength in any one of these essential muscles, you may notice posture changes such as a slouched forward posture through the shoulders and ....

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  • Tired of Poor Posture?

    Tired of Poor Posture?

    One of the most important things about body mechanics and posture is alignment. As humans, our posture represents how well we move – your posture says a lot about how your muscles and joints are working. Many pains and problems in the body are associated with long-term misalignments. For example, a golf player who is always swinging and rotating in one direction may lead themselves to having asymmetrical overuse injuries over time. These can happen from bad habits or outside forces such as accidents or sports activities. Remember, what you tend to do most your body will want to adapt to (p.s. this is why we constantly vary tempo, angles, range of motion, tension, etc. when training ....

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  • How Infrared Sauna Therapy Can Boost Your Immune System

    How Infrared Sauna Therapy Can Boost Your Immune System

    While there may not be an actual “cold and flu season”, winter is a time immune systems are weaker because of lack of sun, intake of sugary food, holiday stress, and less sleep. Most of us know the traditional benefits associated with sauna use, including relaxation, stress reduction, sweating and toxin release, but did you know that the patented heating and near-infrared light technology in the Sunlighten 3in1 sauna we use at InstaPhysique can actually strengthen your immune system? In this blog, we will discuss how infrared saunas can help strengthen your immune system for the cold and flu season. How a Fever Improves Immune Function Hippocrates famously said, “Give me ....

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  • Let's Talk Angles

    Let's Talk Angles

    The work we do on the Mega is adjustable to training at different angles to help recruit different muscle groups and train functional movement patterns. Each workout is programmed to take your body to a certain threshold of intensity to stimulate the body’s adaptive changes. When the body is training at an effective intensity and the muscles are being effectively stimulated, your results are maximized. One of the key elements we use to effectively stimulate your body’s adaptive changes is effective form – YOUR ANGLES MATTER! Changing the angle of the body can change the way gravity affects the exercise. It will also change where you feel the work and the intensity of ....

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  • Beyond Building Muscle, The Right Recovery is Important

    Beyond Building Muscle, The Right Recovery is Important

    No one wants muscle soreness to slow them down. Whether you’re a competitive athlete, a weekend golfer, or simply trying to stay active, proper muscle recovery impacts your ability to keep doing what you love. For athletes of all levels, research shows infrared saunas are useful in enhancing muscle recovery and performance. Your recovery process, or downtime between your workout or training sessions, should be equally as important as your training when trying to build muscle or enhance performance. During your recovery process, energy is restored and the body is able to heal tissue damage and rebuild muscles. Building muscle not only increases strength, but also boosts metabolism, ....

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  • Need Relaxation? How Infrared Sauna Therapy Helps

    Need Relaxation? How Infrared Sauna Therapy Helps

    How Infrared Sauna Therapy can help with Relaxation Stepping out of a sauna is an incredibly refreshing feeling. No matter how much time you were able to sit (and sweat), your mind feels clearer, and you may wish you were able to do this every day. Thankfully, with our Sunlighten 3in1 infrared sauna, you can – and should. That’s because our infrared sauna has been linked to helping you relax and bolstering your physical and mental wellness. Read on to learn how infrared heat helps you achieve that blissful, relaxed state. What is infrared heat? First, it’s important to understand that not all saunas are built the same. While many of them are great for optimizing wellness, ....

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  • Squad Stories: Meet Client, Danielle

    Squad Stories: Meet Client, Danielle

    We asked member, Danielle, what brought her to the studio and why she stays – read on for her story, in her own words! As a former college soccer player, I knew I needed to find a lower impact workout as I moved forward in life. I signed up for a gym membership, tried various studios & sought to find the next activity I could commit to. When I came across InstaPhysique, the game changed. The squad atmosphere reminded me of being on a soccer team again, and the coaches inspired me every workout. At the time, I was going through difficult changes personally and professionally, so InstaPhysique became my therapy. Like Coach Kristin says, ‘if you’re thinking about ....

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  • Squad Stories: Meet Roseville Client, Alice

    Squad Stories: Meet Roseville Client, Alice

    We asked member, Alice, what brought her to the studio and why she stays – read on for her story, in her own words! I’m a full time registered dietitian, and also teach Bikram yoga on the side. I’ve always been an exercise fanatic, starting when I was about 12, going to an all-women’s gym with my Grandma. Back in the day I did aerobics, got really into weight training in college, later started swimming and yoga. I even did a fitness competition in my mid 40’s upon the encouragement of the trainer I was working out with at the time. On vacation several years ago in LA, I did my first Lagree class in Malibu. At the time I thought I was doing some version of ....

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  • Squad Stories: Meet Roseville Client, Dina

    Squad Stories: Meet Roseville Client, Dina

    We asked Roseville member, Dina, what initially brought her to the studio – read on as she shares her story! I moved to Roseville in September 2020, and one of the first goals I had was to find a lagree studio. I initially began attending megaformer workouts in January 2019 where I lived previously. When I found InstaPhysique, I tried the new client special, and shortly thereafter, I signed up for the unlimited membership. This has been the most enjoyable, effective, and efficient workout I have ever tried. I spent years prior working out at a regular gym only to experience injuries and average results. In my opinion, there is just no comparison to lagree. Consistency with this ....

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  • Hitting the Slopes This Season? Ski Longer, Stronger & with More Confidence

    Hitting the Slopes This Season? Ski Longer, Stronger & with More Confidence

    With all this new fresh powder in Tahoe, you may be hitting the slopes for the first time this season. Then, as you start to work your way down the first run, your quads are on fire and you are immediately reminded of the aches and pains that can come with a day on the mountain, especially at the beginning of the season. This is the epic day of your dreams, but your legs are screaming for the après ski lounge. RIGHT NOW!!! Sound familiar? While skiing is fun, it can also be hard on the body. Skiers and snowboarders need to be fit and agile to manage the challenging terrain and conditions, and to reduce their chance for injury. Skiing demands eccentric leg strength (it is ....

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  • YOUR BUTT: Why We Care So Much About It

    YOUR BUTT: Why We Care So Much About It

    THAT COVETED INSTA BOOTY : While having a lifted, well-toned rear end looks great, the benefits go much deeper than just appearance. Your backside consists of three major muscles: the glute maximum, glute medius, and glute minimus. This important group of muscles extends the hip (pulls the thigh behind you), abducts the hip (your lateral movement to the side), and does internal and external rotation of hip. They work in conjunction with the hamstrings (the three muscles at the back of our upper leg) to help us walk, run, kick and climb. They’re incredibly important, but they’re often weak and underworked. Many of us to have chronically tight and weak glutes due to excessive ....

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