Actress and Duchess-to-be Meghan Markle has always been refreshingly candid about how she keeps in shape. Whether it’s going for a run or practicing yoga, the newest member of the royal family likes to stay fit with a variety of different exercises.
The latest workout in her arsenal? Pilates.
“Pilates Platinum is hands down the best thing you could do for your body,” Markle recently told Women’s Health U.K., referring to the L.A. boutique studio chain founded by her personal trainer, turned close friend, Heather Dorak. “The results are incredible.”
Adding, “Your body changes immediately … give it two classes and you will see a difference.”
Hey, if it’s fit enough for a future Duchess, then it must be fit enough for us commoners. If you’re looking to strengthen and lengthen your body, here’s what you need to know about this royalty-approved workout.
What is Pilates Platinum?
According to the studio’s website, Pilates Platinum is “Pilates reinvented into a cardio and strength training workout.” In a small group setting, clients endure 55 minutes on the Megaformer for a full-body fat burning and conditioning workout that can burn up to 700 calories per workout. Bonus? The studio uniquely never repeats a workout twice.
What is the Megaformer?
The Megaformer sounds pretty intense, and that’s probably because it is. Developed by personal trainer Sebastien Lagree, the Megaformer is a state-of-the-art version of the Reformer machine, which merges Pilates with bodybuilding.
What’s the Workout?
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