Body by Lara focuses on muscle design, body transformation and anti-ageing in a workout created for both your face and body. The base of Lara’s research grew from the link between exercise and anti-ageing. Lara recognised the worldwide obsession and understands how exercise affects the body on a cellular level creating Body by Lara.
Body by Lara brings cardio interval training to movement based exercise methods, combining Pilates, Garuda, Gyrotonic, Barre and Plyometrics. After 16 years of experience in the fitness industry teaching Pilates, Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, Garuda, Booty Barre, Garude Barre and Face Yoga, with a background in sports science, Lara has created a workout designed to cover all aspects of fitness including anti-ageing. Body by Lara is results focused to create a sculpted physique, improved posture and flexible and agile body.
BODY BY LARA
'Before I started practicing Pilates, I used to say half-jokingly that staying in shape was 50% discipline and 50% vanity, now I realise what I hadn't factored in was a sizeable proportion of science. Having that science explained and demonstrated by a practitioner as precise an cogent as Lara Hassan allowed me to progress beyond just 'staying in shape', and to a clearer understanding of how my body actually works, and that's no joke..' - Sting
BODY BY LARA
The Body by Lara method is a combination of Pilates and core work to ensure there will be no risk on the joints. The inclusion of Gyrotonic and Garuda add dimensional movement patterns, as well as bringing the beautiful qualities that dance has.
The base of the method is interval training and circuits, using exercises from the methods Lara has been teaching for years.
THE ANTI-AGEING PACKAGE
Body by Lara’s Anti-Ageing workouts are specifically designed to help reverse the symptoms of ageing, improve posture and energize the body.
The Anti-Ageing Workout is a combination of 30 minute exercises choreographed specifically for anti-ageing, posture, alignment, core work and footwork and 30 minutes of face yoga involving facial muscle training including self-massage, breathing techniques, acupressure and exercises to lift and tone the face.
Body by Lara’s Pilates brings the body back into balance, helping get rid of what is locked and inflexible enabling you to move freely again.
Pilates classes are taught on apparatus, mat and small props are used throughout the class.
Maximum of three in all group classes
Body Lab is the foundation to the classes and workouts offered by Body by Lara. It is advisable for beginners and individuals who choose to work on their technique. Focusing on the foundation of movements and use of apparatus, this class will teach about posture and the correct alignment while performing the exercises. Improve your strength and connection to postural muscles, core strength, foot strength and flexibility with Body Lab.
The Classical Tower workout is a total body tone up that combines the benefits of springs using your body weight. A challenging workout that offers all the benefits of standard Pilates, creating a strong core, increased flexibility and improved stamina.
Tower of Power
Tower of Power is an intermediate to advanced level class designed to build whole body strength. The choreography is the artistry of the class; the tower springs and the roll-down barre are used in standing, supine and side lying positions. Squats, butterfly, fencer lunges and punches are just some of the exercises included in the class.
Barre Body by Lara
Barre Body by Lara incorporates ballet barres, weights, elastic bands and balls. A balanced workout combining the elements of strength, flexibility and metabolic training delivers a fat burning and fun workout.
Prices for all group training
Each class - £50
Course of 10 sessions - £450
Matt Roberts Chelsea is only a short walk from either South Kensington or Knightsbridge underground stations.
230 Brompton Road
020 7581 9199
Monday to Thursday
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