Claire Chidgzey and Jaye Cuypers

FAQs

I have never done Lagree or Rhythm Ride before, do I need to go to a beginner class?

Our Megaformer and Ride classes are for all levels. 

Please arrive 10 minutes early for your first class so we can show you around the studio, do a quick health pre-screen and show you how the Megaformer works or how to set up your bike properly. 

Your instructor will guide the class through each movement, offering options to challenge you whether it’s your first or 50th class.

What should I bring?

Please bring a sweat towel and your water bottle. You can store the rest of your belongings in our secure lockers – please leave your phone on silent!

Where can I park?

At the Subiaco studio: There is free 1 hour street parking on Hay Street and those surrounding (2 hours on Townshend Street!). If the street is busy, there is also paid parking at the corner of Olive & Churchill Streets, corner Townshend & York Streets and at The Colonnade.

At the Highgate studio: There is free 1 hour parking at the Brisbane Hotel, 2 hours free on Baker Ave and other various paid parking on Brisbane St.

How does the waitlist work?

You can put yourself on standby for a sold out class by adding yourself to the wait list. 

If a spot opens up you’ll receive a text message. Reply “Y” to confirm or “N” to decline so we can give the spot to another member. If you reply “Y” please cancel any other waitlists you’re on the same day so you don’t block those waitlists for other members!

If a spot opens up less than 8 hours before the class you will be added directly to the class – this includes overnight. Please be aware you cannot rebook the class if you miss it, so take yourself off the waitlist if you cannot make it.

The wait list is locked 2 hours prior to the scheduled class so if a spot opens up within this time we will call you before adding you to the class. 

What happens if I miss my class?

If you are unable to make a class please log into your account and cancel so we can give your spot to another member.

If you cancel more than 8 hours before the class start time this is called an Early Cancel, and you can rebook the session.

If you cancel less than 8 hours before the class start time this is called a Late Cancel, and cannot be rebooked. However you are welcome to show up as a walk-in for a later class that day and if there is a free spot, it’s yours!

If you are absent from a booked class this is called a No Show which will attract a $15 No Show Fine.

What happens if I am late to class?

We get it, life happens, usually at the worst time. Please give yourself enough time to get here and be prepared prior to the start time of the class.

Arriving even one minute late could mean that your spot is given to a member that is waiting or the door may be locked.

If you know you just won’t make it, please cancel yourself out of class so that the instructor is notified.

What happens if my class is cancelled?

Though we’d sell a kidney to get a cover, sometimes we have to cancel a class.

If this happens more than 8 hours from the scheduled start time, we’ll contact you to reschedule the same day. If nothing suits you, we’ll credit your class back to your account.

If we have to cancel within 8 hours we’ll contact you to reschedule, but if nothing suits you we’ll credit your class back AND provide a complimentary class to use anytime.

I’ve just had a baby and want to get back into it! When can I come?

Congratulations! Once you’ve been cleared to return to exercise by your OBGYN at your 6 week appointment you can return to LA Fit. However, if you had a caesarean delivery you’ll need to wait 12 weeks before returning to Megaformer class to give your body the time it needs to recover.

We require a clearance from your OBGYN prior to your first class back, and recommend you also see a women’s health physio too.

Do you have a referral program?

We sure do! Refer a friend to LA Fit and we’ll give you a complimentary class to join them at their first session.

Members who reach milestone attendance with our Century Club also receive Guest Passes to introduce LA Fit to their friends.

You will find all the details on our Refer a Friend program here

I am really unfit and haven’t exercised for ages, will I be able to do a class?

Congratulations on making the decision to get moving! You came to the right place. 

Our classes are for all fitness levels. Our #1 rule is listen to your body. Lagree exercises are slow and controlled so you will always keep up, but if you do find a particular exercise super challenging your instructor can offer plenty of modifications to lower the intensity. 

What do I wear?

Wear something comfortable you can stretch and bend in, like you would wear to pilates or yoga. We wear grip socks on the Megaformer so if you have a pair please bring them, or you can buy a pair at reception. 

How often should I come?

At LA Fit, we value time and quality over quantity. We are vocally anti-overtraining! 

You’ll see the full benefits with just 2 – 3 classes per week! During class, we work at effective intensity so allowing sufficient rest between classes is essential to allow your body to recover and repair (and increase your intensity threshold for the next class.) Training every other day is the maximum we ever recommend. 

Why is Lagree called Pilates on Steroids?

Lagree Fitness is not Pilates, though both are globally recognised as excellent methods of improving flexibility, core strength and balance without impact on the joints, spine and connective tissues.

The Pilates method, also known as “Contrology”, is a corrective system of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1930’s, when it became popular with dancers as a method of training and rehabilitation.  The Lagree Fitness method was developed by Sebastien Lagree over the past 20 years to simultaneously target body composition and fat loss, cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and endurance by reaching effective muscle stimulation. In clinical trials, Lagree Fitness has been proven to achieve 120% greater muscle stimulation – which means faster results in less time.

I’m pregnant. Can I come to Megaformer class?

Unless you have been advised otherwise by your doctor, exercising is an important part of maintaining a healthy pregnancy! If you have been working out with us regularly prior to falling pregnant you can continue classes as long as you feel comfortable.

If Megaformer is new to you, we do not recommend starting during pregnancy due to the intensity of the core exercises. We’d love to help you get back into shape after bub!

Where else can I do Megaformer?

LA Fit is the only fitness studio in Perth (or Western Australia!) with the Lagree Fitness method and Megaformer machines! If you’re interstate or overseas use the Lagree Locator or ask us for a recommendation to find a studio.

I am really unfit and haven’t exercised for ages, will I be able to do a class?

Congratulations on making the decision to get moving! You came to the right place. 

Our classes are for all fitness levels. Our #1 rule is listen to your body. Give yourself permission to sit and wind back the resistance at any time. Remember: choreography is always optional!

What do I wear?

Wear something cool and comfortable you can stretch and bend in – leggings or longer bike shorts will be more comfortable than running shorts.   We have complimentary shoe rental or bring your own (our bikes are compatible with SPD cleats). Remember to bring your socks!

How often should I come?

At LA Fit, we value time and quality over quantity. We are vocally anti-overtraining! 

Rhythm ride is an endurance workout with bursts of high intensity interval training so if you want to come every day you can (those cardio highs are real and super addictive!). Just know that your fitness and headspace will improve in just a couple of sessions a week.

Is Ride just like RPM and Spin?

Ummmm no. (Just like Lagree is not Pilates.) Ride is a rhythm ride, which means we move to the beat of the music – a cardio party on your bike! Each class is different, with custom playlists curated by our amazing instructors who weave jogs, sprints and climbs into super fun choreography, the occasional singalong and all the feels! We work on perceived rate of exertion so there are no displays and we encourage you to listen to your body – you can sit and just ride the rhythm any time you need.

Can I choose where I sit?

Yes! We have a bike booking sheet at reception to select your spot so you can hide in the back or rock the front row depending on how you’re feeling on the day.

Why can't I bring in my phone?

Ride is all about disconnecting from the outside world so you can reconnect with yourself and the rest of the pack. To help everyone in the room disconnect we have 3 Golden Rules:

  1. No mobile phones – please leave it in your locker. (And switch your wearables to DND if you wear one)
  2. No two way conversations – though please feel free to whoop, holler and sing along!
  3. Listen to your body – if at any point you need to sit and ride the rhythm please do
I’m pregnant. Can I come to Ride class?

Yes! But please take note of these few guidelines to ensure you and your baby stay safe.

Ride is an endurance cardio class with bursts of HIIT training. While pregnant, keeping your heart rate to a manageable level is vital and so our rule is that you should always be able to talk during the class – or even better sing along and enjoy the music!

Your bike setup may need adjustment to lift the handlebars and/or to lower the seat and certain moves may become awkward. Please talk to your instructor about what feels most comfortable and give yourself permission to sit or omit choreography when you need.

It is important that your body temperature does not rise to an unsafe level, so pick a cool spot in the room, drink lots of water, slow down or even take a break if you are feeling too hot.

As with all our classes, have something light to eat about an hour and a half before you arrive so you are feeling strong and ready to go!