With royal wedding bells around the corner, Meghan Markle is on a mission to prep for the big day in the most perfect manner and her to-do-list is quite inspirational for any bride-to-be.. Pre-wedding glow at her London-based facialist, check! Three-month ‘strict bridal booty camp’ at the Grace Belgravia health club, check! The ultimate exercise for brides-to-be, check! But let’s dwell on that a lil bit!
Meghan Markle’s favourite workout is Pilates Platinum. Being a self-proclaimed yogi herself, the Californian has previously admitted to enjoying a specific type of pilates to help her get into shape. But what is Pilates Platinum exactly?
Pilates Platinum is hands down the best thing you could do for your body,’ Meghan Markle once told Women’s Health UK, talking about the studio chain in LA that’s founded by her personal trainer/BFF, (and now potential bridesmaid), Heather Dorak.
‘There are so many workouts that you try out once and never go back to; You keep coming back for several reasons: your body changes immediately…Give it two classes and you will see a difference
In a nutshell, Pilates Platinum is a form of pilates that is dedicated to creating a fun and energizing workout that is a journey for the mind, body and core. A 55-minute class is said to give customers the ‘heart-pumping, muscle-quivering, body-lengthening, muscle-strengthening exercises our body desires’. By increasing resistance on isolated muscle groups during each exercise, the results are incredible. And contrary to traditional pilates which is known to rehabilitate muscle groups, the Megaformer results in a high intensity workout. Why? Because physical fitness is made up of five basic elements: cardio, strength, endurance, body composition, and flexibility. Platinum Pilates workouts address all five elements in well under an hour.
The machine might appear a bit intimidating at first, but surely if Kim Kardashian, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Obama, Vanessa Hudgens, Calvin Harris, and Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosiocan master it, the Lagree Fitness Method must be worth it, right?!