Community Spotlight: Celebrating Movement at Lagree

January 14, 2020
Isabella Torchia

The only way we wanted to celebrate the launch of our new Sport Collection was by celebrating movement. Today we gathered some of our best friends at Studio Lagree in Toronto to work out, high-five, and honor the strength of our bodies. The Lagree Fitness Method is a program that features targeted exercises that develop muscle tone and strength. We knew we had to try it!

But before we put the Catalyst to the test and worked our core on the Megaformer (not as scary as it sounds, we promise!), we caught up with our Knix pals and asked them two very important questions: What motivates you? What do you love about yourself the most? After all, there’s no better way to start a new kind of workout than to amp yourself up with some self-love and positivity. 

Kaila McManus / @kailamcmamus / Head Trainer at Lagree

I’ve been teaching Lagree for 3 years. I started as a client and I have a fitness background, so I married the two! Now I do Lagree full time. It’s my passion and my favorite way to move my body. Every time I’m in class, my clients motivate me to push myself. Every time I tell them to not give up, I picture me saying that to myself too. Also, the feeling after a workout is the most motivating feeling. Mentally, physically, spiritually….your energetic body is beyond. 

The thing I love most about myself is my sense of courage. I will always try something and will never say no, even if I have butterflies about it. I always want to put myself out there, because the only way to grow is to step out of your comfort zone. I also love my arms! 

Anupa King / @anupaking 

What motivates me? Today it’s my children. My two boys. I feel my strongest when I’m active. I don’t just do it for them, I do it for me. I’m always working on me and I know I can always be a better version of me, and that’s because I want to be that better version for my boys. 

One of many things that I love about myself is how determined and focused I’ve been with healing my mind through postpartum depression. I’ve been determined to rediscover who I am as a person and as a mother— finding my inner-strength and really connecting with me. It was the only way I could really see myself coming out of the other end. 

I struggled quite a bit after my babies were born and I didn’t know how to move on. Through therapy I was able to find my strength that was already there, I just didn’t know it yet. I never thought I could be this determined or strong, and just seeing that makes me super proud. I’m getting goosebumps saying that! It makes me proud that I could survive the way I did. 

Jordanna Nativ / @jordannanativ

My biggest motivator out there is my daughter. The second I became a mom I knew I was on a mission to not just take better care of myself, but to set an amazing example for her. And that has been my mission ever since I became a mom about 6 years ago! 

There are lots of things I like about myself, things that I didn’t always like. Like, my curves! Like, my big personality! These things make me so happy and are part of who I am and I love sharing them.

Thanks for joining us!