UPDATE: Kansas City lands Midwest’s first Body Lab fitness studio; opens Dec. 1 in Leawood’s Town Center Crossing

The Body Lab is an innovative, full-body conditioning workout created by internationally acclaimed trainer Sebastien Lagree

Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 10, 2014) – The Body Lab will open its first Midwest fitness studio in Leawood’s Town Center Crossing on Dec. 1, occupying a 1,700-square-foot space at 4217 W. 119th Street. Currently, the company has two locations in the Phoenix area. The Leawood location is the first in a larger expansion plan for the Midwest.

The Body Lab fitness program incorporates a mix of Pilates, cardio and strength training in to a convenient, low-impact, results-driven 50-minute workout. The workout is founded on the fitness approach of Sebastien Lagree, which integrates the key elements of resistance and counter-resistance in a sequence that allows for periods of zero gravity at peak muscle contraction. The composition of this fitness model is significant in that it encourages maximum exertion while exerting minimum impact on the body.

Lagree has gained international recognition since he opened his first fitness studio in September 2001 and licensed nearly 100 studios worldwide since that time. Celebrities who have transformed their bodies following the Lagree Fitness method include Michelle Obama, Ben Stiller, Sofia Vergara, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Simpson, Megan Fox, and Kim Kardashian. All Body Lab trainers are Lagree Fitness certified and are the first trainers in the greater Kansas City area and in the state of Kansas to hold this certification.

 The central piece to The Body Lab workout is the Megaformer, an all-in-one machine designed by Lagree that is an amped up redesign of the traditional Pilates reformer. The state-of-the-art Megaformer caters to both upper and lower-body muscles using a system of springs and pulleys to accommodate the resistance and counter-resistance components of the workout.

The Body Lab fitness studio will feature a total of 12 Megaformer machines; 11 available for group and semi-private classes and one for one-on-one personal training. The Body Lab workouts can be modified to accommodate all fitness levels and cater to health issues. Multiple levels of membership are available for purchase and all first classes are free of charge. For more information on The Body Lab please visit or call (913) 808-5180.

 About The Body Lab

The Body Lab, LLC is an official licensee of Lagree Fitness. It was founded in 2010 by Jenny Cushing and Rachel Forman who both trained at Lagree Fitness studios in the Los Angeles area. There are two locations in Arizona with several more planned in the greater Phoenix area, as well as expansion plans in the Midwest. The Body Lab recently won Best Alternative Exercise Option & Personal Training from Arizona Foothills Magazine. For more information on the Body Lab, visit: For more information on Lagree Fitness and Sebastien Lagree, visit: