Sebastien Lagree’s Megaformer Machines Put the Sweat in Pilates
Sebastien Lagree, the designer of exercise machines called Megaformers outside his company’s Burbank, Calif., warehouse. CreditEmily Berl for The New York Times.
On a recent afternoon, Sebastien Lagree knelt down and plucked a spring rigged up to an elliptical machine. He climbed aboard the Frankenstein-ian creation, one of many scattered about the Burbank, Calif., headquarters of his company, Lagree Fitness, which occupies a warehouse that brings to mind a mad scientist’s lab.
“On these machines here, I’m experimenting having a mix of static and variable tension,” he said, pedaling slowly. &ld...