The workout, 50 minutes of high intensity cardio, endurance, strength and flexibility training, has celebrity endorsers and now, a home in Woodmont Triangle. Co-owner Danielle Tate, of Potomac, said her group searched Bethesda since April for a location before finding a spot at 4900 Auburn Ave.
The studio will open Jan. 25. Sculpt is offering a free class for anyone who likes the studio on Facebook.
“I consider megaformer pilates more of a lifestyle and because it’s a full-body workout — there’s a cardio element, there’s a weight resistance component — your entire body is being engaged for 50 minutes so you really isn’t a need to go to the gym,” Tate said. “I go for an hour, twice a week. I’m a mom and a CEO so for me it’s return on investment.”
It is one of three specialty fitness studios that have announced openings in downtown Bethesda for 2014. PureRyde, a cycling and pilates studio, will open in Bradley Shopping Center. Pure Barre, a national chain that uses ballet bars for 50-minute workouts, will open in the Shoppes of Bethesda.
Tate, who will open the studio with Bethesda residents Mary Farber and Ginine Beyer. She said megaformer pilates draws a more mixed crowd of males and females than regular pilates. (The workout was created by former French bodybuilder Sebastien Lagree.)
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