How did IMx Pilates get started? IM=X was created by Elyse McNergney, Founder and CEO of IM=X Pilates, Inc. and The Xercize Studio franchise. A former dancer/choreographer and Exercise Physiologist, certified in the Pilates Method and the Alexander Technique, Ms. McNergney was impressed with the versatility and overall benefits of pilates-style training. During an eight-year stint as a personal trainer, she streamlined and enhanced the program to deliver a higher level of fitness in a shorter period of time. Ms. McNergney holds an M.Ed in Exercise Physiology from Columbia University and a M.A. in Movement Education from New York University. In talking with Elyse and learning about IM=X Pilates we knew that we had to bring this product to Acadiana.
What are a few of the best results that men and women in Acadiana can get from your program? IM=X stands for Integrated Movement Xercize. It’s an elite fitness formula that marries the muscle toning and lengthening benefits of Pilates with the best elements of strength and cardio training to increase flexibility, endurance and muscle tone, while strengthening the spine and abdominal core. IM=X improves posture, strengthens, lengthens and adds flexibility to the spine and tones the whole body in a short period of time. It attacks excess bulk in the hips and thighs and tightens the body’s core muscles for rock-hard abs.
Who can benefit from IM=X training? Everyone -- from fitness newbies to hard-core gym rats -- can benefit
from IM=X. The program has been proven effective for all body types and fitness levels, regardless of age, weight or ability. There are specialized IM=X formats designed for professional athletes, pregnancy, seniors, weight loss and back pain. And, as participants progress through the program, the sequences and combination of moves become increasingly more challenging, so IM=X is never boring and always results focused.
How often do you have classes or organized sessions? At this point we host 25 classes per week with the majority of these being on the “Xercizer” machines. As we grow will have more time slots and options for our clients. During the month of March we are adding Saturday classes.
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