When “The Assassin” is your instructor’s nickname, it should give you pause. (Even when the class she teaches revolves around jumping on a childhood throwback, an innocuous-looking mini-trampoline.) In the hands of Beyond Pilates owner Brandi Marino, that mini-tramp is actually her newest workout, Beyond Bounce, an epic leg-sculpting, cardio-busting class. I jump on and do a little jaunty hop. Marino looks at me. “It’s not about the up,” she says. “It’s about the down.”
“Artistic director Taylor Tomasi Hill visits this yoga/Pilates/barre/cycling studio for Pilates sessions with co-owner Brandi Marino” – VOGUE Style Across America
And just like that, what I thought was going to be child’s play has morphed into my calves on fire — and me really needing a drink of water.
Pushing up with your toes for each bounce engages your entire leg and backside; bracing your midsection keeps your core stable. Marino leads the class of 12 through a series of variations of high and low jumps, each varying with intensity. With a few punching jabs and a hot-pink stretchy band, my arms get a workout, too. But the most surprising part of this class is the abdominal workout: Lying on the trampoline, you’ll move through the most concentrated ab workout you may ever have. It’s slow, intense and very targeted. The most encouraging sign? The following day, I wanted to go back for more. 4314 Lovers Lane, Dallas, 214-363-4607, beyondstudiosdallas.com
– F | D LUXE Magazine
“Jon took one look at the megaformers and hilariously declared them something out of Madonna video“– Life Content
This month Beyond Pilates, a new fitness studio, is bringing the hottest celebrity workout from Los Angeles to Dallas. The studio is the first in Texas to have the brand new SPX Megaformer, a state-of-the-art Pilates machine that effectively tones, tightens and lengthens the entire body in
a fun, music infused, high-energy 50 minute class.
Brooke Burke, Marcia Cross, and Heroes stars Ali Larter and Hayden Panettiere are devoted fans of this revolutionary spin on traditional Pilates.
Beyond Pilates is a Pilates inspired workout that combines elements from strength training, for a cardio-centric workout on the state-of-the-art Megaformer. It’s a unique and safe workout- no jumping, no kicking, no punching, just moves that will strengthen, lengthen and tone BEYOND what you thought was possible. SPX offers a body reshaping workout that creates lean long muscle without bulk in a in a small group setting where music cranks, energy is high and attitude is contagious.
Yours truly went to a class and loved it! Think strengthening and toning on a machine that looks like a carriage…the class is taught by an instructor who teachs you correct positioning and how to use your core body to strengthen all those non-perfect areas. Whether you are a beginner or Pilates pro, they make you feel so welcome and comfortable no matter what your skill level is. Where Wear in the City will definitely be back!
– Where Wear In The City