Some of the best bodies in the business (ie. Victoria’s Secret, Sports Illustrated swimsuit models, etc.) credit their near perfect physiques to two things: genetics (duh) and Justin Gelband. Known throughout the industry as “The Model Whisperer,” Gelband’s fitness technique has models and mortals alike flocking to his studio. Alas, it was only available in New York. Until last week. modelFIT hosted a week of pop up classes in Los Angeles over the past week, giving us Angelenos a taste of their signature workout. A blend of Pilates, yoga, balance, stability and functional training, among others, every tiny muscle was targeted in an effort to lengthen and strengthen for that killer model bod. We didn’t use any heavy weights or accessories. More using our own body weight as resistance, the class also incorporated some light hand and ankle weights, as well as bands, gliding discs and Pilates magic circles. Speaking as a bit of a fitness trollop, I can say that modelFIT had me hooked. So much so that I came back the next day for another class. As sad as I was to see them go, a little birdie told me that they are currently scouting studio locations in LA. So stay tuned. In the meantime, here’s a modelFIT workout video from Into the Gloss to hold you over. Or check them out the next time you’re in the Big Apple. Your fellow beach goers will thank you.
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