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In the News | IMX Pilates

In the News | IMX Pilates
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(Franchise Clique)
Updated: Mar 27, 2015
Word count: 782 · Read time: 5 mins

“You need strong core muscles, front and back, to keep your spine elongated and healthy, says Jeffrey Goldstein, M.D., a spine surgeon at the Hospital for Joint Diseases …we asked Elyse McNergney, founder of IM=X, a pilates system in New York, to design a back-focused workout…”
–Self Magazine

“Here is one equation that will keep you fit! …In a one-hour [IM=X] workout, you can shape your legs, hips, abs, back, chest and arms on the Xercizer… pro athletes, including members of the NY Mets use it…”
–Physical Magazine

“Twenty-five years after winning 3 consecutive national titles, and 8 years after their last professional performance, Jojo Starbuck and Ken Shelley returned to the ice …Off ice, the two relied on Elyse McNergney …She helped the pair develop strength and flexibility for a professional comeback.”
–International Figure Skating

“…the trendiest class on the coast …IM=X — a muscle toning and flexibility program leads exercisers through a series of toning and stretching moves on a sturdier version of the pilates reformer …You’ll gladly groan through the 30-60 minutes of body shaping.”
–Fitness Magazine

“These moves are designed not only to tone and elongate your muscles, but also to improve your posture and help your back. So try them and start reaping the benefits”
–Fit Magazine

“Think: Group Pilates class [IM=X membership]. In the class I took, each student lay on a Reformer-type machine that uses pulleys and springs for resistance …Each repetition demanded extreme concentration. My legs shook because despite all my training, they didn’t recognize the new movements …The IM=X class passed my fitness test …my run seemed a little boring in comparison.”
–Shape Magazine

“This method works several areas at the same time, which is why Elyse calls the program Integrated Movement Xercize…If you do the exercises consistently, with proper form, you will see and feel the difference!”
–Women’s Fitness

“Where to do pilates…some instructors have expanded on the Pilates workout and developed their own exercises using the equipment… IM=X … blends the Alexander Technique …with Pilates.”
–New York Times

“IM=X…combines strength training with stretching to give long, lean muscles, not bulk…and that is the essence of McNergney’s …workout.”

“IM=X Floorwork programming incorporates the use of an IM=X Ring, a small, light-weight, resilient hoop…used to strengthen the arms, shoulders, back, legs, and hips. The program provides strength and flexibility for the entire body, with particular emphasis on the spine stabilization system (“core” abdominal and back muscles).”
–Club Industry Magazine

“Built to withstand heavy usage… the Xercizer is an updated version of the original Pilates Reformer that features an extra-durable, industrial design…resistance levels that accomodate a wide range of users…”
–Fitness Industry Technology

“Stepping the intensity up a notch, this video incorporates cardio and strength-training elements for optimal sculpting success. aided by an instructional voiceover and helpful scrolling tips, two instructors demonstrate a series of exercises utilizing pelvic and ribcage stabilization techniques. Save up your energy for the plyometric jump segments sprinkled throughout the workout which was created by exercise physiologist Elyse McNergney…”
–PilatesStyle Magazine

“The Integrated Movement Xercize program incorporates pilates moves but emphasizes strength training and cardiovascular elements that are not inherent in traditional pilates.”
–Personal Fitness Professional

“The Xercizer is an upgrade of the original Pilates ‘Reformer’ offering improved design, increased functionality and durability…”
–Club Industry Magazine

“Gym rats and couch potatoes alike have been embracing the low-impact, high-results workout known as pilates… IM=X pilates now offers studio franchises across the U.S….with modern gym practices…”
–Entrepreneur Magazine

“The IM=X Pilates Method will strengthen the muscles surrounding your hips and lower spine… probably the most important thing you can do to make your stomach look flatter. In two weeks, you’ll have better posture and more powerful muscles. But don’t stop there! Within four weeks, you’re bound to look great in any bare-back style, because a strong back is a sexy back — and that feels good all over.”
–Self Magazine

“Entrepreneurs are tapping the country’s thirst for individualized health and fitness…The Xercize Studio, LLC began franchising the IM=X Pilates Studios…
for aging baby boomers fed up with overcrowded gyms…”
–Wall Street Journal

“Elyse McNergney…re-engineered, re-energized and re-branded the physical fitness system Joseph Pilates…Part jock, part dancer, part academic and part entrepreneur, McNergney has an intense interest in fitness, posture, strength training and the mechanics of making healthy bodies, which led her to devise “the next evolution in Pilates training.” It also compelled her to earn both an M.Ed. in exercise physiology from Columbia University and an M.A. in movement sciences from New York University . Her work with private exercise clients, from professional athletes such as Orel Hershiser and JoJo Starbuck to elderly people with back pain and regular folks looking for improved fitness, inspired her to develop the IM=X (pronounced IMX) system in 1996.”
–Entrepreneurial Woman

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