What the press says about IM=X
"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."
"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..."
"...the trendiest class on the coast...IM=X® -- a muscle toning and flexibilty 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."
"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"
"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."
"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!"
"Where to do pilates...some instructors have expanded on the Pilates workout and developed their own exercises using the equipment... IM=X® blends principles of 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
"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..."
"The Integrated Movement Xercize (pronounced IMX) program incorporates pilates moves but emphasizes strength training and cardiovascular elements that are not inherent in traditional pilates."
--Personal Fitness Professional