From Our Founder: ChaiseFitness

The ladies of Chaise are true inventors. With a patented design on a chair and overhead bungee system, mother-daughter co-founders Lauren & Rachel combine elements of Pilates, ballet and aerobics for a workout that creates long, lean muscles. ChaiseFitness is one of the most popular group fitness classes in New York City, with a price tag of a whopping $39 per session.


When I first experienced Chaise, I definitely felt out of my comfort zone because the workout requires a lot of balance and grace (my height makes me somewhat of an awkward mover). Despite being a low-impact workout, sweat poured off of me thanks to the continuous hold and pulse sequences. Clearly one of the most innovative workouts in the market (check out their press to see for yourself), I wanted to find a way to feature the studio’s core principles and derive a workout suitable for the at-home or on-the-go user.

Rachel and Lauren had experience in designing workouts for personal clients, so coming up with Booya videos was a piece of cake for them. Utilizing a theraband to simulate the overhead bungee system, they were able to choreograph two workouts: ChaiseSculpt and Flex & Flow. As a former dancer, Rachel curated a great soundtrack and the movements are perfectly in sync with the music, making you feel like you’re in a real class.

Check them out and tell us what you think!

Access the nation's most talented fitness instructors anywhere, anytime, on any device.