Never been a big gym guy, but this is structured differently than most gyms. The instructors/coaches/motivators are each different, and move the process along seamlessly. I was a little apprehensive (not quite the right word), about the price, but for the butt kicking that I have received the past 5 months I've been a member, is well worth it.
Sadly, there are no Orangetheory places near my permanent home in NW PA, and there isn't a pool (minor to say the least), but overall, best gym experience I've had in a long, long time.
I have worked out at a variety of gyms and studios for years. I live a very active lifestyle. However, there is something really unique about OTF that just gets me motivated. I think it's the people, the music and the numerous time options for classes. Currently I belong to OTF Pentagon City and love the staff! Alex, Hannah, Lora and the whole crew are always so pleasant and positive and welcoming at the desk. The instructors are amazing - Monica rocks! George is also super! Yesterday I had Dany for the first time and today I had Geron. All are amazing. Thanks for an incredible experience!
What I like most about working out at this location is most of your coaches exude positive energy and are extremely motiving and inspiring. They come across as genuinely caring about the clients. Unfortunately, you have a couple of coaches at this location that are clearly there for self-serving reasons and are not really there for the clients - its can be subtle at times but mostly their energy is very transparent and speaks volumes about there character. Recommend paying careful attention to those self-serving coaches so they can be more self-aware and can address how they are perceived by the clients. Thankfully the coaches that are truly there for the clients stand out amongst the self-serving coaches and make working out at this location a very positive experience overall.
The other thing I enjoy most about this location is the layout of the facility. Its nice and much more spacious than some of the other locations. Also, free parking is a nice added bonus. Unfortunately free parking is not an option and some of the other locations and hopefully one day in the near term will be resolved.
The group aspect is very motivating and the music is always on point. I like that the workouts are always challenging and different every time. I also enjoy the competitive aspect of having your results up on the board with others.