The workouts are very intense and the trainers are very good, my previous trainer (Emily awbrey) was very professional and motivated me a lot during my workouts to push my limits same thing with my actual trainer (Chelsea Moore).
I highly recommend Orangetheory to anybody.
First of all, I don't 'like' the workout...I LOVE it!!! I love the way the treadmill workouts are structured so that I get a true, interval experience. I love the way the coach leads you through the all-out, high-incline, fast-paced segment, then the less intense, then the more, and then back again, multiple times. I'm challenged to do my best and get the most benefit from my time.
The rowing segment is great in that you push yourself as much or as little as you want, but for me I love to see that I'm working to capacity and the machine tells me this every moment I'm working on it. Seeing how I'm doing every second is VERY motivating.
Lastly, the floor exercises round out the workout. I'm glad they vary and aren't always the same. It's important to me to work my arms, legs, and torso in the way the floor exercises provide. I'm also learning some new 'moves' that I can do at home.
All-in-all I feel great when my workout is done. I know I've gotten an awesome workout and the good feeling lasts all day. Really glad I found Orange Theory Fitness.
I liked the interval training aspect of the workout. The treadmills are awesome in that they definitely minimize the impact on your knees. They have a lot of 'give' to them. I loved the rowers. They are so easy to use and yet provide so much benefit, again with little negative impact on the back. As for the third element of the workout, the floor-type exercises, I found these a bit hard to follow on my first visit. I imagine once I got the hang of these I'd do better keeping up with everyone and doing the moves correctly.
What I absolutely do not like about Orangetheory is that you have to pay for an extra month not used if you decide to cancel membership. This practice is punitive, unnecessary, and treats members unfairly. The establishment loses nothing if a person doesn't come any longer for whatever reason so the financial penalty is simply mean-spirited. It shows a lack of respect for the members who for whatever reason cannot or do not wish to continue attending.
The above policy keeps me at this time from joining Orange theory. I believe a reexamination of this unjustified penalty is in order.