As a physical therapist I was curious about what happens at OT because it has become very popular in the area i work- so I like to be "in the know"!
The staff was very helpful in making sure I knew what to do and where to go on my first visit--
i have never rowing but Iiked the OT rowing workout that incorporates breaks of body weight strengthening like squat jumps--and their water rowers are awesome. The strengthening exercise portion was a good mix and easy to follow- maybe not if you were new to working out but you can always copy your neighbor! trx hands my favorite. my triceps were sore for several days. Then the treads.. great interval workout for all level runners. i am a runner-- so here i was really able to push myself.
If you truly push yourself-- i would. it recommend OT more than 2-3 times a week. Could I do an OT workout on my own? absolutely-- but i have never taken my treadmill up to 10.5 and it's a fun environment at OT. My heart rate monitor refused to stay in so i can't comment much on the benefit of knowing how high i was getting to my max-- but i like the concept.
i would probably not recommend OT to someone just starting to workout-- but for anyone wanting to take their fitness to next level and have a structured interval workout that's fun and motivating.-LH
What's not to like? Starting with the coach who knows how to motivate you to push just a little more without regrets, that is why we are there. The variety of exercises keeps things interesting and makes you want to come back. Last but least, the front desk staff. Always welcoming and willingness to help. You have hit a home run. BTW, I already promote OTF to my friends telling them how addicting and fun it is to stay healthily. THANK YOU
I had a great first workout with Mike! He coached me the entire way to make sure I was using the equipment correctly and even helped me by making modifications when I needed them. I am still sore and its been 2 days... I love this feeling and I cant wait to come for my 2nd class.