The workouts are a killer and that is what I need. It is so nice to come in and not have to think about what I am going to do that day, it is just done for me. I have seen positive affects in my weight loss goals and just feeling healthier.
I do want to say that David is my favorite instructor!! He has a great personality and is fun to have around. On top of that he is the only instructor I have seen that will correct everyones form in order to avoid injuries. I find that super important!!
Best combination of strength and endurance I've found in a workout. Working alongside people at all different fitness levels allows for inspiration and motivation for all. Trainers are all friendly and provide inspiration on an ongoing basis. I like the benchmark challenges that help give a picture of progress along the way. A familial, friendly atmosphere.
I love that it's never the same workout and that I don't have to come up with it myself. I love that I can really focus on just working out and improving. I love the coaches, especially coach Drew and I'm sad he won't be coaching at sojo anymore but it's nice to get to know new coaches too.
I have been attending OrangeTheory Fitness for about a year and a half. Although, I like the intensity of the workout, the format where the instructors tell us what to do, and I would recommend OrangeTheory, I am having some concerns. This is the only avenue I know of to make these concerns heard.
I have always thought that there should be a little bit more time involved in stretching and do not understand why some people always leave before that stretching period. I know they may have to get to work or somewhere else, but stretching is so important, and some seem to leave early every day.
The other concern I have - which recently I noticed, it seems we work the same muscle group every day. Being an exercise enthusiast for most of my adult life, I realize that muscles should have a 48-hour rest period in between - I wish the OTF format could be that way. For example, this week, it seems we have done a lot of arm work and another week we do squats everyday.
I was told that the format is the way it is because it was for those people who only come, maybe, twice a week. And so they might miss a muscle group for a week or two.
I think the format should be designed for those people who come almost every day (like me) and each day a different muscle group should be emphasized and announced. That way those that only come occasionally can decide what muscle group they want worked and when.
Thanks for listening!
It's like having a trainer but not having to have a trainer hover over you. I want help and encouragement from a trainer, but I don't want a trainer to stare at me or count as I lift weights. I like the connections I have with the gym and the way they know who I am.