Many join Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) to not only improve on their fitness and health, but to also improve their game whether it’s running long distances or playing sports. Anoop joined the OTF Orenco Station family for these exact reasons.
Since joining OTF in August of 2017, Anoop has made leaps and bounds in reaching his fitness goals. He has lost 14 pounds of fat by attending classes diligently and through a nutrition plan.
“I have become better at endurance already – all thanks to the tough workouts at OTF.”
Before joining OTF, Anoop began his fitness path with focusing on his diet. He saw progress in his weight loss; however, it came with the loss of some muscle mass. He had the motivation of finding the right balance of exercise and nutrition, which would help shed his body fat. This led him to try his first class at OTF.
He recalls his first class as “intense” with Coach AJ leading the class. “I remember being given a heart rate monitor and I felt awed that you have to wear devices like this during the workout – almost felt like a professional athlete,” said Anoop. He had struggled in all facets of running, rowing and the floor exercises. Despite the struggle, he earned 16 splat points and soon realized that the OTF regimen would take time to adapt to, but it was the right program to help him achieve his fitness goals.
“OTF has been of great help to me in achieving my fitness goals. I like the staff, coaches and the workout and the different themes.”
Since joining, he has discovered his favorite types of classes are power classes because it has him using big bursts of energy for a short period of time. He also likes endurance and ESP classes, but looking to improve with strength classes.
Although Anoop has reached his goals of fat and weight loss, he strives to improve on his athletic performance too. During the summer he enjoys playing cricket, which is popular in India and similar to baseball. His games usually last about three hours and he wants to finish the entire game while swinging heavier cricket bats with more power.
In last month’s Dri-Tri, he completed the 5K in 24 minutes – a personal best. He shaved off four minutes in a 5K race that he ran last year, which is a testament of how his endurance has vastly improved. He said, “I have become better at endurance already – all thanks to the tough workouts at OTF.”
“I can tell they really want me to do my best and that makes things easier.”
Anoop loves the fact that he lives just “a stone’s throw away” from the studio. He can walk to the studio within a few minutes. He also appreciates how OTF has various events throughout the year such as the Transformation Challenge, ALS fundraiser, Dri-Tri, April Marathon, and parties to name a few – there is something interesting always going on. Anoop stated, “OTF has been of great help to me in achieving my fitness goals. I like the staff, coaches and the workout and the different themes.”
He describes OTF as “cool” not only because of the classes, but also because of the staff and community. He likes the fact that many of the members come from all walks-of-life. They go there to work hard, which motivates him to work extra hard.
Every time he comes to the studio, the staff greets him with a friendly smile. He notices how attentive the staff is and said, “When I had issues with my heart rate monitor on multiple occasions, they helped me out right away.” He also praises the coaches with their ability to coach class sizes with more than 30 people at a time, yet pay attention to his form and correct it if he doesn’t perform it properly. “I can tell they really want me to do my best and that makes things easier,” said Anoop.
Keep Burning Anoop!