Let me start off by saying that this review is NOT what I expected it would be.
More likely than not it will rub you the wrong way, either because of what happened or because I decided to write about it.
BUT, I promised you guys brutal honesty in these reviews, didn’t I?
So, here goes…
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I finally made it to Orange Theory!
Joe and I did the 9:15AM “Orange 60” class on Sunday and had a blast, despite the fact that we were both fairly hungover from the night before (oops). Regardless, I was pumped to finally try an OT class and I have lots of things to say about it… Continue reading “Class Review: Orange Theory”
A little note before I start: It was really hard for me to write this post. I would always rather people be exercising than sitting at home on the couch (even if it’s in a non-conventional way), and I never want to bash something that has made people happy or helped them create a healthy lifestyle. That being said, as a certified personal trainer and spinning instructor with a lot of classes under my belt, it’s my goal and responsibility to share the FACTS and hopefully help you all avoid unnecessary injuries or issues.
So, what do you think of when you think of SoulCycle?
Intense, sweaty, colorful, fun dancing on bikes? This description is all true, even the “dancing on bikes” part, which is a hard stop for me.
As a Maddogg certified Spinning instructor, I was taught that SoulCycle and other similar pop-up cycling studios are “the devil” because they basically turn indoor cycling into dancing on a bike. The way that a lot of these studios run their classes is dangerous, can cause serious injuries, and in the end it’s really not even a good workout. I burned half the calories in SoulCycle than I usually do in my cycling class.
Although I knew what I was getting myself into, I truly believe that I can’t share an opinion about something with you all until I actually try it myself. So I did.
SoulCycle surprised me in many ways, both good and bad.
Here’s my full review of the 45-minute class that I took on Saturday:
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