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It’s not the tread or the rower’s fault!

How the floor can affect your running and rowing! And your splats!

Look, I know that most people don’t stick with Orangetheory because they love the floor workouts. People are motivated by SPLAT POINTS right??? The floor is just the added strength component so you can push yourself on the tread and rower to seeing increasing speeds and increasing splats! I get it. That’s where you see the heart rate increase and the splat points increase, you don’t get as many splats on the floor. I know that I’m in the minority when I say I don’t pay much attention to my splat points and I really like floor-heavy classes.

Another PT and I run a Facebook group together called “Stay Healthy OTF (Orangetheory Fitness” and we rarely get questions about the floor exercises. People are always asking about the rower and the tread but tend to ignore or at least overlook the floor exercises. Well I’m here to bring some attention to the middle child (I can say...

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Please Consult Your Doctor...

Uncategorized Oct 17, 2019

Starting an exercise program can be intimidating... You're nervously excited about the changes in your life that are "sure to come" and want to put your best foot forward. Then you get to the gym and sign the waivers and see the line, “first consult with your doctor before beginning a training program” to assure that you are healthy enough to engage in the rigors of training. What does this mean? What will they look for? How can you decrease your likelihood of being a part of the well publicized “80%” (Active.com) of runners who experience an injury each year. A physician will likely check your heart and lungs to assure that you are healthy physiologically before clearing you to continue, but as a Doctor of Physical Therapy and as a running and triathlon coach, there are several other things that should be assessed to insure you have the greatest chance of a successful season and the lowest chance of developing or exacerbating injuries. 

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