Eugene G.

Member since 2018

making dreams come true

Where do I begin?! My weight loss/fitness journey technically started on August 17, 2017 when I started seeing a nutritionist. I weighed in at 393.8 lbs. when I started! I officially signed up at OTF in January of 2018 and at the time I weighed 279lbs. I was told that my studio would not be ready until the end of March, but in the meantime, they invited me to partake in a class at the Schaumburg, IL location. I was super nervous and scared but once I completed the class I was hooked immediately! I couldn’t wait to start doing it on a regular basis! I instantly fell in love with the workout and I was itching for more. 

My first class at my home studio was on March 19, 2018 and at that time I was weighing 248lbs. A couple of weeks later, I completed a body composition test (weighing 240.1 lbs.), with my body fat mass being 81.6 lbs. and my lean body mass was 158.5 lbs. Since March I have completed a total of 49 classes and I cannot get enough! What makes me more excited is that I recently completed another body composition test and my current numbers are as follows: I weighed in at 224.4 lbs., my body fat mass is 49.2 lbs., and my lean body mass is 175.2 lbs.! 

"I’m 34-years old and for the first time in my life, I’m in the best shape of my life, and OTF is a huge reason for it!"

I cannot express how much OTF is changing my life both physically and mentally. Since joining OTF I have been a walking billboard and have motivated, so far, 4 of my friends to join as well.

There aren’t enough words to express how wonderful my experience has been from the workouts, to the staff, and coaches. I feel like OTF is helping me obtain fitness and weight loss goals that I never imagined possible. I cannot wait to see where else this journey takes me, and one thing is for sure -- OTF will be part of it every step of the way! Thank you so much again so for making some of my dreams come true!

ANGELA B.
When I started my Orangetheory journey in June 2015, I was a gal who could not stand working out. Last May, I was asked to be a model in our company’s photo shoot launching our new uniforms. I had the confidence to stand in front of the camera comfortably because of the hard work I put into my Orangetheory workouts.
STEPHANIE S.
Hello, my name is Stephanie Strunk (aka Splat Girl). I was born to teenage parents in 1971 and was premature, weighing only 2lbs 11 ounces. At birth, doctors diagnosed me with mild cerebral palsy and told my parents that I would never walk or run. Obviously, the medical prognosis was incorrect. While I have never been an athlete, I've always had a competitive heart but could only watch from the sidelines as others played. When I tried out for team sports in school, I was told I could never keep up and to focus my efforts elsewhere.
EUGENE G.
Where do I begin?! My weight loss/fitness journey technically started on August 17, 2017 when I started seeing a nutritionist. I weighed in at 393.8 lbs. when I started! I officially signed up at OTF in January of 2018 and at the time I weighed 279lbs. I was told that my studio would not be ready until the end of March, but in the meantime, they invited me to partake in a class at the Schaumburg, IL location. I was super nervous and scared but once I completed the class I was hooked immediately! I couldn’t wait to start doing it on a regular basis! I instantly fell in love with the workout and I was itching for more.
DEB A.
The week of my 30th birthday, at my 20-week ultrasound, my husband and I were given devastating news. Our unborn daughter, Adeline, was diagnosed with a rare birth defect and given a 50% chance of survival. Our entire lives changed that day.
ERIC J.
I am a 56-year old male, four-time cancer survivor. Cardio and weights have always been best for me, with cardio being the real deal. This last year brought me another "diagnosis" and a subsequent surgery. When someone like me hears this kind of news once again, you just stand up strong, be positive and just f----in do it. The surgery was a long one this time and I got myself out of the hospital as quick as I could. Went home with a bunch of tubes and bags attached and "healed" my body waiting for the day that all the stuff would be removed. They said no bike riding for three months and limited cardio. I was on the treadmill at the gym within days wearing a diaper (pull-ups) under my shorts, headphones turned all the way up. It was okay, but in no way was it good enough, but I kept going anyway. I was down and gloomy.

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