My New Workout Buddy is LOLO Jones

At first, I didn’t think much of the e-mail from the manager of my Orange Theory Fitness in Chelsea inviting me to a special workout session with Lolo Jones. I’d heard the name, but didn’t realize her supernova-star power. Not only is she an Olympian, holding world records in track and field (along with competitive bobsledding on the side), she is an Amazonian bombshell, and the new spokesperson for OTF.

When I arrived for my workout, there she was in the locker room with an entourage of hair and make-up. There was a lot of commotion, and as I tip-toed to put my things in a locker she graciously apologized for taking up all the space. Her smile and demeanor were completely down-to-earth, and in that instant I really felt as though she could be my workout buddy.

Here she is on the treadmill, and as my name starts with K, it was right next to hers on the scoreboard.

 

Untitled documentIn my resolution to save more money this year, I’d been planning on giving my one-month notice to cancel my membership after the workout. But, after I’d pushed myself to higher levels of speed and push-up-to-row reps than ever before (if only there was an Olympic athlete in the room for every workout), I couldn’t quite get the words, “I quit,” to come out of my mouth. SO, now I still have my OTF membership, and a FitReserve membership.

So far, Orange Theory really is still the best workout I’ve ever had. I will continue to search for one that comes close throughout the month and report on my findings. Heading over to Exceed Physical Culture right now.

And until then, I have Lolo (or at least the treadmill that she ran on)!

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  1. So glad that you’re back blogging again. I gave up ClassPass last year for a Crunch membership but I’m always on the lookout for new NYC workouts to try. I did an Orangetheory class in Jersey (where it’s significantly cheaper! lol) and was tempted to buy a package but didn’t. You’re making me want to do so!

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    • I LOVe Orange Theory, but I feel like I need to start mixing it up again. And I’m not sure I can afford it anymore. I’ve heard Crunch has awesome classes. I took a class at Mile High Run Club today that was also excellent, so I’m thinking of switching to FitReserve for a while and hitting 2-3 different gyms that all have great workouts. Thanks so much for reading!

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