Members Transformation Stories
The second in our series of posts that look at the transformations of members of Orangetheory Fitness in Dubai, we catch up with Miquel Pancorbo, a 46 year old VP of Strategic Projects in Dubai:
In Miquel’s own words, on the exercise he used to do before starting to train at Orangetheory Fitness in Dubai:
“I have been running since I was 20 years old and I had a periods of a lot of training and periods of less training. Specifically before joining OTF I lived for a year in Istanbul and I was a bit limited in terms of choice to some running, but limited and without structure."
One of the principal things that stopped Miquel from working out more often is something that we can all relate to, the hustle and bustle of a hectic lifestyle and commuting that eats up large parts of the working day. When his wife told him about the benefits of HIIT training and why it really works, he decided to join us at Orangetheory Fitness in Dubai and never looked back!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT ORANGETHEORY FITNESS?
“The workouts are different every day, this is my favourite thing. Secondly, the sense of community especially after getting to know some of the regulars it becomes fun to train with them. I also like the coaches, I think they are genuine in trying to do the best possible training and they have been helpful on a daily basis in helping us to maintain the right technique”
WHAT CHANGES HAVE YOU SEEN SINCE STARTING AT ORANGETHEORY FITNESS?
“Ha... The biggest improvement is being able to handle my two kids of 3 and 4. So, probably power and strength. In general terms I obviously sleep better and feel far more agile.”
HOW HAS ORANGETHEORY FITNESS AFFECTED YOUR GOALS FOR YOUR
FITNESS, HEALTH AND WELLBEING?
“OTF helped me a lot. I run further than i ever did before, being able to complete my first marathon. i can regularly run 15-20km without suffering in excess. I am now concentrating on two aspects: core and running faster. I guess that the right answer is that put me in good general condition, so now I can focus in more specific aspects of the training. And definitely I can see daily that I am in better shape than many 30’s people”