What is your favorite gym? Different gyms have their own culture and style. Each has its own way of doing things.
With different marketing strategies, special offers, perks, and amenities, gyms can attract different people to work out. And gyms have various gimmicks and strategies to make their members feel good about themselves.
OrangeTheory Fitness is one of the most popular gyms around. Have you seen the OrangeTheory brag board in your local franchise? This simple board is used to help boost morale, make members feel good about themselves, and recognize members’ efforts to make themselves healthier.
In this article, we’ll go over what the OrangeTheory brag board is and how you can get one too!
What Is The OrangeTheory Brag Board?
The Orange Theory brag board is a board that members hold to showcase their achievements. It doesn’t have a specific format or uniform appearance for all studios.
How the brag board looks will vary, and what they put on it will also vary.
Some have brag boards with the Orange Theory logo printed on them. Some have a simpler whiteboard with the words “Brag Board” in it.
There is a space below which the staff uses to write what the achievement of their member is.
The brag board doesn’t really discriminate. There are lots of pictures on the internet.
Some take a picture with the brag board because they’ve completed 500 classes.
Others, on the other hand, have a picture with the brag board stating that it is their first class.
We all have to start somewhere!
There are lots of things members can brag about and have written on the board. They can brag about beating their personal best, maxing out the treadmill, finishing a class, having a pre-wedding workout, or simply celebrating their birthday.
Photos of the brag board with the member are usually placed on the local gym’s social media page. Some of them tweet the pictures too.
It’s a great way to recognize the efforts of the members.
It can help them be more inspired to continue with their workouts. Plus, it also inspires other members to work out and hope that someday they’d also be the ones holding the brag board.
How To Get A Picture With The Brag Board
The easiest way to get a picture with the brag board is simply to ask. The staff and coaches won’t usually refuse if you want to brag about your achievements, even if you’ve just attended your first class.
You can also just wait. Depending on how active your home studio is, you may be due for a picture with the brag board soon!
There are some studios that use the brag board just because they want to. They may simply want to celebrate your achievement because they noticed you and wanted you to pose for the brag board out of the blue.
Some studios will automatically bring out the brag board for a member’s birthday. Milestones such as the 100th or 500th class may also be bragged about.
Some people just can’t wait so they ask and they get posted on the gym’s social media or they could keep the photo for themselves.
Asking is perfectly fine too.
However, not all studios do this automatically. There are some studios whose members haven’t even heard about the brag board and don’t know it exists.
There are also some who have already done hundreds of classes yet they haven’t been offered the brag board. The use of the brag board simply varies from one studio to another.
If your local OTF is active at it and you simply love using your bragging rights, then you’re in luck because you’ll certainly enjoy working out even more.
What Is The Purpose Of The Brag Board
Orange Theory is known for placing members’ stats on the big screen while working out in the class. They do this so you can easily monitor how well you are doing, your heart rate zone, your splat points, etc.
Plus, it may also ignite a little friendly competition among members.
The color-coding makes it easier to see who is pushing themselves to their limits and who is slacking off.
Similarly, the brag board can also be used to motivate members to do well.
It simply shows that you’ve earned bragging rights for finishing a lot of classes or doing really well in them. It’s a morale booster for the one holding the board, an inspiration to others, and a promotional technique for OTF.