by Aida Garcia-Franks on Jul 23, 2016

I was referred to Orange Theory by a friend who specifically told me to seek out Calvin’s classes as he was the best trainer at the studio. Once I took a class with him I could see why my friend has spoken so highly of him. Calvin has an incredible energy, work ethic and knowledge that he transfers over to his clients every time he coaches. You can’t slack off when Calvin is around! I love that about him because he cares that you obtain maximum results from your workouts. I also appreciate that he takes the time to make sure each individual in the class has proper form and is performing each exercise correctly, and if need be he’ll tell you to up those weights! If you’re struggling Calvin will be there to encourage you and push you to complete the workout. Calvin cares about each individual that walks through that door and is always available for advice on how to improve nutrition or how you can reach the next level of your fitness goals. Since joining Orange Theory and working with Calvin I have gotten leaner, faster and stronger. I look forward to Calvin’s classes because I know I will be put to work and I will get results!

  • by Sahirah Cee Scroggins on Jul 06, 2016

    My favorite thing about working with Calvin is not only did I lose weight but he actually pushed me to get in shape. In April of this year he set a goal for me to be a jogger by June. In my head I was thinking "yeah right". I figured in my late 30s I was destined to be a lifetime power walker. I'm originally from the KC metro area. I played 3 sports growing up was always active but never ran much off of a basketball, volleyball court or softball field. I moved to OKC in 2013 along with a new city & environment came several pounds. I could see the difference when I looked in the mirror & noticed I had to go up 2 sizes when clothes shopping. I just couldn't get motivated to get active. In 2015 I moved back to the KC area & realized I needed to make a change. I tried several different videos but nothing was working. It was the first time I struggled with weight loss. I started to work with Calvin & the pounds started to melt away. My goal was to drop the 2 pants sizes I gained & so far have dropped 3. I also am proud to call myself a jogger. A few more months with Calvin & I'm confident I'll get to call myself a runner. He is not only very knowledgeable but very encouraging & energetic. Those are a just a few of the traits that make him a great trainer.

  • by Ginger Brown on Jun 28, 2016

    I have struggled for years with my weight. In High School I was a power lifter and I was able to maintain a somewhat "normal" weight. After High School I didn't do anything to maintain, so my Freshman 15 was more like my Freshman 50... It was always a struggle, but I just rolled with it and steadily gained. After marriage and babies I was never able to get back down. I jazzercised, tried exercise videos at home, and tried all kinds of crash diet you could imagine. I eventually got to a weight where I was heavier than when I was 9 months pregnant! I saw a picture of myself and I was mortified. I couldn't believe that is what I really looked like. My husband and I both joined Orange Theory. Calvin was one of the first trainers we met. We immediately loved him. He is a motivator, a helper, and an all around great guy. He always met me with a smile and made me feel welcome even if I was 1 or 2 minutes late :) I'm proud to say that after altering my food intake and exercise, I am down almost 30 pounds. I am not where I want to be but I am definitely getting there. Calvin doesn't only help people to be active in the gym. He is encourages a healthy lifestyle. He motivates you to get out with your family to get everyone moving and to be a good role model. You have done more than you know...Thanks Calvin!

    • by Adrian Franks on Jun 28, 2016

      A few years back my doctor told me I overweight and was borderline "pre-diabetic". As soon as I heard the news I completely changed my diet and started eating better. However, at the time I didn't work out consistently. I tried to do at-home exercise videos, but I couldn't stay motivated to stick them. My wife convinced me to join Orange Theory and it was there that I met Calvin. Once I met him and started training with him, working out became fun and something to look forward to. There isn't a day that goes by that Calvin doesn't push me to become a better version of myself. He doesn't get in my face or yell at me, but he knows the right things to say to motivate me and make me push myself. His interaction with everyone in the class is always positive and he always makes time before or after class to answer any question we have about training or nutrition.
      Since training with Calvin I've been able to get that extra 15 pounds off and I'm in better shape than I was in 10+ years ago. Calvin has been a great inspiration for me and I am glad to have him as a trainer.

    • by Molly Buchanan on Jun 27, 2016

      I've really done it all: running, Spinning, every Les Mills class under the sun, yoga, and the list goes on. As someone who has always struggled with my weight, I was constantly looking for the answer. When I started training with Calvin in October 2015, I didn't really know what to expect. We bonded immediately over our love for running and history of marathons. And over the past few months, he has used that bond and that shared knowledge to push me to a level I didn't know I could achieve. I am down over 20 pounds and am stronger, faster, and leaner than I have ever been in my life. He has taught me so much about myself and has given me a new confidence, both as an athlete and as a person. Plus he always keeps it fun with great music, a competitive jab, and a joke to make me laugh...even at 5:00 AM. He cares about his clients and treats us like family. I am lucky to have Calvin as a trainer!

      by Ricardo Quiroz on Mar 27, 2014

      So many great things to say about Calvin where does one start. Well for you that know n have trained with him know he is awesome coach n person! When I first met Calvin it was at 24hr gym where he was training his coworkers to run there first 5k. He was kind enough to let me join there workouts and soon after a few sessions with them I was hooked on the active lifestyle he was sharing with the world n might I add it was all free he didn't want money for us just our commitment to give it our all! That's when I knew he was a passionate coach. Because of Calvin I signed for my first half marathon after only 2 months of training. When I started the race I hated him for challenging me to do this but when I crossed that finish line it was all worth it and I knew I had made a friend for life. That day I grew stronger mentally and I did something I never thought was possible. And now you can't keep me away from run and sharing this active lifestyle. I even became a personal trainer, that's how much he changed my life! So if you ever get a chance to meet or train with him enjoy it n be ready to have your life change!

      by Aaron Taylor on Mar 27, 2014

      I have only worked with Calvin since October of 2013, but I got to say nearly 50 pounds and motivated later that he is a top notch trainer. Not only has he given me sage advice, he has me preparing for my first marathon next year! Not by making me do it, but by living the example and being a true leader. He lives it, does it, and teaches it all in one. I highly recommend you work with him.

      by Chandy Davidson on Mar 26, 2014

      There is not enough I can say about Calvin. It's one of the most inspirational coaches I have ever trained under. He not only gets you physically to were you want to be he also prepares you mentally. He's a true inspiration of what fitness is all about.