Teny Rating System
It’s hard to be objective when you’re reviewing something like workouts. Mainly because every person is showing up to that workout with a completely different level of physical ability, energy level, interest in doing the workout, etc. No two bodies are the same!
Here are three things to know about how we create our reviews:
- We don’t get paid to do the workouts nor do we do them for free. We’re paying for the platforms exactly like you are. This helps us remain completely objective in our review. Transparency is one of the key pillars Teny was built on, so if there is ever a time that we’re doing something in partnership with a brand, you’ll be the first to know.
- We approach each workout with the goal of mining out as much information as possible so that we can provide you with everything you’ll need to get started. If you’re short on time and don’t want to read the full review, head straight to The Facts where you can read the Teny Tip (one short sentence that summarizes the best part of the workout), grab the info about the price (check for a free trial!) as well as who we think this workout is good for.
- We’ve actually done the workouts and we’ve actually done the classes. If you read it on Teny, know that it’s tested and reviewed by us personally.
Within each review you’ll find a few different ratings that will hopefully help you understand more about the studio / workout:
- Digital Rating
- Instructor Rating
- Class Difficulty Rating
The digital rating is a score that’s meant to help you easily understand how strong a studios digital platform is. More specifically these three things:
- How easy the platform is to navigate: Aka are you wading through tons of popups just trying to get to the class or is it clean, organized and easy to sort and filter? Bonus points if the studio provides you a weekly schedule to follow.
- The quality of the videos: we’ve all lowered our bar of what we consider good video quality in the past year thanks to endless zoom meetings, but there is still something to be said for a high quality workout video that’s free of distractions, has crisp clear sound and has great music playing in the background
- How large the library of classes is: If you’re choosing one studio or method to subscribe to each month then you want to make sure you have a lot to choose from! If a studio also includes live classes in your membership then you’ll see that noted on the review as well.
When we look at the instructor (or instructors) offered on a platform we try to be as objective as possible. This rating is based on the following criteria:
- Do they offer modifications?
- Are they clear with instruction
- Do they create an inclusive environment for all types of bodies with their words / actions?
For studios that have more than 1 instructor we are averaging out our score based on the trainers whose classes we have taken. If there are particular instructors that we really love we’ll be sure to note them in this section.
Class Difficulty Rating
Within each class description you’ll find a difficulty rating based on two things meant to help you determine if this is a good class for you:
- How physically exhausting was this class to complete? (for example, a 30 minute HIIT strength class will have a higher difficulty rating than a 30 minute low impact yoga class)
- What physical fitness level do you need to do this class? (for example, an advanced level class will have a higher difficulty level)
Have a question, concern or thought about how we do our reviews? Reach out, we’d love to chat!
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