I started out loving the workouts and the concept. However, my mistake was following some of the trainers and fellow subscribers on social media.
Without mentioning them by name, some of the trainers spew some of the nastiest political hate I've seen. I'm all for expressing an opinion, but 1) it was so vile and 2) they do not accept any pushback or debate. It is such a turnoff, and I can't even do their workouts anymore. I stick to trainers who don't get political. As far as the "community," it seems everyone in the chats is so depressed and miserable.
I stay subscribed because it's convenient and I like three of the trainers. I can tell you I'm on the verge of switching to Beachbody unless they reign in some of these people. Anyways, I'm done venting.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Rule #1: Never look up your heroes, LOL.
If you love many of the workouts, opt-in for Athlean X instead. I can't remember how much it costs but you get a lot of good science behind fitness, and I've noticed that a lot of Jim's routines are parallel to Cody Storey, of whom I don't recall being very political, just more about well-rounded wellness, from mind, body, and perhaps a bit new age spiritual.