I have been asked by a lot of people what I thought about Orange Theory Fitness. So I decided to do a review post about it and get into what this is about!
*All opinions are my own, and I am not being paid or sponsored to do this review, it is strictly for fun!
If you click the link above or the photo you will be directed to their website I copied this next piece straight off of their website to explain their philosophy accurately for you guys!
The physiological theory behind the Orangetheory workout is known as “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption,” or EPOC. By providing you with a heart-rate monitor and POD, we can monitor your 5-zone interval training sessions that we call the Orange 60. During the 60-minute workout, you will perform multiple intervals designed to produce 12 to 20 minutes of training at 84% or higher of your maximum heart rate, which translates to Zones 4/5. This program design produces workout “afterburn” effect, which is an increased metabolic rate for 24 to 36 hours after the workout. When combing the amazing workout with EPOC, our clients burn an average of 500 to 1200 calories.
- If it is your first time, which it was for me, you come in early so you can be shown around and hooked up to your heart monitor.
- Then as the class begins you can decide to start on the treadmill or with the weights, I started with the treadmill.
- You are on the tread mill for 27 minutes and there are three levels, walker, jogger, or runner and based on you abilities you choose where you want to be. I chose the runner option and then they run you through a system that they call the Base, Push All Out method where you comfortably run at a base level with at least a 1% incline and then they run you through intervals where you are pushing through the levels, push is supposed to be taxing and uncomfortable but All Out is supposed to be a full on sprint with as much incline as you can muster to get your heart rate to the orange level!
- After the 27 minute cardio you switch over to weights and the personal trainer runs you through free weight, TRX suspension, and Row machine rotations with the attempt to do as many as you are capable of in the given amount of time. There was three different blocks in that 27 minute period and the workouts are switched up each block.
- The last six minutes are for recovery, stretching and cleaning up. It really is a blast and I was sore for three days after!