Workout of the Month: With Orangetheory

By Sponsored by Orangetheory – May 1, 2022
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WHAT IS THE ORANGETHEORY WORKOUT? WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT WHEN THEY COME TO CLASS?

The Orangetheory workout is a 1-hour, heart rate-based, full-body workout for all fitness levels. It is an affordable small group personal training backed by the science of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC).

The workout incorporates endurance, strength and power to generate the afterburn effect – whereby participants keep burning calories for up to 36 hours after a 60-minute workout. 

At each Orangetheory workout, you will participate in three different stations: (1) the treadmills or stationary bike/strider (2) water rowers and (3) weight floor. Coaches demonstrate, motivate, time each station and keep the class flowing, announcing when it is time to rotate stations. 

The workout changes daily so Orangetheory is constantly keeping it new and interesting!

You are going to see amazing results: changes in body fat composition, enhanced cardiovascular performance and overall health capacity. 

It is the best 1-hour workout in the country, and your first class is always free!

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE ORANGETHEORY WORKOUT THAT MAKES IT SO ADDICTING AND KEEPS PEOPLE COMING BACK?

People fall in love with Orangetheory because you show up and the program has been designed for you to get results. The coach leads you through the class, motivating and inspiring you throughout the workout. Whether you are new parent, a student or a retiree, the workouts can be adjusted to any fitness level, and it’s fun! 

 It is absolutely the combination of three things that keeps people coming back. (1) The care and knowledge of our coaches and the personal attention we offer in our small group setting. (2) The community that forms here is incredible. It helps our members want to be here, stay accountable and be motivated. And lastly, (3) the amazing results people get… not only in the way they look, but also the way they feel.

WHAT MAKES ORANGETHEORY DIFFERENT THAN OTHER WORKOUTS PEOPLE MAY TRY?

What really sets Orangetheory apart is our heart rate-based interval training. Because you can track your results through our heart rate monitor technology, it helps our members stay accountable. Orangetheory provides a supportive community to help you reach your fitness goals, and the workout is accessible and challenging for people of every fitness level. We take the time to make sure that everyone can participate to the best of their ability and give personalized attention to all our members. We take care to guarantee safe results.

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EXPLAIN THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE ORANGETHEORY WORKOUT THAT MAKES IT SO EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT AT GETTING RESULTS.

The reason Orangetheory has its name has to do with the heart rate monitor members wear while they work out. The monitor tracks members’ results in real time and they can see which heart rate zone, defined by five different colors, they are currently working in. Real-time, color-coded screens are connected to members’ monitors during their workout. The goal of each class is to spend 12+ minutes at an elevated heart rate level that we call the “orange zone,” which is 84% of your maximum heart rate. 

Scientific studies of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) have shown that spending at least 12 minutes in this elevated heart rate “orange zone” creates an effect called “afterburn,” where your body continues to burn calories for 36 hours after the workout is completed. 

Because members have numbers and stats in front of them, our members stay accountable to their fitness goals. It is a great and easy way to follow system and the technology tracks your progress!

TALK ABOUT A COUPLE EXAMPLES OF HOW ORANGETHEORY TRULY CHANGED PEOPLES’ LIVES.

There are so many examples of how Orangetheory has truly been a game changer in peoples’ lives. We have had members whose lives we’ve saved after suffering heart attacks, hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, all kinds of medical problems, and we’ve helped them lose the weight and resolve all those issues. Some of our coaches started out as members and have truly made 180s in their lives. Most of our members are women who are looking for a 15- to 25-pound weight loss and men who’d like to lose 25 to 35 pounds in a 6-week program… and we have been getting consistent results over the past 10 years.

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EXERCISING AND TAKING CARE OF YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH GOES BEYOND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE. IT HELPS WITH MENTAL HEALTH AND OVERALL WELL-BEING, WHICH PEOPLE ARE NEEDING TO GET BACK TO RIGHT NOW.

We’ve found that the main reason people are giving us as to WHY they come and keep coming to us is not how good they look, but it’s more about how they feel. Don’t get us wrong, they are thrilled with their physical transformation, but more than anything, they feel great on the inside! Internal health often promotes an external appearance, so in other words, if you feel great on the inside, it reflects on the outside! Our full-body workout provides real results after each workout, so our members constantly have a moving target to strive for!

THE ORANGETHEORY COMMUNITY ASPECT REALLY SETS THIS WORKOUT APART. EXPLAIN HOW THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS ATMOSPHERE MAKES ORANGETHEORY SO UNIQUE, FUN AND MOTIVATING.

The workout is designed for all ages and fitness levels so you will find a wonderfully diverse group here! We’ve built a community that is constantly building each other up and motivating one another. Everyone gets motivation from something different, which is why we have the different options we do for every individual athlete in class. This helps to keep everyone working their hardest to be their best. No matter someone’s fitness level, coaches make sure to guarantee safe results.

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT ORANGETHEORY THAT LENDS ITSELF SO WELL TO THE AUSTIN LIFESTYLE?

Austin is a very active community. There are all kinds of wonderful outdoor activities that this city offers, and we want our members to feel great, get the most out of life and have the energy to enjoy our beautiful town.  We have over 25 Austin locations and our studios offer over 55 classes/week, so it’s easy to fit into your busy schedule. You will warmly be invited into the studio, and it will feel like home. Just go to orangetheory.com for more info and try your first class for FREE!  

 
 

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