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Orangetheory Fitness Review

Hi everyone! I’ve posted before about my love for Orangetheory Fitness (OTF), but I thought I should share a little more detail about my favorite fitness class. OTF is a high intensity interval training class. The class is 60 minutes and it rotates between the treadmill, the rowing machine, and the weight room with circuits. The class uses three paces to keep you motivated on the treadmill (and sometimes the rower)- Base. Push. All Out. In this class, there are suggested paces on the treadmill for a walker, jogger, and runner. This allows you to customize the class to your specific week and workout.


Why it works

If you’ve never taken this class, it is based on a target heart rate zone, “Orange Zone”. This Orange Zone is 84-91% of your max heart rate, and the class challenges you to be in that zone for 12-20 minutes. You will see your heart rate in comparison to others on the screens above the treadmill, and in the weight room. This allows you to adjust your workout to these levels. Personally, I don’t wear a heart rate monitor, I think that they are very interesting. I always leave this class knowing I got a good work out.

Why I love it

I really enjoy this class because it gets me sweaty and I’m always sore after it. I’ve been going to this class once a week for a year and half and it never gets old. I can always count on a great and difficult workout. This workout challenges me to push myself more┬áthan I would if I was working out individually.┬áMy routine includes strength training because of this class!

My favorite part of this workout is the group exercise atmosphere. Working out with others pushes me to work harder. I can see the paces of others on the treadmill, and I push myself to match their speeds. Another thing, I really like is the trainers/coaches in the class. They explain the workout, demonstrate the weights, and they motivate you as well. This is a smaller class, so if you go to the same trainer a lot, they will start to know you.


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*this is not a sponsored post, I really do LOVE this class.*

Please let me know if you’ve tried this class, or if you try it based on this post!

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