OrangeTheory Fitness Class Review
As much as I love working out at home this fall I found that I was starting to get a little bored. I didn’t feel I was pushing myself as hard as I could and I found myself returning to the same types of workouts. I decided that it would be good to start taking some classes to switch things up a bit and get motivated.
I decided to visit Orangetheory Fitness. There is a studio near my house and I recall really enjoying it when I tried it a couple of years ago. Orangetheory Fitness classes are 60-minute fitness classes that use heart rate monitored training that is designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy.
It is a circuit based training where you rotate to different stations and exercises which I love because it kept me from getting bored. I really liked the studio and the set-up. According to their website they use:
Top-of-the-line equipment, upbeat music and motivational trainers make the Orangetheory Fitness environment the most energetic fitness environment around. Our studios have 12 treadmills, 12 rowing machines, 12 suspension unit systems and plenty of free weights and benches for sessions of 10 to 25 people.
According to the staff and coaches the classes are different each time. During the class I attended we focused on strength training. We used rowers, weights, the treadmill and TRX bands during the workout. We stayed at each station for about 15 minutes and rotated when the coach told us to.
The coach we had was really nice and she was very supportive. She took time before the class to explain everything to us, she also checked in on everyone throughout the class. I enjoyed the playlist she used the music was very upbeat and kept me feeling pumped up during the workout. I talked my husband into going with me and we did the stations together and motivated each other to keep going.
I really enjoyed this class overall and I will most likely be going back soon. The only "downside" I can see about Orangetheory Fitness is it's PRICEY. For the studio I visited you can get 4 classes for $59, 8 classes for $99 or unlimited classes for $159. You pay as you go month-to-month and there is no contract which is a plus.
I actually signed up for a membership and attended for 2 months. The prices alone kept me motivated to go. But I ended up canceling my membership in December because it was just too expensive for my budget. I will still do drop in classes from time to time though because I did enjoy it. Overall I would recommend it if you are looking to switch things up.
Have you tried Orangetheory Fitness?