In the words of Michael Stipe of the band REM, “I’ve got my orange crush”. Orangetheory Fitness is an amazing boutique fitness studio that offers small group personal fitness training in 60 minute classes. Every class offers intervals of cardio on the treadmill and state of the art rowing machines plus a combination of TRX, free weights and body resistance training.
Everyone is provided an Orangetheory heart rate monitor that syncs up to the “big screen” in class. What I find cool about this particular feature is that you can track your own fitness goals on the big screen while you’re working out. This one-of-a-kind workout is divided into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training, designed for maximum energy and calorie burn. The instructors pay special attention to those with health concerns or physical injuries and can modify each workout.
Weight training comes easy for me, cardio doesn’t unless I’m dancing (and I LOVE to dance)! Orangetheory is great for everyone, but especially for people who are used to one form of physical training, but who needs that extra push to do the other. No more dividing it up on different days. You get both the cardio and the strength training in one day in just one hour—maximizing your time and your effort, not to mention your money.
Orangetheory is definitely my jam! It’s a fun place where I can be motivated in the most positive, unique way. It offers great atmosphere, heart pumping music and the coolest, most passionate fitness enthusiasts I’ve met. The numbers on the big screen don’t lie. And being able to see when I’ve reached that “orange zone” is like looking at a billboard announcing that I’ve won something. And I have won something: energy, health and weight loss.
I love Orangetheory so much that I had my last birthday celebration there. I’m not kidding!
Check out the Orangetheory in Ballston! And for more information, visit www.orangetheory.com.