Hey y’all, I’m Erinn! For my Don’t Stop Just Geaux series, I’m giving you a behind the scenes look into Orangetheory Fitness. It’s so nice, the Capital City added it twice!
The workout comprises both weightlifting and HIIT training to give you the perfect interval group class. Most classes you alternate between the rowing machine, floor weights and the treadmill. Depending on the day, you may be focusing more on strength or endurance, which helps shape the tone of the class! But don’t worry… the instructors always have jamming playlists to keep you moving!
The scientific theory behind the workout program focuses on the afterburn effect. In layman terms, this means you will continue to burn more calories even AFTER the class is over – cool, right?! That’s where your splat points come into play…
There are five heart rate zones – grey, blue, green, orange and red. In one class, the ideal goal is to aim for 12 orange splat points. This will give you that afterburn effect I mentioned earlier! So it’s always you vs. you!
You are able to monitor this via your heart rate monitor. You can choose between an armband or a chest strap. In my opinion, the chest strap is easiest and you don’t have to worry about the band movin’ and groovin’ during your workout.
Overall, I’m completely obsessed with this workout! From the encouraging – and outgoing – coaches to the high-tech way to book classes via an app, Orangetheory Fitness has more than exceeded my expectations both in and outside of the class.
Orange you glad we tried it out first?! I hope you enjoyed our Orangetheory Fitness review! For more information, or to sign up for your first FREE class, please visit startburning.orangetheoryfitness.com.
PS – If you ever want to #dontstopjustgeaux with me, I’d be happy to join you!