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Orange Theory Review

Orange Theory Review
I have been so interested in Orange Theory, as it seems to have gone viral in the fitness world.  Last week, I got to try the Orange Theory by me and I must say- I loved it!  The idea behind OT is to get your heart rate in the “orange zone” for long enough to cause calorie burn for 24-36 hours after exercise.  The orange zone is heart rate specific, so they do give you monitors to wear during class.  For the first 20-30 minutes you will be doing HIIT on a treadmill or rower.  The instructor, who is both PT and Orange Theory certified, will tell you to increase your speed or incline to get your heart rate to a certain level- blue, green, or orange.  Your HR and level are displayed on several tvs throughout the gym, so you know where you’re at and can increase or decrease physical output accordingly.  Then for the last 20-30 minutes you do weighted circuit training.  
Orange Theory Review
I burned a total of 607 calories during the class, and felt great afterwards.  I mean, my endorphins were like wahoooooo!  If you can’t afford a Personal Trainer, I would HIGHLY recommend Orange Theory to anyone looking to: lose weight, tone, or exercise safely while pregnant.  Yes, you can do OT while preggo!  The trainer will recommend you speak to your doctor about target heart rate and such, taking into account if you’re maintaining a serious workout regimen or starting a new one.  They will then change the metrics in the system to account for pregnancy and your new target heart rate so you don’t overexert yourself!  
Orange Theory Review
Orange Theory in Peachtree Corners is having an open house this Thursday!  Meet me there!
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6 thoughts on “Orange Theory Review”

  1. Thats intense! I miss a good work out, however, here in Italy gyms are… well, this probably wouldn't exist as they don't like getting too sweaty! This is something I would def like to check out next time I'm in the states!

  2. This is so cool!! I can't wait to check this out when I get back to the states…the gym here in Spain not like this (at least the ones that I have seen). Right now I am in a crap gym, but its okay for now!!

  3. I'm pretty sure I saw that they were opening up one of these by our house! This looks really interesting! I'll have to check this out. I love that they give you monitors to wear. Kinda scary, but kinda fun too!

  4. It's great to see how they adjust it to suit pregnant women! I love it that more people (and companies) are helping women stay fit and healthy during pregnancy!

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