Orangetheory Fitness is the scientifically designed, one-of-a-kind group personal training, interval fitness concept that is sweeping the nation. Backed by the science of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), Orangetheory Fitness is a 60-minute workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Participants burn an average of 500+ total calories per 60-minute training session (individual results vary). Led by highly skilled coaches, each Orangetheory Fitness workout incorporates endurance, strength and power elements through a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, TRX® suspension training and free weights.
The physiology behind the Orangetheory Fitness workout involves heart-rate-monitored training designed to keep heart rates in a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. The result is the Orange Effect – more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours post- workout.
Orangetheory Fitness studios are designed to motivate. Highly qualified coaches inspire participants to beat plateaus and stick to their goals. The dynamic created by working out in a group setting has proven benefits – support, energy, endurance and accountability. This is the psychology behind Orangetheory Fitness. Each modern studio welcomes members and guests with upbeat music, state-of-the-art equipment, contemporary lighting and art. Studios are spacious and clean, with separate men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers.
The physiological theory behind Orangetheory Fitness is known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). Participants are provided a heart-rate monitor, the new OTBeat Link or OTbeat chest strap, to monitor the five-zone interval training sessions called the Orange 60. During the course of a one-hour session, participants perform multiple intervals designed to produce at least 12 minutes of training at 84% or higher of their individual maximum heart rate, which translates to Zones 4/5. Participants use the entire body, stimulating metabolism and feeling increased energy after each interval.
This program design produces EPOC, which is the workout “after-burn” effect: after the session, the body continues to need oxygen at a higher rate than before the exercise began – also known as oxygen debt. The body continues to use oxygen and burn more calories as if you were still working out, resulting in a 200-400 calorie increase to metabolism for 24-36 hours after the Orangetheory Fitness workout.