There have been a number of interesting developments in the world of fitness within the last decade. I’m not talking about the Shake Weight, however comical that particular invention is. TRX, kettlebells, even the BOSU Ball joined the ranks of handy equipment to keep on hand when the urge to workout strikes. But we didn’t really hit our stride until Orangetheory Fitness came along.
A dynamic science-backed, metrics-tracked group workout, Orangetheory is designed to produce results without making impossible goals or burning out and walking away from that new, expensive set of weights you purchased on a whim. The idea is to essentially reach your maximum output for the ideal amount of time during the one-hour class.
Orangetheory Fitness offerings have particular appeal for someone like me who gets bored of the same routine because no two workouts are the same. The format of the class is divided into three sections: cardio, rowing and strength-training in an ever-changing repertoire of classes. Regardless of your fitness ability, the nature of the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) will leave you out of breath - the ultimate aim to reach the “orange zone” which is 84 - 91 percent of your max heart rate for a science-backed range of time. The dynamic mix leads to improved stability, agility and strength.
Dusty Dial, owner of three locations in south Orange County, is so convinced you’ll like the group HIIT that after a one-month (12 session minimum) trial, you can still walk away scot free. “If you don’t feel like you’re living a more vibrant, happier, healthier life, then take back all your money and walk away.”
A unique offering, to be sure. But an offering Dusty couldn’t turn down when his friend began to develop the Orangetheory Fitness in 2012 and invited him to come along for the ride that would evolve into an international fitness phenomenon.
“The hardest part of our workouts is showing up - because after that we make it simple for you to push yourself, be your personal best, and give you more.” Results. Confidence. Life. “Because you shouldn’t live to exercise. You should exercise to live.”
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