Summertime is rapidly approaching, which means school is out and summer travel is in! And although this change in season and mindset may seem like a reason to abandon your fitness routine, it’s quite the opposite. Sticking to your fitness goals all while having fun is easier than you might think!

Here are some tips to get your fitness on the go in the summertime.

Utilize Transit as Hydration Time

In order to avoid fatigue and dehydration, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout your trip. Staying hydrated, especially when flying or spending long amounts of time in a car, is essential to an effective workout.

Here’s a tip: contemplate snagging an aisle seat for those frequent bathroom breaks!

Use the OTbeat App Outdoors

Luckily for travelers or outdoor fanatics, the OTbeat app can record out of studio workouts. With this feature, you are able to easily monitor your workout goals. Be sure to use this app for hiking trails, walks/runs in a park and more. Think of this as your vitamin A or B to your 60-minute multivitamin, aka your Orangetheory class. You can bet your time in the studio has prepared you to take on any summit or excursion you want to conquer in your travels. That’s how you’re getting more out of life!

Be sure to schedule these outdoor activities early in the day to not only beat the summer heat, but to kickstart your day in a healthy, energetic way.

Take Turns Watching the Kids

This summer, it may be difficult to find a babysitter during your 60 minutes of personal time at the studio. However, you and your significant other, friend, or family member can take turns watching the little ones. For instance, while one parent takes the workout, the other can take the kids to lunch at a restaurant nearby. After the workout is over, you’d switch!

If your child is of age to take a class alongside you, you can take this opportunity to solidify the importance of personal fitness that undoubtedly leads to living longer, more vibrant lives. Think of it as two hours contributing to your family’s health as well as a family outing. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Use Wearables as Friendly Competition

On the go, you have to fit in activity wherever and whenever you can. This includes walking instead of Ubering or public transit. Luckily, our new wearables can track exercise functionality, distance, steps and more! What better way to prove that you’re improving? Friendly competition with those who can walk the furthest makes strolling and checking out the local scene more fun. Plus, you’d be surprised at how many miles you will log.

Utilize Other Studios

With almost 1,000 Orangetheory studios in both the U.S. and in other countries, there are plenty of opportunities to stay in shape while traveling! In fact, you can add an Orangetheory workout to your travel itinerary and visit with family and friends. Many members love the opportunity to check out other studios in other states and countries to experience their unique culture and local flare. But rest assured, the workout you know and love is consistent across every Orangetheory location. By using our booking app, you will be able to conveniently book classes when creating travel arrangements. How’s that for accountability?

With locations open in Australia, Canada, UK, and Japan and several other countries, you might as well add an international workout to your bucket list. Plus, you may make some new friends in class that you can see the next time you visit.

Consider a Vacation Rental Instead of a Hotel

Eating healthy on vacation can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. With a kitchen nearby, you can be sure that you and your family stay on track with fitness goals. One way to do this is to rent a vacation home instead of a hotel. Not only will you be able to eat and cook healthily, but you could also save money on expensive hotel fees.

With Orangetheory’s EPOC or “afterburn” effect that keeps your body torching calories long after your workout is completed, you can strike the perfect balance between eating feel-good foods in moderation, while maintaining your level of personal fitness.

Related: An Open Letter to Orangetheory, the Workout That Taught Me Balance in Life

Orangetheory makes it simple to stay fit at home and on the go for the summertime. So what are you waiting for? Schedule time in for class on vacation and get pumped for that afterburn!

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 We know what you’re thinking. You hear “Dri-Tri” and you immediately think this event this is reserved for fitness junkies who thrive on intensity and competition.

When you consider a community-backed support system working out alongside you, music that gets your heart pumping, and coaches that inspire your next step, rep, or row, Dri-Tri isn’t only reserved for the hard-core athletes.

It’s for all levels – including you.

For all you first timers out there, take advantage of these tips to motivate and encourage you to reach your personal best during the ultimate personal fitness challenge, the OTF Dri-Tri.

What Is Dri-Tri?

This out-of-water triathlon is a semi-annual fitness event consisting of a 2000m row, 300 bodyweight reps, followed by a 5k run on the treadmill. It’s hosted twice a year to provide you the opportunity to track your progress over time.

Maybe you’ve completed one of these benchmark exercises at one point during class, but the mere thought of completing them all at once already has your stomach in knots.

Nervous to sign up?

Don’t be – and here’s why:

We’re all in this together. Think of those around you not as your competitors, but as your inspiration to push yourself to your optimal potential. The only real competition is with yourself, and it ultimately comes down to your personal growth and development.

Technology is on your side. Your heart rate monitor was designed to help you gauge your level of effort. So, listen to it. If you’re confident and feeling alive in the Orange Zone, push harder. If you can’t catch your breath in the Red Zone, take it down a notch. You’re not doing your body any favors by ignoring your heart rate – It’s the only muscle that gets to the heart of fitness.

The music will help your mental game. The beat of the music releases feel-good chemicals in the brain and can serve as a natural pain reliever during your All-Out moments!

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Take note of these 3 helpful tips to ease those first-time jitters before you hit the ground running.

During the row, pace yourself. The common mistake of all first-timers is jumping on the rower, only to burn out at the 200m mark. There’s no worse feeling than realizing 1) You’re already burned out, 2) You’ve got 1,800m to go, and 3) it’s only the first leg of the event. Don’t make the mistake of exhausting all of your energy on your first power pull. Rather, focus on perfecting the movement with longer, more efficient strokes to keep some gas in the tank. Here’s a little tip – warm up during the first 300m to get into a rhythm, stay consistent for the next 1400m, and ramp up the last 300m. You must reserve some energy for your shining moment at the finish line.

During the reps, breathe. This is seemingly a no-brainer, but one of the most overlooked exercises to improve performance. if you’re focusing too heavily on your body’s state of fatigue instead of controlling your breathing, a perceived lack of oxygen to the brain can take over and negatively impact your endurance.

During the treadmill, think mind over matter. You’ve prepared for this. You’ve earned this. You deserve this. You’ve given yourself something to train for. All that’s left is the mental strength to get through your All-Out moments. Just think about why you signed up in the first place and let the adrenaline rush work in your favor.

Take it from loyal member Nicole T., who crushed the Dri-Tri despite her medical setbacks. After an undetermined prognosis left her bedridden for almost a year, Nicole felt as though her world collapsed around her. In her weak state, she suffered from an unhealthy weight loss – about 100lbs – before she was officially diagnosed with Lyme Disease. After 18 months of treatment and the right prescription of Orangetheory, she has since come out on top. Not only did she slowly start exercising again, she felt she was up for a challenge. 



It’s inspirational stories like these that answer the question of “Why Dri-Tri?”

It’s the sense of accomplishment after every personal record or milestone in your fitness journey that will continuously inspire you to put more into the studio, and get more out of life. We urge you to power through your excuses, and be proud of yourself.

One last word of advice? Don’t ever get discouraged. If you’re not ready to take on the full distances, we may have something right up your alley. With our Dri-Tri Sprint, you still get the full Dri-Tri experience, but you’re only committing to half the distances! Tackle the challenge by diving into a 1,000m row, 150 bodyweight reps, and a 2.5k run. You know what they say – the only workout you’ll ever regret is the one you didn’t do.


Whether you’re looking for a challenge, or you’re looking for a way to spice up your normal fitness routine, use the upcoming Dri-Tri as an opportunity to test your strength, power, and endurance, and don’t forget to gauge your improvements over time. You cannot change what you cannot measure, and participation in this personal challenge will serve as a great first step.

Contact your local studio and get geared up for this year’s challenge. You won’t regret it.  

Heart-rate monitoring is undoubtedly the latest fitness craze. More often than not, you spot joggers on the street so consumed in the state-of-the-art equipment plastered on their wrist that they risk running in the road in the middle of oncoming traffic. Or you visit a tech-savvy fitness facility with heart rate metrics displayed on a screen, and the users are too busy watching the pretty colors fluctuate that they lose sight of what that data truly means.

Put aside the fact that strapping on a nifty, high-tech device on your body makes you look the part. At the end of the day, looks only go so far. It’s how you interpret that information that will categorize you as a fitness guru and facilitate the internal body changes at the cellular level. Only then will you experience external changes.

At Orangetheory Fitness, we capitalize on heart-rate high intensity interval training as a tool for our members to glean insights from their performance and embark on a path of continuous improvement.

But first things first. Let’s take a moment to analyze what these pretty colors you see on a screen mean to you.


Grey Zone (50-60% Maximum Heart Rate) – This is the safest, most comfortable zone, consisting of very light activity.

Blue Zone (61-70% Maximum Heart Rate) – This zone is specifically geared for warm up and cool down exercises. You are merely preparing your body and mind for high intensity interval training, but you haven’t unleashed the burn just yet.

Green Zone (71-83% Maximum Heart Rate) – In this zone, you have reached a challenging but doable pace. This is what Orangetheory categorizes as “Base Pace,” a pace that you can maintain for 20-30 total minutes. Your body starts to burn fat and carbohydrates evenly.

Orange Zone (84-91% Maximum Heart Rate) – This is where the magic happens and where you achieve “EPOC” (Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) – what we call the “Orange Effect / Afterburn.” The goal is to accumulate 12 minutes or more in this zone within a 60-minute period to achieve the maximum caloric burn up to 36 hours AFTER your workout is completed.

Red Zone (92-100% Maximum Heart Rate) – This zone happens organically and may be achieved during ‘All Out’ efforts when you’re emptying the tank and using every ounce of energy left in your body. You don’t need to set an All Out pace for more than 1 minute at a time to experience maximum results.

The term “splat” was kind of thrown into the descriptions of the heart rate zone levels outlined above. But what does it mean, exactly? Just imagine the sound of a fat cell exploding. We all can agree that we like the sound of that, right? In the world of Orangetheory, splat points indicate minutes spent in the orange and red zones. Orangetheory co-founder Ellen Latham and the OTF fitness experts challenge us to aim for at least 12 splat points per class to achieve optimal caloric burn, even after your one-hour workout is done.

So – does training in the grey and blue zone mean that you’ve achieved nothing? That you should have instead enjoyed that greasy Big Mac and French Fries? Absolutely not. You still become healthier in the grey and blue zones, and you’re preparing your body for an increased rate of fat burning, but you haven’t burned any fat just yet. Put the burger down, and keep pushing. Your fitness journey doesn’t start today and end tomorrow – it’s a marathon, not a sprint.

Similarly, does training in the orange and red zones to accumulate as many splat points as possible mean that you are necessarily getting the most out of your workout? Certainly not. Unless you are the energizer bunny or a hamster actively spinning its wheel to the point of physical exhaustion, your goal should not be to live in the orange and red zones the entire time. You are essentially beating your body up to the core, causing an excess level of physical and emotional stress on your muscles and ligaments. Don’t be fooled by the overwhelming urge to push yourself to the extreme and then be disheartened by the fact that your neighbors are progressing at a faster rate than you and aren’t killing themselves in the studio. You must listen to your own body. Orangetheory is 5 zone heart rate based interval training workout; the basis being interval training, which means fluctuations in heart rate and intensity. These variations are what creates an oxygen deficit within the body – thus creating EPOC. While you want to challenge (push) yourself during a workout, you want to ensure that you are allowing your body proper time to recover between efforts. This allows you to challenge yourself more during the Push and All Out moments.

Think of your base pace, the green zone, as your home’s foundational structure. The walls that add a framework to your house will eventually crumble if they aren’t situated on a sturdy base foundation. When you have worked to build your base pace, only then can you enjoy the benefits of the Orange. In this zone, you reap the benefits of filtering more oxygen through your cells, which will eventually lead to more All Out moments.

Say you’ve uncovered that glossy new heart rate monitor from its pristine packaging. Are you going to fall into the trap of being so enamored by the technical features that the data gets overlooked? Or are you going to take the time to understand your body’s performance in the different heart rate zones and enlist in a fitness routine backed by science?

The choice is yours. But we are here to help! Take advantage of our proprietary OTbeat technology and take your training to the next level. Remember, if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. We are your accountability partners.

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Welcome to the gates of Hell…Week – 8 days of grueling workouts that will test your mental grit and determination, awaken your inner athlete, and challenge your willingness to survive.

We’ve designed and delivered a custom workout each day leading up to the scariest day of the year, uniquely themed around Halloween-inspired movies to help scare your body out of your comfort zone, right into the Orange Zone.

Will it be hard? Hell YES.

But, will it be worth it? That goes without saying.

You know what they say – what doesn’t scare challenge you, won’t change you, and we exist to transform your body from the inside out.

Intensity meets creativity in this series of spooky classes that will expose your inner fitness junkie, leaving you craving more.

You may be thinking…if only the strong will survive, is this even for me?

Don’t let the name fool you. Hell Week is designed to push you to your limits, while also being mindful of your personal fitness level. And don’t forget, even though these workouts are meant to be tough, they’re equally meant to be fun! More importantly, the challenges you face will tap into your mental strength just as much as they do your physical ability. So long as you take these mental preparation tips to heart, you’re already halfway to the finish line.

8 Tips to Perfect Your Mental Game During A Week of Physical Hell

1. Break it down. Every daunting physical task can be broken down into smaller, more achievable goals. A 1- minute All-Out on the treadmill may seem impossible. However, when you look at 1 minute as 3 separate 20-second sprints, it’s not all that bad. You can do anything for 20 seconds.

2. Build yourself up. Don’t get discouraged when you’re only 15 minutes into a 60-minute Hell Week workout. Rather, be proud of the work you’ve invested so far. Each minute in the studio is another minute you can invest in the fitness bank. Nobody can take that away from you.

3. Workout with a purpose. What’s your goal you have in mind? Is it to get through 5 workouts? Is it to fit into your skinny jeans? Is it to prove yourself by finishing what you started? Is it to lose 5 pounds before the holidays kick in? Whatever your goal is, stick to it, and keep your eyes on the prize. View this week, Hell Week, as an opportunity to take a leap, not just a jump, towards achieving your goals.

4. Don’t think – just do. With each next burpee, place your hands on the ground, and your body will soon follow. Your mind gives up before your body does, so utilize mental discipline to resist the temptation to give up.

5. Keep your eyes forward-facing. Eyes face forward for a reason – to look into the future and know what is achievable versus reflecting on the past. If you’re not pushing forward, you’re getting behind.

6. Enjoy your rest days. Equally as important as days of strenuous activity are your days of rest. Overtraining, or the point at which exercise volume or intensity becomes "too much,” is commonly caused by not enough proper recovery. Don’t make the mistake of not taking full advantage of your opportunity for some quality R&R. You’ll even build muscle as you sleep!

7. Frequently tune into your results. Consistently tracking your progress throughout your workout is the perfect motivation tool to visualize your success in real time and reinforce how far you’ve come.

8. And remember, pain is a good thing. What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger, and there’s nothing like 8 days of hellish workouts to prove that point. With pain, there’s struggle. With struggle, there’s strength. And with strength, there’s progress.

For further encouragement, grab a workout buddy. A friend will make a tough workout that much more enjoyable. Plus, you get to hold each other accountable and set each other to higher standards than you would have initially set for yourself. Who said a little friendly competition with a workout partner has ever hurt anyone?

Did we mention that those who survive 5 of the 8 total Hell Week workouts earn a coveted Hell Week shirt? Keep in mind that these limited-edition shirts are earned only upon completion of the challenge. They aren’t for sale.

Will you brave Hell Week this year? Join us, if you dare, in the quest toward getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Don’t let your mind stand in the way of what your body can overcome.

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If you’re training for a marathon or triathlon, you should only stick to the specific exercise you are training for, right? Why do more than running when you are already training four days a week for a marathon? As for triathlon training, is it really necessary to fit even more workouts aside from swimming, biking and running every single day?

In regard to the second question, it is. “Multisport endurance coaches and athletes [triathlon, duathlon, aquathon, biathlon, etc.] across the world live by the principle of specificity,” says Michael Piermarini, Director of Fitness at Orangetheory Fitness.  “Defined simply, this principle implies that in order to improve at a particular exercise or skill, athletes must repeatedly perform that exercise or skill. For example, to get better in triathlon, one must constantly be swimming, biking or running. While the principle of specificity is important to improving sport specific energy demands, muscle recruitment and skills, the cross-training benefits of exercise, namely Orangetheory, are numerous.” Piermarini is speaking not just from an educational standpoint, but from experience. As a former du- and triathlete, he competed as a member of Team USA/USA Triathlon in 2015 as part of the Long Distance Duathlon World Championships in Switzerland. During training, he incorporated Orangetheory as part of his exercise routine.

“Orangetheory provides significant performance benefits in an extremely time efficient program, meaning you don’t have to do a lot of volume to reap the rewards,” elaborates Piermarini. “My coaches and I were so focused on swimming, biking and running that mentally (and physically), the break of adding in OTF and still being able to reap the cardiovascular benefits while improving core and upper body strength was significant – training smarter, not harder. Training high volume can be an absolute mental and physical grind (8-hour bike ride and a 2-hour run on Saturday followed by a 4-hour bike ride and a 1 hour run on Sunday). Knowing that such high volume, high impact days are followed by a one-hour workout where you don’t have to think, can help push you through often daunting training regimens.”

Broken down, the benefits are impossible to ignore. Let’s explore: an Orangetheory class is differentiated from other exercise classes by three parts: rowing, cardio on treadmill/bike/strider and strength training. Each component aids the athlete in a unique way.

Take, for instance, rowing. This full body workout engages more than 80% of your muscles (Ingham, Physiological and Performance Effects of Low- versus Mixed-Intensity Rowing Training), specifically leg, core, and upper body muscle activation and strength/power improvements.  Due to its low impact nature, rowing gives athletes cardiovascular, muscle recruitment and power benefits without putting high stress on knees and other ligaments that running can cause. “Rowing is primarily a leg driven movement that requires core and arm engagement when performed properly,” said Piermarini. “By adding in the rower, multisport athletes can add variety and fun with low to no impact on the joints to their training routine.” Cardiovascular training on the treadmill aides with low impact training as well – the advanced style of Orangetheory treadmills provides relief from the concrete outside. Hill climbing/strength on the treadmills paired with interval training assists with speed and simulating courses, ideal for those desiring to travel outside their usual course.

Not to mention, the Orange formula is foolproof. “Many triathletes, and even some coaches, are unsure of how to properly train using intervals. The days of ‘run until you puke, rest, repeat’ are done,” added Piermarini. “At Orangetheory, you show up and have a coach guide you through a scientifically backed program using safe, effective intervals designed to improve performance and overall health.”

The third component of Orangetheory, strength training, improves muscular endurance (and strength), coordination, and balance. Core strength, often overlooked by multisport and endurance athletes, is incorporated in nearly every Orangetheory class. These components of strength training work to prevent injury, an added benefit of a balanced, cross-training program.

Let’s not forget the technology portion of the workout. This compliments what many triathletes are used to – tracking heart rate data before, during, and after every exercise.

“One to two days a week of Orangetheory allowed me to have a buffer in my training schedule to account for ‘life’ such as personal and professional commitments, travel, and even weather,” says Piermarini. However, he cautions not to overtrain: “When scheduling specific training sessions, it’s important to maintain balance. The incorporation of cross-training, such as Orangetheory, should be part of a blended program (i.e. accounted for in total weekly volume and intensity), not an addition to an already grueling training plan.”

Of course, when implemented correctly, Orangetheory is nothing but beneficial. “My performance would not have been where it was [at the pinnacle of multisport] if it wasn’t for Orangetheory,” concludes Piermarini. “I can wholeheartedly attest to the cross-training benefits OTF provided that allowed me to reach the highest levels of sport.”

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"Rowing as a stand-alone exercise is unbeatable. It works 9 major muscle groups, develops cardiovascular strength, increases flexibility, burns 500-1,000 calories an hour, and does so with minimal impact on the joints," says world champion rower Josh Crosby. That’s why it’s of utmost importance that you perfect your rowing form.

Read these 5 common rowing mistakes (and how to fix them) to ensure you’re getting the most out of this power-driven movement.


1. Inefficient Row Speed: You may think that faster rowing means more powerful rowing…false! Rowing too quickly will be exhausting and will prevent you from rowing any mid- to long distance.

Correction: Aim to row like a freight train and NOT a firework. Do not begin your row too explosive and fizzle as the row progresses. Begin slow with a strong leg drive and increase power throughout the movement. The number on the top left of the WaterRower monitor, or the “Stroke Rate,” should remain <35 for all pulls.


2. The Knee-Bender - Improper Row Order: You may be suffering from an inability to execute powerful rows because of improper rowing order. On the return of the row, bending the knees first will force the rower to have to lift the handle up over the knees and exert extra energy.

Correction: Instead, focus on row order: Legs > Core > Arms > Arms > Core > Legs. By returning first with the arms, then with the core, and finishing by bending the knees on your return back to starting position, you will see improvements in execution.


3. Poor Posture: If you are experiencing back pain from the rower, odds are you are rowing with poor posture by either leaning too far back at the end of the drive and disengaging the core, or hunching your shoulders forward and rounding the back.

Correction: Remember to keep your lean controlled between the 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock position with the core. The muscles in the trunk should always be engaged and burning! Shoulders should be drawn back and down, and you should always be rowing with a proud chest.


4. Footplate Setup: An often forgotten, yet crucial, part of rowing is the setup of the machine. If the footplates are not set up in the optimal position for each and every row, you will limit your range of motion.

Correction: Each time you sit on a rower, make sure the strap lands exactly across the widest part of your foot. If not, take the extra time to adjust the footplate accordingly, and tighten the strap once the footplate is set for success!


5. Rowing with primarily your arms: If you have significant upper body strength, you will be tempted to pull extremely hard on the handle, thinking that the stronger you pull with your arms, the more distance you will achieve. In reality, the pull from your arms should only be accounting for 20% of the overall row.

Correction: Drive hard with the legs. Legs produce 60% of the power from the row (20% from the arms as mentioned above, and 20% power from the core). Therefore, in order to produce the most efficient row, focus on using the legs to drive for one powerful count back.


Now that you're well equipped with rowing tips, search for the nearest studio to book a class. 

  Perhaps you’ve tried other workout routines in the past that just felt like a dead end – no inspiration, no guidance, and no results. The good news is – you’re in luck! In honor of Friday the 13th, we’ve collected 13 reasons why you should take, and shouldn’t fear, your first Orangetheory Fitness class.

1. There are Options

If you have any injuries, bodily limitations, or just want to test the waters as opposed to jumping right in, Orangetheory Fitness will work with you. For instance, if a standard push-up strains you due to a prior injury or surgery, you can lower your knees to the floor and do a push-up that way. The best part is that the coaches will demonstrate these options for each exercise, taking out the thinking involved.

2. It’s Perfect for All Levels

In regards to cardio, there are three categories: walking, jogging and running. In other words, you don’t have to be a hardcore runner to get a good workout in! Plus, the walking category is done at an incline, creating a doable challenge. Can’t do the treadmill? No problem. Our studios are equipped with bikes and striders to ensure all cardio options are available.

3. Our Coaches Have Your Back

You may be used to working out in a gym with absolutely no direction or idea if you are performing the routine exercises correctly. If executed incorrectly, you could waste your time doing the reps, or worse, injure yourself. Our experienced coaches will ensure the workouts are carried out to perfection and are there to motivate you through every all-out moment. Your success is their success. Plus, if a coach sees you struggling, they will adjust not only your weights, but your spirit.

4. You Can Track Your Progress

Worried about overexerting yourself in an Orangetheory Fitness class? No need. Our heart rate monitors are based on five heart rate zones, which indicate how hard you are pushing. With the colors indicated on the OTbeat screen, you will know whether you are pushing too hard or need to push more. Just twelve minutes in the orange zone is all you need to experience the Orangetheory afterburn. This data will lower chances of injury, but ensure you're getting a solid workout.

 5. Everyone is in it Together

Despite modifications and different fitness levels, everyone essentially is doing the same workout. With “community” as one of our main values, you’ll feel support all around. When one person succeeds, everyone succeeds. Disclaimer: you may refer to fellow members in your studio as “family” – this is completely normal.

6. Bunny Does It

Orangetheory Fitness is created for literally just everyone of any age. Take Bunny for instance, who is 75 years old. Bunny has been a member for four years and attends regularly. Age is clearly just a number, as you can see here. Watch her full story on our More Life page.

7. Adam Does It

Adam’s life was forever changed when he was in a car crash that paralyzed him from the waist down. However, with his exoskeleton, he is able to work out at Orangetheory. This is because this workout is for people of all levels and fitness capabilities. View Adam’s full story on our More Life page.

8. It Will be Challenging Enough…

Hesitant to try an Orangetheory Fitness class because you’re afraid of boredom? Don’t be. When you first get to a studio, you will have the opportunity to explain your fitness goals to your coach, whether that’s a PR during the cardio portion, beating the clock in rowing, or using larger weights. The coach will keep you in check throughout the class, making sure you’re adhering to your goal.

 9. …But It Won’t Break You.

Life is about balance, and so is Orangetheory. As mentioned before, you’ll get a great workout in, but there will be no exercises that you cannot do. Our coaches will make sure you have options, if needed.

10. You’ll Have Bragging Rights at The End

After the workout, you will be sent a workout summary that shows how you performed in class. This shows calories burned, how many splat points you earned, your max heart rate and more. Take a screenshot and share to social media, or even text it to your friends. Brag all you want – you did it.

 11. It Enhances Your Other Training

If you’re training for a marathon, triathlon or other endurance race, you may not think you can incorporate other types of fitness in. However, you can. Research has shown that cross training, specifically strength training, is beneficial for runners and the like. Not only will you be able to increase your range of motion, but you’ll be able to decrease your chance of injury.

12. It’s the Best Use of Your Precious Time

There’s no reason to fear taking an Orangetheory Fitness class due to time constraints. In only one hour, this workout will target your whole body, maximizing the most out of your time. How’s that for “happy hour”?

13. You’ll Get More Life

You may lose calories with Orangetheory Fitness, but you’ll gain something: more life. More confidence, more joy, more energy. More everything. The hardest part is taking the first step. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for your first Orangetheory Fitness class today.