Nothing says perfect marketing like anything Orange in Syracuse! Months ago (I’m behind in my gym visits) Orange Theory Fitness opened its first location in Syracuse. I went to a pop up class months ago, but hadn’t actually found time to attend a class at the new location.
Well that all changed this week. And once again I find myself wishing I lived slightly closer to Syracuse. I’m a big fan of variety, I don’t like the same old workout. Doing the same workout, over and over again is about the worst thing that an instructor can do to me.
I signed up for a G3 class during Hell Week…so it was slightly different from a typical class. We spent a little less time in the stations that we normally would but we upped the intensity.
I started on the row machine with some other first timers. We rowed for 280 meters then completed 14 body weight squats. We completed this twice and then added in 14 medicine ball squats. After that session we moved on to the floor work progressive increasing reps of various exercises from 1-7. About half way through the floor work I kinda wanted to cry especially knowing the treadmill was coming up after the floor work! Oye! I survived and then had moments of blanking out on the treadmill…my legs were dead but I knew I had to finish strong.
When I first arrived there were people holding treadmill cards… apparently some people arrive early just to get a spot on the treadmill first. I should have known!
The great thing about the workouts are the heart rate monitors… you can see at any point how hard you are working and what level you are in. Anytime you are in the Red or Orange Zone for more than a minute you earn a SPLAT point. Here are my first time stats:
The calorie burn is incredible but I should have actually spent more time in the green zone than I did…so those are my things to work on for next time.
I really liked this workout and as an avid lover of P90X it offered me everything and more I miss about group P90 classes. The variety and the challenge are right up my ally and I liked the extra push on the treadmill which I would never do for myself.
Thanks to Hannah for the kick butt workout and coaching. I can’t wait to add these classes to my regular workout plans!
After all the hype I’ve heard about these workouts, I have to say they live up to it! I felt challenged and pushed out of my comfort zone. It was the type of workouts that make me feel like I can do more and made me want to do more. I will say the price of classes is more expensive than what I’m used to but for the workout I think it’s worth the investment. After 3 classes, you also have to purchase your own heart rate monitor to see your name on the screens, which is an additional investment.
It might be the orange fan in me but I wanted every single item they had for sale.
Question of the Day: Have you tried an Orange Theory Fitness? Do you think they live up to the hype?