Hello boobydooers! Our next fitting event on our 2019 Tour will be on Friday 13th September at Orangetheory Fitness in Altrincham!
What’s Orangetheory Fitness?
Orangetheory Fitness was founded in 2010 by Ellen Latham. She’s been in the industry for 43 years so it’s safe to say she knows her stuff. Before she created the Orangetheory workout, Ellen ran her own Pilates studio – but her clients wanted to burn fat, which Pilates couldn’t do by itself (many of them were still working with personal trainers). So, Orangetheory was born!
What’s the Orangetheory Workout?
The Orangetheory workout is based on the physiological theory of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), or sometimes referred to as the ‘afterburn effect.’ In simpler terms, even after we’ve finished exercising, our bodies are still burning calories. This is because the body needs to cool down and repair muscle tissue and cells. High-intensity workouts burn more calories and the EPOC effect is much larger from that of a moderate workout session.
Orangetheory says, ‘If you challenge your body at the right intensity, your body will work harder to recover oxygen lost during exercise. This revs your metabolism and makes you burn calories long after your workout is over’.
The Orange Zone
There are five heart rate zones, 1-5. Heart rate zone 1 is 50%-60% of your heart rate max, and is classed as being ‘very light’. Through a combination of carefully designed workouts and interactive fitness equipment that tracks your heart rate, each Orangetheory session challenges you to spend at least 12 minutes or more in the ‘Orange Zone’ to get your heart rate between 84% to 91% of your unique heart rate maximum. This is classed as ‘uncomfortable but isn’t as intense as ‘all out’ effort (Heart Rate Zone 5). By exercising within the Orange Zone, your speed endurance will improve, and your body’s anaerobic threshold will improve (being able to withstand higher levels of lactic acid in your blood for longer). Each Orangetheory workout is 60 minutes long.
The Orangetheory Community
Orangetheory is ‘Community - Not a Competition’. If you like the idea of working to your own limits and being surrounded by people who will support and encourage you during a workout, then Orangetheory might be just for you! Find out more about Orangetheory on their website here: https://www.orangetheoryfitness.co.uk