Why People Of All Fitness Backgrounds Love The HIIT-Based Orangetheory Workout


Who doesn’t love burning hundreds of calories in the span of an hour, strengthening the body and torching that stubborn fat? Regardless of what your fitness background is – from elite athlete to casual gym goer – the HIIT-based Orangetheory Fitness workout packs a potent punch for every single person that gives it a spin. While we can’t promise that your experience with Orangetheory Fitness will be particularly easy, it will be incredibly rewarding, engaging, and even fun!

A Fun And Engaging Workout With The Help Of Orangetheory Fitness

Here at Fort Collins Fitness Festival, we’ve been pretty excited about our partnership with Orangetheory Fitness. Our upcoming first-time fitness celebration on June 30th, 2018 at the new, beautiful Sonny Lubick Field at Colorado State University is a can’t-miss event that is sure to make Fort Collins history. The first true event of its kind, the Fort Collins Fitness Festival will feature many fun activities, workout classes, vendors, food and drink options, plus upbeat tunes from a live DJ. Trust us when we say that you’ve never experienced something quite like this before!

To lock down on tickets ahead of time, please visit here. In today’s post, we’re going to continue highlighting Orangetheory Fitness’ signature HIIT-based workout model. Come June 30th, you’ll be able to join us for live Orangetheory classes! Learn more about our local fitness festival today.

Holding You Accountable

Walking into Orangetheory Fitness, you’ll immediately notice the warm yet stimulating orange glow, taking the name “Orangetheory” literally. What you’ll also notice is that you’ll receive a heart-rate monitor to wear just below your sternum. Not only does this help keep an accurate track of your vitals like your heart rate and calories burned, but it also automatically broadcasts them on a television for the entire class to see.

So, not only do you have the personal motivation to put up those hard-earned numbers, but the exercise experience is also “gamified” in the sense that you’re almost competing with others around you. It’s important to keep in mind that, while your vitals are pitted against fellow Orangetheory participants, the environment is friendly and encouraging, lifting up one another to achieve their best results.

A One-Stop-Shop

A typical Orangetheory workout session is comprised of three components: treadmill interval training, rowing, and weight training. Group sizes can vary, but groups of about 10 people are fairly standard. During the 60-minute workout period, each participant cycles through each station about three times. Each workout session at Orangetheory is designed around the concept of “EPS”, or endurance, power, and strength. In every workout, all three of these areas of fitness are addressed and emphasized, serving as much more of a “comprehensive” workout compared to going to the local gym on your own time. While it’s entirely possible to get in just as good of a workout on your own, Orangetheory makes it easy for fitness novices or those getting back into shape to exercise “correctly”, safely and effectively, taking guessing out of the workout equation. Doesn’t that sound nice?

Why Runners Love Orangetheory

Again, Orangetheory is beneficial for people of all fitness backgrounds, but runners seem to have a propensity for this one-hour-of-power workout session. Why? Well, as Fort Collins Fitness Festival has touched on in our previous blog post, Orangetheory’s approach to efficient exercise is designed to push you into the “Orange Zone”. This translates to working out at 84 percent or higher of your maximum heart rate for about 12 to 20 minutes of the hour-long workout session.

This sweet spot takes some work and discipline to reach, but it allows you to torch calories and increase your metabolism rate for 24-36 hours after you’re finished working out. Honestly, who doesn’t want to continue burning calories when you’re on the couch with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s binge watching Friends? The extended calorie burn brought on by HIIT (high-intensity interval training) might sound too good to be true, but it really works.

Come Get Involved With Orangetheory Fitness!

The best way to learn more about something is to experience it, and if you haven’t had the chance to attend a HIIT-based Orangetheory workout, the Fort Collins Fitness Festival is the perfect place to give it a shot! Between our vendors, games, live music, activities and friendly competitions, we know that there’s a little something for everyone here in the Northern Colorado Fitness community. If you have any questions about our local exercise event happening on June 30th, 2018, contact Fort Collins Fitness Festival today!

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