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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

OrangeTheory

I was contacted by OrangeTheory Fitness of Chapel Hill to take a complimentary class in exchange for this blog post.  All opinions are exclusively my own.

I love a good sweat.  If I'm going to hit the gym, I want it to hurt so good.  You know what I mean?

So, when OrangeTheory Fitness of Chapel Hill contacted me inviting me to take a complimentary class, I was very excited!  The concept of the workout is to spend a certain percentage of your work out in each zone to burn the most calories and get the biggest impact.

For me, this was huge.  It meant wearing a heart rate monitor and being able to see my performance on the big screen throughout the entire 60 minute workout.  I'm big on accountability and this was right up my alley.  I love knowing my pace, my distance, and my calories burned while running so this really helped me to push myself throughout the workout.



We started the workout on the treadmill and did HIIT (high intensity interval training) for about 30 minutes.  I learned so much about myself on that treadmill.  For instance, I need to push myself more when I'm out running with CT.  I had to go pretty fast to get my heart rate where it needed to be so that was eye opening for me.  

After the cardio, we got on the floor and did strength training intervals, the row machines, and some core work.  It was a total body workout.



I wish I lived closer to OrangeTheory because I would definitely get a membership and supplement my at home Beachbody workouts with one or two trips a week to the facility.  

I felt so good after my workout.  In fact, I felt so good that I'm offering a pretty sweet deal on Challenge Packs right now through my own Beachbody business.  

Have you tried OrangeTheory?  What's your favorite workout?

If you're in the area, keep up with what they're doing on Facebook and Twitter

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