January 25, 2016

Review: OrangeTheory Fitness



About two weeks ago, I packed my gym bag and attended my very first event with the Dallas Fitness Ambassadors! I was super excited to head over to OrangeTheory Fitness and attend one of their unique classes. If your like me and have not heard of OrangeTheory Fitness, let me tell you, it was TOUGH but effective. (more on that later) Like tough enough that me, who has been an athlete her entire life and have been through several two-a-days in high school in this Texas heat, wanted to quit so badly. The awesome thing is that with me being surrounded by so many positive strong women, I did not give up!






At Orange Theory Fitness, their overall goal is to have you heart rate stay within certain zones, (orange and red) that spikes your metabolism, this results in the "Orange Effect". This is why they require you to wear a heart monitor. This heart rate zone is achieved by their one-of-a-kind workout which is divided into intervals of cardio and strength training. If that sounds hard, it was. Haha. No JOKE. It is 60 mins of treadmills. rowing machines and suspension training, along with free weights.




This gym can be very intimidating when you enter but you have an awesome coach that is encouraging you the entire time. Even if your new to the gym scene, the coach shows you each move step by step plus there is a reference tv screen that showing you the moves you doing at the moment. Another awesome thing is they let you see your process the entire time on giant tvs. This gave me the motivation to get going and to kick my own butt into gear because I could see my heart rate fall into the green zone while others were in the orange zone.





After we finished, the feeling of completing that intense workout was a little overwhelming.....like your so glad it is over but your overjoyed that you actually finished. BY FAR the best part of the class was seeing your finished results on the screen. I burned 668 calories in 60 minutes. 668 CALORIES. Like all of us were shocked at the amount we burned. As a class, together we burned over 8,000 calories in 60 minutes. Gheez! Honestly, I do not even remember the last time I burned that many calories in a session. Overall, I would absolutely recommend you try out OrangeTheory Fitness and if it is your first time, they will let you take the class for free!



With 12 studios in the Dallas area and 8 studios in the Houston area there is plenty of opportunity to try them out!


Thank you to Premier Protein for the delicious after workout shakes and yummy bars. I have finally found a bar that I actually like! The cookies & cream protein bar changed my life!





Also, Thank you to Mizuno shoes for letting me experience their amazing workout shoes during that tough workout. I was very apprehensive at first because they were a tab bulky but hands down one of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worked out in! Seriously, I will be making a purchase soon!




Huge Shoutout to Dallas Fitness Ambassadors for these amazing photos and for being such an awesome group!!















11 comments:

  1. This sounds like something much fun! I hate it missed it but can't wait to experience first hand. This would be an awesome team bonding activity!

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    1. I hate that you had to miss it Brittany! Challenging but fun!!

      xoxo,
      Jerica

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  2. It was one of the hardest OTF classes Ive taken and I've taken quite a few. It was so fun working out alongside you Jerica!

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    1. Haha! Thank makes me feel better because it was super challenging and I was struggling!!
      It was so good to finally meet you in person! Haha!
      xoxo,
      Jerica

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  3. GIRL, You already know how I feel about that class. We should definitely go back though!

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!! Appreciate it so much!!!

      Xoxo

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