Fitness Motivation: Get Going & Get Results

I've always enjoyed exercising and love discovering new workout classes in the area. I find that if I can work out a couple times each week that I feel better and have a little more energy. I always wish that I could squeeze in a few more workouts than I do each week but I have to be realistic with myself and right now, our days fill up quickly with other obligations.

I was recently given the opportunity to work with Orangetheory Fitness, a revolutionary workout concept that has been featured in the New York Times, Bloomberg, Men's Fitness, and many other news publications. They have just opened 3 studios in the Raleigh area so I was very excited to see what it was all about.
Orangetheory Fitness is a unique group workout broken into intervals of cardio and strength training. You will alternate between treadmills, indoor rowing machines and weight room/resistance training blocks. Each session that I have attended has been unique and different which I really enjoy because I tend to get bored {very quickly} if my workout routine is same. That definitely won't happen if you make the investment in Orangetheory Fitness!

The sessions are led by professional and very energetic trainers that are there to support and encourage you during the entire workout which was a huge motivator for me. I'll be honest, the last 10 minutes were tough - my legs were shaking, my arms were already sore and the sweat was pouring down my face - but our trainer kept us going until the very end.

During the 60 minute workout, you will wear a heart-rate monitor which is designed to help you keep your heart rate in a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Everyone's heart rates are projected on TV screens throughout the workout so you can see if you need to push yourself harder or slow down to reach the target "orange zone." If you stay within the orange zone for 12 - 20 minutes during the class, the result is the Orange Effect - more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn up to 36 hours post-workout. Who doesn't love to hear that their workout will continue to drive results even post-workout?!

After the workout, you will receive an email with a recap showing how you did during the class to easily track your progress. If your goal is to lose weight, you can expect to see an estimated loss of 3-5 pounds by attending 3-5 sessions per week. But if your goal is performance, like me, you can expect to see an increase in power, speed and strength after your first 2 weeks by attending 2-4 sessions per week. As I train for my upcoming half-marathon in October, I will continue to attend at least 2 sessions each week and will let you know the results that I am able to achieve after crossing the finish line in Philadelphia.
You can also expect to burn an estimated 500 to 1,000 calories per workout. During my first session, I was able to burn approximately 755 calories in 60 minutes! This is my kind of workout.

Their studios are located all around the country, click here to see if there is one near you. If you are in the Raleigh area, they have a studio in Morrisville, Chapel Hill and Holly Springs. The Holly Springs location is where I attend classes - the entire staff is extremely friendly, willing to answer any of my questions and are just awesome people! :)
I highly recommend Orangetheory Fitness to anyone, it is challenging but incredibly rewarding. If you have any questions or would be interested in attending an upcoming class, feel free to email me! I'd love to have you join me.

Outfit Details:
Pants: Zella "Live In 2" Capris 
Top: Lululemon "Cool Racerback" tank 
Shoes: Brooks PureCadence 4 
Headband: Headbands of Hope Sheer Gold 

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  1. I've vaguely heard about Orangetheory but never really knew what it was about. It sounds awesome!! I get very bored in my classes, too. With my current gym membership expiring in a few months and an Orangetheory location super close to my house (that I didn't even know about!), I'm definitely going to check it out!

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    1. The workout is different based on the intervals and the instructor which I enjoy a lot! You should definitely try it, I hope you love it! Xo, Stephanie

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  2. That sounds really cool! I can't wait to get back to working out like I was!

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    1. It is a really great workout! I bet even though you look fabulous! Xo, Stephanie

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  3. Ive heard great things about Orangetheory but never given them a try. I really need to get my butt back to the gym though! Love that you burned so many calories in your first class!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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    1. Me too, I had read numerous articles about their workout routines and the theory behind the "orange zone" prior to attending my first class! I am so glad that I tried it because I really enjoy it! Xo, Stephanie

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  4. I have been dying to try orange theory. I am swamped at work right now but hope to try a few classes over summer break!

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    1. Once everything slows down for you, you will definitely have to try it! Xo, Stephanie

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  5. I had 2 friends that used to work there and they loved it! 755 calories in 1 hour is a great workout!

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    1. No way, that is awesome! I was very impressed with the level of intensity during the workout! Xo, Stephanie

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  6. That amount of calories in that amount of time is a fabulous workout - I love it!!

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    1. I agree, I was very impressed when I saw the results pop-up on the screen after the workout was finished! Xo, Stephanie

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  7. You are inspiring me to get moving!

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    1. You're awesome! You've got this! Xo, Stephanie

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Thank you for following along! Your comments make me smile. Xo, Stephanie