The Orangetheory Fitness workout is five-zone heart rate interval training that combines treadmills, indoor rowing, and weight training with the goal to get (and stay) in each of the five zones for the allotted amount of time. This means 12-20 minutes in an all-out, heart-pumping orange and red zone. To ensure you always know your effort levels, an OT Beat heart monitor system is strapped to your chest and your heart rate displayed on a giant flat-screen TV during the entirety of the workout.
Workouts are always split between treadmill and groundwork, but the time spent at each station and the exercises done during groundwork varies. "All of our routines come from our corporate physiology department," says Orangetheory Fitness founder Ellen Latham. "Experts with the highest levels of education and certification are creating them to increase your endurance, strength, and power. It’s not made up by someone who got certified after a weekend-long workshop, so you are guaranteed results."
Try It Yourself:
- Run 10 minutes at a comfortable pace
- Sprint 2 minutes
- 1 minutes dumbbell curls
- 1 minute wall sit
- 1 minute push-ups
Repeat the sprint and strength moves three times
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