Global Fitness Craze Arrives in Corpus
● By Kirby Tello
By: Kirby Tello Photos by: Orangetheory Fitness
Orangetheory Fitness is a one of a kind group-training workout. The result is more energy, visible toning, and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours after the workout. Sound too good to be true? The folks at Orangetheory Fitness thought you might say that, so they have instated a money-back guarantee if you do not see results after one month.
If you’ve ever been to a group fitness class, you know that the instructions and intensity level can be general, making it difficult to know if you are getting the most from the workout. Orangetheory’s approach to group fitness is unique because even though the sessions are focused on endurance and strength, their trainers know that everyone is not on the same level. The classes are structured with a set training schedule based around each individual’s heart rate. The “orange zone” is the heart rate range in which a person needs to be working out to achieve the Orangetheory “afterburn,” which is the number of calories burned up to 36 hours post workout. The afterburn is essentially what Orangetheory Fitness is known for and why this workout is such a huge hit across the country.
The technology used to track the heart rate zones is on the cutting edge of fitness. Results are tracked in real time for each client and displayed on a television screen. At any given time, you can see your intensity level and balance your workout based on where your heart rate is tracking.
The first Orangetheory Fitness location is scheduled to open by the end of the year, and Corpus Christians are already getting excited about it. “What people love about this type of workout is the dynamic nature of a fun group training while addressing the needs of a personal training approach,” says Corpus Christi studio manager, Craig Myers. “We are all about personalized customer service. Even though we are a global brand, we have a community feel just like a small, local business would have.”
Unlike other gym memberships, Orangetheory Fitness doesn’t lock you into long-term contracts. They want to earn your business every single month so their training subscriptions are month to month. What’s not to love about that?
Orangetheory Fitness will open at The Shops at La Palmera during the holiday season. They want to welcome everyone in the Bend to try out this unique fitness regime that is sure to have you hooked on maintaining your health just in time for the new year.