More than a fad workout, Orangetheory is backed by science
Diet and exercise fads are nothing new, but high-intensity fitness center Orangetheory certainly puts an interesting—rather, orange—twist on working out. What was once a Florida-only solo venture in 2010 has spread its roots into Lafayette and Baton Rouge.
The Lafayette location, owned by local neurosurgeon Dr. Jason Cormier, is part of an ever-growing, worldwide orange phenomena that is significantly different from the competition. Orangetheory is medically-backed, safe and infused with the perfect balance of technology that appeals to all age groups.
Through the use of the patented OTBeat phone app and Orangetheory’s custom OTBeat heart rate tracker, members can track their fitness progress, create goals and live up to the gym’s motto: “Keep burning!”
In Orangetheory classes, there are no strangers, and the intense energy filling the room keeps members motivated as they move through the five color-coded heart rate zones displayed on wall-mounted flat screens. Members rotate through various workouts to engage all muscle groups over the course of one hour while being led by a fitness instructor, and classes remain small, so the experience is highly personalized.
Ultimately, participants strive to achieve the “orange effect” – 12+ minutes of sustained workout in the red and orange zones that gives members the “afterburn.” This afterburn ensures that once members leave, their bodies enter a safe state of excess oxygen intake that kicks the body’s metabolism into high gear and keeps calories burning up to 36 hours post-workout.
With all the energy pulsating between Orangetheory’s orange-and-gray interior, it is easy to see why so many members come back over and over to “keep burning!”
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