Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Orange Theory Fitness Center Grand Opening In Greenville, NC

Here's something that I never thought I would do: I attended a fitness grand opening class on Tuesday!



Maybe it's the beginning of a new year, or finding out my cholesterol is WAY too high, or because I was working on losing weight after healing a broken leg and hit my plateau and got frustrated, but when I received the invite to cover the grand opening of Orangetheory Fitness in Greenville, NC on Tuesday I accepted right away!  

The Orangetheory of fitness is a science based, FULL body workout that uses technology to measure performance so members can see that they are improving. During a 60 minute class, the target is at least twelve minutes in the orange zone. After twelve minutes in the orange zone, your metabolism gets a boost and keeps burning calories for the entire length of the 36 hour recovery period afterwards. 



And, you better believe I'm still feeling it today.

You aren't alone through your workout. You get to participate in a class with a bunch of other folks because, this workout is really for everyone. Your coach is your guide through the different workouts. Having the coach also makes this workout incredibly fun! 


I arrived at the Orangetheory Fitness studio inspired and ready to learn about this class. They set me up with my OTbeat , asked a few questions about past injuries, current fitness regimen, and what my goals are. 




Ater a quick tour of the facilities, which includes showers, a blow out bar, and lockers, I met our coach, Toni! Toni was my favorite! The girl is F I T and ready to get you fit, too. After an awesome pep-talk as a group, we walked into the gym. I set my eyes upon my old nemesis

So we meet again...TREADMILL...

and got ready to begin. Toni told us exactly how the workout would go and what to expect. We found our stats on the monitor above as she ran through how to work the equipment, demonstrated exactly how to do each exercise, and assigned us our numbers that would correspond with the machine we would be using. Toni turned the music up and away we went!

Toni, my coach

My first machine was the rower. I actually like this one because I am focusing so much on my arms lately. After 3 minutes, we were on the floor with weights. We ran through three different exercises: 8 reps of lower ab leg kicks, 12 reps of goblet squats (which are now known in my mind as the DEVIL because OMG), and 8 lateral arm raises. Next, it was on the treadmill as I started to feel it. After treadmill time it was back to the rower, and then I was really feeling it. On the monitor it read that I had got myself into the orange zone! More floor exercises with the 8, 12, 8 reps again. A big push on the treadmill and just like that it was time for cool down! I hadn't even realized an hour had gone by! We got a complete rundown of our workout from Toni with suggestions and how many times a week she'd like to see us in a class.

FINAL VERDICT

I had a blast! The class theme for the day was endurance and they weren't kidding. I really, really liked the quick change up of exercises then machines. Everything was super simple to follow along with and it was fun meeting other ladies in the class (at least I wasn't the only beginner!). I felt motivated and didn't get bored, as I had found myself getting with my normal routine. Two days later, I feel amazing. I took a break on Wednesday, even though I wasn't nearly as sore as I imagined I would be, and actually got up today ready to hit my old routine! Toni suggested that I come for 3 to 4 days a week and I love that schedule because I really feel like I could stick to it. Is it worth it? ABSOLUTELY. 

The Orangetheory Fitness Center of Greenville, NC is open everyday from 5am to 8pm. You can find them at 518 Greenville Blvd. Suite D in Greenville, right by the Greenville Mall. There are also locations across the United States so click here to find one in your own area. Tell them Steph sent you!

Have you visited an Orangetheory Fitness? I'd love to know how you liked it!

21 comments:

  1. How cool, I think there may be an Orange Theory near me, but I always assumed it was a juice bar or something lol. Will have to check it out!

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  2. That looks awesome! I'm always looking for new gyms (we move A LOT). Glad to have a new franchise to look into.

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    1. Definitely check it out if there is one in your area, I really liked it!

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  3. I just heard that an Orange Theory opened near me. I didn't know anything about it, though. This sounds like a great place to get a workout in, I'll have to check it out.

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  4. This is awesome, I think you made a good choice by doing it so and I can tell you are enjoying it. I will see if we have one near by as well, thank you for sharing.

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    1. Like I said, I didn't even realize an hour had gone by!

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  5. We have an Orange Theory near us, and I think it may be time to try it. It sounds like it's a great place to get fit!

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  6. Looks like a great place..I'm not a huge exercise personal, but this looks awesome

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  7. Patricia ChamberlainJanuary 11, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    This looks like an awesome experience! It looks very enjoyable. I do not think we have any around us, but I have passed them in bigger areas.

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  8. It was great, I can't wait for the next class!

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  9. I've never even heard of this chain! I'm pretty sure there aren't any near me at all. But it sounds as if you got a great workout!

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  10. Looks like you have a fab chain of fitness centres near you. Good to be motivated and workout xx

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    1. I definitely need to after the holiday I had this year, lol. I indulged quite a bit!

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  11. I'm glad you have found a space that you love. It's important to feel the enegy to keep motivated.

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  12. Wow, it looks like an amazing gym! I’m glad you found a place that you are able to have fun at.

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  13. I didn't know that fitness places even offered classes for the grand opening. that's really cool, and makes sense the more I think about it lol. sounds like its a great place to go to.

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