Well, I figure it’s time for an update. I’ve been posting on instagram everytime I go to orange theory fitness. If you’d like to see my review for trying out orange theory the first time, go here. I’ve now been to 6 sessions and I always feel pretty good after each work out. I think I have seen some patterns to the workout. Read on and see if this is something you may be interested in.
In each class, there always seems to be a 30-minute cardio HIIT workout. Usually it’s on the treadmill. Once, it was a treadmill and rower in combination, but the rest it’s usually on just the treadmill. So far, they’ve all been slightly different from each other. During endurance day (which was my least favorite cuz woooo I was toired, also probably not considered a HIIT), the trainer had us warm up 5 minutes, run at our “push speed” (1-2 mph above your base pace) for 12 minutes straight, then she had us walk for 1 minute, 7 min push pace, 1 minute walk, then another 3 min push pace, last minute walk. Power days are different with combinations of push paces, “all out” paces (2+mph your base pace), and walking/jogging (recovery pace). I’m more of a fan of power days because I feel like I get my heart rate up more with this type of workout. I also tend to push my speed higher when I know it’s not gonna last too long.
After that, it’s the floor, usually combined with the rower in between blocks of floor workouts. The floor is usually where everything seems to be different. But in each workout, there will be some sort of arms, legs, and core workout. It’s a little harder to motivate myself to push harder on the floor exercises because I want to make sure I’m using the correct body mechanics (if you didn’t know, this girl used to be a full time Physical Therapist ;-)) with all the exercises so I don’t hurt myself. That can slow me down sometimes.
All in all, I’m still liking this type of workout. I like that I don’t have the option to cancel 8 hours or less before the class starts. So even if I don’t feel like it when it’s time to go, I go because classes are esssssssppppeeennssiivvve y’all. Now… if I can only stop eating these easter candies (they were on sale and I loooooveeeee these…haaallppp )!
Thanks for reading and have a great rest of the day!!