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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005

    Default Orange Theory

    Does anyone belong to Orange Theory? I have about 80lbs to go for my total of 100lbs. Already lost 20lbs. I was thinking about joining. The success stories are amazing and it looks like a great workout.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    somewhere hot and humid


    Beth, OTF is very big down here (I'm in Tampa)...one of the company founders is local and is in class working out all the time. I love it and so do lots of my friends. It's *very* challenging, like an intense bootcamp, but I like that you are still doing what you can personally do and not really worried about what others are doing. The heart rate monitors are a nice motivator, and I like to see exactly how many calories I am burning.

    I have been going about 3 times a week for almost a year. I also do barre, and some outdoor running, so I can't quantify exactly which results are from which activity. I feel like my physical conditioning is hugely improved both wrt cardio and strength. I have maybe lost 5-10 pounds since I started, but have gained A LOT of muscle, so I think that number is deceiving. I started when my daughter was 8 months old, so I had a lot of baby flab and general out of shapeness to deal with. If you want to use it for big time weight loss you absolutely can. A woman at my location lost 100+ pounds (and just completed her first marathon!); she comes about 5 times a week I think.

    I've never been a huge traditional gym goer. I like things like spin and yoga and running outside when the weather is good. But I REALLY enjoy Orange Theory. The staff is friendly and knows everyone by name, and I look forward to my workouts there. It's a nice crowd, good mix of ages, body shapes, etc. I usually go right after dropping off my kids and before starting my work day and the classes are decently full, but my neighbor goes at 5 a.m. (I know!) and she says those classes are packed and fun as well.

    It's more expensive than a traditional gym, but you pay by the class and they have a lot of different payment structures. I actually think that for me, the cost is pretty motivating. I started out buying 20 classes (I think they give you a year to use them) and when I knew I liked it I switched to a monthly membership where I get a certain number of classes per month. I think I do 10 or 12 per month.

    Good luck! I hope you try it and like it.
    Leo 12/5/08 ...and Ivy 7/26/12

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2005


    I'm going to try the free class. There is also another local place like Orange Theory but for women only. I think I'll try both and decide from there!

    Orange is appealing because of the 5am class...I have to be home by 6:30am and after work is not an option because I have to pick up the kids.

    I need a place where I can have an early morning class!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2005


    Hi Beth! Orange Theory sounds interesting. I looked on the main website an I only see one in Willow Grove. Are there others in the area? It sounds like something I would like to try, but I know I will not make the hike to Willow Grove several times a week. I think that is ~45 min from me, more with traffic. I definitely need something more like 20min or less! Montgomeryville would work.
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