My workout at Orange Theory this morning was killer and I couldn’t wait to share it with y’all. I know Orange Theory isn’t everywhere, and I’ll be the first to admit that it’s pricey, but I think it’s an approach to working out that you could apply to your workouts at home or at your own gym.
Orange Theory has 3 stations: Treadmills, rowing machines, and the weight room. Workouts are different every single day, but no matter the workout, you end up spending time on the treadmill, rowing machine, and in the weight room each class.
It’s funny because I was literally just telling a friend that I’ve been surprised by how little we’ve done on the rowing machines, but boy did I speak too soon. Most classes I’ve attended have had us focused on the treadmills and weight room, with the rowing machines sprinkled in here and there.
This morning’s class was split into 2 sections. 22 minutes on the treadmill and rowing machine and then 22 minutes in the weight room (3 – 7ish minute circuits). I always start on the treadmill because I like getting it done! Today we had 650 meter row – .25 mile run – 550 meter row – .35 mile run – 450 meter row – .45 mile run – 350 meter row – .55 mile run. It. Was. Killllller!
We then moved to the weight room where we had 3 different circuits. I don’t remember the exact lifts and movements, but it was a mix of burpees, squats, hamstrings, push ups, and a few other movements on the TRX straps.
I ended my workout feeling really great but boy was I tired. It was a really challenging workout, but I like workouts that make me uncomfortable. I’m already sore, which means I worked muscles I haven’t worked in a while.
I am currently paying for 8 classes a month, but I’ve been craving more than just 2 workouts a week. I’m thinking about buying a few extra classes and possibly tacking on a weekend class each week. I do miss spin classes, but I’ve really enjoyed the workouts at Orange Theory.
Give this workout a try the next time you’re at the gym and let me know what you think! It’s a good one!