In a recent post I talked about a gym that I had tried out but couldn’t mention the name, until today! I was able to take a trial class at Orangetheory Fitness (you get your first class for free, this isn’t just a blogger perk, but I’ll get into that later). I’m super excited because this was my first time reviewing a gym. I’m going to be signing up for 2 classes a week, on top of my current workout schedule because I enjoyed the class that much. I’m sure the coach (George, he was amazing) will be super happy to hear that. Basically the class is set up perfectly and you have an instructor that helps you and tells you exactly what to do for an hour. Now, I know an hour sounds brutal, but it goes by really fast. You won’t even notice that the class is an hour.
So what is Orangetheory Fitness exactly? It’s a 1 hour full body heart rate-based interval training program proven to burn more calories post workout. Each workout is different and either focuses on endurance, strength, and/or power with top of the line workout equipment, upbeat music and personal fitness coaches (George at the Denville, NJ location was amazing). At Orangetheory Fitness, you get energy from the group, energy from the beat of the music, and the push you need from the personal fitness coaches.
Your first class is a free class which is awesome because this workout might not be for everyone depending on what you prefer, however I really enjoyed it and I HATE (emphasis on the hate) cardio, but this was awesome. I’m not sure if it has to do with the coach, or the group, or the overall feel of the gym, but I loved it. After class my coach went over my numbers with me because they calculate everything based off of your heart rate which I thought was cool and you wear one of their heart rate monitors. All of your results from class will also be emailed to you right after class so if you didn’t get a chance to check the monitor before you left, it’s conveniently sent to you anyway.
I am so humbled that I was asked to review this gym, and I’m so incredibly happy that I did because it was a great experience. I will be signing up within the next few weeks and will definitely recommend this gym to anyone out there who is lost in their workouts, not feeling motivated, wants to switch it up, and needs something that’s high intensity. If you’re located in NJ, I went to the Denville location. I haven’t tried any of the other coaches but George was great! If you can schedule your first class with him I highly recommend it because he’s so incredibly motivating and you can tell he cares about each and every one of the people in his class. He and his wife actually lost 100+lbs thanks to Orangetheory Fitness, so he’s the perfect example of what hard work and determination look like and he’s extremely relatable.
Basically, I cannot stop raving about this place and I think if there is one in your area, it’s definitely worth it to at least try the free class. Good luck, and I hope this helps someone achieve their fitness goals!