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It is Monday morning 6:30am and you are naked about to get dressed for another day at the office. You are looking in your closet struggling to find the right outfit because none of them are fitting right anymore. It dawns on you another month has come and gone and you notice every inch, every pound, every resolution you made to loose weight at the first of the year has gone to wayside. Your waist-side  to be exact and now your feeling defeated, maybe frustrated and even downright depressed. The summer is just around the corner and your thinking of every outfit you can not wear. There is still a small glimmer of a nagging thought in the back of your mind that says, I have to do something, but I am just not into working out and I hate myself for not doing better. You have summarized that the best THEORY you can come up with is loosing weight is just too much work and it takes too much time. Right?
WRONG! That could not be further from the truth and I am excited to share a NEW theory in the fitness game that is sure to bring a more juicy concept to your fitness frustration. OrangeTheory that is!
Personally, I know exactly what it feels like to go through the mental battles of weight loss and even just downright disliking the process of daily cardio and weight lifting. So I decided to squeeze out a little more motivation and try OrangeTheory myself to see what all the hype was about. I had the opportunity to sit down with the friendly staff at the newest location in Town & Country one morning and they put me through a 1-hour session so I could experience the theory on my own. Here is what the owner Jim Potesta had to say about this amazing fitness concept.
Jade: What is the concept behind OrangeTheory?
Jim: This concept originated out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL by a gentleman named Dave Long who is the C.E.O of the company. It started with a simple concepts of Pilates and spin classes and then developed into a concept that is now a 1-hour total body workout paired with technology that give our clients the best possible results. We have 210 studios nationally, 250 licenses sold and this is a franchise. This month is our 5-year anniversary for us and we are in 6 different countries and there are 5 locations currently open in Houston.
Jade: Who would benefit from OrangeTheory workouts?
Jim: Our demographics range from 25-42 but we see over 50 as well. 70% are women and about 30% are men
Jade: Do you offer 1-time class sessions, memberships or packages?
Jim: Yes we do all of the above! We offer packages in 10, 20, 30 or unlimited membership. What we suggest is that people come in and try our concept out for FREE and take a 1-hour session to see why we are different than just joining another gym.
Jade: How do you see OrangeTheory being different from any other gym workout?

Jim: We cover every fitness level from the novice to the professional athlete and everything in between. You are able to work at your own pace and yet guided in a group session with a one-to-one feel from a personal trainer working along side with you. Big box gyms only retrain less than 10% gym usage in most cases, but our concept retains 92% usage and these mean stronger results with our clients meeting their fitness goals. Most people love the small groups and the fact our staff always knows each member by name and not just another number showing up. One of the goals our sales team is responsible for is to look at our members one by one and calling each member, one by one once a month to get you booked in a class.
Jade: People need accountability, how does OrangeTheory help keep track or accountability of their results and workouts?
Jim: Each time our clients check in, they are given a small strap that goes right around the chest area. This records your heart rate, (BPM), calories burned and records the levels of intensity at which you are working out. You can visually see this as your working out on the digital boards throughout the gym. This is a great benefit to the client to push towards not knowing where they are to keep the maximum heart rate up for the best results. When the workout is over, everything is recorded and sent to each client via email. Our trainers are not drill sergeants standing over you to pull 5 more reps out of you, but they are there with you to help perfect the exercise movements, push you to do your best at any pace you working at.
Jade: What can clients expect to burn when it comes to calories each session?
Jim: Most women burn between 500-600 calories and men between 700-900 on average, but many burn as much as 1,000 calories each session.
Jade: What are the various types of workouts OrangeTheory offers each session?
Jim: Each person goes through a different workout each time they come in. Each of our trainers is different as well. We clearly explain each session at the beginning for everyone is understanding and the digital monitors in the strength area post the exercises with clear illustration. Each trainer will also gladly demonstrate the movement. Then, you will go through a series of work on the treadmill, water row, strength training, free weights, bosa ball, TRX straps, ab dollies, stair steppers and of course your own body weight. This can be used as a great cardio workout or a total body toning.
Jade: How can people schedule their workout or can they just drop in?
Jim: We have a full online scheduling system for each client to use at their convenience to book their session, see class schedules and more at each location. We also welcome drop-in is so whatever works best to meet each clients needs. We want everyone to be successful so we are providing all the tools to make that happen.

Personally, I have always hated cardio and the thought of it was daunting. Just working on a treadmill for an hour, running out doors and then not really knowing where my heart rate was or the calories was frustrating because it was such a big part of my weight loss program. After experiencing the staff at OrangeTheory and now having going through a week of additional sessions, I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a new concept in fitness that with just 2-3 times a week will get you are the results you need to meet your summer fitness goals. In just one week I was able to loose 8lb and I could not be more thrilled with my results and having fun while doing it. With all the convenient locations in Memorial City, Galleria, Sugarland, Champion Forest and the plan to bring at least 20-25 more to the area, everyone should find a location that works best for them. I love that they are open from 5:00am to 9Pm during the week, which helps with a busy work schedule and on the weekends from 8:30-2:00pm.
This theory by far, exceeded any reservations had about not enjoying the 56 min needed to burn 600 calories on my first visit! It is engaging, its challenging in all the right way, it is worth every dollar of my investment into meeting my fitness goals and now a regular part of my daily workout. You can contact any location via their website Schedule your FREE 1 hour workout and do not let another month pass without proving to yourself that you can make your fitness theory a reality with OrangeTheory Fitness.


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