The Beginners Help guide to Orangetheory Fitness


Orangetheory Fitness Tips: Master the Four Fundamental Movements

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The Coach Austin Experience Orangetheory Fitness

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Tips for Orangetheory Beginners

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What to Expect at Your First Orangetheory Fitness Class

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What it’s like to take your FIRST ORANGETHEORY FITNESS class

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Orangetheory Fitness Beginner Tips (FROM A BEGINNER!)

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At Orangetheory, they use heart rate monitors to break down various paces and effort levels into hard data to help guide your workout. For instance, during a treadmill workout in an Orangetheory class, “base pace” is 71–83% of your max heart rate, “push pace” is 84–91% of max heart rate and “all-out” sprinting is 84–100% of your max heart rate. Orangetheory Fitness: the latest and greatest of the ever-growing studio fitness class phenomenon.

Orangetheory is based on the premise of providing a coach led, hour-long workout that involves the perfect amount of cardio and strength training. The “orange theory” comes from Heart Rate Based Interval Training that is used in each workout. Beginner Tips For Orangetheory Fitness I’ve Been Doing Orangetheory For 3 Years, and This Is What Every Beginner Should Know. January 23, 2020 by Christina Stiehl.

3.7K Shares. Orange theory fitness is the hottest workout fad in the country right now. It’s a chance a studio has already cropped up in your city it is not several of them. Each one typically offers the same daily one-hour workout: a high-intensity circuit of treadmills, designed to elevate your heart rate, rowing, and floor exercises. Orangetheory Fitness for Beginners: Journey of a Reluctant Couch Potato Kindle edition by Crary, Mindy.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Splat!Each Orangetheory class is an hour, and half the workout takes place on the treadmill and half on the floor.

The floor portion includes exercises with TRX straps, benches, free. Hunkered Down to Keep Coronavirus at Bay? Stay Healthy with 7 Tips to Channel your Inner Orangetheory Spirit.

Now that our shared world is in the throes of uncertainty and fear, we’d like to continue counting on exercise to sustain us. And, for Orangetheory Fitness members, to continue counting on classmates for camaraderie and sharing. At Home Workouts What Happens in Class Doesn’t Stay in Class.

Orangetheory is a total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology to guarantee maximum results from the inside out. It’s designed to charge your metabolism for MORE caloric afterburn, MORE results, and MORE confidence, all to deliver you MORE LIFE. Health and fitness experts helped WebMD compile this beginner’s guide to exercise, including definitions of some common exercise terms, sample workouts, and recommendations on. Orangetheory Fitness is a one hourfull body workout. Each workout focuses on training endurance, strength, and/or power.

It is heart rate based interval training, which is proven to burn more calories post-workout. Heart rate monitors show results in real time on large studio TVs.

List of related literature:

Orangetheory Fitness prides itself on having a “new workout plan” at each session that can also include partners or three or four participants working together toward a common goal.

“Methods of Group Exercise Instruction” by Mary M. Yoke, Carol Armbruster
from Methods of Group Exercise Instruction
by Mary M. Yoke, Carol Armbruster
Human Kinetics, 2019

The diet should be nutritionally balanced and rich in fruit and vegetables, with fat making up 30% of the calorie value (≤ 67 g fat/day) and adequate intake of fat soluble vitamins.

“Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs Mobile optimised site” by Adriana P. Tiziani
from Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs Mobile optimised site
by Adriana P. Tiziani
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

I could have called this book The Evolution of a Health and Fitness Guru.

“Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body!” by Jillian Michaels, Mariska van Aalst, Christine Darwin
from Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body!
by Jillian Michaels, Mariska van Aalst, Christine Darwin
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2009

This is intended to be not the definitive book on food and fitness obsession, but a beginning.

“Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body” by Courtney E. Martin
from Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body
by Courtney E. Martin
Free Press, 2007

The purpose ofthis section is to help you establish a dietary routine that serves you well, whether for a workout starting at your back door or a race a thousand miles away.

“The Paleo Diet for Athletes: The Ancient Nutritional Formula for Peak Athletic Performance” by Loren Cordain, Joe Friel
from The Paleo Diet for Athletes: The Ancient Nutritional Formula for Peak Athletic Performance
by Loren Cordain, Joe Friel
Rodale Books, 2012

Fitness for Dummies” (Schlosberg and Neporent 1996) encourages readers to go to a fitness club and get a fully-fledged fitness test done by accredited fitness appraisers.

“Body Fascism: Salvation in the Technology of Physical Fitness” by Brian Pronger
from Body Fascism: Salvation in the Technology of Physical Fitness
by Brian Pronger
University of Toronto Press, 2002

I wrote this for people who want to have a basic understanding of the principles that constitute a smart, healthy diet and practical, productive exercise plan.

“15 Minutes to Fitness: Dr. Ben's SMaRT Plan for Diet and Total Health” by Charles Barkley, Vincent Ben Bocchicchio
from 15 Minutes to Fitness: Dr. Ben’s SMaRT Plan for Diet and Total Health
by Charles Barkley, Vincent Ben Bocchicchio
SelectBooks, Incorporated, 2017

Chapter 1 explains what fitness really means and helps you devise a game plan.

“Fitness For Dummies” by Suzanne Schlosberg, Liz Neporent
from Fitness For Dummies
by Suzanne Schlosberg, Liz Neporent
Wiley, 2010

A guide for those who want help, not an instructor for those who do not, they will provide valuable support for people to make informed lifestyle choices.

“Choosing Health: Making Healthy Choices Easier” by Great Britain. Department of Health
from Choosing Health: Making Healthy Choices Easier
by Great Britain. Department of Health
TSO, 2004

This is why a lot of what you’re going to learn in this book is quite different from most of the diet and exercise advice peddled to unsuspecting men every day.

“Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body” by Michael Matthews
from Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
by Michael Matthews
Waterbury Publishers, Incorporated, 2019

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  • This video helped a lot. I’ve been doing OT for a month now and as hard as I work in those classes, I feel like I should be further along in my weight loss. But the non-scale victories do matter!! Thanks for the tips!

  • I’m so glad I stumbled across your videos Andrew. Btw, you look FANTASTIC! Congratulations on your journey thus far. I joined OT and am on my 3rd week, 2 times per week. Like you, I’m obsessed with it. I don’t dread going not one bit, not even when I attend the 6:30am class. �� Try eating a ketogenic diet for optimal health.

  • Love it. Kudos to you for keeping that energy up that long! Positivity towards your workout is a great thing and you are genuine with your positive approach to coaching! Good luck with Austin. Hope they keep it weird

  • I’ve been with OTF for almost 2 years! I wish I seen your tips in the beginning. So humorous but accurate. I’ll be watching your progress!! #keepburning!!

  • I follow you on instagram @trainingtall…..and I have learned so much from you about proper form……I may need to travel to this studio just to take a class with you….you are an inspiration and make me want to be a better “orangetheorist”…..thanks for all you do Austin!

  • Martial artists get fit and stay fit by using a mat, a towel and a Gi. No toys needed, a good sensei will get you into shape without all the tech and nonsense. This company is a money burner more then a fat burner.Your living room floor is all you need if you really want to lose weight. Too much hype and money.

  • Omg I LOVE Your personality. I just Subscribed. (I usually NEVER subscribe to ANY YouTube channelusually my kiddos do)
    Keep up the great work. Love your Honesty!!!

  • I just signed up for my free trial class! I’m excited and nervous! HIIT workouts were what helped me lose weight years ago so I’m hopeful

  • I’ve joined Orange Theory a month ago. I’m the kind of person that hates the gym. I hope I can keep up.I have to said the couches are great!

  • i love the advice you give; i took my first class yesterday and i signed up to go 8x a month:) your videos offer so much information and tips that i could not find elsewhere. thank you and keep it up!

  • I hope you get a spot at the convention. Austitn, you’re so inspiring. I love the video’s you produce; they help me to exercise better and safer. The detailed instructions are so helpful. Good Luck!!! You’re awesome.

  • Good job dude. I go to OTF too.. I have been going for like 3.5 years and have watched this company only improve. Love it. Keep it up.. proud of you!!

  • Just came across this video trying to prepare myself for my first orange theory workout on Thursday! Just watched all of your videos on OTF!! Hoping to love it like you do!

  • Another GREAT video, Grace! I say more OTF videos (of course I would, I’m biased, lol)! Hope you get better soon!

    P.S.: Did you just come from OTF class or are you on cold meds? You’re always energetic, but today you were shot out of a cannon! LMFAO.

    On a personal note, I walked into my 530a class this morning and a member of which I befriended looked at me and said, “You look good!” Is that a scale victory or NSV? LOL I can’t decide. Discuss, bahaha!

  • The 1st tip is one of the best tips you can give anyone Orange Theory or not. I like to meditate before working out and it kind of helps me get in a mindset of just focusing on whatever task is at hand rather than stressing about how “hard” something is going to be or if I’ll have enough “time”. Just do it and be done with it, you can think about how hard it was after.

  • I’m a pretty large person and I go to the gym, but I never know what to do to get results. Is this class something a beginner would actually be able to keep up with or not?

  • Life hack: I started reading the workouts on reddit before going….idk if this is good or bad bc if I know I have to do some wacko stuff that will make me die like pop squats…I won’t sign up for that day ��
    But sometimes it motivates me!!!!

  • Approthe video. We schedule appt with a location in Arlington off I-20 couple years back and our experience was nothing like this. The lady was short with us. She did explain, well, what we could experience or expect. The fit text was never mentioned. Again Thxs for sharing.

  • Stumbled upon your OT videos! Trying my first class this evening. Looking forward to taking a new direction in my fitness journey. Thank you for the encouraging words and entertainment!

  • I am going to my first class Saturday, mostly because your 1 year video confirmed the results I was looking for. Thanks for this video too. The point you made about not overthinking it stands out. I’ll just go and do it. That’s great advice.

  • Why not focus on eating better? You can’t out run a bad diet ladies? What a gimmick fitness program, what’s so revolutionary about it? Just darken the room with orange lights? Just goes to show you sheep like these easy money to scam from.

  • I like that you check on treads/ towers and floors. At my studio most of the coaches spend 95% of the time with the treads. Meanwhile in the floor people’s forms at times are an injury waiting to happen. I understand that maybe OTF is for more experienced people when it comes to floor workouts but it would be nice for the coaches to scan everyone just to make sure they are doing it correctly.

    Good luck!!

  • Dude u wanna see some Crazy Crazy Workouts.. Look up the Crossfit Games 18.1 too 18.4… Obese to Beast and His Brother have full videos.. Im good at Orange THEORY and thought our workouts were Challenging

  • LOL love this! I’ve been going to OTF since mid December and I too am addicted. My friends think I’ve joined a cult! It’s all that I talk about. I love the fact that it’s personal training in a group setting. I’ve made some great friends that are in my regular class and we keep each other accountable. And how about those coaches??? Isn’t it amazing how they basically teach three different classes with three different fitness levels, and also know each person individually, as well as where they are with their fitness goals? Anyway, I think your tips are spot on, especially to just focus on yourself. There are days where a college football player will be on one side of me, and someone who’s never worked out before on the other. We all support each other and high fives are always plentiful! Keep it going! #otf

  • I LOVE OTF. I’ve been doing it for about three years and absolutely enjoy it. My main tip is do not do less than three classes a week. The more often you go the less painful it becomes.  I go 5 times a week now and it is SO much more enjoyable than when I did 2 or 3. Second tip, learn how to trick your brain into doing things whether by dividing things into smaller segments or counting down instead of up (for example, I divide the 1 minute all out into 8 the first 30 seconds and 8.5 the last 30).  Lastly, and I cannot stress this enough do not comprimise your posture on the floor. Ask if you’re not sure, reduce the wieght or slow down but never comprimise because you’ll get injured… My shoulders are so bad now bcs of making that mistake. It is also good to go when it is crowded and full of motivated people. I see how well it impacts me when there’s someone good in the next station that I can pace myself with. Also, accept the fact that you will have bad day. Showing up is half of the battle as my instructor says.

  • I’ve been going to Orange Theory for about a year-and-a-half. And I agree, number three is a very important tip. I think about where I was when I started to where I am now and if you’re comparing yourself to others in the class you may not know exactly where they are in their Orange Theory Journey which may discourage you. Now I do like to look at others for the encouragement to push myself a little harder but also being aware of when my body says you’re going at your maximum best. And that’s a tip I would have added is push yourself a little harder because you’re stronger than you think.

  • Omg! I was thinking of taking the class but felt a little intimidated. But once you said first watch was your favorite breakfast spot I took it as a sign. Lol

  • ugh!! ever since I found your channel, I have been dying to sign up for one of your classes (If only I lived in CA T_T ) and you’ve inspired me to try a rowing class on the Charles river in Boston. You’re energy is amazing btw!!! I’m cheering for you!!!

  • I’d just love to know where you get your video music from….

    Evan (OTF coach…)
    P.S. Keep up the hard work! OTF is awesome!!

  • I joined Orange Theory in November 2017 and I don’t know what is in the air or water, but they have a way getting you hooked! I feel like I’m always checking in, posting and talking about Orange Theory. It’s exciting to see someone else as excited as me. Great tips as well! Those are the tips I share with others too.

  • Love your videos! I start on Sunday with my first class! I’m so excited and your videos have made me even more excited! Keep it up! And hope I don’t kill myself!

  • I’m going to try OT in 2 weeks. My schedule is crazy #teacherlife. But something has to give..Your videos are so convincing and real. Thanks so much