Every New Year, many people make a resolution to exercise more. Now we’re a month into 2022 and there’s a great way you can do that in Dripping Springs. Orangetheory has just opened a location here in January 2022.
What Is Orangetheory Fitness?
Everyone knows Orangetheory Fitness Dripping Springs is a place to work out. But what exactly is the workout? How does it work?
Orangetheory offers high-intensity interval training (HIIT). This workout alternates between short periods of intense training with less intense recovery. Members can see how hard they worked out by reviewing their workout data. They wear a heart rate monitor that connects to the studio’s network.
A workout contains five zones: from grey (resting) to red (pushing as hard as possible). The orange zone is the fourth level. It’s called Orangetheory because the goal is to spend 12 minutes or more in the orange zone to boost metabolism, burn fat, and burn more calories.
Members use the Orangetheory app or website to look up the available classes. They sign up for a class that fits their schedule. Classes are typically in one-hour blocks, but they may vary. Most classes are about 50 minutes. The studio uses the extra 10 minutes to clean up before the next class.
What Kind of Workout Does Orangetheory Dripping Springs Offer?
No two Orangetheory workouts are the same. They change every day. A typical class involves rotating through three stations with no more than roughly 12 people at each station. (The number varies based on locations.) A person can start on the treadmill. The coach will announce the pace, which they refer to as “base,” “push,” and “all out.”
Base is the easiest pace. The speed varies by member. The workout is tailored based on the person’s preferences and fitness. Base for one person may be a walk at 4 mph while it may be a jog at 6 mph for another person. Push is the middle pace. The walker may change it to 4.5 mph with incline while the runner will increase it to 7 mph. And all out is giving everything you’ve got. Go at the fastest possible.
There’s also a rowing station. It follows the same pattern. Rowers will move at a pace dictated by the coach.
And the third station is strength. This is where the weights, medicine balls, and bands are. For this one, the coach will demonstrate the different exercises. And everyone will do them at their own pace. Members will have a TV screen with the exercises to help them remember what to do.
It’s a great opportunity to try a different workout and meet people. Lots of members make new friends and connections at Orangetheory Fitness. The first class is free. Go on and give it a try. You’ll be able to walk away knowing you got a great workout!
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