This week I was able to attend a class at the new location of Orangetheory in Chapel Hill. I was slightly nervous going into this session because I really have only swam in the last two years. Working out can be intimidating.
As I came upon the location the first thing I noticed is that it is not overtly large. And then upon listening to what they are all about...the size made sense. I was greeted warmly by staff members who took the time to explain how the session would play out and to go over how the heart monitor would work.
The class has a row machines in the back and a row of treadmills of front, there were a few spin cycles and then to the side was a strength area. I was not sure how I would really be able to maintain working out for a straight 60 minutes when I hadn't in so long...
and it kicked my bum...in the best way possible! I never felt pressured to go out of my comfort zone or work out to a speed my body wasn't prepared for. The trainer in the class was so gregarious and he also went over each new step clearly. I felt like I was working out with a bunch of friends and it made the class go by so much faster.
This is the science behind the workout taken directly from their webpage.
Tomorrow is their grand opening party and all are welcome to attend. They will have beverages and plenty of food and they will have lots of fun giveaways.
Head on out to Chapel Hill and give Orangetheory a try, your first class is absolutely free so you have nothing to lose...but weight! Or if that isn't your goal, gaining strength and endurance is just as good of a reason to go!
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