FAQ

You don’t need to be a scientist to understand how spending 12 minutes or more in the Orange Zone gives you more strength, more energy, and more life. You just need to be a member.

What is Orangetheory?

Orangetheory is a 1-hour, full body workout, focused on training endurance, strength, and power. We use heart-rate based interval training, which burns more calories post workout than traditional exercise. When wearing our exclusive OTbeat heart rate monitors, your real time results are displayed on large screens throughout the studio. Intensity is based on your individual heart rate zones, making the workout effective for all fitness levels. To top it off, our certified coaches lead the workout to prevent you from over or under training.

I haven’t worked out in a long time. Can I still do the workout?

Of course! Orangetheory is geared toward ALL levels of fitness, and everyone is encouraged to go at their own pace. We recommend signing up for a free* introductory workout, then discussing any thoughts or questions you may have regarding your fitness goals with our experienced coaches before class.

I have issues with (part of the body). Can I still do the workout?

Absolutely. Our coaches are trained to provide options for each exercise on the floor, in addition to offering a low-impact bike and strider alternative in place of the treadmill for lower body injuries or orthopedic restrictions.

I’m pregnant. Can I still do the workout?

If you’ve already been doing Orangetheory and become pregnant, check with your doctor first. Our heart rate monitoring is a perfect way to keep an eye on your intensity as you progress through your pregnancy. If you are a few months into your pregnancy and haven’t been doing any sort of fitness training, wait until after you have your baby, and we can help get you back into shape!

What equipment do you use at Orangetheory?

Our workout room has a variety of equipment including treadmills (bikes and striders as alternatives), WaterRowers, and floor equipment, including dumbbells, benches, TRX suspension trainers, medicine balls, BOSU trainers, and Ab Dolly’s.

What is OTbeat™?

OTbeat™ is our exclusive heart-rate monitoring technology. Members have the unique experience of seeing real time data during their workout, enabling them to push themselves to new limits. After class, they can then monitor their improvements through emailed results and by using the OTbeat™ App.

What is EPOC?

The physiological theory behind the Orangetheory workout is known as “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption,” or EPOC. Our 1-hour workout is designed to produce 12 minutes or more of intensities at 84% or higher of maximum heart rate. This program design produces workout “after burn” effect, which is an increased metabolic rate for up to 36 hours after the workout. This process leads to higher calorie burn after the workout.

What do the 5 zones mean, and why is the Orange zone so important?

Orangetheory Fitness is a 5 zone heart-rate-based interval training class comprised of both cardio and strength training. During a workout, members focus on Zones 3 (challenging but doable), 4 (uncomfortable), and 5 (all out/sprint effort). These are individually calculated for each Orangetheory member before class. The workouts are designed to produce 12 minutes or more in Zones 4 and 5 combined during the workout. The goal of this is to achieve EPOC. (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption).

What are Splat points?

Splat points indicate minutes spent in the orange and red zones. Aim for at least 12 splat points per class to achieve EPOC.

How early should I arrive for my first Orangetheory class?

We ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your first class to go over your fitness goals, get you set up on our heart rate monitoring system, and introduce you to your fitness coach.

What do I need for class?

A water bottle and a towel.

How do I book a class?

Click on the locations tab in the upper right corner of the main site. Search for a studio by city, state, region or postal code. From the search results, click on the studio website. From there, scroll down to the studio schedule and select the class day/time you want to take. You will then be prompted with instructions on how to book.

How much does Orangetheory cost?

Our rates and fees vary based on studio, but your first workout is FREE* (Local residents only. Certain restrictions apply – contact your local studio for details.).

Where is the closest Orangetheory to me?

We have over 1000 locations worldwide. To find the studio nearest you, check out our full list of locations, by state and country.