Today, a friend and I decided to go to Orange Theory and do one of their FREE TRIAL sessions.
It ended up being a great way to start Thanksgiving morning! Good idea Tara! ;)
They ask you to arrive 30 min earlier than the 9 am class start time and fill out a guest form.
With your height, weight and age, they input you into the Polar Cardio GX system which was the main reason I wanted to go.
Your Name, Heart Rate, Calories burned, % of Heart Rate Max (Organized into 4 color coded zones) are all displayed on 3 big screen monitors on the workout floor.
THIS is the technology I wanted to check out for my own classes!
They had it broken down into 2 groups. GROUP 1 on a row of treadmills,
and GROUP 2 using the other equipment in the room.
I started on the 20 min cardio Group 1, doing interval routines. They had one trainer on a loudspeaker headset giving directions.
After 20 min, you switch to the other group.
GROUP 2 started with a warmup on a set of Water Rowers in the back of the room. After about 5 minutes we walked over into a section of the gym with TRX bands, Benches, Bosu Balls, and Light Free Weights.
This part of the class was broken down into 3 WORKOUT "BLOCKS."
Each block had 3-4 exercises that were shown on a TV screen in the room.
BLOCK #1 for example looked like this:
Bosu Pushovers x 5
Bench Hops x 20
Bench Dips x 10
Lower Ab Knee -Ins x 20
I think we were supposed to complete as many rounds as possible in 6 min before switching to BLOCK #2. This part wasn't really clear but I was on a mission to burn 1000 calorie