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I belong to Orange Theory and I go on Monday and Wednesday morning. When you walk in they ask if you want a treadmill or a rowing machine. I always ask for the treadmill. Then you walk into the class. All of Orange Theory is classes so you always have a coach to take care of you. They change up the speed and incline for rest periods and all outs for the first 25 minutes, Then you do what they tell you for strength exercises. They have videos that help. At the end you do stretches and the class is around 50 minutes. They concentrate on a different part of the body every day. I'm getting stronger and I weigh 125.8 for my 5'5" height. They are all over the country. I love working out now. My coach's name is Bryan and he always fist bumps me. I'm old enough to be the mother of of the rest of the class. I'm 68. Sometimes I can't do all of the strength exercises. Bryan gives me accommodations so I can still exercise the part of my body that but it's a little easier for me. The reason it's called Orange Theory is because you get a little pulse reader and the thresholds have colors. You start in the gray then you go to blue then green then orange and red. You always try to keep your pulse in the orange zone. The only thing I don't like is that everybody's orange is is 84% above your normal pulse. For me that's little high since I'm 68. It would be better if the thresholds depended on your age instead of being the same for everybody but it's nice because the people in the class are very friendly and sociable and the staff are all fitness coaches. They have challenges with prizes every couple of weeks.
They had a party for their 5 yeqr anniversary with food and prizes for any one and I could bring my husband. It was a lot of fun.

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