October 03, 2018 at 03:28AM
With over 1,000 studios (in 17 different countries, no less) and 800,000 members, Orangetheory is one of the fastest-growing boutique fitness franchises in the country. Clearly, they?re doing something right.
A big part of that is their science-backed heart rate-driven workout: The key is to get your heart rate past its maximum threshold (an effort of 85 or above on a scale of 1 to 100) for 12 to 20 minutes during the 60-minute class to get a metabolic response, AKA to reap the benefits of an after-burn. Regular OTers know that this is referred to as the orange zone. (Oh and don?t worry, you?re still working out plenty hard the rest of the time, too.)
The brand has been busy quietly perfecting a whole slew of new tech features to give the stats even more real-world application. ?The idea is to give people more…
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