|Austin Pillow working out in the Orangetheory gym in Oxford, MS.|
The 60-minute sessions are lead by trainers and incorporate the science of three heart-rate based exercises involving indoor rowing, treadmill interval training, and weight training blocks. The heart-rate monitored training is designed to keep each member’s heart rate in a target zone that stimulates metabolism. This, “Orange Zone,” creates “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption,” or EPOC. “The ultimate goal of the workout is to be in the orange zone for 12-20 minutes, that’s 84% and above of your max heart rate. That’s where you see your best results and you get our after-burn, where you burn calories for up to 36 hours after the class is over,” said Orangetheory employee, Kati Tannehill.