Grand Opening Set for August 7
Orangetheory Fitness, a gym known for their total-body workout classes, is opening a studio in Kingston. The new studio will be their first location in NEPA.
Orangetheory will offer a new interval workout each day using state-of-the-art treadmills, rowers and weights. Classes will start as early as 5 a.m. on weekdays and later on weekends.
The Workout Is Tough, But Totally Worth It
Orangetheory’s classes are based on heart rate zones. The key is hitting the “orange zone,” which is 84% of your maximum heart rate or higher. The goal is to stay in the orange zone for at least 12 minutes during the hour-long class. This creates an afterburn effect so you keep burning calories up to 36 hours after you leave the studio.
Participants can buy or rent a wearable heart rate monitor to measure their progress. There are monitor screens throughout the studio so you can see your stats in real time.
“It’s fun. It’s not easy. But it’s worth it. You just have to try it and keep with it,” said Eric Leedock, studio manager. “Every day, it’s different. You walk in, and you don’t have to worry about what you’re going to do today.”
Tips for Your First Visit
Your first class at Orangetheory is always free. When you arrive, you’ll fill out a form about your health history and goals so your coach can help you get the most out of the program.
“If you want strength training, we can put you on the weights first. If you want to run a marathon, we’ll put you on cardio first. We work with each individual person,” said Leedock.
You can scale the intensity up or down based on your fitness level.
“We actually had a lady call who’s 84 years old. She’s interested in joining because she loves working out,” said Leedock. “It’s every skill level. You don’t have to be in great shape. It’s based on you.”
In response to COVID-19, the studio is implementing health and sanitation procedures to keep their clients and staff safe. The experience might be a little different than normal, but you can still count on an incredible workout.
How to Join
Orangetheory offers several class packages and membership options, and there’s no long-term commitments. Your membership gives you access to Orangetheory Fitness locations nationwide.