I do not know about anyone else but exercise has been one of the things getting me through everything that has been going on over the past 6 months. I had started walking in my neighborhood on a consistent basis right before the stay at home orders hit. Fast forward a few months, and I have added an online workout service too because I’ve realized I am the type of human who would rather workout from home. I realize that not everyone is like me, and that many of you prefer the accountability that going to a gym provides which is why I choose Orange Theory Fitness as my business of the week this week.
I have several friends who workout at Orange Theory and I know that they love it. They love it for the fact that the workout is HIIT based. The Orange Theory coaches will help you through 5 different heart rate zones which are telling you when you need to push harder and when you need to pull back in order to recover and bring that heart rate back down. They say that the goal is for you to spend 12 minutes or more with your heart rate elevated. They call it “The Orange Zone” and it is meant to help you burn fat, burn more calories and boost your metabolism. The exercises that will help you get into the zone are cardio, rowing and strength training.
I know you may be worried about heading out to the gym right now, however please know that they do require masks/face shields and social distancing is required while working out with them. They have several locations on the Westside of the Portland metro area. In addition the Orenco Station Orange Theory located in Hillsboro is currently offering 1 month free. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for more information.