Boutique workout studio Orangetheory Fitness is expanding in the Bradlee area of Alexandria, Virginia with a new studio coming soon to Bradlee Shopping Center. The studio will be located at 3624 King Street in the old Wells Fargo Bank location.
Orangetheory Fitness offers group, 60-minute workout classes split into intervals of cardio (treadmill, bike, rowing) and strength training (TRX, free weights).
Members are given a heart rate monitor at the start of each class and the goal is to spend 12 minutes or more in the “orange zone,” which is 84% to 91% of your maximum heart rate. (The latter is calculated based on your age, weight, and height).
The longer you can endure the orange zone, the more EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) you achieve. As a result, your body will continue to burn calories long after your workout ends. Orangetheory Fitness says after burn can last up to 36 hours post-workout with some participants.