If you are looking for a new place to work out, you may be interested in West El Paso’s new Orangetheory Fitness.
Orangetheory is one of the latest trends for workouts. One of the most unique things about the workout is the idea that your body is being prepped to burn calories up to 36 hours after your workout.
“Everything we do is backed by science and then we track it through technology,” said owner Lorraine Higgins.
The high-intensity workout is designed around five individualized heart rate zones from gray to red.
A heart rate monitor you wear around your arm keeps track of how much effort you’re putting into your workout.
If you’re in the orange, which is the goal, it means you’re uncomfortable but prepping you’re body to continue burning calories after your workout ends. You want to stay within orange or red for at least 12 minutes out of the one-hour class.
The idea is that if you challenge your body at the right intensity, your body will work harder to recover oxygen lost during exercise. The facility features cardio and strength workouts led by a coach.
While this is the first location in El Paso, there are plans to open four or five more gyms throughout the city.
“The way things are going, El Paso is very excited to an Orangetheory so we really think Orangetheory will be opening in El Paso. So the Eastside yes we’re coming for you,” said Higgins.
The grand opening for the location at 6801 N. Mesa Suite B-8 is set for Wednesday.
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