With CrossFit, spinning, and barre classes all the rage, it is no secret that boutique fitness is on the rise in Westchester. Enter Orangetheory, an increasingly popular new take on whole-body fitness that combines cardio with muscle-building resistance training. White Plains is set to welcome the first Orangetheory location in the county, where time-crunched fitness buffs can find new ways to tone their bodies — even during a lunch break.
Paul Blanchard, co-owner with Alan Damashek of the new White Plains location, explains that Orangetheory — which has expanded to several countries across the globe since its inception in 2010 — is simply a one-hour whole-body workout in which heart rate, as well as both cardio and weight training, are prioritized.
“Everybody in the class wears a heart-rate monitor, so you can see your results in real time,” explains Blanchard. “It’s half-cardio and half-strength-and-power. The workout is different every single day of the year, and, subsequently, people see amazing results.”
Blanchard adds that the key to this varied workout lies in reaching what the company refers to as The Orange Zone. “The goal of the activity is that you spend 12 to 20 minutes at 84 percent of your max heart rate,” he explains. “If you spend that period in the Orange Zone, you burn the most calories from fat and create what is called the after-burn, when you burn more calories at rest over the next 36 hours.”
Orangetheory, 245 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains