A first-timer’s guide to Orangetheory & one can’t-miss special


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It’s gym time. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Orangetheory is a workout like no other. With heart-pumping cardio, innovative weight training and an unmatched community atmosphere, it’s a Birmingham favorite for staying fit. We met up with one new member to get his insight on joining Orangetheory, just in time for a killer fall promotion.

What to expect—from an OTF new member 💪

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Thankful for this community. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

I chatted with Seth, a new member at Orangetheory‘s Trussville location, fresh off his morning workout. He has been a member for about a month and remembers what has always stood out from day one—the community.

In fact, head coach Jonathan has been right by his side since the beginning…literally. Seth spent his first class running, lifting and rowing alongside Jonathan as he took the class with the first-timer.

Seth shares that this motivation and community atmosphere hooked him on day one, and he’s only gotten stronger since.

At Orangetheory, you just might surprise yourself 🏃‍♂️💨

Cranking up that incline. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Seth has never particularly enjoyed running (#relatable). And although he worked out regularly on his own, he did not feel as though he was a particularly strong runner.

If you know anything about Orangetheory, you’ll know that you spend a solid chunk of any class on a treadmill. Of course, that can be a bit of a deterrent if you’re like Seth and don’t love to run.

Non-runners everywhere will be thrilled to hear that Seth has improved his form and stamina in just one month, and continues to surprise himself. He credits the hands-on coaching.

“I’ve never considered myself a runner. I’ve been so surprised that I’ve been able to push myself there. The coaches have helped me catch on quickly and shown me what an impact proper form can have on running.”

—Seth, Orangetheory member

Meeting your goal, no matter what that looks like 🏆

Your eyes do not deceive you…nearly 11K class calories burned! Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Without a doubt, the personalized training is one of the most beneficial aspects of any Orangetheory class. Thanks to the custom heart rate monitors, coaches can guide you in real-time to ensure you meet your goals.

Although these goals don’t look the same for everyone, the team’s always got your back.

“Whatever your goal is, these classes will get you there. Whether it’s to get lean, gain muscle or lose fat, you’re going to accomplish those things here and you’re not going to be doing it by yourself. If someone is on the fence about coming, I would encourage them to try the first class. Get a feel for the community atmosphere here, and know you’ll be surrounded by people that want to help you achieve your goals.”

—Seth, Orangetheory member

NEW-vember special for the Orangetheory newbies 💰

Think of all the high fives in your future. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Does Seth have you ready to get your sweat on? Well, you’re in luck.

Orangetheory is currently running a can’t-miss special for November, just for newbies. The promotion, aptly named “NEW-vember,” offers an entire month completely FREE.

Here are the deets:

  • Sign up by November 31, 2021
  • Work out in the month of December 2021 for free

It’s as easy as that!

Ready to get your sweat on? Find your closest Orangetheory and get started today!

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