FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Cindy Barnett actually remembers how she felt after her first class at Orangetheory Fitness. “It was super overwhelming but amazingly full and it was that rush you get when you’re done and you just want to go back.”
But then she and her husband moved from Memphis, Tennessee to Fort Wayne. The closest Orangetheory is hours away. So they decided to open a studio here. “We wanted to bring this amazing workout to Fort Wayne.”
The gym is all class-based and offers options for every fitness level. “All workouts are just under an hour – about 55 to 58 minutes. Every day is different,” Barnett said.
It’s a full body workout that will get your heart rate where it should be, with the help of a trainer. And that’s where the name comes from. “The orange in Orangetheory actually refers to being in the orange zone. The orange zone and the splat, if you see it in our logo, it’s actually your maximum heartrate.”
If you stay in the recommended zone for the recommended time, you can burn calories for up to 36 hours after the workout.
All 900 studios across the country, including the 11 in Indiana, do the same workout each day. So, Barnett can feel connected to her workout partners in Memphis here in her new home. She said it’s that sense of community that sets Orangetheory apart.
“It’s just an amazing community that we’re hoping to bring to Fort Wayne that people can feel good, and look their best, feel their best, after they leave Orange Theory.”
The office has already had a lot of calls from people interested in joining, some seeing the gyms in other towns. “We have had the most amazing turnout of people calling us, stopping us on the street, stopping us when they’re at Target and asking us when we’re opening.”
Orangetheory is having their membership kickoff party Saturday, April 28 starting at 10 a.m. Prices will keep going up until opening day in August, so they’re the lowest they will be right now to join. You can call to make an appointment or just show up Saturday. Click here for directions and phone number.