Orange you glad I didn’t say banana

Wudduppppp,

Please someone save me from myself before I continue on with these pun-filled titles! It’s fitness post Thursday, and it is making its appearance once again. I am sure you all missed it, but don’t fret, it is here to stay. In all honesty the main reason they weren’t happening was because I was super unmotivated to do any sort of workout besides my classes I normally teach. And I think it’s a little unfair for me to tell you all how to workout if I can’t even do it myself. I just needed a little push to get me back to gettin in shape, so I decided to change up my normal fitness routine and try something different.

I decided I would make a list of some other gyms/workouts in Reno that I would want to try and get to work. I originally planned on trying a new one a week, but here we are 3 weeks later and I’ve only been to one new place.. baby steps. Buuuuuuttt I quite liked this place I tried, and I am sure you have probably heard of it before, and if ya haven’t.. climb out of that rock you’ve been living under and join the rest of us here in the 21st century!

Now before I tell you the name I must make it clear that nothing ever comes before Escape, it will always have my heart 💚, but this gym was a fun little mixup for the day. This gymnasio is called Orange Theory. I’m pretty sure they prefer to be called a fitness center but I do what I want around here. And since writing a play by play of my workout only seems funny when Justin does it, I am going to give you a list of things I liked/didn’t love during my workout! Here goes!!

Likes/loves

• the instructor, Sandy, was a sassy lady that knew what she was talking about (a whole lotta scientific terms, which I’m down for)

• challenging endurance workout with a good mix of cardio and weight training

• LOVE the heart rate monitors and the display on the board. I do not like to lose so you better believe ya girl was pushing it to see some results on that screen.

• high intensity throughout, because once you’ve lost my interest it’s gone forever (kinda like a 5 year old)

• running didn’t actually suck.. they use an interval method on the treadmill which makes the time seem to go by faster (only like milliseconds faster, but it’s somethin)

• the place is sparkling clean. The equipment doesn’t feel like 48299263 people used it before you, and they are fully stocked on everything you need

Kinda sorta dislikes

• music was quiet.. or maybe my eardrums are blown out from jamming to loud music everywhere else. I just could’ve used a higher decibel!

• you have to buy/rent the heart rate monitor after your first intro class.. I think this is silly tbh because it would make more sense to me to just let clients use them each class, but hey I am not the boss around there.

• rowing still sucks. I started on the rower and no matter what I will always hate it. It’s kinda like burpees though.. nothing will ever make it better.

• I would have preferred a couple more leg exercises. We did do some lunges but the rest of the workout was mostly centered around upper body, and they do promise a full body workout. With that being said my chest and triceps are killing me.

And just a general tip, when you are on the treadmill don’t come down too far on intensity during your rest or else it is literally the hardest thing you’ve ever done in your life trying to get your heart rate back up into the Orange or red zone. Felt like I was dying a few times..

After allllll of that, I bought some more classes to throw in to my workout schedule once a week, so I would definitely say you should go try it out. Best part is they also have ORANGES to eat.. that’s hilarious. K, that’s all.

Xo, Ciera

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