Hinsdale’s Jacquie Fowler discovered Orangetheory on a girls’ weekend in California a couple of years ago. She and her friends tried Orangetheory when trying to squeeze in a vacation workout. “I absolutely loved it,” says Jacquie, who had tried running, Pilates, boot camp, and personal training. “It was everything I was looking for in one class.”
Based on heart rate training, Orangetheory delivers the perfect workout for each individual every single time. With a format that’s half cardio and endurance, half strength and power, each 60-minute session is fun and fast-moving.
“There are over 2,800 different workouts,” notes Jacquie. “You’ll never do the same class twice.” Each participant wears a heart rate monitor that’s linked to a central system and tracks time spent in each of the zones so you and your trainer can perfectly track the amount of fat and calories burned.
The classes transform your body into a metabolic furnace for up 36 hours after class—and the group dynamic is a key motivator. “It’s quite amazing to experience energy created during class,” says Jacquie.
Orangetheory Fitness is located at 894 75th Street in Willowbrook, 630-352-3330, orangetheoryfitness.com.