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Did anyone do Orange Theory?

I am just curious, as I would like to do it post op with a friend!

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On 10/28/2018 at 6:08 PM, BRYCE86 said:

Did anyone do Orange Theory?

@BRYCE86

sorry bud - what is that??😧

kathy

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proudgrammy, it's a circuit style gym.

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@MargoCL

i've led a sheltered life!😏

thanx for the explanation!!

btw - new address??

congrats on entering onederland!!

kathy

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Not sheltered, I only know because a work colleague used to attend. When we hired her, her intro included OT and at the time I too wanted to know. LOL.
The only other thing I know is it's pricey. I'm quite happy with my little old Planet Fitness.. LOL

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OTF! OTF! OTF! OTF! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

I joined OTF when I was pre-op to lose the qualifying weight. Post-op, when I was cleared for exercise, I kept it up.

Two years later and OTF is basically the only exercise I do. I start my week "owing" 3 classes. Most weeks it 4 and if I can squeeze it in I do 5.

Hour long, coached classes that utilize treadmills, rowers, with free and body weight exercises. The "gimmick" is that everyone wears a HRM and you see what "zone" you are in throughout the class. The goal is to be in the "Orange Zone" (84% of your max heart rate) for at least 12 minutes cumulatively (called splat points).

For treadmill work everything is broken into paces for example Power Walker (incline), Jogger, Runner (speed) and the coaches guide you through that.

Now before you say "Oh I don't want everyone seeing my heart rate" let me say this, no one cares. I'm in 3-4 classes a week and I'm only looking a 1 number...mine. At the end of the class you see total # of calories burned, and splats (its also emailed to you)

For me, it works perfect. Classes are about an hour long, you are coached through everything but can work at your own pace. I need a defined time, with someone saying "ok do that, ok stop doing that, now do this". Then she I'm done, I'm done.

I started pre-op as a power walker maxing out at 3.9 mph and (at my starting weight) I'd burn 1000+ calories in an hour class. Now, 2 years in, I'm a runner most days and I can ALL-OUT at 10+ mph and I still burn between 650-850 cals per class.

Lastly, they are EVERYWHERE. I travel a lot for work and I can still get workouts almost anywhere in the US. Every studio uses the same template. They all feel the same, the only difference is the coaches.

Without context I know some of this is gibberish, but I can't say enough about how much I love OTF, I highly recommend it.

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OTF is amazing. I highly highly highly recommend it. I've been doing it loosely for a few months and just started doing it more regularly when the one in my town opened up. It is incredibly expensive, but honestly I think its really worth it at least in the beginning for you to build up tolerance and understanding on working your post op body.

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Yes, I am 2 weeks out now, and I really really want to try it so bad. My friend goes and we are gonna do it together a few times a week.

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I just learned about this today and I'm really interested. I'm trying to get a plan in place for once I'm cleared to fully exercise. My surgery is tomorrow and I've really been phoning in the exercise so far. I've been very lucky that I lost a lot of pre-op weight just by diet alone, but I know I need to step it up when the faster weight loss starts. Does anyone know if the rowing machines are safe that soon post op? Someone posted on here in another thread that sit ups are a no-no for like, a year, and the rowing machine also works at the core. I was hoping some of you who have done this post op could answer that. Thanks!

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1 hour ago, Foof76 said:

Someone posted on here in another thread that sit ups are a no-no for like, a year, and the rowing machine also works at the core. I was hoping some of you who have done this post op could answer that. Thanks!

Check with your surgical team. I was cleared for full exercise at 2 weeks post-op, including doing reformer Pilates which is all core all the time. My restriction the first 2 weeks was not to lift more than 10 pounds, after that, so long as it didn't hurt, I could do it. I was back in the gym on a recumbent bike within a week of surgery. I was lifting weights after week 2.

I haven't done OT (I do other stuff) but have friends who absolutely love it - in part because there is a system to the class and you are moved from one thing to the next over the course of the hour.

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Thanks!

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