Orangetheory Fitness (OTF), the fitness studio that’s gained a cult-like following by its members, has locations across the nation, with 24 in the NoVA region, including Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria.
Usually exclusive to members, OTF is opening its Transformation Challenge to nonmembers for the first time this year.
Set over the next eight weeks, from Jan. 21-March 17, the Transformation Challenge is a weight-loss contest, being held at all studios. OTF classes are 60-minute, full body workouts split between time in the weight room, on the rowing machine and on the treadmill.
The gym brand is known for its heart rate-based interval training, with the goal of reaching “the orange zone,” the heart rate zone OTF claims will burn the most calories during and after class.
After registering, participants will have an initial weigh-in and take “before” photos. After four weeks, there will be midpoint weigh-ins, then final weigh-ins and “now” photos taken after the challenge officially ends. Timelines of when photos will be taken and when weigh-ins will be held vary based on individual studio schedules.
There will be one male winner and one female winner at each studio. Winners of the challenge will be chosen at each studio based on how much weight they have lost, calculated by body weight percentage, not total pounds.
The cost to participate includes a $25 registration fee, both for members and nonmembers, plus applicable class participation fees for nonmembers (prices vary per studio).
Those taking part in the challenge must take a minimum of three class sessions per week, each week, for the full eight weeks (a total of at least 24 workouts). It is not allowed to take more than one class a day during the Transformation Challenge, and workouts must be taken at the studio location that participants paid their entry fee.
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