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OrangeTheory Fitness Opens First Fitness Studio in Oregon

Saturday, May 30, 2015


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OrangeTheory Fitness, a fitness studio constructed for time-crunched individuals who enjoy a group workout, opens its first location in Oregon at Greenway Town Center. 

“My husband and I initially got hooked on the workout because of the camaraderie and support you get from group fitness sessions, and we’re extremely excited to bring this studio to Tigard,” explains owner Heather Klemm about her and her husband Stefan’s latest business venture together. 

OrangeTheory Fitness uses Heart-Rate Based Treadmill Interval Training, Indoor Rowing, and Weight Training Blocks for a fun and fast-paced workout in a group environment. 

“The group environment motivates members to pick up the pace and reach beyond plateaus,” says Stefan. “It’s been proven that people who workout in groups stick to their goals more consistently than those who workout alone. We want to encourage members to inspire one another.”

The new fitness concept is backed by the science of Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). Each group member wears a a heart-rate monitor during training. Target heart rates are shown on large screens visible to every group member. Each person is encouraged to keep heart rates in the orange zone, a target zone that quickens metabolism and increases energy.  

“We like to call it the ‘Orange Effect’,” explains Heather. “The result is more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours after your workout. We want everyone to enjoy this workout and see the results like we have, and we can’t wait to share it with our community.”

The studio features 12 treadmills, 12 rowing machines, 12 Suspension Unit systems and free weights and benches for classes up to 24 people. There are also lockers and on site staff, as well as separate men’s and women’s restrooms and showers. 

Orangetheory Fitness is located at 12268 SW Scholls Ferry Road in Tigard. For more information click HERE or call (503) 782-4888.


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MapMyRun is the number one selling running app for a reason:  it is easy to use, offers community support if you want it, and tracks and stores your exact routes for you.  If you are training for a race or a serious runner, users say that the extra perks in the upgraded paid version are well worth it. 

Made for iPhone, Android and Blackberry 

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MyFitnessPal seems to be the clear favorite amongst everyone polled.  It is helpful not only for the fitness tracking aspect, but everyone polled mentioned how much they loved the food/diet aspect as well. From carb counting for diabetics to recipe ideas to complement your fitness goals, users love this app. 

Made for iPhone and Android

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JeFit is another fitness app that has rave reviews.  It not only tracks progress for you, but offers a huge database of workouts.  While many apps offer community support, JeFit allows you to sync workouts with friends who use the app, offering a (real) virtual buddy system.

Made for iPhone and Android

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Strava gets the highest mark of all the cycling apps.  While it is also great for runners, the cyclers seem particularly inclined towards the fierce competition that can be ignited by this app.  You can track all of your rides via GPS, then you can compare your efforts to those logged by others in the community on the same stretch of road.  You can also join ongoing challenges that can net you great prizes (in addition to bragging rights). 

Made for iPhone and Android

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YogaStudio gets the top vote for Yoga apps.  It has a lengthy collection of full class-length videos available at your fingertips.  Unlike many other apps, this one also allows you to customize your own video yoga class.  All of the poses are done by qualified yoga instructors, and you can find classes suitable for all levels of yogis.

Made for iPhone only

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SimplyBeing meditation app offers the best of both worlds.  You can choose to run this app as a background for your meditation with soothing music or natural sounds that run for a set amount of time.  Conversely, for those of you who have trouble focusing during meditation, you can choose a soothing voice-guided meditation. 

Made for iPhone and Android

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Fooducate is an app all about educating people so that they make healthier food choices.  Although not perfect, this app is easy to use (you can even take pictures of bar codes to instantly find foods in their database).  It gives food a letter grade, tells you the pluses and minuses, and gives you better ranked alternatives.  You can also use it as a weight loss tool by tracking your daily calories. 

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