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Sunday Runday #70

Week 2 of SeaWheeze training is done and so is my first race of the season.

This week I ran my intervals with Jessica over lunch and man, does having someone to try and keep up with motivate you to pick up the pace. I think we were both feeling very *barf emoji* by the end of those intervals.


I scored a last minute bib for the Red Deer Marathon this weekend and figured I would use the 10k as my long run this weekend. It was a gorgeous weekend for it and I was so lucky to have Liam cheering me on and running in with me. My time was nothing to write home about, in fact I haven’t even looked at my final time. I imagine it’s my slowest 10k time to date, which is fine. I didn’t want to push it knowing I hadn’t had many run under my belt yet this year and wanted to keep a slow pace. I’m happy to have just gotten out there and enjoy a beautiful morning.

Did you get out to run today?

If you’re new to Sunday Runday, it’s a weekly running date for anyone and everyone to join. It doesn’t matter the distance, the time if you’re brand new or a seasoned marathoner, heck you don’t even need to run. Walk, jog, run, spin, lift, bend, move. The point is just to have fun and motivate each other to get on our feet. Get out there snap a pic, and send me your mini recap to becky at thebexfactor dot com before 7pm MST every single Sunday to be featured in this post. Or, post to social media and share the link below. If you’re a fellow blogger, grab the banner and join the link-up with your favourite run chat from the week!

Healthy Living Where to Workout in Red Deer

Where to Workout in Red Deer: Orangetheory Fitness

Where to Workout in Red Deer

Orangetheory Fitness is not new to me. I first tried a class about a year ago in Calgary and fell head over heels. I ended up taking a class again when the Red Deer location opened and couldn’t get enough. If you’re looking for a bigger challenge than other group fitness classes but aren’t quite ready to commit to a personal trainer, Orangetheory Fitness Red Deer should definitely be on your radar.

About Orangetheory Fitness Red Deer

Orangetheory Fitness Red Deer has been open in Clearview Market for just over one year now. Featuring top of the line equipment, (we’re talking the most heavenly treadmills and water rowers), music to get you pumped up and trainers who make sure you’re doing your best, OTF Red Deer is the place to be.


Like most OTF locations, you walk into a small reception area where you can ditch your outdoor shoes, check in, and stash your belongings in one of the free lockers while you fix your heart rate monitor and wait to begin class. There is a small retail section where you can purchase OTF clothing and swag to keep you looking fresh. The sweat towels are a popular and much-needed item for these workouts, trust me.

Orangetheory Fitness Red Deer

About the Workouts

OTF is a heart rate based workout that combines treadmill interval training, rowing, and weight training combined into a 60 or 90-minute group exercise class. With the use of heart rate monitors, the goal of the class is to spend the majority of your workout in the ‘green zone’ which is the fat burning zone. As you proceed throughout your workout, you’ll accumulate splat points, which actually indicate the number of fat cells you’ve burned. Your secondary goal is to get 12-20 splat points by being in the ‘orange zone’, which is a secondary goal for your workout. The science behind this format of training is that you will achieve an afterburn effect, which keeps you burning more calories for up to 36 hours after your workout is finished.

This workout is great for all fitness levels and abilities as you truly work at your own pace. For the cardio portion on the treadmill, your paces differ if you are speed walking, jogging or running or you can modify to a lower impact elliptical as necessary. The floor portion uses various equipment such as dumbells, TRX, Bosu, etc with no prescribed weights. While having your stats on a central screen, you may think there is an element of competition but you’re generally too focused on your own workout to check out anyone else’s numbers. Even so, everyone’s heart rate is different and affected by different things day to day so you really can’t compare.

The trainers do a fantastic job of leading two different groups (floor and treadmill) through their blocks of work at the same time, while making sure everybody is working with proper form and staying motivated. I love the energy they create and how they can make a group fitness class feel like a small group personal training class. I’ve had four different trainers at the Red Deer OTF location and found them all to be highly motivating and kept the classes super fun.

Another cool thing about OTF is that no matter where you attend an Orangetheory class, the workout of the day is the same in all locations, which is really cool.

With regular attendance at Orangetheory Fitness, you’ll experience fat loss, increased strength, power and speed.

Cost

Unlimited Monthly: $169
8 Classes/Month: $129
4 Classes/Month: $79

10 Punch Pass: $229
20 Punch Pass: $399
30 Punch Pass: $549

Drop-in: $28

Costs do not include OTF heart rate monitors, which are required.

What I Loved Most

I was smitten with OTF from my very first workout over a year ago. I love the atmosphere, the dark room, the loud music and not really having to think about what I need to be doing. I love being challenged on the treadmills to run paces I’m not generally motivated to run, knowing that I’m building speed and endurance. I also love that if you’re travelling and visit another OTF location, it will have the exact same setup and do the exact same daily class anywhere you go. That also means I can text my friends in other cities and talk about how the workout made me feel barfy and they totally understand.

For More Orangetheory Fitness Red Deer

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Sunday Runday #69

Week 1 of SeaWheeze training is done and so far I’m feeling fantastic. Only thirteen more weeks to go, so hopefully the momentum sticks, haha.

I spent Mother’s Day weekend at my parent’s house which meant my long run was done on the dreadmill instead of outside since I’m not keen on running down gravel backcountry roads with spotty cell service alone. I started watching GirlBoss though, which made the treadmill not suck so much. I even had my mini cheerleader come and encourage me to pick up the pace for the final kilometre so he could join me.


 

Did you get out to run today?

If you’re new to Sunday Runday, it’s a weekly running date for anyone and everyone to join. It doesn’t matter the distance, the time if you’re brand new or a seasoned marathoner, heck you don’t even need to run. Walk, jog, run, spin, lift, bend, move. The point is just to have fun and motivate each other to get on our feet. Get out there snap a pic, and send me your mini recap to becky at thebexfactor dot com before 7pm MST every single Sunday to be featured in this post. Or, post to social media and share the link below. If you’re a fellow blogger, grab the banner and join the link-up with your favourite run chat from the week!