Hell Week at Orangetheory Fitness is “Scary Good” for Your Health

As OTF Nation gets ready for a week of intense workouts and we get ready to open our Orangetheory Fitness studio here in Clermont, FL, we’re taking a look at some motivating fitness stats and stories for Breast Cancer Awareness and Mental Health Awareness month.

Orangetheory’s Hell Week is just around the corner. Heard of it? Starting October 24 and leading right up to Halloween, they’re getting ready for a week’s worth of tricky workouts, with fun themes like “Death Row.” A huge influx of members start going to their local OTF studio daily to take part in this epic event. Which brings us to everyone’s favorite Halloween question: Trick or Treat?

October is both Breast Cancer Awareness and Mental Health Awareness month—so it’s an important time to remember just how important your Orangetheory workouts will be for your health. If you’ve heard anything about Hell Week workouts and how intense they can be, it might seem like the trainers are playing a trick on Orangetheory members (mwa-ha-haaaa!!), but Hell Week actually treats them to the perfect excuse to come in to the studio more often, step up their fitness game, and do something really good for their body. We’re really excited to get in on the action once we open our studio here in Clermont!

Burn for Health

Orangetheory Nation has been sharing their goals and creating “What Do You Burn For?” memes to share on Facebook and Instagram. Some of our favorites:
  • I burn for Taco Tuesdays
  • I burn for class reunions
  • I burn for my kids
  • I burn for my next marathon
  • I burn for sanity
  • I burn for my pre-baby body
From weight loss and guilt-free eating to happiness, confidence, and endurance, all of the fitness motives shared across Orangetheory Nation tie into one broader goal: health. One of Orangetheory’s main objectives is to improve the overall health and welfare of as many people as possible.

It’s not rocket science; everyone knows there’s a correlation between fitness and health. But let’s dig into some facts and figures about breast cancer and mental health that may just help give you that extra push to sign up and get into the Orange Zone.

Burn for Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention

Our hearts go out to everyone who has been effected by breast cancer—whether you are a patient, survivor, or know someone going through treatment. We burn for you!

Some stats from Breastcancer.org and the American Cancer Society:
  • Exercise can reduce both the risk and recurrence of breast cancer.
  • At least 150 minutes of exercise a week is recommended to lower overall risk of cancer.
  • Losing 5 to 10 percent of body weight can reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer.
  • Breast cancer survivors who exercise at least 150 minutes a week are 25% less likely to experience severe complications.
We’ve heard inspiring stories of Orangetheory members who consult with their doctors and continue working out with us through treatment, or others who have gone on to found non-profit organizations that provide women with access to the best treatment options, medicine, and technology. To show your support of breast cancer awareness, we’d love to see our members come in to the OTF Clermont studio wearing pink or a pink ribbon. Be sure to snap a selfie and share it with us on Facebook or Instagram.

Burn for Mental Health

A Washington Post article highlights a wide range of health benefits linked to Orangetheory’s high-intensity interval training, including the psychological benefits of a varied workout. Current Orangetheory members also know how good it feels to see their stats on the monitor as they “push” and go “all out”—not to mention that positive vibe they get from seeing and being with their Orangetheory Fit Fam.

Some motivating stats from the National Institutes of Health and health.usnews.com.
  • Aerobic exercises have been shown to reduce anxiety and depression.
  • Exercise leads to improved sleep, stress relief, improvement in mood, reduced tiredness, and increased alertness.
  • 30 minutes of exercise or more increases chemicals in the brain that help us relax, like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
  • Working out alters blood flow to areas in the brain that would otherwise trigger us to repeatedly focus on stressful thoughts.
  • Burning at least 350 calories three times a week can reduce symptoms of depression as effectively as antidepressants.
You’re also likely to experience an extra boost to confidence as you become happier and happier with your body after you start working out with us. From start to finish, it feels good to be Orange.

Burn for Hell Week

Whether you have a specific health concern or just know you want to do what’s right for your body, Orangetheory’s Hell Week is a good reminder to get scary-serious about your fitness goals. It all starts with a call to learn more and sign up: (407) 910-2333. We can’t wait to hear from you!


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