Beating the Excuses: Top Reasons to Start Burning and Keep Burning

otf-blog-march2016-beattheexcuses_copy1When it comes to your health and fitness, don’t make excuses. Burning at Orangetheory Fitness is a time- and cost-effective, fun, energizing workout that delivers results.

It’s easy to make excuses not to work out. Here are some of the most common ones, plus the reasons you can’t use them anymore—at least not at OTF Chicago Edgewater.

Excuse 1: I don’t have time.
Think of all the ways you’ve ever wasted an hour in your life. Admit it: you’ve been sucked into lengthy sessions of texting and scrolling through social media feeds on your phone more than once, and do we even need to mention binge-watching Netflix? We all waste more than one hour every week, so why not burn calories and get in shape for an hour instead?

Time is valuable; we can’t create more hours in a day. Career, family, and other responsibilities do take up a lot of time, so it’s important to be efficient with what little time you do have. An hour spent at Orangetheory Fitness is much more effective than an hour spent working out elsewhere. The coaches here at Orangetheory Chicago Edgewater will help you reach the orange zone and continue burning calories for up to 36 hours after working out.

Excuse 2: I’m tired.
Start working out and watch how quickly you wake up. Exercise, especially when done with the guidance of our knowledgeable trainers, increases your metabolism and activates the production of endorphins that give you lasting energy. The healthy chemical balance triggered by your workout can even help you fall asleep easier and wake up feeling better rested.

Excuse 3: It costs too much.
You can’t afford not to work out. This is your health we’re talking about. Your fitness. Your well-being. Your life. The costs of not taking care of your body go beyond any numeric monetary value. Whether you want to look good, be strong, feel confident, or all of the above, you deserve nothing less than to achieve all your goals and enjoy life as the person you want to be. Certainly not any less important, your fitness regime is essential to your health, which in the long term dictates whether you’re able to continue doing the things you love with the people you love. And then there’s the actual monetary value of keeping fit: Medical bills are expensive. Exercise has been shown to prevent conditions like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, dementia, anxiety, and depression, as well as make ailments like arthritis and osteoporosis more manageable. You’re worth the investment.

Excuse 4: I won’t get the results I want.
When you’re working out on your own, it can be hard to know which exercises to do, how to do them properly, when to do them, and how often. But whether you’ve never stepped foot in a gym or are looking to take your strength to the next level, Orangetheory Fitness is a total body workout that delivers results for every level of experience. At OTF Chicago Edgewater, you receive personal attention and guidance while also benefiting from the extra motivation added by a group workout. The skilled trainers at Orangetheory Fitness in Chicago Edgewater, IL take the guesswork out of your workout and help you reach your optimal heart rate to continue burning calories even after you’ve stopped exercising.

Excuse 5: Exercise is boring.
Exercise can be boring if you’re alone on a treadmill for an hour. Not here. The interval training at Orangetheory keeps up the excitement by moving you from treadmill to rower to who-knows-what (the workout is different every day!) all within the course of an hour. Add to that the friendly people in your class—your OTF Chicago Edgewater fit fam—all going through the same course and burning with you, as well as the screen that shows your heart rate, changing colors as you climb to the orange zone. We also like to throw special themed workouts into the mix, like the infamous Hell Week for Halloween, 70s, 80s, and 90s workout parties, and more.

More Excuses?
When you don’t feel like working out, there is no shortage of creative excuses you can use. But the point is: don’t. You should want to work out, and you should work out. Especially at Orangetheory Fitness.

Think you’re ready to start burning with Orangetheory Fitness Chicago Edgewater? Get started here.


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