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CALIA by Carrie Underwood Launch at Orangetheory Fitness NYC

CALIA by Carrie Underwood Launch at Orangetheory NYC

CALIA by Carrie Underwood Launch at Orangetheory Fitness NYC

Earlier this week, I attended the launch party for Carrie Underwood’s new fitness line CALIA at Orangetheory Fitness in Chelsea. A few days before the launch, I received a beautiful package in the mail that contained the outfit below. When I unpacked the box, I was immediately impressed by the quality of the fabric and unique prints. Let’s be honest, you never know what you’re going to get with celebrity-endorsed products. Carrie did a great job with her collection. The Printed Tight includes double-layered fabric for thickness and a zippered pocket at the waist. The Essential Tank Top and Double Strap Bra are seamless and soft. I was most impressed by the Essential Fitness Jacket. It’s made of a thick, nylon fabric with feminine details and thumb holes. I’ll be wearing it to and from classes as spring approaches. I love the other sweaters from the collection, as well. The CALIA team sent the outfit for bloggers and media to wear to a class at the new Orangetheory studio.

What took Orangetheory so long to get here?! I’ve heard the franchise compared to Barry’s Bootcamp for about a year now and have been waiting to make a comparison of my own. According to Orangetheory, “Like any theory, ours is backed by science. The idea of Orangetheory is simple: a 60-minute work out designed to push you into the Orange Zone. This creates ‘Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption,’ or EPOC. It’s what burns calories after your workout and gives you noticeable, lasting results with Orangetheory Fitness.”  As soon as class began, I noticed three elements that I preferred over a Barry’s workout–heart monitors, water rowers, and personal strength stations.

During the workout, which incorporates intervals of cardio and strength, you can check a monitor to see your heart rate and whether your effort is in Zones 1-4. It’s an easy way to make sure you’re pushing yourself. The instructor recommended being in Zone 4 for 12+ minutes of class. I finished at 30+ minutes and felt it the next day. The cardio intervals were a mix of treadmill sprints, treadmill inclines, and rowing sprints. I’m not a huge treadmill fan (a Barry’s staple), but I love the water rower. Finally, it was great to have a set of weights, a BOSU, and a TRX at my own station during the strength segment. It’s not fun to trip over panting classmates to get your equipment. The class moved quickly and torched 700+ calories. Great cross training for runners! Oh, and did I mention that Carrie Underwood herself curated the playlist? Nothing like sprinting to Before He Cheats. I’m already looking forward to my second class!

CALIA by Carrie Underwood Launch at Orangetheory Fitness NYC

Images via CALIA

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  • Reply Amanda

    WOAH, I’m impressed–30+ mins in the Orange zone?? I tried Orangetheory two weeks ago and was in the Orange for 15 mins, that class is rough! Definitely want to go back for another workout soon!

    March 9, 2015 at 10:38 am
    • Reply Evann Clingan

      It did say 32 minutes, but it very likely could have been lower. The monitor kept inching up onto my bra strap, which could have affected it. Either way, loved the challenging class!

      March 9, 2015 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Sher

    love your classpass reviews! I’ve been a longtime equinox member but i just signed up for classpass after hearing everyone rave about it. im looking forward to going through your reviews :)

    also, just curious. how did you get invited to the calla launch? looks like it was a great event!


    October 1, 2015 at 11:11 am
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