Every few months the OTF studios host a 8 week transformation challenge and this year I decided to participate! With how crazy the holidays were I’m ready for a challenge to get me back on track - and possibly win some prizes.
What is it?
The Orangetheory Transformation challenge is an 8 week challenge that focuses on getting in shape. In the past the winners of the challenge were determined by percentage of weight loss, but now with the new inbody scanners, the winners are determined based on amount of fat lost. The top 3 male and females will win a cash prize of up to $500 - depending on the studio. The challenge starts January 20 and runs through March.
I like that the challenge is run in each individual studio so the competition isn’t thousands of people and you’ll actually know the people you’re competing against.
To participate in the Orangetheory Transformation challenge you must be an Orangetheory member and need to sign up at the front desk. The challenge costs $35 to do but does include 3 inbody scans throughout, which are normally $15 each. If your studio doesn’t have the new inbody scanner then the fee is $25 and you’ll be using the scale to measure.
The transformation challenge requires that you weigh in during designated periods - one at the beginning, middle and end. There’s also a requirement that you must attend at least 3 classes for 6 of the 8 weeks (I’m guessing this is to allow members to still be able to go on spring breaks and vacations).
My plan for the challenge is to go to OTF 4-5 times a week (which I’ve been averaging lately) and to continue to use My Fitness Pal to log my meals. My goal with the challenge is not only to lose the holiday weight, but to also re-establish tracking my food. I’ve definitely fallen off track with tracking so this will be a good way to get back into the routine. I’m excited for the challenge to start and the accountability!
2020 Challenge Recap
(Updated 2021) I started this challenge super strong, but ultimately my gym closed right at the end of it so I never got the chance to do my final weigh in. I was proud up until that point I had stuck to my nutrition, 5 times a week working out and I was seeing good progress.
My Orangetheory ended up being closed for most of the spring and I ended up leaving Orangetheory for Peloton. I found Peloton was more convenient for me because I could jump into a Peloton bootcamp class at any time instead of having to schedule it out when my gym eventually reopened.