ORANGETHEORY FITNESS REVIEW

Orange Theory is the US brand that is taking the world by storm. They're now setting their sites on Australia, opening their first three locations in Melbourne.

Price: $54.50 per week*

Sign Up Fee: $0.00

Contracts: Month to Month

24/7 Access: No

Group Fitness: Yes, in abundance

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Today you’re going to gain some deeper insight into OrangeTheory Fitness so you have a better understanding as to whether it’s the right fit for you and your situation.

We help fitness beginners get their gym journey started and feel confident throughout the process. 

Here’s our review of OrangeTheory – let’s dive in.

– Pat & Dan | Get Gym Fit

* PLEASE NOTE: The prices and information shown in this article should be viewed as a general guide only – prices can vary depending on location, how long you commit for, promotions and can also change over time. We do our best to ensure our content is up to date, however, you should always confirm prices and membership details before signing up.

Why Should I Choose OrangeTheory?

✓ If you want an exciting and motivating group fitness experience with a community that keeps you accountable and engaged.

✓ Contracts aren’t lock-in, meaning that you can cancel at any time without financial penalty.

✓ The training methods are highly effective, especially if you’re relatively new to fitness – you’ll certainly see and feel results quite quickly if you’re attending regularly.

What Limitations does OrangeTheory Have?

✗ The cost of OrangeTheory is on the more expensive side, with memberships coming in at $54.50 per week on a month by month contract.

✗ OrangeTheory is a class based gym, so if you’re looking to work out 24/7 or have general gym access, it’s not the place for you.

✗ The environment can be a little fast and overwhelming for those who are brand new to fitness. It can be difficult to keep up if you’re very unfit or have never been in a gym environment before. 

About Orange Theory Fitness

Orange Theory Fitness is a rapidly growing gym chain started in USA and now making its mark here in Australia. OrangeTheory claims to guarantee maximum results from the inside out through a total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology. 

Each workout is strategically designed to ‘supercharge’ your metabolism in order to burn the most amount of calories possible not only during the workout but also in the following hours and days afterwards. 

The sessions are based around heart rate zones – you’ll aim to keep your heart rate in the ‘orange’ zone’ for 12-20 minutes each workout – hence the term ‘OrangeTheory’.

Each workout consists of a combination of rowing, cardio and strength exercises in order to achieve this. 

Are OrangeTheory Open 24/7?

Orange Theory are not open 24/7 as they are a dedicated group fitness facility. The OrangeTheory experience is run by staff members during staffed hours only.

OrangeTheory Opening Hours

Orange Theory Fitness centres typically are open from 5:30am – 8pm on Monday to Thursday.

Friday 5am – 3pm
Saturday 7am- 3pm
Sunday 8am – 2pm
 

If you’re hoping to sign up or ask any specific questions, you’ll need to visit or call during their open hours.

OrangeTheory Staffed Hours

Orange Theory is a class based program, which means that the facility will always be staffed during open hours. You’ll need to visit in these hours if you’re hoping to speak to a staff member and get signed up.

Staffed hours do vary considerably from club to club, so check your local club hours before visiting.

OrangeTheory Membership Price

A membership at Orange Theory will cost you $54.50 per week.

Contracts are paid month to month and do not require any long term commitment, meaning you can cancel at any time without penalty.

* The prices and information shown should be viewed as a general guide only – prices can vary depending on location, how long you commit for, promotions and can also change over time. We do our best to ensure our content is up to date, however, you should always confirm prices and membership details before signing up.

OrangeTheory Sign Up Fee

Orange Theory does NOT have a sign up fee.

OrangeTheory Equipment & Facilities

Orange Theory have simple and clean facilities including:

  • Rowing Machines
  • Treadmills
  • Dumbbells
  • Trx Bands
  • Basic bars and weights

Each Orange Theory club is dimly lit and has an apt orange tinge. They have a ‘nightclub’ vibe.

OrangeTheory Compared to Other Gyms

Here’s how Orange Theory stacks up against other well known gym chains.

Gym

Price/wk

Sign Up Fee

24/7?

Classes?

Snap Fitness

$12.95+

$59 (varies)

Yes

Limited

Zap Fitness

$9.95 - $14.95

$69

Yes

Limited

Plus Fitness

$13.95 +

$78 - $128

Yes

Limited

Jetts Fitness

$14.95

$89 + $79 (for fob)

Yes

Limited

Anytime Fitness

$14.98 - $16.37

$99 + $69.95 (for fob)

Yes

Limited

Crunch Fitness

$9.95 - $19.99

$39.99 (annual fee)

No

Yes

Fitness First

$17.00 +

$99

No

Yes

Goodlife Health Clubs

$17.99 - $27.99

$99

Some

Yes

Genesis Fitness

$14.50 - $20.00

$55.00

Some

Yes

South Pacific Health Clubs

$20.00 - $37.00

$149

Yes

Yes

Curves

$20.50

$149

No

Yes

YMCA

~ $18 - $28

Varies

No

Yes

Fernwood Fitness

$22.00

$199

Some

Yes

OrangeTheory

$54.50

No

No

Yes

CrossFit Gyms

~ $50.00 - $70.00

Usually no

Usually no

Yes

12RND Fitness

$59.00

No

No

Yes

Body Fit Training

$65.00

No

No

Yes

F45 Training

~$65.00

No

No

Yes

Does OrangeTheory Offer a Free Trial?

Orange Theory offers a 7-day FREE pass which can be claimed at any of their facilities across Australia. 

OrangeTheory Special Offers

Yes, several times a year Orange Theory release special offers through sites such as Local Group Deals and Slick Deal.

Does OrangeTheory Offer Student Discounts?

Orange Theory DOES offer a student discount.  When you sign up for unlimited classes per month. You can expect your monthly membership cost to drop from $175 to $150.

* The prices and information shown should be viewed as a general guide only – prices can vary depending on location, how long you commit for, promotions and can also change over time. We do our best to ensure our content is up to date, however, you should always confirm prices and membership details before signing up.

Does OrangeTheory have Classes?

Yes, Orange Theory has classes, in fact that’s their whole offering. Each class incorporates rowing, cardio and strength training into each session.

Classes types and times do vary between locations, so check our your local OrangeTheory timetable to see what’s on offer.

Can I Use my OrangeTheory Membership At Any Location?

Yes, an Orange Theory Membership grants you access to any OrangeTheory fitness clubs across the country.

How do I Cancel my OrangeTheory Membership?

To cancel your membership, there are two options.

Option 1. Visit your local Orange Theory gym and fill out a membership cancellation form.

Option 2. Contact your personal gym at http://www.orangetheoryfitness.com/Studio-Locations and request a cancellation form.

Simply complete the form and send back to your home gym. 

RESOURCES

Do you want to join the gym but aren't sure how to get started? Here are some helpful resources.