The 5 “Best Worst” Things Orangetheory Coaches Say


Orangetheory coaches play a huge role in our fitness journey. You’ll love the way they support and challenge you to crush our goals and get more out of life when we open our studio and start burning in Pleasanton.


We know you’re pumped to join Orange Nation when we open our Orangetheory studio in Pleasanton, CA. After you start burning with us, you’ll agree: We can’t imagine life without our favorite coaches.


They’ll greet us before class with a devilish grin, knowing they’re about to kick our butts on a Power Day. They’ll be watching the leaderboard All. Class. Long., pushing us into the Orange Zone and getting us to hold that Push pace in the middle of our workout for one, two, three minutes, even though we’re already dripping sweat.


Did you know?
The Orangetheory workout is different every day, with a rotating focus on Endurance, Strength, Power, or a combination of the three. Our members love the variety. Every OT studio in the world follows the same workout template each day, but no two days are ever the same!
Making it to the “Orange Zone” means you’re working out at 84-91% of your maximum heart rate. Everyone takes it at their own speed—for some it’s power walking on an incline, while others will jog or run to get their heart rate up. When you strap into your OT heart-rate monitor, you’ll be able to see your performance in real-time on screens throughout the studio. By spending at least 12 minutes of our 60-minute workout in the Orange Zone, you’ll achieve the “Afterburn Effect,” which means you’ll keep burning calories for up to 36 hours.


The coaches of OT Pleasanton can’t wait to meet you when we open. Orangetheory coaches really know how to break us out of our comfort zone and help us get real results so we can live our best life.


Get ready! Here are five things Orangetheory coaches say and do that are going to drive us crazy—and keep us 100% motivated—in the very best way:


“See you tomorrow morning—I’m coaching at 5:30 and 6:30am!”


There’s only one person in the world who will be able to get you out of bed that early in the morning—especially for a workout. Your favorite Orangetheory coach will be too good to miss. And he’ll be expecting you, too—so you’re not going to let him down. But it’ll work out for the best. You will love that confidence you carry through the rest of the day after you accomplish an awesome early-morning sweat session.


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“Halfway through! Treads, bikes, striders: Let’s pick up that speed!”


After you’ve been a member of the OT Pleasanton Fit Fam for a few weeks, you’ll be in the groove of the workout and know how far you can push your own body. (Or so you think!)


Imagine it—you’re in your favorite coach’s class. You’ve already pushed your pace into the Orange Zone and are jogging toward your next challenging-but-doable Base pace—not expecting to be going even faster before making it to your active recovery phase. But somehow, that constant support and encouragement from your coach—combined with the energy of the group—will always make it happen. You’ll gain new personal records to show for it. Thanks to the coach’s push, you’ll find yourself shaving minutes off your mile run time. And there will be no stopping you as you get faster and stronger with every workout.






“20 seconds left!” (And she keeps you for 25—you watched!)

(She may do the same when you’re holding a plank.)


Your future coach knows that the energy of the group and her heart-pumping playlist will keep you going. And she knows you can handle it. You’ll be going a little bit farther and a little bit faster each day because she’s going to keep you motivated and burning strong in the Orange Zone.


 “Just when you think you can’t go any harder, they motivate and help you push yourself.”
-Riyaz B.


“Here, use the 25s for this one.” (And he brings you heavier dumbbells.)


Think you can sneak 10-pounders on a bicep curl without your coach noticing? Think again. Your coach will see everything on the floor. And you’ll be glad he does—because after a month of burning at Orangetheory, you’ll be surprised at how comfortable at 20-pound dumbbell deadlift feels. And your coach will know when you can handle even more. It’ll be challenging, but you’ll always be able to overcome it, and it will feel awesome to know you pushed yourself beyond what you ever thought was possible. Your coach will always keep you moving forward.


“I always dread going into the workout, but I’m never sorry afterwards.”
-Gigi G.


“Have a good weekend, guys! Eat healthy!”


Well, there go your Friday night pizza plans! You’ll be amazed how that little reminder from your favorite coach will be all it takes to keep you burning for your goals, even outside the studio. And there won’t be any secrets in the OT Pleasanton Fit Fam—you’ll probably start following each other on Instagram, so she’s totally going to see those #foodporn selfies. She won’t knock you for it, but her constant inspiration and support will help you hold yourself accountable and remind you that it’s a cheat meal, not a cheat day (and definitely not a cheat weekend!).


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That’s Why We Love Orangetheory Coaches


Our coaches drive us crazy with their relentless motivation and support. You’ll see this for yourself when you start burning with us at our brand new Orangetheory Pleasanton studio. Because of the care they show OT members across the nation, we’re able to accomplish our goals and get more from life.


Some of their demands may seem impossible at first, but our coaches push us because they know we can do it. No one will see our journeys the way they do, and they’ll be the first to high-five you and congratulate a new personal record. That sense of accomplishment makes the hard work so worth it.


Our coaches are a huge part of what makes Orangetheory so special. Once you start going All Out at Orangetheory Pleasanton, give your coach a big fist-bump when you reach your daily goal.



Want to join the OT Pleasanton Fit Fam? Orangetheory is a science-backed, technology-tracked workout proven to stimulate metabolism and increase energy. Become one of our founding members and lock in discounted membership rates before we open.