Be Prepared for the Orangetheory Infinity Workout With These Tips From a Trainer

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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 01:  Today, Orangetheory announced new technology advancements, including a new heart-rate monitor - the OTbeat Burn, an improved mobile app and proprietary equipment enhancements to further enhance and personalize the member experience. Through this game-changing technology, Orangetheory advances its mission by giving members even better tools to capture data, measure their overall workout results and set new goals that will enable them to continue improving.  (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Orangetheory Fitness)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 01: Today, Orangetheory announced new technology advancements, including a new heart-rate monitor - the OTbeat Burn, an improved mobile app and proprietary equipment enhancements to further enhance and personalize the member experience. Through this game-changing technology, Orangetheory advances its mission by giving members even better tools to capture data, measure their overall workout results and set new goals that will enable them to continue improving. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Orangetheory Fitness)

If you're gearing up for Orangetheory's DriTri, the twice-yearly workout that will challenge your strength, endurance, and stamina, then you might want to check out Orangetheory's Infinity workout. The Infinity workout is basically a mini DriTri that gets you prepared for the bigger fitness challenge: the DriTri is the weekend of Sept. 18, and the Infinity workout is happening at all studios across the country on Sept. 3. Not sure what to expect from an Infinity workout? POPSUGAR spoke with DeeDee Hillman, NSCA-certified trainer and education program manager for digital fitness at Orangetheory Fitness headquarters, to get the scoop.

What Is the Orangetheory Infinity Workout?

Hillman explained that the Infinity workout is a three-part challenge. For the treadmill and rower portion, you work to see how far you can do distance-wise (miles on the treadmill and meters on the rower) in a specified amount of time. For the floor portion, you will be performing the same six exercises that you will also perform at the DriTri, although Hillman didn't reveal what those exact workouts will be - you'll have to attend the workout to find out!

If you're planning on completing the DriTri later this month, Hillman said the Infinity workout is a great one to check out have an idea of what to expect at the DriTri workout. While the DriTri is a major event in the Orangetheory community, Hillman said to think of the Infinity workout more as a workout of the day, on par with the regular programming Orangetheory typically does in its studios.

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And if you're feeling intimidated or nervous about the Infinity workout, especially if it's your first time or you are back in the gym after taking a break, Hillman said not to fret. "We cater to all fitness levels," she said. "We even like to say that everybody is an athlete. . . we always encourage everybody to come as they are." All Orangetheory classes are led by certified coaches who can help you make modifications to exercises as necessary or answer any questions. If you're not a runner or a jogger, you can power walk on the treadmill, pace yourself on the rower, and modify any exercises on the floor.

Hillman added that to prepare for the Infinity workout, make sure you are properly hydrated before and after the workout, get a good night's sleep the night before, eat a fueling meal or snack with carbs and protein before (if you don't do fasted workouts), and prepare yourself with your favorite pump-up song or playlist to get you in the mood to crush your workout. At the end of the day, the Infinity workout is supposed to be a fun challenge to track your progress throughout the year and get ready for the bigger DriTri challenge. The coaches at the studio and fellow members will make you feel welcome - so don't be afraid to check it out Sept. 3!.

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