Row the Distance at Orangetheory Fitness, Now Open in Third Ward


Ready to take your fitness journey to the next level? At Orangetheory Fitness Third Ward, we’ll soon be participating in unique fitness challenges, like the Orange Voyage, that incorporate the water rower and other elements of our one-of-a-kind workout.


You didn’t just survive your first Orangetheory workout; you crushed it. Remember the moment you first tried the water rower? Have you already started making improvements to your form since then? What changes have you made? Have you already started seeing an increase in wattage? It’s early yet, but just put in the work and see what happens!

From focusing on the power and timing of your strokes to adjusting the order so you’re working your legs, core, and arms, it’s amazing how far you’ll advance in your rowing technique following your first days here with us at Orangetheory Third Ward. Aside from just rowing, the same can be said about your overall fitness journey as you improve your performance and get more out of life.

Rowing is an essential part of the Orangetheory workout that works your whole body while getting your heart rate up. Other studios across the nation are embarking on the Orange Voyage fitness challenge—a unique opportunity to generate more power and let their rowing skills soar. Now that we’re open, it won’t be long before we’re participating in exciting challenges like this, too!

Will you be able to row the distance? We already know the answer and know we can help you achieve your fitness goals. We’ll be here to help guide you and send you off to a strong start for every future fitness challenge we’re part of.


This is How We Row

Rowing on water has its limitations: weather, location and time. At Orangetheory Third Ward, it’s always rowing season, and we are all about those watts!

At first glance, the rower can seem intimidating, but in many cases that’s only because you had never seen anything like it before. Although rowing is a high-intensity exercise, it’s for everyone! The Orangetheory workout is scientifically designed for all fitness levels and pushes you to challenge and improve your performance.

With your OTF coach on your side, guiding your every move and encouraging you to do your best, you’re sure to come out of each workout and fitness challenge feeling like a champion.


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Orange Tip: The order of your form is one of the most important parts of rowing! Our coaches are always there to make sure your form is in top shape so you can increase efficiency and avoid injury.


Row Around the World

We’ve got our eye on studios across the Orange Nation that are tracking their meters and their progress toward More Life during the Orange Voyage fitness challenge!

Throughout the month of November, the Orange Voyage challenge is metaphorically taking members’ rowing across oceans and around the world. Just how far will members row this month? They’re collecting stamps on a passport as they accumulate distance. Each of the destinations on the passport is home to an Orangetheory studio. The Orange Nation has gone global!


Ready, set, ROW!

The Orange Voyage departs at 0 meters from Fort Lauderdale—home of the very first Orangetheory Fitness studio!

This marks the beginning of the journey—and, like any big trip, a moment members are anticipating and excited for.

Much like the day you first started Orangetheory, this is the start of something big. A tough challenge lies in the waters ahead, but with your OTF Third Ward community always supporting you, you’re going to make a splash and accomplish all your goals.

Remember, anticipation and nerves aren’t a bad thing! Just like any journey, you can’t quite know what to expect when you arrive, but once you get to your destination, you usually feel like you’re exactly where you needed to go.


Just Getting Started

Starting is the hardest part, but once you’re here in the Orange Zone, you’re loving every second of it! Now it’s all about getting into a good rhythm. The same is true when you get on the water rower for a challenge like the Orange Voyage.

How many strokes does it take you to reach 100 meters? How many meters are you rowing per minute? Are you rowing with consistent form and technique? Are you rowing at a pace you can maintain or beat?

Once you’ve adjusted to a new workout or a new challenge, this is the time to get to know your body and what you’re capable of. No journey is complete without learning something new about yourself.




Halfway There and Rowing Like There’s No Tomorrow

It’s not uncommon to feel a little uncertain at the beginning of something new—but you’ll soon find a sense of comfort in the discomfort, knowing that every push is worth the gains.

OTF members will earn a passport stamp for China at 15,507 meters into their Orange Voyage fitness challenge.

Now is the time to take a look at the big picture: where have you been and where are you headed? Are you happy with your pace? Is it time to push a little harder and get even more out of your journey?

The rowing won’t get easier, but you will get stronger; you already are getting stronger. The world is yours for the taking!



For those OTFers who row through their entire Orange Voyage passport, they’ll rack up over 28,900 meters in total distance for the month. As an Orangetheory member who will have the opportunity to join in fitness challenges with us soon at our brand new studio now open here in Third Ward, WI, you’re going to gain some serious meters and some serious experience as we push through every workout.

Some day you’ll be reflecting on Day 1 at Orangetheory or Day 1 of a fitness challenge here at our studio. You’ll constantly be moving forward, gaining endurance, strength, and power—on the rower, in the rest of the workout, and in your life outside the studio.

Does life look different on this side of victory? What can you do today that you couldn’t before? What can you say about yourself now that wasn’t true before? What will life look like after the next fitness challenge? How about a year from now? In five years?

We may not see the small, gradual gains as our journey progresses, but when we look back across tens of thousands of meters (and more), all the work we do will really add up!

Along the way, you’ll earn splat points, burn some serious calories, and gain a supportive fitness community we’re already starting to call family and friends. And we’ll be here to celebrate every amazing accomplishment with you!

Fitness challenges like our Orange Voyage will plant a seed of wanderlust in you, so you’ll be planning and looking forward to every upcoming Orangetheory Third Ward challenge. More than just challenging, they’re a lot of fun. We can’t wait for our first one!




Oh, the Places You’ll Row!

Our fitness journey has just started, but we’re already starting to feel results. We’re glowing, happy, confident, and excited to see where our journey takes us.

At Orangetheory Third Ward, we scientifically design our workouts—a different one every day—to continuously challenge you and push you to be your best. We want to make sure that anyone who tries it feels successful and knows there’s a world of opportunities out there. You are capable of anything and everything you put your mind to! Our unquittable workout helps you get more out of life.


Haven’t tried it yet? Book your first class and see why members are raving about Orangetheory Fitness:


Enjoy the journey, Fam!