Here’s What You Learn after 100 Orangetheory Cottleville Workouts



Approximately 100,000 calories, 200 miles, and 50 fist bumps into your fitness journey at Orangetheory in Cottleville, MO, you learn some pretty great things about yourself, the workout, and life.


Remember your first workout at Orangetheory in Cottleville, MO? How did you feel entering our studio on Day 1? How do you feel now?

You’ve come a long way on your fitness journey, and we’re celebrating every milestone with you. If you’ve crushed 100 or more workouts with us, here are some of the things you’ve likely learned along the way. If you joined our Fit Fam more recently, these are some of the things your future has in store for you!


1. You actually do improve.

You show up, you put in the work, and you give it your All Out.

When you’re pushing yourself and getting uncomfortable in the Orange Zone, it doesn’t feel like you could possibly go faster, push harder, or last longer. So is that it? Are you at your peak?

Fitness success is gradual, and you won’t see change overnight. But the weeks pass, and weeks turn into months—and at some point, you look at the numbers on the machine or your weights and realize that you’ve gained some serious endurance, power, and strength since your first Orangetheory workout.

If this is how far you’ve come in 100 workouts, just imagine another 100 workouts from now, and another 100 after that…




2. The time you spend at Orangetheory is a tiny, manageable part of your day.

At some previous point in your life, working out probably seemed like a huge commitment. Your old gym membership kept you waiting for the equipment you wanted to use or left you wandering aimlessly as you guessed which move came next. You could easily sink 2 or more hours into a workout that didn’t work. How could you possibly find the time for exercise amidst work, family responsibilities, and your social life?

But a fun, fast-paced, 60-minute full-body Orangetheory workout comes and goes in the blink of an eye. You’ve learned you can easily join us 4, 5, or maybe 6 times a week, occasionally even sneaking in a 90-minute session or booking 2 workouts back to back.

After all, what is 4, 5, or 6 hours a week compared to the total amount of time you spend binge-watching GOT and all your favorite shows?

Your Orangetheory routine has improved your time management skills throughout all aspects of your life, so balancing work, family, health, and a social life, is now completely doable. Your life is more “together” than ever before.


3. You’re all about the math and the numbers.

Orangetheory’s wearable tech has helped you track those all-important stats during class as you hit your target heart-rate zones and rack up those splat points.

By workout number 100, you start paying attention to other numbers, too.

How much time does it take you to run a mile? If you increase your speed by .1 mph, how does that affect your time? What wattage do you need to row for an All Out? What’s your 500m time? How many meters per stroke? Which weights should you grab for laterals versus goblet squats? If your coach encourages you to increase weight with each round, where will you start and where will you end?

Orangetheory is competitive only in the best sense of the word. With the help of your coach, you’re learning how to push yourself and set new personal records so you achieve results and reach your goals.


4. You know your base, push, and all out paces—heart rate monitor or not.

Remember when you had to keep your eyes glued to the screen to figure out if you were going fast enough to reach the Orange Zone?

Nowadays you still check to see if you need to add .1 or .2mph, and you still love watching those splat points add up, but you’ve learned your body and know where you need to be to get it done.


5. You start to enjoy things like burpees, squats, rowing, and running.

Okay Orangetheory Fam, we hear you—“enjoy” might be pushing it when it comes to the Ultimate Burpee.

But your relationship with soreness changes over time. Not only do you come to conquer the moves you were once barely able to complete, but you also gain appreciation for challenges that push you toward your goals and help you get more from your workout.


6. At last! You know how to row!

Slowly but surely, with guidance from your favorite coaches, you finally know what you’re doing on that rower! Sure, there’s still plenty of room to improve and perfect, but you’ve really gotten the hang of it. And now it’s all about those watts! ;)




7. The effort you put in makes a difference.

The more you put in, the more you get from the workout—and the more you get from life.

You know when you’re not giving a workout 100%, and sometimes that’s with good reason. But you can also feel the difference when you go All Out.

No matter what your coach encourages you to do, it’s up to you to hold that base pace between pushes. To row faster. To reach for those heavier weights. To try to get a few more reps in during those last 10 seconds of the block.

It’s challenging, and we get uncomfortable when we push ourselves, but by workout number 100, we’ve learned that the reward is so worth it.


8. It’s a lifestyle.

Dedication is more important than motivation.

It doesn’t matter whether you feel like working out or not. And the reason you started in the first place might be completely out of the picture by now.

Those of us who make it to 100 workouts or more have achieved the level of dedication it takes to focus on living our best lives no matter what.

Orangetheory Cottleville isn’t a hobby. It’s part of your life. You care about your body, your health, and your happiness. You love the Orangetheory workout—and nothing is going to stand in the way of you doing you.




9. It’s harder to stop than it was to start.

Think back to a time when you weren’t working out at all.

You knew you wanted to be more fit and get more from your life, and it seemed easy in your mind. But when it came down to it, your comfort zone was easier. It was easier to spend an extra hour on the sofa in front of the TV than to get up, put on those workout clothes, drive to the gym, and put in the work.

Now that you’ve overcome that barrier, found a workout that’s fun (with members, coaches, and staff you love seeing), and are used to working out 3 or more days a week, skipping a workout isn’t necessarily enjoyable.

Orangetheory makes your day feel complete, and you always leave our Cottleville studio with an elevated sense of health, confidence, and accomplishment. How is it that so many people still aren’t doing this for themselves?


10. You’re a winner even when you don’t win.

For the most part, we’re not terribly competitive here at OTF Cottleville.

You compete against yourself to push yourself harder than yesterday and set new personal records—and it’s challenging, but it’s fun. Everyone works at their own individual levels.

But we do enjoy an occasional competition-based fitness challenge, like our Transformation Challenge and the Dri-Tri.

Anyone who opts to participate in these competitions and give them their all is a winner. By competing, you gain strength, confidence, and have a really great time with your Fit Fam. And you always learn something about preparing mentally and physically for your next challenge—whether it’s here at our studio or something else in your life.

The same is true when you compete against yourself during your daily Orangetheory workouts. You won’t likely reach your new fastest pace or highest rower wattage every single day, but you’re a winner just for showing up and sticking with it.

One hundred workouts in, you know that every workout is a victory.


11. You belong.

We have all had our share of insecurities, especially before getting serious about health and fitness.

Orangetheory gives us confidence and helps us move forward from all the labels we once accepted as ‘who we were.’

More than that, Orangetheory is a safe space where we all fit in—from all walks of life, different ages, backgrounds, and individual levels. Your Orangetheory Cottleville Fit Fam, from the members to the coaches and staff, love seeing you.



By the time you’ve joined 100 workout sessions with us, you’ve found a second home: a place where people not only welcome but support and celebrate you.


But if you don’t belong (yet)—this is for you: Sign up here to learn more about Orangetheory in Cottleville, MO, and to claim our latest membership offer. We’re excited to help you start your fitness journey and show you how you’ll feel 100 workouts in! A year from now, you’ll be glad you made this decision and joined our Fit Fam!