A week of intense and exciting, horror-themed workouts await the members of Orangetheory Fitness in Columbia, MO, as the OTF Nation gets ready to take on the ‘Hell Week’ fitness challenge.
Only the strong will survive this October! Orangetheory Columbia members, get ready for eight days of intense workouts that will test the limits of your will power and strength. You’re on the Orangetheory Fitness highway to Hell Week!
Will Hell Week be challenging? Of course!
But do you have what it takes? Absolutely!
And by braving our hauntingly inspiring fitness challenge, you’ll see that everything you have ever wanted—more energy, more strength and more life—is on the other side of fear.
The Orange Nation has endured previous Hell Week workouts ranging from “Death Row” to “Thigh-day the Thirteenth”—but we’ve got plenty of tricks up our sleeve for Hell Week 2018. But as much as we enjoy scaring you into your fastest All Out pace, remember: You’re not in this alone.
As our hellish week of workouts draws near, we’re here to help you understand what’s in store for you. Being one of Orangetheory’s most celebrated fitness challenges, the five stages of Hell Week are actually more fun than scary—and will go down a little something like this…
1. The Decision of DOOM
It’s a week or two before Hell Week, and you’ve just crushed another Orangetheory workout. You’re feeling pumped and full of life; the afterburn effect has kicked in. Full of fresh confidence, you march up to the front desk and sign up for Hell Week. How bad can it be?
Not only do you sign up for Hell Week. You announce it to the world, eager for the fitness challenge and ready to hold yourself accountable. You RSVP on the OTF Columbia Hell Week Facebook event page to let your Fit Fam know you’ll be there, and you comment on every Hell Week social post, even encouraging your fellow members to sign up. When you see them in class, you joke around together about what you’ve gotten yourselves into.
Orange Tip: Follow our OTF Columbia Facebook Page to stay connected with your Fit Fam. Never miss a fitness challenge!
2. Heart-Pounding Preparation
Realizing what’s looming on the horizon, you up your weekly workouts to prepare for eight days of pure Hell Week. After all, you have to survive to earn that free shirt! You’ve got your game face on, and you’re ready to take on the beast.
But as it draws nearer, reality sinks in. What strange and unusual punishments will your Hell Week coaches deliver? You plan to eat right, hydrate, and get plenty of sleep leading up to the challenge, but your nerves make you toss and turn, restless as you imagine a tricky and twisted workout experience in your near future.
Fret not, Fit Fam! It’s completely normal to be nervous and excited before an OTF challenge. Let’s turn that fear into fuel!
3. Unnerving Denial… and Acceptance
As you stand in the studio lobby with fellow members abuzz about the workout to come—Hell Week Day 1—you’re struck with a feeling that’s strange and surreal. Is this really happening? Are you ready? Will you survive?
Ten reps in, you’re pinching yourself. Surely this is a nightmare!
Halfway through the workout, you’ve accepted your fate, and the only thing left to do is push yourself, go All Out, and conquer this challenge!
It’s only uphill from here. You consciously trade in your nerves and fear for excitement and adrenaline to reach new heights in your workout. You even share your performance summary on your IG Story to humblebrag to all your friends that you survived your first encounter with Hell Week. Sure, you’re a little sore, but it hurts so good! There’s no change without challenge, and you’re ready to see what tomorrow brings.
4. Eerie Empowerment
Halfway through Hell Week, you start to reflect on your experience. You find yourself in complete awe of everything you’ve done to get where you are today. Even though you’re tired from pushing yourself harder and attending more classes than usual, you know you’ve got this. You’re excited to conquer each and every unique Hell Week challenge. As you set new personal records this week, you’re gaining unfaltering confidence and strength.
Were you ever afraid of Hell Week? Is there anything you can’t handle?
5. Fearlessly Victorious
Once you survive Hell Week, you’ll never be the same again. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and after Hell Week, you’ll be stronger than ever. And you’ll have your prize—your Hell Week shirt—to prove it!
Hell Week teaches you that if your fitness goals don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough. Since Orangetheory Fitness isn’t just a gym, OTF Columbia members are capable of accomplishing whatever they set their minds to. Your coaches and fellow members will be there for you through every workout and every fitness challenge—so don’t be scared! Join us for the invigorating challenge of Hell Week 2018.