Orangetheory - Wandsworth


Orangetheory - Wandsworth

London, UK

The Orangetheory Story

The first Orangetheory Fitness (“OTF”) studio was founded in 2010 by Ellen Latham, Jerome Kern, and David Long in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. These were early days in the boutique fitness revolution and OTF has since seen massive expansion across the States and into other markets worldwide, with over 1,500 locations opened and many more due to open. The chain has hit some big milestones over the last few years, surpassing $1 billion in sales in 2018 and hitting 1 million members in 2020. Today, OTF operates as a franchise-model in over 25 countries.

Known for its focus on heart rate training and technology, the ‘orange’ in their name is a nod to the orange heart rate zone which their members are coached to stay within during the class. 

The Orangetheory experience is so much more than a workout - it’s just as much about community, inclusivity and connection, highlighted by their ethos of “Our Coaches Are More than Just Coaches”.

How Did Orangetheory Wandsworth Score Overall?

The full client experience at Orangetheory Wandsworth was impressive, achieving The Fit Guide 4-Star Award.

The class was also very good, achieving our 4-Star Class Experience Award.

The Highlights

The technology offered through the experience, from the body composition beforehand to track goals, to the heart rate tracking tech offered during the workout, helped it really stand out.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“The technology was very cool, and the coach did a great job of explaining it.”

“They took a lot of care to get to know about me and my goals before I started my first session.”

“I enjoyed the cardio and strength training balance offered in the class.”

What To Expect From A Orangetheory Session

An Orangetheory Fitness class is a 60-minute session that incorporates running, rowing and strength training. The running component typically includes high and low-intensity intervals and inclines and can sometimes include up to 30 minutes. For the rowing section, you’ll use OTF’s trademark orange water rowers, which mimic the sensation and drag of real rowing. Strength training uses dumbbells and TRXs, amongst other tools, to work and fatigue your muscles.

Technology plays a big part in the experience, with each participant being offered an arm strap that accurately monitors your heart rate throughout the session, displaying your stats on screens throughout the studio which the coach will use to educate and motivate. Their stated goal is for you to spend 12 minutes or more with your heart rate in “The Orange Zone”, which they report boosts your metabolism, burns fat and burns more calories, even after the workout.

The motivating and supportive coaches and community round off an experience that can be tough and challenging if you want it to be, but is also suitable and scalable for all levels.

The Reception Service

Our pre-visit call to the branch was excellent, with the staff showing genuine interest in the client and answering any questions we had very well. We were left feeling fully prepared and excited for our visit.

Upon arrival, the reception team were very friendly and asked us lots of questions and took great care in getting to know all about our training history and goals. During the body composition scan, a lot of personal information was required to be entered as part of the process.

The Class Experience

Orangetheory Wandsworth received The Fit Guide 4-Star Class Experience Award, making it one of London’s stand-out offerings.

The workout was enjoyable and varied, and the coach was very encouraging throughout, ensuring he took care to remember and use our name. At some stages, the timings for the sets and intervals were difficult to follow.

The Equipment And Studio

The studio was well spaced, with plenty of available equipment. The look and feel was very much in line with the Orangetheory brand.

The Facilities And Public Areas

Shower towels were provided free of charge, although workout towels were not. Lockers were provided with key locks. Free water refill stations were available.

All of the public areas had clear Orangetheory branding throughout, with plenty of signature orange throughout the club. Beyond this, the architectural and interior design of the club did not particularly stand out.

Digital And Technology

Classes could be booked easily through the app or website, although a confirmation email of the booking was not sent to us. The club’s website was easy to navigate but did lack some key features, such as bios on the coaches.

The in-class technology was very impressive, with heart rate straps, screens throughout the studio displaying stats and monitors on the cardio machines digging deeper into the data. The coach did an excellent job of explaining the functionality and benefits.


Orangetheory Wandsworth offers an introductory deal for first-time clients. Newcomers can enjoy their first class for free.

If you’re looking for a longer-term commitment, memberships are available from £109 for four classes per month up to £169 for unlimited classes.

Drop-in sessions are available at approximately £28 per class, but the price can vary between studios. Smaller commitment packages are also available, starting at a ten-pack for £229.

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