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Orangetheory Fitness and Self Esteem Brands Complete Merger, Creating the World’s Largest Footprint in Health, Fitness and Wellness Services
Posted: April 2, 2024 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL and WOODBURY, MN - In a landmark move for the global health, fitness and wellness industry, Orangetheory Fitness, a leader in heart rate-based interval training, and Self Esteem Brands, a leading portfolio of purpose-driven health and personal care brands, have officially closed a merger of equals, creating the world's largest portfolio of powerhouse brands poised to capture greater market share in the $5.6 trillion global wellness economy. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness and Self Esteem Brands Announce Intent to Merge as Equals, Creating a New Company Representing One of the Largest Footprints of Fitness, Health and Wellness Services
Posted: February 29, 2024 in Chains

Self Esteem BrandsBOCA RATON, FL and WOODBURY, MN - Orangetheory Fitness, a leader in heart rate-based interval training, and Self Esteem Brands, a leading portfolio of purpose-driven health and personal care franchise brands, have announced an intent to merge as equals in an all-stock transaction, forming a new company with one of the largest footprints of fitness, health and wellness services in the world. Read More...

Orangetheory and Comedian Hannah Berner Come Together to Host the Funniest Night in Fitness
Posted: February 15, 2024 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory Fitness and comedian Hannah Berner announce the breakout performer's next comedy event: WTF is OTF?! On February 28, Berner will take the stage for a roast of the fitness industry and the many clichés and fads that come along with it, ultimately poking fun at all the "fitness WTFs" out there. The event will take place in the heart of New York City and livestream on TikTok. Read More...

Empire Portfolio Group Welcomes New Orangetheory Fitness Studio in West Caldwell, New Jersey
Posted: January 29, 2024 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessWEST CALDWELL, N.J. - Empire Portfolio Group ("Empire"), a leading Area Developer and Franchisee of Orangetheory Fitness, the heart rate-based interval training fitness franchise, announces it will open a new studio centrally located in West Caldwell, New Jersey. This new venture magnifies Empire's established footprint in New Jersey, elevating their portfolio to a total of 15 locations. Read More...

Nuun Named the Preferred Pro-Active Hydration Partner by Orangetheory Fitness
Posted: January 10, 2024 in Chains, Suppliers

Orangetheory FitnessHOBOKEN, N.J. - Nuun Hydration, a Nestlé Health Science brand, announces it's the Preferred Pro-Active Hydration Partner of Orangetheory Fitness, a group workout program known for its science-backed heart rate-based workouts. Read More...

Orangetheory Opens First Fitness Studio in Manassas, Virginia
Posted: January 9, 2024 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessMANASSAS, VA - Prince William County residents can now get more life from their workouts with the grand opening of Manassas' first Orangetheory Fitness studio, as part of one of the world's fastest-growing franchise companies. The Manassas Orangetheory studio will offer over 50 class offerings seven days a week including the all new Tread50 and Strength50 classes. Read More...

Empire Portfolio Group Debuts New Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina Orangetheory Fitness Studio
Posted: November 27, 2023 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessCHARLOTTE, N.C. - Empire Portfolio Group ("Empire"), a leading Area Developer and Franchisee of Orangetheory Fitness, the heart rate-based interval training fitness franchise, announces it will open a new studio in the Uptown area of Charlotte, North Carolina. This new venture magnifies Empire's established footprint in Charlotte, elevating their portfolio to a total of 16 local studios. Read More...

Empire Portfolio Group Opens Two New Manhattan Orangetheory Locations: Bryant Park and TriBeCa
Posted: October 25, 2023 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Empire Portfolio Group ("Empire"), a leading Area Developer and Franchisee of Orangetheory Fitness, the trailblazing heart rate-based interval training fitness franchise, announces two new Manhattan New York City studio openings in Bryant Park and TriBeCa. These new ventures magnify Empire's established footprint in Manhattan, enhancing their portfolio there to eight studios, with the additional studios located in Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen, West Village, Midtown West and the Upper West Side. Read More...

Empire Portfolio Group Debuts New Warren, New Jersey Orangetheory Fitness Studio
Posted: September 18, 2023 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessWARREN, N.J. - Empire Portfolio Group ("Empire"), a leading Area Developer and Franchisee of Orangetheory Fitness, the heart rate-based interval training fitness franchise, announces it will open a new studio in Warren, New Jersey. This significant expansion solidifies Empire's presence in New Jersey, becoming their 14th location in the state. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Expands Studio Footprint in the Company’s Home State of Florida
Posted: July 27, 2023 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory Fitness continues to grow its global portfolio in the company's home base of Florida with the opening of three new, state-of-the-art studios throughout July. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness to Host Fitness Classes in Support of Special Olympics Texas Athletes and Competitions
Posted: July 10, 2023 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessSAN ANTONIO, TX - 108 Orangetheory Fitness studios in Texas and Louisiana are hosting Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes during an exclusive 60 or 90-minute class at local studios on either July 22nd or 23rd, 2023. Orangetheory members will pay $25 to participate in the class with all proceeds going to Special Olympics Texas. Each location's class will host a local Special Olympics athlete to promote inclusion and garner respect and understanding. If members cannot make the class, they also have the option to donate money from July 1 - 31st, 2023, to help support Special Olympics Texas athletes and competitions. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Teams Up with Golden Globe Winner and New Mom Gina Rodriguez to Champion the Global Fitness Brand’s “Mother’s Other Day” Movement
Posted: May 3, 2023 in Chains

Orangetheory Fitness BOCA RATON, FL - A recent study conducted by Orangetheory Fitness among U.S. consumers revealed that 54% of moms believe Mother's Day is more stressful than an average Sunday. Further, 82% of moms shared that they'd enjoy their Mother's Day celebration more if they had the next day for themselves. Based on these insights, the company is pleased to announce that it is declaring Monday, May 15, 2023, as Mother's Other Day. Read More...

TikToker Allie Bennett Brings Her Viral #TreadmillStrut to Orangetheory Fitness Studios Across the Globe
Posted: March 27, 2023 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Ready, set, strut! Orangetheory Fitness is teaming up with TikToker Allie Bennett to launch her viral #TreadmillStrut workout in its 1,500+ studios around the world. A proud partner of the American Heart Association, Orangetheory will premiere its #TreadmillStrut class on National Walking Day (April 5) to celebrate the most simple, yet powerful, form of exercise that studies have shown can improve heart health and help prevent chronic disease. Read More...

Empire Portfolio Group Opens Newest Orangetheory Fitness Studio in Westbrook – Rock Row, Maine
Posted: March 8, 2023 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessPORTLAND, ME - Empire Portfolio Group ("Empire"), a leading Area Developer and Franchisee of Orangetheory Fitness, the heart rate-based interval training fitness franchise, announces it will open a new studio in Portland, Maine. The new studio will be located in the Rock Row mix-used development and will be the third in the greater Portland area. Read More...

Austin Fitness Group Opens New Orangetheory Fitness Studio in KingsPointe Village – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posted: March 7, 2023 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessTULSA, OK - Austin Fitness Group ("AFG"), a leading Area Developer and Franchisee for Orangetheory Fitness, announces the opening of a new studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The state-of-the-art fitness studio in KingsPointe Village will open on March 9, 2023. This will be the company's largest studio in Oklahoma and its sixth studio in the Sooner State. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Taps Grammy Award-Winning Director Dave Meyers for Latest Advertising Campaign
Posted: February 27, 2023 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory Fitness announces the launch of The Science Behind It, the brand's latest creative advertising campaign directed by Grammy Award-winner Dave Meyers. The campaign, which will air nationally across linear and connected TV, online video and other premium digital channels, highlights the science that drives the workout's design and leads to measurable results. Coming out of the pandemic and paving the way for consumers' mass return to IRL fitness, The Science Behind It signifies Orangetheory's powerful entry into 2023. Read More...

Empire Portfolio Group Opens New Cotswold, North Carolina Orangetheory Fitness Studio
Posted: January 30, 2023 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessCHARLOTTE, N.C. - Empire Portfolio Group ("Empire"), a leading Area Developer and Franchisee of Orangetheory Fitness, the heart rate-based interval training fitness franchise, announces it will open a new studio in the Charlotte, North Carolina neighborhood of Cotswold. Read More...

Empire Portfolio Group Opens New Great Falls, Virginia Orangetheory Fitness Studio
Posted: January 23, 2023 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessGREAT FALLS, VA - Empire Portfolio Group ("Empire"), a leading Area Developer and Franchisee of Orangetheory Fitness, the heart rate-based interval training fitness franchise, announces it will open a new studio in Great Falls, Virginia. The new studio will be the tenth in the greater Virginia area. Read More...

Empire Portfolio Group Opens New Williston, Vermont Orangetheory Fitness Studio
Posted: January 9, 2023 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBURLINGTON, VT - Empire Portfolio Group ("Empire"), a leading Area Developer and Franchisee of Orangetheory Fitness, the heart rate-based interval training fitness franchise, announces it will open a new studio in Williston, Vermont. The new studio will be the second in the greater Burlington area. Read More...

Empire Portfolio Group Opens New Orangetheory Fitness Studio in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City
Posted: December 28, 2022 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Empire Portfolio Group ("Empire"), a leading Area Developer and Franchisee of Orangetheory Fitness, the heart rate-based interval training fitness franchise, announces it has opened a new studio in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan. The Hell's Kitchen location marks the 5th studio owned and operated by Empire in Manhattan. Other studios are located in Chelsea, Midtown West and the Upper West Side. Two additional studios will also open in early 2023 located in the West Village and TriBeCa. Read More...

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