Orangetheory Fitness Comes to Anchorage
Unique personal training, interval fitness concept opens first studio in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, AK— Orangetheory® Fitness, a personal training, interval fitness franchise that is sweeping the nation, is opening its first studio in Alaska. The new studio is located at 345 W 104th Avenue near the South Anchorage Target and Cabelas stores. The grand opening is scheduled for noon–2 p.m., Saturday, April 1, with classes starting at 5:00 a.m. that day.
Owned and operated by Anchorage businessman Don Bruno, Orangetheory Fitness is a 60-minute workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Participants burn an average of 500+ total calories per 60-minute training session (individual results vary). Led by highly skilled coaches, each Orangetheory Fitness workout incorporates endurance, strength and power elements through a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, TRX® suspension training and free weights.
“We’re thrilled to bring this scientifically designed, one-of-a-kind fitness concept to Alaska,” said Melissa Boland, Studio Manager. “We have been welcomed with great enthusiasm, especially by Alaskans who have experienced the Orangetheory workout in the Lower 48. Our studios are designed to motivate. Highly qualified coaches inspire participants to beat plateaus and stick to their goals. The dynamic created by working out in a group setting has proven benefits - support, energy, endurance and accountability.”
Orangetheory Fitness launched its first studio in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in March 2010, and has transformed into one of the world's top fitness franchises, with more than 450 studios in 39 states and seven countries, including the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Colombia. The training concept has helped tens of thousands of members lose weight, get toned and meet their overall fitness goals in a short amount of time.
The physiology behind the Orangetheory Fitness workout involves heart rate monitored training designed to keep heart rates in a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. The result is the Orange Effect - more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours after the workout.
Casandra Robertson, one of Orangetheory Fitness’ first Alaskan members: “Like anyone else I am always busy and time is very precious. So when I heard about Orangetheory opening I was super excited. I wanted something that is going to give me the most burn for my time. The idea of increasing my metabolism and potentially burning 500-1000 calories in an hour is absolutely AMAZING!”
Ellen Perez was looking for a different challenge, a workout that could help her increase her endurance with solid coaching and in a positive environment. “In class I was motivated by the coaches as they personally and sometimes even playfully challenged my body to go faster, work harder, and to be stronger than the time before,” Perez said.
And Cory Shouse said, “I didn't feel like I was being sold a gym membership, rather being recruited to be a part of a team. It was refreshing.”
Each modern Orangetheory Fitness studio welcomes members and guests with upbeat music, state-of-the-art equipment, contemporary lighting and art. Studios are spacious and clean, with separate men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers.
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