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Orangetheory(R) Fitness

January 06, 2014 16:17 ET

Orangetheory® Fitness Makes Entrepreneur's Franchise 500® 2014 List

Fast-Growing Fitness Franchise Debuts on Prestigious List, Among Top 20 in the World in Its Category

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2014) - Entrepreneur magazine has recognized Orangetheory® Fitness (http://www.orangetheoryfitness.com), in its annual Franchise 500® list of the top franchises in the world. Making its debut on the prestigious Franchise 500 list for 2014, the ranking puts Orangetheory Fitness among the top 20 in the world in its category of fitness centers. Orangetheory Fitness is a unique, high-intensity interval fitness concept and the first to use heart-rate-monitored, group personal training for scientifically proven results.

"We are honored to be recognized by Entrepreneur on the 2014 Franchise 500. Our goal was to build a small studio model that would provide a great product with incredible results, and it's proven successful for our members and owners. Making the Franchise 500 is a reflection of those results, our growth, and the strong brand and support system we've built for Orangetheory Fitness," said David Long, CEO at Orangetheory Fitness.

Every year, Entrepreneur magazine ranks the top 500 franchises based on objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation. All companies, regardless of size, are judged by the same criteria. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. Only franchise companies that supply full documentation and whose information is verified by Entrepreneur can receive a listing. After thorough analysis, the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500®, and are featured in the January issue of Entrepreneur. Orangetheory Fitness ranked #403 in its first year on the list.

Orangetheory Fitness is poised for a record-setting 2014. The company recently reached its 200th franchise milestone, and plans to open approximately 100 of those new studios this year. In addition, high-intensity interval training -- a cornerstone of the Orangetheory Fitness workout -- was named the number-one fitness trend for 2014, according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) worldwide annual survey. Orangetheory Fitness is currently accepting qualified franchisees and area developers for U.S. and international markets. Learn more at www.otffranchise.com.

About Orangetheory® Fitness
Orangetheory® Fitness (www.orangetheoryfitness.com) is a one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Backed by the science of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), Orangetheory's heart-rate-monitored training is designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Led by skilled personal trainers, participants use a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, SBT Suspension Training and free weights, burning up to 900 calories per session. The result is the Orange Effect -- more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours post-workout. Visit www.otffranchise.com for area developer and franchise opportunities. 

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