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New Business: Orangetheory Fitness

Orangetheory Fitness, specializing in group workout classes, hosted a grand opening of their Maple Grove location on Tuesday.

 

hosted a grand opening of their new Maple Grove location Tuesday. 

The Maple Grove location is the third Orangetheory Fitness to open in Minnesota and the 13 nationwide. Currently employing around five personal trainers, with the goal of ten, Orangetheory Fitness specializes in group fitness classes dubbing itself not a gym in the traditional sense.

“We are not a gym,” said Justin Kelly, Regional Developer of Orangetheory Fitness for Minnesota. “We are affordable group/personal training. People really like the idea of personal training and they like the idea of being on a team, but after high school or college, it’s difficult to obtain those things.”

At Orangetheory Fitness, customers can sign up to participate in a group workout that consists of spending time on the treadmill, row machines, weights, TRX bands (which help with squats) and other fitness items/techniques. Each class is catered to the participants and has one trainer specializing the workout for the eight to 24 participants.

“The problem with personal training is it’s not really convenient and it’s not very affordable either,” Kelly said. “We are open seven days a week and we have lots of classes. The workout can be catered and customized to each person because you have that personal trainer in there, so it becomes a safe place for every one to work out in.”

Although there are various membership packages, the first month for a new member is $25 a session from there on out, it is $129 a month for a membership.

“Our very first work-out is free because we do understand that people want to try something out before they pay for it,” Debbie Prose, Manager of the Maple Grove Orangetheory Fitness, said. “Come and try use out, once you do I promise you, you will be hooked.”

Orangetheory Fitness chose Maple Grove as the next location for their franchise simply because of the community.

“Maple Grove is an awesome community, we couldn’t have picked a better place to open one up. We were very specific as to why we put it here; it’s a very close-knit community, and there’s also a really great business community here,” Kelly said.

Currently, the Orangetheory Fitness in Maple Grove is launching their weight loss challenge that they hope to build a community environment in their facility with.

“What’s nice about this facility is it’s going to be a very close community, it’s awesome for people to feel like they are a part of a group," Kelly said. "We hope to launch that with the weight-loss challenge right now because people are going to be put on teams with people that they will get to work out with and build a relationship with.” 

Orangetheory Fitness opens at 5 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m. daily. For more information visit orangetheoryfitness.com or call 763-657-1313.

renee December 02, 2011 at 04:42 AM
This place opened 3 weeks ago and is very unprofessional and the staff is poorly trained. They do not know what programs they are selling or how the fee schedule works. I was told one thing and it was nothing at all like what they were offering. All I kept hearing was I am sorry. Bad way to start a new business. They won't last long.
Jeff C February 16, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Having issues cancelling account now. I've heard horror stories about cancelling based on comments at other locations. It is proving true for me at this time!
Luke Lysdahl February 18, 2013 at 06:50 PM
I joined Orangetheory in October and have not experienced anything but professional, awesome staff and amazing members. This place is such a fun place to workout and they know everyone on a first name basis. If you aren't there for a few weeks they call you just to make sure you are okay. The prices are pretty reasonable and the class compares to a personal training session. I can't believe I didn't find this place sooner and if you're thinking of trying it out your first session is free! What do you have to lose?!
Jeff C February 18, 2013 at 10:43 PM
Actually soon after I posted this comment last year I was promptly given a refund. Overall I would agree with Luk Lysdahl's comments. I just hate running on a treadmill so after awhile I did not enjoy the workout.
Lisa February 26, 2013 at 05:14 PM
This place has horrible customer service. They are sneaky with what they charge you for and dont care as long as they get your money. Yes they do know your name when you walk in but they are FAKE and rude. I have actually heard the employees at the front desk complaining about me because I asked for a new heart rate monitor because mine stopped working in the middle of class. VERY UNPROFESSINAL!! They really only care about your money, and if they make a mistake they WILL NOT fix it! I wouldnt recommend this place to anyone just based on my experience with the employees here!!

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