New Orangetheory Fitness Studios Coming to Denver Area

High-Intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Announces Grand Openings in Stapleton and Union Station

December 17, 2014 // // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that two new studios will be coming to Denver, Colorado. The Stapleton studio located at 7349 E. 29th Avenue and the Union Station studio located at 1400 Wewatta St. will both open on Dec. 31. In addition to the Denver locations, a new studio in Boulder located at 1850 29th Street is also celebrating its grand opening this month. With 11 studios now open in the state and several in development, the brand will continue to target the Colorado market for expansion in the New Year.

The Stapleton studio will be celebrating its grand opening with a VIP party on December 30 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and will officially open to the public on December 31 with classes starting at 5:00 a.m. Additionally, the Union Station studio will be celebrating its grand opening with a VIP party on December 30 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. and will officially open to the public on December 31 with classes starting at 5:00 a.m.

Area Developers and long time franchisee team, Erik and Wendy Skaalerud and Trent and Paig Peaker are expanding the Denver territory with the Stapleton location, which marks their 14th studio in Colorado.

"The concept sold itself! After taking our first class and meeting the corporate team, we not only wanted one studio but an entire region," said Wendy Skaalerud, one of the four co-owners of the new studio. "The all inclusive nature of the science based work out spoke to the desire we had to positively impact an entire community. We were sold on the integrity of the founding team behind the franchise."

After becoming members at their local Orangetheory Fitness, Rich and Diane Nipert believed so strongly in the concept that they decided to develop their own studios. The duo brings an extensive background in sales, marketing and business management from IBM and a variety of other business ventures. The Union Station studio marks their second location in the Denver market, with their first located in Denver Highlands.

Orangetheory Fitness has more than 150 studios, and has transformed into one of the world's top fitness franchises. The 60-minute, five zone heart-rate monitored interval 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 fitness franchise is on track to open 500 studios by 2017.

For more information on the Stapleton Orangetheory Fitness and membership packages, please call 303-388-3600.

For more information on the Union Station Orangetheory Fitness and membership packages, please call 303-956-1241.

More information on Orangetheory Fitness is available on Orangetheory's website. Follow Orangetheory Fitness on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and trends.

About Orangetheory® Fitness

Orangetheory® Fitness ( 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 workout specializes in 5-zone heart rate-based interval training and uses a variety of equipment including treadmills, water rowers, TRX® suspension training, and free weights to stimulate metabolism and burn 500 - 1,000 calories per session, including after burn. The result is the Orange Effect - more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours post-workout. Orangetheory Fitness has more than 150 locations across 28 states and was recently ranked #399 in Inc. magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies List and #403 in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500® list of the top franchises in the world. Visit for area developer and franchise opportunities.


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