Orangetheory Fitness Announces Explosive Growth in Chicago-Area

High-Intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Continues Illinois Expansion With Nine New Studios

May 22, 2015 // // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that nine new studios are coming to Chicago, Ill. Kick-starting the growth surge, two new studios opened in Wrigleyville and La Grange on May 1. Additionally, Orangetheory Fitness will open a studio in Oak Park on May 22, and South Naperville and Wicker Park will see new studios open on May 29. Four additional studios are planned to open in Edgewater, Bannockburn, Old Town and Park Ridge later this summer.

“Chicago’s passion for Orangetheory Fitness is evident through the astounding growth we’ve been experiencing in the market,” says Brad Ehrlich, owner and area developer of Orangetheory Fitness Illinois. “In just three short years, we have more than 40 studios in development in the Chicagoland area! I couldn’t be more proud of our staff and network of owners who have worked tirelessly to turn Chicago’s desire for elite fitness into a reality.”

Owned and operated by first-time franchisee Adyrenne Hearne-Alvarez, the new Oak Park studio, located at 7121 W North Avenue, will be celebrating its grand opening with a VIP party on Thursday, May 21, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will officially open to the public on May 22, with classes starting at 6:30 a.m. Additionally, the Wicker Park studio, owned by John Schrieffer, and the South Naperville studio, owned by Amy Martin, will be celebrating their grand openings with VIP parties on May 28 and will officially open to the public on May 29.

"From the moment I stepped into Orangetheory fitness for the first time, I knew this was what I wanted to do. The energy, positivity and level of accountability each studio brings to their members is like no other,” said Adryenne Hearne-Alvarez, Oak Park Orangetheory Fitness franchisee. “I am excited to get up every day and get to work because I know I have an opportunity to not just change the lives of my members but for my staff as well. The entire Illinois Orangetheory Fitness team are not just business owners; we are a family, and I am thrilled to be doing my life's work with this group of people while helping our members achieve results."

Orangetheory Fitness has more than 200 studios in the U.S., Canada and U.K. 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. 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 600 studios by 2017.

For more information on the Oak Park Orangetheory Fitness and membership packages, please call 708-793-9219.

For more information on the Wicker Park Orangetheory Fitness and membership packages, please call 312-757-1644.

For more information on the South Naperville Orangetheory Fitness and membership packages, please call 630-857-9238.

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 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, TRX® suspension training and free weights, burning an average of 900 calories 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 was recently ranked #399 in Inc. magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Companies List and #462 in Entrepreneur’s 2015 Franchise 500® list of the top franchises in the world. Visit for area developer and franchise opportunities.

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