Orangetheory Fitness to Open Pembroke Pines Studio July 9, Kicking Off 6 Week Weight Loss Challenge with $2,500 Prize

Featured in The New York Times as an effective new plateau-busting workout, Orangetheory Fitness leverages heart-rate-monitored interval exercise and group personal training to maximize calorie burn.

Orangetheory Fitness (www.orangetheoryfitness.com), the energizing group interval fitness concept that is sweeping the nation, will open its newest location on July 9 in Pembroke Pines, FL. Grand opening festivities include fun, food and giveaways, as well as the kick-off to Orangetheory Fitness' "6 Week Weight Loss Challenge." The participant with the highest percent of weight loss will walk away with $2,500.

"Whether you participate in the Challenge or join to experience the best 60-minute workout in the country, you'll get toned, lose inches and gain energy," said Ellen Latham, fitness expert and creator of the Orangetheory Fitness workout. "The success of our program speaks for itself when you see our contestants and members. The 6 Week Weight Loss Challenge has become a celebrated aspect of opening our new studio locations, and it's the perfect way to experience amazing results, with the added bonus of a chance at a cash prize."

Participants in the Weight Loss Challenge attend four 60-minute Orangetheory Fitness classes per week and eat a balanced meal plan set by an Orangetheory Fitness Food Coach. The goal is to show the greatest improvement over six weeks, measured by percentage of weight loss. The first 50 contestants will receive their first month of classes free at Orangetheory Fitness; participation is limited. Past winners have lost as much as 48 pounds in six weeks.

A workout like no other
By design, the Orangetheory workout uses heart-rate-monitored interval training and short bursts of exercise to maximize the Orange Effect - which adds extra caloric burn for up to 36 hours after the workout. Participants burn an average of 900 calories per 60-minute class, hailed by the New York Times as an effective new plateau-busting workout.

The new Pembroke Pines Orangetheory Fitness studio is located at 14918 Pines Boulevard.

To learn more about Orangetheory Fitness, enter the Challenge or register as a member, visit www.orangetheoryfitness.com, or call the Pembroke Pines studio directly at 954.534.9949. Limited spots are available for the Challenge.

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 Fitness' heart-rate-monitored training is designed to keep heart rates in a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Led by skilled instructors, participants use a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, TRX Suspension Trainingr and free weights, burning an average of 900 calories per class. The result is the Orange Effect -more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours post-workout.