FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2014) -  Orangetheory Fitness (www.orangetheoryfitness.com), the energizing interval fitness franchise and first to use heart-rate-monitored training for scientifically proven results, is introducing Orlando to the number-one fitness trend for 2014. Four Orlando-area locations open in the coming weeks, offering the best one-hour workout featuring high-intensity interval training, named the number-one fitness trend in the world by thousands of fitness professionals surveyed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

"The anticipation has been building in Orlando, and we can't wait to open the four newest Orangetheory Fitness studios in downtown, Lakeside, Waterford Park and Lake Mary," said David Long, CEO at Orangetheory Fitness. "The timing is perfect for anyone starting the New Year with a goal to get in shape, become more fit, or try something new to energize their fitness routine. Our concept was just named the number-one fitness trend for 2014, and we know from thousands of happy members across the country that Orangetheory Fitness produces results unlike any other one-hour workout."

The studios are located in Lake Mary; downtown on Colonial Drive in Colonial Plaza Marketcenter; in Waterford Park on Lake Underhill Road; and in Lakeside at Winter Park. Each is hosting grand opening events and contests for members. Check the studio pages at http://www.orangetheoryfitness.com/studio-locations, for more details.

Orangetheory Fitness' concept is the first to use heart-rate monitors to personalize the group training experience, keeping participants in a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Each unique 60-minute session combines intervals of cardiovascular and strength training, producing a huge metabolic increase and burning up to an average of 900 calories per session, with extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours after each workout. For more information, visit www.orangetheoryfitness.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. Orangetheory Fitness has been recognized on Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500® list of the top franchises in the world. Learn more about area developer and franchise opportunities at www.otffranchise.com.

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