Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) is a 1-hour, full-body heart rate zone and strength training workout that delivers a more personalized experience in a group setting. This location at 3711 Market Street opened in 2019 in the bustling University City neighborhood, marking the third location for the franchise co-owners, Mike Rider and Jim Hueber, after two other successful Orangetheory franchise locations in the region.

Jim’s love for fitness and background from another franchise concept led to the opening of Orangetheory. University City was a prime target location due to the increased commerce, residential population growth, and nearby academic institutions and healthcare facilities. Today, the mix of Orangetheory University City’s hundreds of members today are about half students and half medical and life science professionals.

An Orangetheory 5-zone heart rate-based workout differs from others because each class is crafted for members to show up and follow the routine with the ability to scale it to your level of fitness and pushing yourself while being in a safe environment led by certified coaches. These workouts combine cardio, strength training, and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in a group setting where members earn “splat points” which increase overall health, wellness, and fitness levels and members report better moods, diets, and sleep.

From your very first class to your 1,400th and beyond, OTF celebrates every milestone with you! Shout out to long-time member, Veenu, for his 1400th class milestone!!

On top of the health benefits of this challenging workout, Orangetheory’s team is comprised of knowledgeable and friendly coaches who provide personalized guidance to members, building a strong community. The friendships and encouragement can be witnessed on Orangetheory University City’s very active Instagram account celebrating milestones and PRs (personal records).

Orangetheory offers the first class for free – but the University City location is offering uCity Square employees and residents a promotion that includes a free heart rate monitor to track your “splat points”! Stop by today to meet the staff – Dreya, Orangetheory manager, Aniyah, the assistant manager and Sheena, the Head Coach – and sign up for your first class!

For more information about all the benefits of Orangetheory, visit their website.

OTF University City website