The grand opening of Orangetheory Fitness in Willow Grove will be celebrated on Friday, March 1 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting presentation where one hard worker will be reward with a $2,500 prize in the company’s first Weight Loss Challenge.
Orangetheory Fitness, located at 164 Park Ave. in the Willow Grove Shopping Center, recently opened its doors to the public on Jan. 2, and has 200 members already enlisted. The workouts they offer are a unique 60-minute session described as burning up to 900 calories.
Their studio has a deep orange glow to it thanks to all-orange lighting inside.
"Orange is a main component from a science and psychology standpoint," said co-owner and studio manager Adrienne Gerhart. "We're not just a gym where you can walk in a use the facility. It's our Orange 60-minute group training class."
When you enter the front doors you will see a huge room with bright orange lights filled with tredmills, weights and various TVs that monitor your heart rate to stimulate metabolism and increase energy. It's the first of its kind in Pennsylvania.
The studio will hand $2,500 to the winner local Weight Loss Competition. That person will then be entered into a national contest where they will have the opportunity to win a $5,000 prize. The competition started on Jan. 17 and will run through the end of February.
"Who doesn't want to win $2,500? But it's not just an enter-and-win contest," Gerhart said. "The people are in it to lose weight, that's the main goal. Yes, one person will win a cash prize, but everyone is a winner because they're losing weight.
“The March 1st party will serve to thank our local community and members, and to welcome all others who may be interested,” Gerhart added. “We’re very excited to award our first $2,500 Weight Loss Challenge prize, too.”
Members of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce will be on-hand at the ribbon cutting ceremony. It will also feature a live DJ, refreshments and door prizes.
Visit the Orangetheory Fitness web site to learn more about the studio and what it offers