Orangetheory Fitness plans Stamford opening
STAMFORD — An Orangetheory Fitness is set to open in early June at the High Ridge Shopping Center, marking the 11th location in the state for the fast-growing chain.
The 3,000-square-foot center will operate at 1101 High Ridge Road, between Halstead Real Estate offices and the Fashion Nails salon. Adam Krell, the franchisee of the new establishment and about a dozen other Orangetheory locations and its tri-state area developer, had sought to open at the shopping plaza for several years.
“We know Stamford residents prioritize healthy living,” Krell said in an interview. “It’s a fantastic city, with a population that we think is looking for this kind of workout.”
Orangetheory’s programming focuses on 60-minute classes, which change every day and incorporate technology such as wearable heart-rate monitors.
The business’ name refers to the goal of members spending at least 12 minutes, during each workout, in the “Orange Zone” to raise their heart rates and increase metabolism. After 12 minutes in the Orange Zone, the body burns additional calories as it recovers during the next 36 hours, according to Orangetheory officials.
Its studios draw a range of clients across ages and fitness levels; the minimum age is 14.
“We want to marry the best of technology with the best of fitness to give customers results and a truly more vibrant life,” Krell said. “There is no judgment. All we care about is your results.”
The Boca Raton, Fla.based company aims to eventually operate studios within a 15-minute drive of every Connecticut resident, according to Krell.
Including Stamford, there are 11 Orangetheory studios in Connecticut. Centers in Darien and Ridgefield are scheduled to open in the summer or fall. A Hamden opening is also planned for the fall. A studio in Greenwich is expected to launch within the next nine to 12 months.
In total, about 1,100 Orangetheory centers operate, across 49 states and 22 countries.
Other recent arrivals at High Ridge Shopping Center include a Restore wellness-and-cryotherapy center, which succeeded the former Stamford Pharmacy.
Other recently opened healthand-wellness establishments in Stamford include F45 Training at 121 Towne St., Remedy Bodyworks at 36 Dyke Lane, and Haute Sauna at 792 Pacific St.
The sector lost a local mainstay, with the closing last month of Stamford Athletic Club, at 75 Third St., on the edge of the downtown.
Meanwhile, the UFC Gym center at 81 Summer St. remains closed, with no reopening date set. The center suspended operations about a month ago, after sustaining a power outage.
An Orangetheory Fitness studio is scheduled to open in early June at 1101 Ridge Road in Stamford in the High Ridge Shopping Center.