New Studio Alert: Orangetheory Fitness in Willow Grove

Free classes through January 1st

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Attention MontCo readers: You’ve got a new fitness studio to check out. Orangetheory Fitness, a franchise of small-group training studios with over 60 locations across the country, will celebrate the grand opening of its first Pennsylvania facility on January 2nd. Located in Willow Grove, the studio is offering free classes from now until opening day so you can see what the 60-minute workouts are all about.

Here’s a teaser: Orangetheory uses a specific format for each 60-minute class, featuring four 10-to-30-minute intervals per session. The intervals are a mix of cardio, weight- and suspension-training and rowing to keep your muscles guessing. Each class can accommodate up to 25 people at the absolute max. The Orangetheory website claims you’ll see a noticeable difference in your body in just four to five sessions. Dang.

So why the orange? I wondered, too: “It invokes energy, youthfulness, vitality, and health,” according to the website. “Orangetheory Fitness uses science to stimulate the same responses in your body.”

I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s totally on my post-New Year’s to-do list. If you’re chomping at the bit, check out the schedule of free classes here.

Orangetheory Fitness is located at 164 Park Avenue in Willow Grove. New clients get their first class for free, and individual classes after that are $25 each. Or, you can sign up for monthly passes, ranging from $59 for four classes to $159 for unlimited. Class cards, which are good for one year, are available, too: $180 for 10 classes, $320 for 20 and $450 for 30.