For Emily Brause and Natalie Anderson, the members who attend their Asheville Orangetheory Fitness studio aren’t just clients—they’re family.
Fitness will always be a big business in the United States, and some would argue it has never been more popular. One of the fastest-growing fitness studio chains is the Florida-based Orangetheory Fitness, which has expanded at an exponential pace over the course of six years. According to the Orangetheory website, it has sold 1,000+ franchise licenses and has more than 450 open studios in 39 states.
North Carolina alone lists 22 locations at the OrangetheoryFitness.com website, including one in Asheville, which was opened on Hendersonville Road in November of 2016 by Emily Brause and Natalie Anderson. According to Emily, she had become a member of an Orangetheory, and was so impressed with her resulting energy level and weight loss that she convinced Natalie to give it a try as well. “Natalie is not a fan of working out because it always made her feel awful,” recalls Emily. “She found a renewed energy throughout her day along with effortless weight loss after just two weeks—and she was sold!”
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