Orangetheory Fitness multi-unit franchisee Mark Molina has acquired rights to the Shelton, Connecticut studio, which began operating under his leadership in May. This acquisition is part of the brand’s plan to accelerate growth throughout the state, with a goal of doubling its studio count by the end of this year.
Molina opened Connecticut’s first Orangetheory Fitness studio in Fairfield in 2014, which was named “Best Fitness Studio” by Connecticut’s Gold Coast just months after opening, a testament to his success as a business owner and the impact Orangetheory has on the community. Since then, Molina has continued to expand his portfolio with additional openings in Norwalk and Westport.
The Shelton studio marks the fourth location operating under his ownership in Connecticut. Today, Orangetheory has more than 650 studios in 45 states and 13 countries. The 60-minute, five zone heart-rate monitored interval training concept has helped tens of thousands of members lose weight, get toned and meet their overall fitness goals in a short amount of time. The fitness franchise is on track to have 900 open studios in 2017.