FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Orangetheory Fitness chief executive officer Dave Long announced today that David Carney has been named president of the scientifically backed and fast-growing fitness franchise. Carney, a 30-year industry veteran with outstanding operations experience, joined the company in 2014 as chief operating officer.
"David joined Orangetheory at a time of explosive growth for our brand. During his tenure as COO, Orangetheory has grown from 150 to more than 450 open studios; from 375 to more than 975 licenses sold; tripled the size of our corporate office; expanded internationally into nine countries and regions, including Japan, the Middle East and South America; and brought on Roark Capital Group as a growth equity investment, a transaction which David oversaw," said Long. "David's proven leadership, expertise and tireless commitment to adding value for our franchise partners while delivering results for our 300,000-plus members made him the obvious choice for this position."
A collaborative leader with a strong track record in multi-club operations, Carney joined Orangetheory in September 2014 from The Rush Fitness Corporation. There, he led a complete organizational transformation and eventual sale to Golds Gym. In his previous leadership roles, Carney was responsible for overseeing all facets of club operations of 50+ clubs, including asset management, large-scale studio renovations, creating and implementing formal operational systems, and developing strategies to improve financial performance.
"Orangetheory is a tremendous brand driven by visionary partners, an incredibly hardworking corporate team, and an amazing network of passionate franchisees," said Carney. "I could not be more proud to be a part of this company, and am excited to work alongside the entire management team and our domestic and international franchisees as we continue to strategically grow our brand to realize Orangetheory's tremendous potential."
Orangetheory Fitness launched its first studio in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in March 2010, and has transformed into one of the world's top fitness franchises, with more than 400 studios in 39 states and seven countries, including U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Colombia. 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 open 700 studios by 2017.
About Orangetheory® Fitness
Orangetheory® Fitness (www.orangetheoryfitness.com) is a scientifically designed, one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Backed by the science of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), Orangetheory's heart-rate-monitored workouts are designed to get participants within the target-training zone of 84 percent to 91 percent of their heart rate, which stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Led by highly skilled coaches, each Orangetheory Fitness workout incorporates endurance, strength and power elements through a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, TRX® suspension training and free weights. The end result is more energy, visible toning and the 'Orange Effect' – where participants keep burning calories for up to 36 hours post-workout (the Orangetheory Fitness 'afterburn') for an average of 500+ total calories burned per every 60 minute workout. Endorsed by three-time United States Olympian, Lolo Jones, and Super Bowl Champion, Justin Tucker, Orangetheory Fitness recently unveiled its engaging Keep Burning marketing campaign. The company was ranked #415 in Inc. magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies List and #255 in Entrepreneur's 2016 Franchise 500® list of the top franchises in the world. Visit www.otffranchise.com for area developer and franchise opportunities.
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