Orangetheory Fitness Is Moving Its Headquarters From Fort Lauderdale To Boca Raton
A big fitness company is following in the footsteps of large corporations like Office Depot and ADT Security Services and making its home in Boca Raton.
Orangetheory Fitness, the Fort Lauderdale-based circuit training workout program, has purchased a new 77,000-square-foot headquarters at 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW. The company hopes to move in as soon as Aug. 1.
At 12,000 square feet, the current headquarters in Fort Lauderdale's Harbor Shops plaza is only a fraction of the size.
Orangetheory paid about $14 million for the new space, which will accommodate its growing corporate team. (The company started out with about 35 employees in 2014 and now has more than 100, with plans to add another 50 team members over the next two years.)
The new Boca headquarters will feature its an in-house test studio to help Orangetheory team members test out equipment, as well as studio design and workouts.
"This studio will afford us the ability to work on minor changes to these areas, without the need to ask our franchisees to be our 'test kitchen,' so to speak," Orangetheory COO David Carney said. "Our employees, who presently use our workout, will be the testers, and will provide us with valuable information and feedback."
The office will also have a filming room and sound booth for the Orangetheory Learning & Development team to create its training videos on-site.
Plus, the corporate team in Boca will enjoy an employee relaxation lounge with a smoothie bar, pool table, ping pong table and collaboration areas. (Where can we turn in our job applications?)
Carney said, while franchisees will be blown away by the new headquarters, it's Orangetheory members who will benefit the most.
"This environment will allow the corporate team to be that much better at what we do—providing safe, quality, exciting workouts—with our 250,000-plus members being the benefactor," he said.
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