Orangetheory Fitness Studio opened March 3 near the Texas Medical Center. (Courtesy Orangetheory Fitness)
A new Orangetheory Fitness studio opened March 3 near the grounds of the Texas Medical Center. The 3,425-square-foot facility is the fitness franchise’s 24th studio in Houston, located at 7205 Fannin St. The fitness studio is poised to serve the surrounding health care employee community, according to a news release.
“We are energized to be a part of this community that is also home to the city’s greatest medical heroes,” CEO Jim Potesta said in a news release. “Orangetheory offers the perfect dynamic of fitness options and community network, which is synonymous with the active, health-conscious population in this area.”
Orangetheory Fitness is a one-hour class that focuses on heart rate-based interval training designed to alter metabolism by combining science, coaching and technology to guide members through five different heart rate zones, according to its website. Members have access to a variety of the brand’s technology including 17 treadmill stations, rowers and free weights.
Melissa reports on Harris County for Community Impact. She joined the newsroom in 2022 and first covered the Bellaire, Meyerland and West University areas. Melissa previously served as an award-winning youth editor and digital producer for nearly six years at a weekly newspaper in Brooklyn before making her way back to her hometown of Houston. She studied broadcast journalism at St. John’s University and Medill-Northwestern, bringing her love of sports, fashion and local news to the big cities. Follow her on X, formerly known as Twitter: @melissamissye.
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