The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Orangetheory Fitness franchise is continuing its Connecticut expansion, with plans to open a third studio in Westport this month under multi-unit franchisee Mark Molina.
Molina has also acquired the rights to the Orangetheory studio at 704 Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton, with a grand reopening scheduled for the end of this month.
In 2014, Molina opened Connecticut’s first Orangetheory Fitness at 525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off in Fairfield, adding a second last year at 205 Main St. in Norwalk. The Westport studio will be at 645 Post Road East.
Before investing in Orangetheory Fitness, Molina was a top-tier corporate and business lawyer, working principally as the chief legal officer for a number of private and publically traded high-tech companies around the country.
Orangetheory Fitness launched its first studio in Fort Lauderdale in March 2010, and now operates more than 620 studios in 45 states and 12 countries. The fitness franchise said it is on track to have 900 open studios in 2017.