Orangetheory Fitness Opens at The Piazza at Schmidt’s

Orangetheory Fitness Opens at The Piazza at Schmidt’s

Orangetheory Fitness Opens at The Piazza at Schmidt’s (Photo: Orangetheory Fitness)

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PhillyBite10Philadelphia, PA - The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons is pleased to announce the addition of Orangetheory Fitness to its exciting mix of retail, restaurants and lifestyle leases. The energizing and fast-growing international fitness franchise will open the doors to its boutique studio the first week of January, 2018.

Fitness Plazza 2The Northern Liberties franchise is owned and operated by Taylor Popple, who also becomes one of Schmidt’s Commons newest and youngest entrepreneurs and business owners. Founding memberships are available for a limited time, and feature perks like VIP status pre-opening, price discounts and more.

“Orangetheory Fitness will provide a great service for the active Philadelphians who live, work and play near Schmidt’s Commons,” said the Schmidt’s Commons Property Manager Sean Gavin. “Located in one of Philly’s top neighborhoods, Schmidt’s Commons continues to grow as a gathering spot for nearby residents and the hundreds of people working at creative companies throughout the area. We are excited to add a world-class fitness studio to our growing community. This is one of four new businesses we will welcome in the new year!”

Orangetheory Fitness’ new boutique studio will deliver highly effective, total body, results-focused workouts led by skilled personal trainers. The high energy, 60-minute, five-zone heart rate monitored workout incorporates endurance, strength and power elements through a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, TRX® suspension training and free weights to help participants reach their individual fitness goals. The 3,300 square foot space will offer all of Orangetheory Fitness’ newest designs and equipment corporate is releasing this coming year covering the front desk, retail area, showers and other amenities.

Enthusiastic gym trainers will guide you every step of the way on the path to a healthier and stronger body. Classes are available for members of every skill and fitness level. Whether you’re at a beginner, intermediate or expert level, Orangetheory accepts anyone who has the drive to keep themselves healthy and in-shape. Trainers are there to assist you with realizing your goals by participating in our fun and stimulating exercise classes.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the exciting community at the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons,” said Northern Liberties Franchise Owner Taylor Popple. “Our workouts are scientifically designed to achieve maximum calorie burn and led by skilled personal trainers—and we can’t wait to share the Orangetheory Fitness method with our new neighbors.”

Popple, 28, will become one of the youngest entrepreneurs and business owners to open at Schmidt’s Commons - and is an example of the new breed of millennials that are graduating college and opening their own businesses. Popple graduated at Penn State in Journalism, with minor in Law and Sociology, and went on to secure her Masters of Business Administration at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre. Popple is originally from Wilkes-Barre, and currently lives in Fishtown, not far from her franchise.

“I discovered the Orangetheory brand and fitness model when I lived in Florida in 2016,” added Popple. “I was looking for a brand to invest in and start a business. I come from a very entrepreneurial family and believed in what Orangetheory Fitness had to offer. I also wanted to be closer to my family in Wilkes-Barre. Moving to Philadelphia and opening in Northern Liberties made perfect sense. Schmidt’s Commons was the perfect fit and has the demographic of who you see in an Orangetheory studio.”

Orangetheory Fitness founding memberships are available for a limited time and will include perks like advance access to the studio, discounted membership rates and other perks. Orangetheory’s Premier membership requires no gym contracts and has unlimited sessions per month. There are also pre-paid packages that also include 10 to 30 sessions.

For membership information, visit or call 267-331-4445. Engage with Orangetheory Fitness on social media by connecting on Facebook (, Twitter (@OTheoryFitness) and Instagram (otfnolibs).



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