New fitness center to open this summer in NashuaBy KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
Union Leader Correspondent
May 27. 2014 8:11PM
NASHUA — A Hudson couple will be opening New Hampshire’s first Orangetheory Fitness facility later this summer at the newly redeveloped Green Fall Marketplace on Amherst Street.
Located off Trafalgar Square between exit 7 and 8, the new fitness center will become one of more than 300 Orangetheory Fitness’ that are operating across the country (and the fifth in New England). While there are locations spread throughout the country and Canada, and one in England, the company has its most locations — 40 — in Florida, where the company originated.
Dwayne Duprey, a stay-at-home dad, along with his wife, Karen, are co-owners of the new fitness center in New Hampshire, and are excited to offer a new, motivational way for Granite State residents to exercise without getting bored.
“We have always been athletes. My wife is a marathoner, and I am a runner and cyclist,” said Dwayne Duprey, who said he is thrilled about this new business venture.
The Nashua Orangetheory will be a 3,000-square-foot facility at 345 Amherst St., and will provide group personal training workouts that are broken into intervals of cardiovascular, power and strength training, according to Duprey. Each 60-minute session is geared toward high-intensity interval training and designed to add extra caloric burn for up to 36 hours after the workout.
“The workouts change every day, so it is always a new experience,” Duprey said. “Our workouts are focused on individual fitness and endurance for maximum results and health.”
The concept focuses on new routines, therefore preventing the workout plateau that most people often hit after repetitive workouts, he said, adding that about 55 classes will be offered weekly starting at 5 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m.
Participants are asked to wear heart-rate monitors to encourage that they remain in their targeted heart rate zones. Workouts include the use of treadmills, rowing machines, suspension training and free weights.
“This is something that really works,” said Duprey, explaining how the personal approach is incredibly beneficial. On site, there will be 12 rowing machines, 12 treadmills, two spin bikes, one elliptical machine, 12 suspension trainers, 12 benches and more, allowing for a maximum of 24 participants per class.
According to the Orangetheory Fitness website, group workouts help provide accountability and structure to help achieve fitness goals.
“You are more likely to get a great workout and better results from the well-rounded movements and pace direction you get in a group session,” says the website. “The session motivates each other to pick up the pace and reach beyond plateaus.”
Orangetheory Fitness is the latest in a line of new businesses to open in the Amherst Street area.
“We are pleased to welcome this new company to our health and wellness community,” Tom Galligani, the city’s economic development director, said in a statement.
Northampton Boys development firm is in the process of redeveloping 341 and 345 Amherst St., changing it from a prior grocery store into a multi-tenant building nearly 22,000 square feet.
Aside from the new fitness facility, the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery will also open shop at the Green Fall Marketplace on Amherst Street. And, the state’s first Firehouse Subs restaurant recently opened at 341 Amherst St. in the same plaza.
For more information about the local fitness center, call 603-882-6800, or visit its Facebook page.