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Orangetheory Fitness opening first Harrisburg-area location this summer

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Orangetheory Fitness plans to open a studio this summer at High Pointe Commons in Swatara Township.
Orangetheory Fitness plans to open a studio this summer at High Pointe Commons in Swatara Township. - (Photo / )

Orangetheory Fitness, a fast-growing fitness franchise, is expected to open a studio this summer at High Pointe Commons in Swatara Township.

The Florida-based fitness chain's studios offer 60-minute workout sessions that are divided into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training.

Franchise locations have been popping up all over the country, including in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas. The Harrisburg-area studio will be the first in the central part of Pennsylvania, but locations already are in the works for the Camp Hill and State College areas in 2018, company officials said.

Construction at High Pointe began this week and the facility is expected to open by mid-to-late July. Pre-opening promotions tied to the company's monthly membership plans have already launched.

The fitness chain has the support of television sports reporter Erin Andrews, according to the company's website. It also is the official fitness center of the New York Yankees.

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Heather August 28, 2017 3:34 pm

I never signed up for classes and never filled out a client intake form after determining that this class was just not something I was interested in. I can do HIIT at home and don't need a fancy heart rate monitor just to work out. So I let it go.

Then I got a notification from my credit card company that my card was charged $129 anyway. So I called and the woman that answered the phone indicated that I'd get a call back from a manager. So the woman that called me back, Emily, told me that it is against company policy to issue refunds and that I'm more than welcome to come in and use the classes that I paid for despite the fact that I was told in person my card would never be charged without my authorization and that I could cancel within three months. I asked to cancel and she said they can cancel going forward, but that I will not be receiving a refund for the initial charge despite services not rendered.

I know for a fact that I am not the only person this happened to. I have spoken to two other people who signed up for the free week, providing a credit card to "hold space," decided against it and were charged anyway.

I think it's important for people to know when a new business in their community is operating under practices that are not in the best interest of the consumer. DO NOT give OrangeTheory your credit card information. They will lie to your face and take your money any way.

Mary August 27, 2017 12:31 pm

What a horrible establishment! This place needs to be shut down. Like other reviewers, we too were swindled - they take your card for the free week, assure you no charges would be made without further action to sign up, & charges are made even thoigh they knew we weren't going to sign up till they opened on west shore. These poor business practices are going to land them in small claims court. Many are experiencing the same treatment when they call for a refund which they won't give, but hopefully others stand up and write the reviews and do their due diligence to be sure that this particular establishment and the owner that bought the franchise for the whole region are not permitted to open any more of these facilities. Deceitful staff and practices!