Orangetheory Fitness Chapel Hill and Morrisville Studios Benefit Make-A-Wish® Eastern NC with Wellness for Wishes Program

RH_OrangetheoryFitness_EquipmentSix-Week Fitness Challenge to Raise Money for Local Children with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

Orangetheory Fitness studios in Chapel Hill and Morrisville are proud to announce their six-week Wellness for Wishes program in support of Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina. The weight loss motivated challenge encourages members to improve their health and wellness while simultaneously raising money to help grant the wishes of North Carolinian children with life-threatening medical conditions. Members will ask friends and family to sponsor them in the program by pledging a donation for every pound that they lose, for every mile that they run or walk, or for every meter that they row in classes.

The Wellness for Wishes program kicks off June 8 and ends July 18. There is no fee to participate, and people can join the program at any point during the six weeks. Initial weigh-ins for the members who are aiming to lose pounds will take place June 1 through 8 and final weigh-ins will take place July 18. Members working toward mile or meter goals will record their accomplishments during each class.

“We are inspired by the work of Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina and are proud to support the organization,” said Orangetheory Fitness local franchise owner Kristie Shifflette. “Our members are honored to help contribute to the granting of wishes for these special children in North Carolina! The bonus is pushing yourself to be healthier and more fit throughout the process.”

Sponsors can choose to donate any amount based on the member’s achievements over the course of the program, such as a penny for every meter rowed or $5 for every pound lost. A check presentation to Make-A-Wish Eastern NC will be held at the Morrisville studio, located less than five miles from the Eastern North Carolina chapter’s offices, in August. Awards will be presented to the male and female, who each lost the most weight, ran or walked the most miles, and rowed the furthest.

Members can sign-up for the Wellness for Wishes program by talking to the front desk staff at the studio. Orangetheory Fitness Morrisville is located at 1112 Market Center Drive in Park West Village and can be contacted at (919) 883-9469. The Orangetheory Fitness Chapel Hill studio is located at 104 Meadowmont Village Circle in the Meadowmont Village shopping center and can be reached at (919) 883-9424.

About Orangetheory Fitness
Orangetheory Fitness is a one-of-a-kind group training workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Backed by the science of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, Orangetheory Fitness’ heart-rate-monitored training is designed to keep heart rates in a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Led by skilled instructors, participants use a variety of equipment including heart-rate monitors, treadmills, rowing machines, SBT Suspension Training, and free weights, burning up to 1,000 calories per class. The result is the Orange Effect – more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours post-workout. There are three locations currently open in the Triangle: Morrisville in Park West Village, Chapel Hill in Meadowmont Village and Holly Springs in Holly Springs Towne Center. Learn more, by visiting

About Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina
Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions between the ages from of 2 1/2 and 18. The chapter covers the 49 counties in eastern North Carolina from the Alamance/Orange county line to the coast. Since its founding in 1986, the Eastern NC chapter has granted more than 3,000 wishes. The chapter operates solely through generous donations of individuals, corporations and foundations. Learn more, by visiting

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