BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A new gym is coming to Bakersfield with a colorful twist. Orangetheory is a Florida fitness chain with franchises around the country, which emphasis group workouts in orange lighting.
One of their franchises based out of Sacramento is building an Orangetheory gym in Bakersfield . Before the Bakersfield gym opens, Orangetheory needs to hire a whole new fitness team.
Orangetheory regional director, Amy LaFontaine, said about the fitness franchise, “Orangetheory Fitness is a one hour full-body group workout. And it makes it simple for our members to get more life.”
Those group workouts encourage people to have fun while they workout together. Amy LaFonatine said the workouts are high intensity interval training or HIIT and they use a scientific approach to their workouts.
“We’re backed by science so our members are burning calories up to 36 hours after their workout. And tracked by technology so they can see their results in real time,” said LaFontaine.
HIIT workouts consist of intense aerobic exercises with in 30 to 45 second intervals followed a short recovery between exercises.
This summer those orange HIIT workouts will be coming to Bakersfield. The fitness franchise is currently building their first location in Kern County in Southwest Bakersfield on Stockdale Highway and Allen Road.
“So before then we are doing what we call a pre-sales or founding memberships,” said LaFonataine. "So our staff will need to start pretty much immediately and then get ready for our grand opening in July.”
To fill future memberships, LaFontaine said Orangetheory plans to hire two rounds of sales associates. The first round plans to be hired within the next week, while the next round at the end of May.
“We’re hiring our sales associates, we are looking for people who are fun, energetic and really want to be there to help our members. A strong sales background is definitely a bonus.”
Audrey Vaughan is one of the sales associates for the Sacramento gym. She said she was recommend to work for Orangetheory from one of her friends.
“She was like you would love it,” said Vaughan. “I mean you get to meet new people, it’s totally up your alley. So I applied here, because I was that broke of a college student. And it turned into something completely different than just a 9 to 5 job, something to just get the bills paid.”
LaFontaine said sales associates' salaries start at $11 dollars an hour plus commission. While the certified coaches get paid between $25 to $65 dollars per class depending on the class size. If you want to apply she said the best way to do so is via email, StudioManager1003@orangetheoryfitness.com.
LaFontaine said, “Be sure to specific if you’re applying to be a sales associate or a coach. And we’ll be looking to conduct interviews from those resumes.”