For the past eight years, Oranj Fitness has been inspiring the people of Kelowna and area to embrace good fitness practices and get sweaty! Last September, longtime instructor Tina Mandl took ownership of the Kelowna franchise. While she is busy running the studio and implemented changes, come January, Tina will be strengthening the client experience with an impressive expansion to include a new spin room, personal training facility, expanded retail space and two additional men’s showers. The best just got better.
An all-inclusive fitness facility, Oranj provides everything their guest’s need, including sweat and shower towels, professional hair products and tools as well as yoga mats and filtered water. All you need to remember are your gym clothes and shoes; oh, and if you forget, Oranj has spare gear too. Best of all, they offer the greatest variety of workout options in the valley.
At Oranj Fitness, you can whittle your waist, build your biceps or glam up your glutes in any one of the over 115 fitness classes and workshop series offered each week. Get your pulse racing and your heart pumping with a spin class or try a calorie-burning cardio Zumba class. Lengthen and strengthen your muscles with ballet-based barre, yoga or Pilates. Whatever your preference, they have something for you.
Oranj also offers many different styles of bootcamps. One option is HIIT (High Intensity Internal Training) bootcamps, which provide a quick, hardcore workout that combines cardio, core fitness, resistance training and flexibility. After your bootcamp, make sure you grab a protein shake at the Smoothie bar on your way out.
As flexible as a yogi, Oranj Fitness has stretched their scheduling to seven days a week to accommodate everyone, including the weekend warriors. Enjoy an early morning wake-up workout, lunchtime toning and tightening or some energetic evening exercise. They even offer childcare. Just purchase a punch card, buy a membership or simply drop in.
Their very own charity, Mats for Metta provides yoga mats and instruction to organizations and people who may not have yoga easily accessible to them. Oranj has donated mats, yoga props and instruction to organizations such as local schools, the Boys & Girls Club, the Canadian Mental Health Organization and the Cancer Foundation. And, they have provided props and mats to the Lit from Within project, which brings yoga to adults in the Okanagan who are struggling with addiction.
Oranj Fitness has 30 certified instructors, each with their own unique teaching style. “I have always loved working alongside so many amazing, empowered individuals,” says Mandl, a certified dance, yoga and barre instructor. “We have such a large variety of instructors here, all different ages and interests, with each of them creating their own spin on every class. They are all so different and that’s what makes us great.”
“One of our instructors – Keith Lanouette – was recently named Best Fitness Coach & Personal Trainer in the Okanagan by Kelowna Now and Capital News,” continues Tina. “Keith teaches boot camp, spin and barre. Loud and proud, his fun, high energy classes are always packed.” Keith will be partnering with Tina in the upcoming business expansion and will be heading up the personal training facility.
Always on the lookout for new talented trainers, Oranj Fitness is pleased to be offering their Yoga Teacher Training for the first time ever, hosting a yearly training in Costa Rica. As well, a different franchise studio will host weekend training annually from February to June. This year Oranj Fitness Kelowna is hosting the training with their instructors, Laura Martini, Shauna Nyrose and Kaitlynn Fluery. Learning from three very different instructors will leave new yoga teachers well rounded and full of knowledge to teach any style of yoga from Restorative to Power. The training includes many more additional perks never before offered in local training courses.
Finally, Oranj has everything you need for fitness fashion with an expanding retail space set to grow when the studio takes over the space next door. Oranj does its best to support local artists and holds space for as many local and Canadian brands as they can. Inner Fire and Swell bottles are staples in the studio retail line. Inner Fire is made and designed in Vancouver and produces amazing printed yoga pants and tops. They also carry local jewelry from Call Bell, Salvage and Stone as well as Ninestyles.
Oranj Fitness… Have fun, feel fabulous, make friends, get fit!
529 Lawrence Avenue, Kelowna