oranj franchise opportunity
so you think you want to boogie with us?
interested in joining the oranj fitness family?
We couldn’t be happier to share this opportunity with you! Oranj Fitness was founded in February 2008 in Kelowna, BC. Since then our tribe has grown, getting people boogying in Fort McMurray, Castlegar, Grande Prairie, Penticton, Airdrie and Calgary (Kensington)! Our vision doesn’t stop here though – we are so excited to grow with you!
At Oranj Fitness our specialty is fun and cutting-edge drop‐in fitness, spin, barre and yoga classes. Our studios are luxurious facilities featuring sprung dance floors, innovative fitness rooms, full-amenity change rooms, a childcare room (aka the Mini Boogier room), retail store and a superfood vegan smoothie bar. We hire absolute rockstar staff and world class instructors to ensure a safe and inviting environment for all.
Why oranj? It’s the level of detail we put into every step of our process. We know that opening and running your own business is a big life and career decision. From our initial meeting to buildout, training and ongoing, our team makes rocking your oranj studio easy and rewarding.
We are looking for franchise partners to spread the love in communities across Canada. Our ideal partner is healthy, energetic and lives the oranj values.
We want a world where the status quo is boogying. Come play with us and start #boogyingeverydamnday!
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TEAM
Sheila Chutskoff is the co-founder and CEO of Oranj Fitness. Ever since she was young, growing up in the small town just outside of Nelson, BC, Sheila Chutskoff dreamed of running her own health and wellness studio. She’s gone on to realize her dream and then some – as the founder and franchisor of oranj fitness, a growing chain of luxury fitness studios; and as a partner in Shine Kids Fitness, a community fitness space where children can exercise both their bodies and minds. Sheila is also a yoga instructor, public speaking guru and goal coach who inspires others to achieve their dreams.
Inspired by her mentor and business partner, Darrell Kopke, Chutskoff launched oranj fitness in 2008 with the goal of raising fitness industry standards while giving back to the community. Since the 2008 opening of her first location in Kelowna, oranj has become a recognized and sought-after fitness brand with six franchises throughout Western Canada, and three more currently in the works.
Darrell Kopke, Co-Founder of Oranj Fitness, is CEO of Ædelhard, a Vancouver-based rugby-inspired performance tailoring brand and is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. Prior to Ædelhard, Darrell was the founding CEO of Kit and Ace, a global retailer of technical luxury apparel. He also founded institute B, a business advisory and accelerator firm focusing on for-profit social impact benefit corporations and holds ownership and Board positions in several growth companies.
Darrell is considered a member of the group of founders of lululemon athletica, a Vancouver, Canada-based yoga-inspired athletic apparel retailer. Since joining lululemon athletica as General Manager in 2001 and until the sale of lululemon to private equity in late 2005, he oversaw the company’s expansion from one store in Kitsilano to 60 stores internationally, about 100 percent annual growth and $200+ million in sales. When he left lululemon in January 2009, Darrell was the Managing Director for Asia Pacific, responsible for the region’s store operations based in Hong Kong.
Darrell was president of his MBA class at the University of British Columbia, and enjoys weight-training, hiking and reading in his spare time (he doesn’t have any spare time). In 2006 Darrell was announced as a member of the Business in Vancouver magazine’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’ business people. He is most proud of his wife Maria and two children Kai and Kennedy.
GET IN TOUCH
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head office (boogying hq)
about oranj fitness
Oranj fitness is a community focused, group fitness studio that inspires an environment of health, personal greatness, fun and community. By providing the community with fun and cutting-edge exercise classes, we are creating a world where the status quo is boogying.