Cult fitness brand Orangetheory will unveil a partnership with Apple this year

A portion of every Orangetheory workout is spent on the treadmill, but you can go at your own pace.

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A portion of every Orangetheory workout is spent on the treadmill, but you can go at your own pace.
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  • Boutique fitness brand Orangetheory Fitness is likely coming out with an Apple partnership later this year.
  • Kevin Keith, the brand’s chief brand officer, teased an upcoming partnership with Apple at the Association of National Advertisers’ Brand Masters conference on Friday.
  • “We are actually rolling out, later this year, some new partnerships that rhyme with ‘Snapple,’ I can tell you this,” he said.

Boutique fitness brand Orangetheory Fitness has amassed a cult following on the back of its high-intensity, boot-camp-style workouts. This year, it is set to partner with another cult brand.

Kevin Keith, Orangetheory’s chief brand officer, teased an upcoming partnership with Apple at the Association of National Advertisers’ Brand Masters conference on Friday.

“We are actually rolling out, later this year, some new partnerships that rhyme with ‘Snapple,’ I can tell you this,” he said.

For those unfamiliar with Orangetheory, the key part is to get your heart rate past its maximum threshold (an effort of 85 or above on a scale of 1 to 100) for 12 to 20 minutes during the 60-minute class, which the brand calls the “orange zone.”

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The tech-savvy brand has already rolled out a slew of tech integrations that let its customers track their progress, such as a heart monitor that tracks what they do outside of the studio. An integration with Apple would only take its tech efforts to the next level.

When asked to elaborate on the partnership by Business Insider, Keith declined to say more. But he hinted that the partnership was most likely an app for the Apple Watch.

“It’s kind of a secret, but the worst kept secret,” he said. “A third of our members have Apple watches. Now, we’re going to go legit, and we’re also really elevate the experience.”