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Are you getting ready for the holidays? As you plan your Thanksgiving dinners and your holiday parties, make sure to mark your calendars for these fun Queen Anne events coming up in November:
Featured photo from TheChildrensMuseum.org.
If you haven’t seen the bright orange bikes on Queen Anne and even across the city, you will now that we’ve mentioned it. For at least a couple of weeks now, we’ve noticed the vivid cycles latched up to bike racks across the hill, and we were curious about where they were coming from, and why they’re here.
Seattle Curbed beat us to it and aired the news on Tuesday: the orange bikes are a marketing campaign for Orange Theory, a gym franchise that is opening locations soon on Queen Anne and also Capitol Hill. The gym started in Florida, where they currently have dozens of locations. They now have gyms scattered across the U.S., in California, Arizona, Colorado, and more states.
The Queen Anne spot for Orangetheory Fitness will be at 500 Mercer Street, next to the Quality Food Centers (QFC) grocery store. Click here to see photos of the new location in our neighborhood. There is no listed address for the Capitol Hill location on the Orangetheory website.
According to the Westchase, Florida Patch website, the bikes have been used across the country in Orangetheory’s marketing strategy. “It’s meant to create a buzz about the product,” said Frank Lugo, the owner of the Westchase location, which opened in August.
The Patch blog also shared about how the fitness center works: “Each workout session is one hour and is done in a group setting. However, each person’s heart rate and caloric burn is tracked and shown on monitors throughout the gym. A personal trainer works the room giving each person attention while maintaining the tempo of the group. Workouts include a mix of circuit training and aerobics.”
This could be an interesting way for Queen Anne and Seattle Center residents to take advantage of personal training that is just as effective as one-on-one sessions, but more affordable.
This month’s Queen Anne crime recap contains an interesting mix of CPR rescue, stabbing, and a car-pedestrian accident. Read more below for summaries of the criminal activity in our neighborhood last month.
Stay safe, Queen Anne-ers!
Featured photo from KIROTV.com.