PHHP alumnus named to 2017 Gator100

Dave Long

Orangetheory Fitness, a company led by PHHP alumnus Dave Long, bachelor’s in health science ’00, ranked fifth on the 2017 list of the Gator100.

Sponsored by the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young calculated each company’s compounded annual growth rate over the past three years to generate the ranking.

This is Orangetheory Fitness and Long’s second time on the Gator100 list. The company was ranked number 1 in last year’s Gator100.

As a founder and CEO, Long, who also holds a master’s degree in business administration from UF, has overseen the expansion of the company from one location in Ft. Lauderdale to a franchise of more than 500 fitness studios across the U.S. and in 11 other countries. Orangetheory workouts use high intensity interval training to push participants to a target “orange zone” on a heart rate monitor.

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