We are talking way too often about stores closing up shop in the mall, so I'm very excited to announce an opening of something completely new and unique to not only the mall but to Southern Minnesota!

After Maurices relocated to inside the mall, the building it was in was left empty. Not for much longer though. Rochester, are you ready for Orangetheory Fitness?

What is Orangetheory Fitness? According to their website, it's a "one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout. Orangetheory’s heart rate monitored training is designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Members burn an estimated 500 to 1,000 calories in 60 minutes. The result is more energy, visible toning, and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours."

The company started in 2009 in Florida and started franchising in 2010. They have several locations in Minnesota and hundreds across the country. This new Rochester location will be the first in Southern Minnesota!

They are hoping to open by Fall 2018! BUT they are hosting a membership presale launch party on July 28 in the mall parking lot from 10 am to 4 pm, where you can sign up for a membership with a lower founder rate.