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Ellen Latham    

Creator and Co-Founder Orangetheory Fitness

Ellen Latham is a highly trained physiologist with a lifelong passion for health and fitness. Her desire to be on the cutting edge of fitness inspired Latham to design “The Ultimate Workout,” which became the foundation for Orangetheory Fitness – hailed by the New York Times as an effective new plateau-busting workout. Latham is a Partner and Founder of Orangetheory Fitness, and Owner of Ellen’s Ultimate Workout gym in Florida. Latham is partially responsible for growing Orangetheory into a worldwide phenomenon with more than 1300 studios across 23 countries, recognized as Forbes’ Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies.

Inspired by her father, Arthur Calandrelli, a very popular Physical Education teacher and coach in Niagara Falls, NY, Latham has been motivating and training clients for over 35 years. Before perfecting her signature workout, Latham worked at the prestigious Bonaventure Spa when it was the main fitness retreat for the stars, as well as managed Williams Island Spa and The Eden Roc Spa on South Beach. She served as a TV fitness expert for six years, authored fitness columns for The Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and earned the title of Business Woman of the Year in South Florida. Through her position as fitness editor for Women’s Fitness magazine, Ellen began focusing on Pilates and opened the first group equipment-based Pilates studio in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Latham holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of New York.


The Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Businesses For 2017
In the fad-prone physical fitness business, one of the hottest offerings is the 60- minute workout developed by Ellen Latham, 60. Her Boca Raton-based gym franchisor, Orangetheory Fitness, is in the No. 1 spot on a list of the 50 fastest- growing women-owned businesses released by the Women Presidents' Organization, ...

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