Federal employees on furlough because of the government shutdown, which recently entered its second month, making it the longest in U.S. history, can get a free workout at any OrangeTheory Fitness studio in the Chicago area through Thursday, Jan. 31. 

The chain of workout studios has an Oak Park location at 7121 W. North Ave.

Those with valid proof of current government employment are also eligible to receive a free heart-rate monitor rental from OrangeTheory.

“The people most directly affected by the government shutdown, due to reduced pay or the complete absence of paychecks, should not have to worry about making ends meet when it comes to exercise, the top activity that helps anyone battle stress and maintain physical and mental health,” said OrangeTheory Fitness Illinois Chief Operating Officer Brad Ehrlich. “Our hearts go out to those federal workers, many of whom are members at our studios across the country, who are carrying the large burden for themselves, their families and the nation. We wanted to support and help them push forward even during this extremely stressful time.” 

Timothy Inklebarger

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