“My goal as your personal trainer is to pass my experience to you in a fun and challenging environment and Orangetheory provides the perfect platform for me to do so.”
Ben Richards is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He also has a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training from Middle Tennessee State University. Ben has an athletic background, competing in State Championships in both Soccer and Cross Country.
Jennifer is 27 years old and has a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Recreation Management from FIU. She has two younger brothers and a twin sister (who is 2 minutes older). All throughout high school, she ran track and cross country. She made it to states 5 times to compete against the best. After high school, she started training for half marathons. She completed 2 half marathons; one here in Miami and the other in Tampa. Jen has worked in local gyms and event companies (triathlons) for the past 9 years. She is also a certified Crossfit instructor and competes in local competitions. Studying sports and recreation (and having furthered that education on her own afterward) has led her to really love coaching, training and living a healthy lifestyle.
Head Trainer, Theresa McQueen Soppelsa brings almost two decades of experience in health, wellness and beauty industries. McQueen Soppelsa has managed multi-million dollar spas and health clubs in both North Carolina and Florida. Prior to coming on board to the Orange Theory Team, Theresa managed the full array of group and personal training programming at Biltmore Fitness, one of the largest hotel membership gyms in the country, offering more than 130 fitness classes each week. McQueen-Soppelsa is charged with ensuring the most cutting-edge methods and techniques available in fitness and wellness. McQueen holds certifications as a NSCF Personal trainer, Sports Nutrition Coach, Orange Theory Certified Coach, Johnny G Cycling Instructor, TRX Level 2 certified Coach and is a Real Ryder instructor. Theresa McQueen Soppelsa additionally holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a concentration in finance and operations. As a fitness professional and former athlete, Theresa has been successful in implementing an unparalleled aerobics, spinning and strength training programs in the fitness areana, earning accolades from top national fitness publications including Men’s Fitness and Men’s Health magazines, Shape Magazine and the Robb Report.
As the head trainer of Orange Theory Theresa is focused on member service excellence. McQueen Soppelsa works closely with the training team to make sure that each training session not only adheres to the Orange Theory guidelines but leaves a “wow” impression in our members minds and bodies. Theresa is enthusiastic, energetic and the love she has for fitness is obvious in every class she teaches.