HBS Invites Wharton to a Fireside Chat with Amanda Freeman on 6/26/19 at SLT

Date and Time
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
6:15pm— 9:15pm
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SLT Philadelphia
1625 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States
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  • Hear about Amanda’s career as a wellness entrepreneur, including her leadership of SLT as it grew from a New York-based startup to a well-regarded, private equity-funded fitness brand with 24 locations in six states.
  • Enjoy one of SLT’s famous workouts led by Amanda herself. SLT describes its workout style as “if cardio, Pilates, and strength training had a baby.”   Workout tickets are very limited.
  • Enjoy healthy snacks and drinks.

Speaker Biography:

Amanda Freeman founded SLT in 2011 after discovering the workout concept on a trip to Los Angeles. Although already running her own company – daily health and wellness newsletter Vital Juice – she decided to bring the workout to the East Coast. The first iteration of the company – with Amanda as a minority partner – failed, she decided to pursue the business herself. 

After bootstrapping the business for five years, Amanda took on investment from private equity firm North Castle Partners. Since then, SLT has grown to 24 studios in six states, including the company’s Philadelphia location. 

In addition to SLT, Amanda is the co-founder of Stretch*d, a new studio in New York City focusing exclusively on stretching. She has been an angel investor in businesses including The Wing and Carbon 38.  She is a graduate of HBS and of Duke University. 

Event Details
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time:  6:15 – 9:00pm
          6:15 to 6:30pm – Registration and orientation for workout
          6:30 to 7:20pm – SLT workout led by Amanda Freeman
          7:30 – 8:00pm – Networking 
          8:00 – 8:45pm – Fireside chat with Amanda Freeman
          8:45 – 9:00pm – Audience Q&A

Complementary food and (non-alcoholic) drinks will be served starting at 7:30pm.

Workout & Fireside Chat, Wharton Members & Guests: $35
Fireside Chat Only, Wharton Members and Guests: $30

Access and Transportation

SLT’s Philadelphia studio is located in the heart of Center City, at 1625 Walnut Street. Access is via Moravian Street. Look for the blue SLT awning between 16th and 17th Streets on Moravian Street. 

There are multiple parking garages on Sansom Street between 16th and 17th, one block away. 

For those taking SEPTA Regional Rail, the studio is located eight minutes’ walk from Suburban Station. 

Location: SLT Philadelphia (1625 Walnut Street, with access via Moravian Street)

CLICK HERE to Register on the HBS website.  Please pick the Non-member/guest ticket. 


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SLT Philadelphia

1625 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States,
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