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Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Orange Park, Florida
Posted: September 25, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseORANGE PARK, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the opening of a 40,000 square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Orange Park, Florida. Crunch is known for its innovative group fitness programming and will offer a wide range of classes every week including BodyWeb with TRX, Zumba, Cardio Tai Box, Yoga Body Sculpt and Fat Burning Pilates. Members looking for additional guidance can utilize the HIITZone, a proprietary high-intensity interval group training program. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Kissimmee, Florida
Posted: September 1, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseKISSIMMEE, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the opening of a 40,000 square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Kissimmee, Florida. The modern, expansive gym is in a location that's a former 24 Hour Fitness space. Crunch Kissimmee is owned by veteran fitness industry operators Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale and Jeff Dotson, who currently own and operate 26 Crunch locations in the Tampa Bay community as well as in Orlando and Atlanta. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Normal, IL
Posted: August 20, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNORMAL, IL - Crunch Franchise plans to open a $6 million, 45,000 square-foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Normal, IL and will begin selling memberships mid-November. Though Crunch Normal plans to open in late December, the facility will operate at a temporary location at a former Golds Gym Express starting Friday August 21st. All former Golds Gym members will be offered special enrollment deals. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations in Wichita Falls, TX and Clarksville, TN
Posted: August 17, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseWICHITA FALLS, TX and CLARKSVILLE, TN - Crunch Franchise has announced the opening of a 40,000-square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Wichita Falls, TX and will begin selling memberships October 1st. Crunch Franchise has also announced the opening of a 40,000-square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Clarksville, TN and will begin selling memberships mid-November. Crunch is known for its innovative group fitness programming and will offer a wide range of classes every week including BodyWeb with TRX, Zumba, Cardio Tai Box, Yoga Body Sculpt and Fat Burning Pilates. Members looking for additional guidance or motivation can utilize the HIITZone, a proprietary high-intensity interval group training program. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Toledo, Ohio
Posted: July 31, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTOLEDO, OH - Crunch Franchise has announced the opening of a 29,000 square-foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Toledo, Ohio. Crunch Toledo is owned and operated by Sarah Page and Jimmy Burgess. Mr. Burgess is a former Detroit Police officer and professional body builder, with a diverse background in business, and has been involved in the fitness industry for his entire life. Sarah is a former Kindergarten teacher with a passion for helping others. They each have a personal connection and love for Ohio. Read More...

CR Fitness, a Leading Crunch Fitness Franchisee In The Southeast Region, Appoints Christy Stross Chief Legal Officer
Posted: July 28, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTAMPA, FL - CR Fitness, headquarted in Brandon, Florida, announces the appointment of Christy Stross as the company’s Chief Legal Officer. In this newly created role, Stross will leverage her roots in the fitness industry to handle all legal affairs for the company. CR Fitness operates 24 locations in Florida (Tampa, Sarasota, Clearwater and Orlando) and Atlanta and has plans to open 12 more locations by the end of next year. CR Fitness is owned by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale and Jeff Dotson. As an ownership team, they have a combined 150+ years of industry experience and have opened more than 100 gym locations. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Melbourne, Florida
Posted: May 19, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMELBOURNE, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the May 20, 2020 opening of a $5 million, 46,000 square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in West Melbourne, Florida. Crunch West Melbourne is owned by veteran fitness industry operators Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale, and Jeff Dotson. As an ownership team, they have more than 100 years of experience in the fitness industry and have built more than 120 clubs. Read More...

IHRSA to Host Webinar on Safely Reopening Health Clubs
Posted: May 5, 2020 in Suppliers

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is set to host a webinar to assist club operators around the world learn best practices on reopening from industry leaders. Rick Caro, President, Management Vision, Inc., will moderate a discussion with Ben Midgley, CEO, Crunch Franchise and Todd Magazine, CEO, Blink Fitness. The webinar will take place Thursday, May 7, at 3 PM EDT. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Launches New Rewards Program for Apple Watch
Posted: December 16, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness announces a new initiative that relies on the power of Apple Watch to help members stay healthy. Through the use of Apple Watch, the custom-built CrunchTime Active Rewards app will provide new members with weekly fitness goals and reward them for taking these actions to improve their wellbeing. CrunchTime Active Rewards participants can earn up to $3.00 in weekly credits to membership dues, for potential savings of over $300 over 24 months, by meeting personalized fitness goals. Read More...

Crunch Celebrates Franchisees and 30th Anniversary at Annual Convention
Posted: November 11, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Franchise celebrated its seventh annual International Franchise Convention at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, a gathering that drew more than 450 attendees from 31 states and 7 countries. Attendees enjoyed three action-packed days of education, idea-sharing and networking, and celebrated franchisee accomplishments as well as the 30th anniversary of Crunch's founding. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces its Newest Location in Fairfield, California
Posted: November 1, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseFAIRFIELD, CA - Crunch Franchise has announced the February 2020 opening of a 21,000-square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Fairfield, California. Crunch Fairfield will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour circuit training, personal training, a functional training area with indoor turf, a 2,700 square-foot dedicated group fitness studio, HydroMassage beds and more. The Crunch Fairfield location is the fourth for Bay Area Crunchers LLC, led by Brian Calegari. Crunch Fairfield will be managed by Courtney Sprung. Read More...

Fitness Holdings Northeast Acquires Crunch Paramus
Posted: October 30, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FitnessGREENWICH, CT - Fitness Holdings Northeast, LLC ("Fitness Holdings"), one of the leading franchise groups in the Crunch Fitness network, has announced its acquisition of Crunch Paramus, in Paramus, New Jersey. The acquisition closed on October 1, 2019 and raises the ownership group's club count to 22, serving more than 100,000 members. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations In Gainesville and Orlando, Florida
Posted: October 3, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseGAINESVILLE, FL - Crunch Fitness has announced the January 2020 opening of a $6 million, 42,000 square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Gainesville, Florida. Crunch Franchise also announced the February 2020 opening of a $3 million, 31,000-square foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Orlando, Florida. Crunch is known for its innovative group fitness programming and will offer a wide range of classes every week including BodyWeb with TRX, Zumba, Cardio Tai Box, Yoga Body Sculpt and Fat Burning Pilates. Members looking for additional guidance or motivation can utilize the HIITZone, a proprietary high-intensity interval group training program. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces its Newest Location in East Lansing, Michigan
Posted: September 25, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseEAST LANSING, MI - Crunch Franchise announced the opening of a 30,000-square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in the heart of East Lansing, Michigan. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch East Lansing will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour circuit training, personal training, a functional training area with indoor turf, a 2,700 square-foot dedicated group fitness studio, tanning beds and sunless spray options, HydroMassage beds and more. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Rochdale Village, Queens
Posted: September 20, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseQUEENS, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness has announced the late-December 2019 opening of a 19,000 square-foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Queens, New York's Rochdale Village. The club will be located on the second floor of the Rochdale Village Shopping Center. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch Rochdale will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour circuit training, personal training, a functional training area with indoor turf, a dedicated group fitness studio, HIIT classes and more. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces its Newest Locations in Lakeland and Land O’ Lakes, Florida
Posted: September 10, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseLAKELAND, FL and LAND O' LAKES, FL - Crunch Fitness announced the Spring 2020 opening of a $2 million, 24,000 square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Lakeland, Florida. Crunch Fitness also announced the April 2020 opening of a $2 million, 23,000 square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Land O' Lakes, Florida. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations in Topeka, Kansas and Champaign, Illinois
Posted: July 31, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTOPEKA, KS and CHAMPAIGN, IL - Crunch Franchise announces the December 2019 opening of a $3 million, 24-hour fitness facility in Topeka, Kansas. The 32,000 square-foot club will be located on Topeka Boulevard and be part of the Holiday Square Shopping Center, which is currently undergoing a $15 million redevelopment. Crunch Franchise also announces the December 2019 opening of a $6 million, 24-hour fitness facility in Champaign, Illinois. The 36,000 square-foot club will be located on Anthony Drive in the former Toys "R" Us space. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Tyler, Texas
Posted: July 22, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTYLER, TX - Crunch Franchise has announced the opening of a new $3M, 30,000 square-foot club with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Tyler, Texas. The expansive new club in the Sunset Plaza Shopping Center will open in fall 2019. Crunch Tyler is owned by Tony Hartl, who has opened Crunch locations in Waco and Killeen, Texas, and plans to bring 21 Crunch gyms to Central Texas over the next five years. Read More...

North Castle Partners Invests in CR Fitness, a Leading Crunch Fitness Franchisee
Posted: July 11, 2019 in Chains

North Castle PartnersGREENWICH, CT - North Castle Partners has announced its new strategic partnership with CR Fitness, a leading franchisee group in the Crunch Fitness network in the Southeastern United States. As the original private equity firm focused on consumer businesses that promote Healthy, Active and Sustainable Living, North Castle has a long history of partnering with management teams in the fitness industry. The terms of the investment were not disclosed. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Norwalk, California
Posted: May 29, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNORWALK, CA - Crunch Franchise announced the opening of a new 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Norwalk, California. The expansive new club, across from Cerritos College, will open June 1st. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch Norwalk will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour circuit training, a functional training area with indoor turf, a dedicated group fitness studio, tanning beds, HydroMassage and more. Read More...

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