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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...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Locations in Corpus Christi and League City, Texas
Posted: May 16, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseCORPUS CHRISTI and LEAGUE CITY, TX - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of a new $2.5 million, 25,000 square-foot, 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Corpus Christi, Texas. Crunch Franchise also announces the opening of a new $2.5 million, 30,000 square-foot, 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in League City, Texas. Both expansive new clubs will open in fall 2019. Read More...

Fitness Holdings Northeast Acquires Crunch York
Posted: April 29, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseGREENWICH, CT - Fitness Holdings Northeast, LLC ("Fitness Holdings"), one of the leading franchise groups in the Crunch Fitness network, announced its acquisition of Crunch York, in southern Pennsylvania. In addition to this acquisition, Fitness Holdings has also formed a strategic development relationship with the ownership group CAS, led by Chad Smith, for the development of another 4-5 clubs. With this acquisition, Fitness Holdings now operates 19 clubs with 6-8 additional clubs expected this year. Read More...

Crunch Moorestown Holds Grand Opening Party on April 27
Posted: April 22, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMOORESTOWN, N.J. - Crunch Franchise announced that it will hold a grand opening party at its Moorestown, New Jersey location on April 27, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The 26,000 square-foot fitness center opened in February. Crunch Moorestown's grand opening party, which is open to members and non-members alike, will feature special enrollment offers for prospective members, food from local vendors, a live DJ, fitness challenges and more. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Folsom, California
Posted: February 15, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseFOLSOM, CA - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of a new 20,000 square-foot club with state-of-the art equipment and amenities in Folsom, California. The expansive new club is expected to open on March 1, 2019. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch Folsom 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, tanning beds, HydroMassage and more. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Continues Its West Texas Expansion With Midland Location
Posted: January 7, 2019 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMIDLAND, TX - Crunch Fitness announced that construction is beginning for a fitness center in Midland, Texas. Located in a shopping complex, the expansive new club will be open 24/7 and feature state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, as well as Crunch's popular group fitness offerings. Crunch Midland is taking over roughly 35,000 square feet from Kohl's, which is downsizing. Starting in January, prospective members will be able to sign up for discounted early memberships. The club's first 500 members will receive a free t-shirt and gym bag, discounts on small group and personal training, and more. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Louisville, Kentucky
Posted: December 12, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseLOUISVILLE, KY - Crunch Franchise announced the March 2019 opening of a $2.5 million, 31,000 square-foot fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Louisville, Kentucky. Crunch Dixie will be one of the largest Crunch locations nationwide. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Charlotte, North Carolina and Bakersfield, California
Posted: November 27, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseCHARLOTTE, N.C. and BAKERSFIELD, CA - Crunch Franchise announced the January 2019 opening of a new 30,000-square-foot fitness center with state-of-the art equipment and amenities in Charlotte, North Carolina. Crunch Franchise also announced the December 1, 2018, opening of a new fitness center with state-of-the art equipment and amenities in Bakersfield, California. Crunch, known for its innovative group fitness programming, will offer a wide range of classes every week, including BodyWeb with TRX, Zumba, Cardio Tai Box and Yoga Body Sculpt. Additionally, a dedicated Ride studio will feature Crunch's signature indoor cycling classes. Members looking for more guidance or motivation can utilize the HIITZone, a proprietary high-intensity interval group training program. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Selects Socialbakers to Accelerate and Optimize Social Media Marketing; Announces Its Newest Locations in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina
Posted: November 20, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. and NORTH CAROLINA - Socialbakers, the leading AI-powered social media marketing platform, announced that Crunch Fitness has selected its platform to improve the effectiveness of its social media marketing campaigns. Socialbakers gives Crunch Fitness the capability to schedule and publish posts across more than 250 social media profiles on Facebook and other sites faster than ever. Crunch Fitness has also gained new visibility into its social media campaigns with dashboards and reporting that visually display which posts perform best and which ones can be further optimized. Crunch Franchise also announced its newest locations in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Announces New Workout Series to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Men’s Health
Posted: November 1, 2018 in Chains

Crunch FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Men’s Health, the largest men’s magazine brand in the world, and Crunch Fitness announced a partnership in honor of the magazine’s 30th anniversary. On November 1st, Crunch Fitness will debut a new workout class called “30 in 30 Powered by Men’s Health” at more than 30 Crunch Signature Club locations across the country. The class, designed by Crunch Franchise VP of Group Fitness Jennifer Renfroe and verified by Men’s Health editors, will be a 30-minute HIIT-style session incorporating strength exercises, plyometric power moves and agility drills. Read More...

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