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Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Stuart, Florida
Posted: July 26, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseSTUART, FL - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming Spring 2022 opening of Crunch Stuart, a 38,060-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in southeast Florida. Crunch Stuart will be located in a renovated space that was formerly a Stein Mart department store. Crunch Stuart is owned by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale, and Jeff Dotson, who together have opened 32 Crunch clubs and have 16 more currently in development. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in St. Petersburg, Florida
Posted: July 15, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseST. PETERSBURG, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the upcoming December 2021 opening of Crunch St. Petersburg, a 40,280-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Crunch St. Petersburg is owned by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale and Jeff Dotson, creating an ownership team with more than 100+ years of experience in the fitness industry. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Fort Collins, Colorado
Posted: July 7, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseFORT COLLINS, CO - Crunch Franchise announces the November 2021 opening of Crunch Fort Collins, a $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility in the heart of Colorado. Crunch Fort Collins is owned by seasoned fitness veterans Brian Hibbard and John Armatas, who own 18 additional Crunch locations nationwide for Fitness Ventures. The new Crunch will be located in a renovated space formerly occupied by Miramont Fitness, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Auburn, Alabama
Posted: July 1, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseAUBURN, AL - Crunch Franchise announces the November 2021 opening of Crunch Auburn, a $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Alabama's fastest-growing metropolitan area. The new location will be located in a renovated space that combines an old Office Depot and Pier One in the Market Square Shopping Center. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch Auburn will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, a training area with indoor turf, group fitness and cycling studios, HydroMassage chairs, tanning beds, sunless spray options, Kids Crunch and more. Read More...

Gyms See Membership Increase as COVID Restrictions Ease
Posted: May 21, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Franchise CEO, Ben Midgley, discusses fitness center reopenings and how the industry is bouncing back as COVID restrictions ease. Read More...

Crunch Memberships Up Over 5% Despite Pandemic
Posted: May 14, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Ben Midgley, CEO and Founding Partner of Crunch Fitness Franchise, discusses seeing membership grow in the past year due in part to people missing a feeling of community. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in San Jose, California
Posted: March 11, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseSAN JOSE, CA - Crunch Franchise has announced the April 2021 opening of a 37,000 square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in San Jose, California. The Crunch San Jose location is the fifth for Bay Area Crunchers LLC, led by Brian Calegari and will be managed by Oscar Munguia. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location in Tamarac, Florida
Posted: February 22, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTAMARAC, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the May 2021 opening of a 38,000 square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Tamarac, Florida. Crunch Tamarac 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...

Crunch Fitness Ranked a Top Franchise in Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive 42nd Annual Franchise 500; Expands in Southern Florida
Posted: January 26, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness recently ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500, the world's first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500 is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, making it one of the company's most competitive rankings ever. Crunch Franchise also announced an expansion beginning in the Spring in the South Florida region including locations in Cutler Bay, Greenacres and Palm Beach Gardens. These new locations are owned by veteran fitness industry operators Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale and Jeff Dotson, who currently own and operate 28 Crunch locations in Florida and Atlanta. Read More...

Crunch Welcomes Back Gym Goers In 2021
Posted: January 6, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch, known for fusing fitness and entertainment to make serious exercise fun, is excited to put 2020 in the rearview mirror and welcomes members back to the gym to kick-off 2021. Its 2021 campaign, "You Can Crunch with Us," reminds consumers of all that Crunch has to offer; the diversity of experiences only the Crunch community provides, not at home, not at other low-cost gyms, and not at boutique studios. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Odessa, Texas
Posted: November 3, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseODESSA, TX - Crunch Franchise plans to open a $5 million, 35,000 square-foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Odessa, Texas in January 2021. Crunch Odessa is owned by veteran fitness industry operators Brian Hibbard and John Armatas, who operate Crunch locations throughout the U.S. Read More...

Crunch Franchising Named One of The 2020 Top Growth Franchises By Entrepreneur Magazine; Expands Footprint In New York With A New Signature Location In Midtown East
Posted: October 5, 2020 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseNEW YORK, N.Y. - Crunch Fitness, the health club brand known for making serious fitness fun through innovative programming and an inclusive atmosphere, was named one of the top-ranking growth franchises by Entrepreneur magazine. Crunch also announces its continuing commitment to bringing back New York City better than ever and will swing open the doors to selling memberships at its brand-new, long-awaited Signature outpost in the heart of Midtown with a target opening in Fall 2020. Read More...

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...

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