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Crunch Franchise Announces Memphis, Tennessee Expansion
Posted: August 9, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMEMPHIS, TN - Crunch Franchise announces it will be expanding throughout the Memphis trade area with its first location being placed in White Station. Crunch White Station will be a $5 million, 50,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art equipment. Crunch White Station will be the largest gym in Memphis. Construction has already begun, and this location is scheduled to open this fall. Crunch Fitness White Station is owned by Fitness Ventures, LLC, the fastest growing franchisee in the Crunch system, and owns locations throughout the U.S. Read More...

Crunch Franchise and Undefeated Tribe Announce New Location in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posted: July 25, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTULSA, OK - Crunch Franchise and Undefeated Tribe announce the planned opening of a new $4.5 million, 30,000-square foot, 24/7 gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The modern, expansive club will begin pre-selling memberships this winter. Read More...

Crunch Franchise and Undefeated Tribe Announce New Location in Beaumont, Texas
Posted: July 6, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseBEAUMONT, TX - Crunch Franchise and Undefeated Tribe announce the planned opening of a new $4.5 million, 30,000-square foot, 24/7 gym with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Beaumont, Texas. The modern, expansive club will begin pre-selling memberships at a discount this winter. Read More...

Crunch Fitness Celebrates Two Million Member Mark
Posted: June 21, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FitnessNORWALK, CT - Crunch Fitness marks the milestone of reaching two million members at the full-service fitness brand. This achievement comes as Crunch continues to outpace the industry in membership growth, earning its spot as the number one high-value, low-price franchise gym. The two-millionth member, Julia Dever, signed up at Crunch Norwalk in Connecticut, where she was surprised with a special celebration and awarded $2,000 worth of prizes, including a complimentary two-year gym membership and various gifts. Read More...

CR Fitness Holdings Acquires Crunch Ballantyne in North Carolina and Crunch Frisco in Texas, Growing the Franchise to 40 Locations
Posted: June 1, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTAMPA, FL - CR Fitness, Crunch Fitness’ largest franchisee in the Southeast, announced the acquisition of Crunch Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina and Crunch Frisco in Frisco, Texas. CR Fitness currently owns and operates 40 locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas. The company is owned by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale and Jeff Dotson, who together have more than 100 years of experience in the fitness industry. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces New Location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posted: May 31, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchisePITTSBURGH, PA - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming October 2022 opening of Crunch McKnight, a spacious, $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Crunch McKnight will be the first Crunch location in Pittsburgh. Crunch McKnight is owned by partners John Armatas and Brian Hibbard, Chief Executive Officer for Fitness Ventures LLC, which owns and operates Crunch Fitness locations across the U.S. Crunch McKnight will be Fitness Ventures' 27th location nationwide. Read More...

Fitness Ventures LLC Adds VP of Construction to All-Star Team
Posted: May 25, 2022 in Chains

Fitness Ventures LLCALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL - Fitness Ventures, LLC. Headquartered in Altamonte Springs, FL, one of the fastest growing franchisees in the Crunch Fitness system announces the hiring of Jay Thomas as their new VP of Construction. Thomas will begin with the company on June 1, and will be responsible for overseeing all development projects throughout the United States, including nearly $50 million dollars of construction projects already in the pipeline. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Madison, Wisconsin
Posted: May 18, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMADISON, WI - Crunch Franchise today announces the upcoming October 2022 opening of Crunch Madison, a spacious 50,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Crunch Madison is owned by fitness industry veteran and enthusiast Brian Hibbard, Chief Executive Officer for Fitness Ventures, LLC, which owns and operates Crunch Fitness locations across the U.S. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Warner Robins, Georgia
Posted: May 11, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseWARNER ROBINS, GA - Crunch Franchise has announced the upcoming October 2022 opening of Crunch Warner Robins, a spacious 40,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Crunch Warner Robins is owned by fitness industry veteran and enthusiast Brian Hibbard, Chief Executive Officer for Fitness Ventures, LLC, which owns and operates Crunch Fitness locations across the U.S. Read More...

Crunch Franchise, Undefeated Tribe Announces Newest Location in Yukon, Oklahoma
Posted: May 4, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseYUKON, OK - Crunch Franchise and Undefeated Tribe have announced the fall 2022 opening of Crunch Yukon, a $5 million, 35,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities open 24/7. Crunch Yukon is owned by fitness industry veteran Tony Hartl, CEO and Co-Founder of Undefeated Tribe. Hartl plans to open 50 Crunch Fitness locations in Texas and other states. Read More...

Fitness Holdings LLC Announces Newest Crunch Acquisitions in Moorestown and Somerset, New Jersey
Posted: April 27, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMOORESTOWN and SOMERSET, N.J. - Fitness Holdings LLC has announced their acquisition of Crunch Moorestown and Crunch Somerset. Crunch Moorestown and Crunch Somerset are both spacious 25,000-square-foot fitness facilities in New Jersey, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Both locations are owned by fitness industry veteran Mark Federico, Chief Executive Officer for Fitness Holdings Northeast, LLC. The acquisition of these two clubs is part of a larger plan to grow to 50 clubs in two years. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Laredo, Texas
Posted: April 22, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseLAREDO, TX - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming June 2022 opening of Crunch Laredo, a $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art equipment. Crunch Laredo is located in a newly renovated space previously occupied by Stein Mart. Crunch Laredo is owned by seasoned fitness veterans Brian Hibbard and John Armatas, who own 20 additional Crunch locations nationwide for Fitness Ventures. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Debuts New Training Center in Jacksonville, Florida
Posted: April 4, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseJACKSONVILLE, FL - Crunch Franchise announces the launch of its first-ever comprehensive National Training Center in Jacksonville, Florida. The National Training Center, part of the new 34,000 square-foot, $4 million Crunch Harbour Village location, offers an in-depth curriculum covering gym operations, including planning, pre-sale, construction, marketing, sales, operations, group fitness, personal training and fitness education for Crunch Franchise owners and operations personnel. This fully operational gym brings classroom training to life with real-time, hands-on training in a gym environment. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Daytona Beach, Florida
Posted: March 23, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseDAYTONA BEACH, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the upcoming March 2022 opening of Crunch Daytona Beach, a spacious 28,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Crunch Daytona Beach is located at the intersection of Daytona International Speedway Blvd and North Nova Road. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Savannah, Georgia
Posted: March 18, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseSAVANNAH, GA - Crunch Franchise has announced the upcoming summer 2022 opening of Crunch Savannah, a $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art equipment on Georgia's Atlantic coast. Crunch Savannah will be located in a renovated space that was formerly the Stein Mart at Oglethorpe Mall. Crunch Savannah is owned by fitness enthusiast duo Brian Hibbard and John Armatas. Together they've opened more than 20 locations nationwide. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Jacksonville, Florida
Posted: January 27, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseJACKSONVILLE, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the opening of Crunch Harbour Village, a $4 million, 32,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Crunch Harbour Village is owned by fitness industry veterans Chad Smith and Craig Pepin-Donat. Read More...

Crunch Franchise to Open in Tallahassee, to Become City’s Largest Fitness Center
Posted: January 19, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseTALLAHASSEE, FL - Crunch Franchise announces the Grand Opening of Crunch Tallahassee, a $8 million, 55,000-square-foot fitness facility in the heart of Tallahassee. Crunch Tallahassee is owned by seasoned fitness veterans Brian Hibbard and John Armatas, who own 19 additional Crunch locations nationwide. The new Crunch is located in a renovated space where a former Winn Dixie Space used to be, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art fitness equipment. The facility will be open 24 hours. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Southgate, Michigan
Posted: December 8, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseSOUTHGATE, MI - Crunch Franchise has announced the upcoming January 2022 opening of Crunch Southgate, a $4 million, 30,000-square-foot fitness facility nestled in Wayne County. Crunch Southgate is owned by fitness trio Adam Hourani, James Wiese, and Kevin LaFerriere. With Adam Hourani and James Weise being Michigan residents themselves, the team plans to open 28 locations in Michigan. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Locations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Columbia, Missouri
Posted: November 10, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseBATON ROUGE, LA and COLUMBIA, MO - Crunch Franchise has announced the upcoming opening of Crunch Baton Rouge this winter, a $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art equipment. Crunch Franchise has also announced the upcoming February 2022 opening of Crunch Columbia, a $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art equipment near the University of Missouri. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Locations in Winter Springs and East Sarasota, Florida
Posted: November 3, 2021 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseWINTER SPRINGS, FL and EAST SARASOTA, FL - Crunch Franchise has announced the upcoming Spring 2022 opening of Crunch Winter Springs, a multi-million dollar, 25,000-square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art fitness equipment in Seminole County. Crunch Franchise has also announced the upcoming Fall 2022 opening of Crunch East Sarasota, a multi-million dollar, 25,000-square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art fitness equipment on Florida's Gulf Coast. These new Crunch locations are owned by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale, and Jeff Dotson, who currently own and operate 34 locations in Florida and Atlanta, and who combined, have built more than 120 Crunch clubs. Read More...

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