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Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

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Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Hixson, Tennessee
Posted: November 26, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseHIXSON, TN - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming January 2023 opening of Crunch Hixson, a $4 million, 31,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art equipment. Crunch Fitness Hixson is owned by TN Fitness Holdings, LLC and owns another location in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Fern Creek, Kentucky
Posted: November 16, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseFERN CREEK, KY - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming January 2022 opening of Crunch Fern Creek, a $5 million, 30,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million worth of state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in a historic community located in Jefferson County Kentucky. This will be the fourth Crunch Fitness location in Louisville, KY with several more locations in the area to be announced soon. Read More...

Crunch Hosts Sixth Annual Group Fitness Convention
Posted: November 14, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchisePONT VEDRA BEACH, FL - Crunch announced 12 new proprietary classes at their sixth annual Group Fitness Convention held at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort Hotel & Spa in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Held from October 24 - 27, the "Crunch Built Strong: Growing Stronger Together" themed convention gathered more than 120 group fitness coordinators across all of Crunch's club locations for four days of educational workshops, live specialty group fitness training and opportunities to obtain custom fitness certifications. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Alameda, California
Posted: November 2, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseALAMEDA, CA - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming January 2023 opening of Crunch Alameda, a $5 million, 16,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art equipment. Crunch Fitness Alameda is owned by Bay Area Crunchers and owns locations throughout the Bay Area. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in San Antonio, Texas
Posted: October 24, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseSAN ANTONIO, TX - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming opening of Crunch San Antonio, a $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Crunch San Antonio is owned by Undefeated Tribe. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Posted: October 17, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseWILKES BARRE, CA - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming December 2022 opening of Crunch Wilkes Barre, a $4 million, 28,000-square-foot fitness facility, with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in the Northeastern region of Pennsylvania. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch Wilkes Barre will offer top-quality cardio equipment and strength training equipment, a functional training area with indoor turf, group fitness and cycling studios, a personal training studio, 3D-body scanners, saunas, HydroMassage chairs, tanning beds, Infrared wellness pods, an outdoor functional training area, Kids Crunch and more. Read More...

North Castle Partners Extends CR Fitness Partnership with First Continuation Fund, Led by TPG
Posted: October 12, 2022 in Chains

North Castle PartnersGREENWICH, CT - North Castle Partners, a leading private equity firm that has focused on consumer businesses that promote Healthy, Active and Sustainable Living for more than 20 years, announces the closing of a single-asset continuation fund transaction dedicated to CR Fitness, a leading Crunch Fitness franchisee. This transaction continues North Castle's ownership of the company and reaffirms its commitment to supporting CR Fitness' long-term growth strategy. The new continuation fund acquired CR Fitness from North Castle Partners VII, LP ("NCP VII") and other existing investors. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Decatur, Alabama
Posted: September 19, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseDECATUR, AL - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming October 2022 opening of Crunch Decatur, a $5.5 million, 27,500-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art equipment. Fusing fitness with entertainment to make serious exercise fun, Crunch Decatur will offer top-quality cardio equipment and strength training equipment, circuit training, a dedicated group fitness studio, a dedicated ride studio, relax and recover areas and Olympic platforms. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Second of Five New Locations in Memphis, Tennessee
Posted: September 8, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseMEMPHIS, TN - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of Crunch Cordova this winter, the second of five new Memphis Crunch Fitness locations set to open amidst Crunch's rapid and aggressive expansion into this area. Crunch Cordova will be a $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art equipment and will be located in a newly renovated space. Crunch Cordova will follow the opening of Crunch White Station this fall, each creating up to 100 new jobs in the community. Read More...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location in Fargo, North Dakota
Posted: September 1, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseFARGO, N.D. - Crunch Franchise announces the upcoming December 2022 opening of Crunch Fargo, a $5 million, 30,000-square-foot fitness facility, with $1 million dollars' worth of state-of-the-art equipment. Crunch Fargo 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 Announces Newest Location in Laredo, Texas
Posted: August 17, 2022 in Chains

Crunch FranchiseLAREDO, TX - Crunch Franchise announces the expansion in Texas with the Grand Opening of Crunch Laredo, a $5 million, 40,000-square-foot fitness facility in the heart of Laredo. Crunch Fitness Laredo 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 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...

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