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Feb 1 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunch Fitness, the world-renowned health club chain known for being on the forefront of innovation with its unique and entertaining fitness programming, will open its newest franchise location in Hialeah, FL. Located just five miles from Miami, Crunch Hialeah marks the brand's first franchise to touch down in a suburb of Miami.    

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"Since entering the fitness industry 30 years ago, it's been a dream to open a club of my own," said Crunch Franchisee, Craig Bryant. "I'm tremendously excited to be able to partner with Crunch in bringing such a prominent brand to Hialeah. From its cutting-edge programming to first-rate training offerings, Crunch is a perfect fit for the active and healthy Hialeah community."

Set to open for workouts in April 2013, Crunch Hialeah will be located in the Westland Promenade Shopping Center at 3505 West 20th Ave., Hialeah, FL 33012. The 15,000 square foot facility will feature state-of-the-art cardio and weight training machines, tanning, and a 1,800 square foot group fitness studio to house classes like Zumba®, Cardio Tai Box and Fat Burning Pilates, to name a few. Expert personal trainers will also be available for members, to help them reach their individual health and fitness goals.

"We are excited to partner with Craig in bringing a Crunch Franchise to Hialeah. As a long time industry veteran and an exceptional operator, he is certain to give Hialeah residents the best gym experience they can find," said Ben Midgley, President, Crunch Franchise.  

An enrollment center is now open in the building next to club space at 3705 West 20th Ave., and a dedicated Hialeah website,  is currently offering exclusive membership deals, including a special $0 enrollment offer for a limited time. For more information about Crunch franchising opportunities go to

Crunch is a gym that believes in making serious exercise fun by fusing fitness and entertainment and pioneering a philosophy of No Judgments. Headquartered in New York City, and co-owned by New Evolution Ventures (NeV) and private-equity firm Angelo Gordon, Crunch serves over 150,000 members with 60 gyms worldwide, including 32 franchise locations in Orange County, CA, Sacramento, CA, San Diego, CA, Portland, OR, Norwalk, CT, Wayne, NJ and Australia, and looks to rapidly expand across the U.S. and around the globe. Go to for more information.

About New Evolution Ventures (NeV): Based in Northern California, New Evolution Ventures (NeV) has a two-decade plus record of success in delivering superior returns on investment, specializing in the acquisition, development and operations management of both domestic and international fitness endeavors.  Founded in 2008 by Mark Mastrov, Jim Rowley and Mike Feeney and following a strategic partnership with Vision Capital in 2011, the current team of NeV professionals is setting industry-wide standards one brand at a time. Operations span over 20 countries worldwide and include hundreds of facilities. Our team's industry experience has positioned NeV as a global leader in its field, expanding and reinventing the vision of fitness. For more information, visit

Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. is a privately held limited partnership founded in November 1988, and currently manages approximately $23 billion.  The firm's investment focus centers on core competencies of real estate, credit, and private equity.  Angelo, Gordon has over 200 employees (approximately half of whom are investment professionals) and is headquartered in New York, with associated offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Sydney. For more information, visit




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