Crunch Fitness Heads to the Sunshine State to Open 11th Franchise Location

Naples, FL Enrollment Center Now Open for Memberships

Sep 28, 2011, 15:30 ET from Crunch Fitness

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunch Fitness, the world-renowned health club chain known for celebrating its wildly diverse members and programming, announces its newest franchise location in Naples, FL, set to open for workouts in January 2012. Crunch Naples, located at 6013 Pine Ridge RD, just east of I-75, which is currently open for enrollment, looks to bring Crunch's No Judgments philosophy and fusion of fitness meets entertainment to the Naples community.

(Logo: )

"After being in the fitness industry for over three decades, I know what people need and want when it comes to their gym experience," said Crunch franchisee, Vince Julien. "Crunch is the leader when it comes to fitness innovation, and ability to create an inclusive and welcoming environment, and I couldn't be more excited to share this with Florida's west coast."

Crunch Naples will make serious fitness fun by offering creative classes to suit any fitness level and personality like Zumba, Yoga Body Sculpt and Pilates, just to name a few. The club will also feature over $500,000 worth of brand spankin' new equipment including cardio machines, selectorized equipment and tons of free weights. If you prefer some personal attention, expert personal trainers and an online fitness and nutrition program will also be available for members to track and reach their goals, whatever they may be. All of these valuable offerings, including locker rooms, shower facilities, tanning and Kid's Crunch, will all be available for an unbeatable price of only $9.95 - $19.95 per month.

"We are very excited to be working with Vince and his team," said Ben Midgley, president of Crunch Franchise. "He is an exceptional health club operator, with decades of experience and is the perfect partner to bring the first Crunch Franchise to the great state of Florida."

An enrollment center is now open at 5951 Pine Ridge Rd, next to Publix and Physicians Medical Center. A website, is currently offering exclusive membership deals, including $0 enrollment for a limited time. Call (239) 455-1008 for more information. Crunch currently has eleven franchise clubs in Portland, Sacramento, Orange County, San Diego, Norwalk, CT, Wayne, NJ and Australia, with over 100 others in the works around the globe. 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 100,000 members with 34 gyms worldwide, including 11 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) is a private equity firm focused on the acquisition, development and operations management of fitness, media and sports entities both domestically and internationally.  Founded in 2008 by Mark Mastrov, Jim Rowley and Mike Feeney, the current team of NeV professionals is shaping the world of fitness, media, and sports one brand at a time.  With a foundation representing over a century of business experience, NeV currently has operations and investments in more than 20 countries worldwide representing over 800+ facilities.  For more information, please visit

SOURCE Crunch Fitness