Crunch Franchise Announces Dallas Expansion LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR SEEKING LOCATIONS FOR FITNESS FACILITES

NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunch Franchise announces an exciting deal that will bring eight new locations to Dallas-Fort Worth, TX over the next two years. With an anticipated goal of opening the first location by this summer, the Crunch Franchise team is currently seeking sites for the facilities throughout the DFW Metroplex.

 

 

To house Crunch's cutting-edge fitness offerings in a "No Judgments" workout environment, the gyms will range from approximately 16,000 to 25,000 square feet, feature vast amounts of state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, and full-service locker rooms, among a number of other amenities. Crunch's staple Group Fitness classes including, Fat Burning Pilates, BOSU® Bootcamp, Cardio Tai Box, and more will be housed in each location's group fitness studio. The facilities will also be hiring expert personal trainers to provide members with personalized fitness plans.

Behind the project is entrepreneur and area native, Tony Hartl, founder and former CEO of Planet Tan, which started in Dallas in 1995 and eventually grew to 17 locations, generating the industry's highest sales per unit before being sold in 2008. Now, as CEO of PAH Capital and author of Selling Sunshine: 75 Tips, Tools, and Tactics for Becoming a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur, Hartl looks to bring his industry experience in rolling out the first Crunch locations in DFW.

"I am thrilled to partner with Crunch in bringing the brand's renowned facilities to the Dallas-Fort Worth area," said Hartl. "The Crunch Franchise model delivers a first-rate, member-driven experience that gets results and allows members to experience Crunch's fitness meets fun attitude towards workouts – all at an affordable rate. I look forward to opening these clubs in the near future and hope to find the region's top-notch locations to house the clubs." 

For more information on Crunch Franchise opportunities go to www.CrunchFranchise.com.To speak with the team about site selection please contact Dan Shoevlin of United Commercial Realty at dshoevlin@ucr.com.

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 300,000 members with 88 gyms worldwide, including 57 franchise locations CT, FL, TX, WA, OR, CA, NJ, VA, NY and  Australia, and is rapidly expanding across the U.S. and around the globe. Go to www.crunch.com for more information.

About UCR 
Founded in 1988, United Commercial Realty (UCR) is a recognized leader in retail real estate services. Today, UCR represents 228 local, regional and national retailers and manages and/or leases more than 39 million square feet of retail property nationally, including power centers, grocery anchored centers, main street districts, lifestyle centers and mixed-use projects. The UCR Investment Sales team has executed $2.79 billion in investment sales of retail assets. Based in Dallas, UCR has offices in four major Texas markets, including Austin, San Antonio and Houston. The firm also has regional property management offices in Chicago, Fort Wayne, Minneapolis and Palm Desert. UCR's partnership with ChainLinks Retail Advisors provides our clients with timely national retail market knowledge and expertise. www.ucr.com

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