Crunch Announces Opening of Two New Locations in the San Francisco Bay Area

New Crunch locations set to open in Redwood City and San Mateo

Jun 22, 2010, 15:40 ET from Crunch

SAN FRANCISCO, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunch, the fitness club known in the industry for its history of innovation and irreverence, has announced it will add two new locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. On June 21, Crunch acquired clubs in Redwood City, CA and San Mateo, CA, both formerly Gold's Gym.

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"We could not be happier to add these two incredible locations to the Crunch family and to be expanding our brand's already impressive footprint in the San Francisco Bay Area," said Jim Rowley, Crunch's chief executive officer. "Crunch wrote the book on making fitness fun and no one out there can truly replicate what we do, we are incredibly excited to bring the Crunch experience to these communities."

Crunch Redwood City, located at 515 Veterans Blvd, is an impressive new South Bay outpost, offering the brand's one-of-a-kind group fitness programming, expert personal training, and No Judgments philosophy. The 21,000 square foot facility features state-of-the-art cardio and resistance-training machines, a separate personal training area, sauna, steam room and hot tub, along with prime parking spaces.  Members can find Crunch's signature programming in the large group fitness studio, dedicated yoga and Pilates rooms and in the indoor Ride studio.

Crunch San Mateo, located at 1150 Park Place, in the new Bay Meadows district, boasts two levels of top-of-the-line cardio and weight machines, including Kinesis Personal Fitness Equipment, a separate abs and stretch area, sleek locker rooms, sauna and steam room, multiple group fitness studios, including a Ride studio, and convenient parking - as well as exclusive amenities and a fleet of skilled and motivated personal trainers, essentially offering anything and everything one could want in a gym.

In addition to Crunch Redwood City and Crunch San Mateo, there are six other Crunch gyms conveniently located throughout the Bay Area, and the brand looks to aggressively expand within the market.  With the addition of these new clubs, Crunch now has 21 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Los Angeles and Miami. Go to for more information.

Crunch is a health club chain that leads the industry in fusing fitness and entertainment.  Since opening our doors in 1989, our mission has been to make working out a good time.  Today, we are renowned for creating one-of-a-kind group fitness programs and innovative and unique workouts.  Often cited as the gym with the "best classes," Crunch has raised the bar for the entire fitness industry. Crunch is based in New York City and serves over 60,000 members with locations in New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles and we're still expanding to keep up with the demand.

Based in Northern California, the NEFC (New Evolution Fitness Company) team has a two-decade plus record of success delivering superior returns on investment in the acquisition, development, management and operation within the fitness industry both domestically and internationally.  Founded in 2008 by Mark Mastrov and Jim Rowley, the current team of NEFC professionals represents over a century of combined experience working in a broad sector of health, wellness and fitness investments and operations.