Crunch Fitness Heads to the Garden State With Ninth Franchise Location in Wayne, NJ

May 10, 2011, 12:35 ET from Crunch Fitness

NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunch Fitness, the gym chain known for making serious fitness fun, has opened its newest franchise location in Wayne, NJ. Crunch Wayne, the brands ninth franchise club, is located at 1055 Hamburg Turnpike Wayne, NJ 07470 just 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan. Crunch has taken over the space previously occupied by World Gym Fitness, bringing Crunch's innovative programming and No Judgments philosophy to current and new members alike.


"We are very excited to bring the first Crunch franchise to the great state of New Jersey," said co-owner, Chris Pacifico. "With a great brand like Crunch, and the management expertise of New Paradigm Partners, we are looking forward to offering the community a state-of-the-art club with an array of services and amenities at a great value."

The 20,000 sq. ft. gym will be renovated and updated with the addition of new machines - Precor AMT's, Octane Cross Trainers, Free Motion Treadmills, Star Trac and upright bikes, Hoist Roc-it Line, plus new free weights, group exercise and functional training equipment. Crunch's unique programming will be offered in the group fitness studio and dedicated spin studio, including Zumba, BodyWeb w/TRX, Tred and Shed, Yoga Body Sculpt and The Ride, just to name a few. Crunch Wayne will also offer its members personal training, an online fitness and nutrition program, tanning, juice bar, Kid's Crunch, locker rooms and shower facilities, all at a low membership fee, varying from $9.95 - $19.95 per month.

Owners Chris Pacifico, Maria Parrella-Turco and Greg Fuchs are industry veterans with over 60 years experience combined. They look to open multiple Crunch franchise locations in New Jersey in the future. For more information about Crunch Wayne go to or call (973) 709-0414. Crunch, owned by New Evolution Ventures (NeV), currently has nine franchise clubs, with over 70 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 32 gyms worldwide, including 9 franchise locations in Orange County, CA, Sacramento, 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 acquisition, development, management and operation of fitness, media and sports entities both domestically and internationally.  Co-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 over 20 countries worldwide.  For more information, please visit

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