NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunch is thrilled to announce the launch of its revolutionary X-Pert Pole Fitness professional training program. Crunch, an industry leader in innovative group fitness programming, launched pole fitness classes on its schedule in 2004. Since that time, the demand and class attendance has continued to grow in unparalleled proportions, proving that pole fitness is not just a trend, but a mainstream phenomenon that is here to stay.
Crunch has joined forces with X-Pole, the world leader in the manufacturing of poles, including the X-Pert Pole and the X-Pole, and the official pole provider for Crunch and the X-Pert training program. Crunch's X-Pert training program is the first and only of its kind, and accredited by AFAA and ACE, and endorsed by the Pole Fitness Association (PFA). This revolutionary training program ensures that participants at all fitness levels can experience the class in a fun, safe and effective way.
The X-Pert Pole Fitness training program is powered by Crunch and X-Pole, and co-developed and led by top professionals in the fitness industry and pole community, including Kyra Johannesen, Marlo Fisken, and Michelle Stanek. The 2-day, 16-hour training teaches a general standard of safety and technique by breaking down each section of a pole fitness class to deliver the best workout possible, from the most basic of concepts like how to properly setup a pole to dance choreography and exercise science.
"I am personally proud and excited to finally take my love and knowledge of pole fitness outside of the Crunch family and share it with fitness professionals around the globe," says Kyra Johannesen, co-developer of X-Pert. "There are so many untapped communities that are looking to learn and experience the amazing benefits, both physically and mentally, that pole fitness can offer."
Participants of the program will receive 1.6 ACE and 10 AFAA continuing education credits, a detailed Instructor Manual, complete with a photo library of pole maneuvers and comprehensive class outlines, a free X-Pert tee, and special pricing on products from our partner, X-Pole. The cost of registration is $599. To register or to request to host a certification, visit www.xpertpolefitness.com.
Crunch is a gym that believes in making serious exercise fun by fusing fitness and entertainment and pioneering a philosophy of No Judgments. Renowned for creating unique programming that caters to an exceedingly diverse membership, Crunch has raised the bar for the entire fitness industry. Headquartered in New York City, and owned by New Evolution Ventures (NeV) and private-equity firm Angelo Gordon, Crunch serves over 70,000 members with 23 gyms in New York, Miami, San Francisco/Bay Area and Los Angeles. Crunch looks to rapidly expand their collection of gyms across the U.S. and around the globe. Go to www.crunch.com for more information.
X-Pole, the driving force behind pole fitness as a mainstream phenomenon, has been the innovator in pole dance equipment with the world famous X-Pert Pole, Sport Pole, X-Stage, and X-Stage Lite. X-Pole has been a pioneer in the industry for the last 6 years, supplying the best pole experience in the market and initiating or supporting most major events and programs in America, Canada and globally.