Crunch Fitness to Open First Club in Washington State With Franchise Location in Bellevue

Mar 15, 2012, 12:47 ET from Crunch Fitness

NEW YORK, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunch Fitness, the health club chain known for pioneering a philosophy of No Judgments and making fitness fun, is headed to the Evergreen State with the opening of a new franchise location in Bellevue, WA  in Spring 2012. The club will join a multitude of popular businesses in the Crossroads Shopping Mall at 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008. Situated just across Lake Washington from Seattle, this 14th franchise club to open worldwide also marks the 9th U.S. state to welcome the growing fitness brand.


"We are thrilled to bring Crunch to Washington State and combine the strength of this world-renowned fitness organization with a locally owned and family run approach," said Pat Cooney and Vittorio Favati, co-owners.  "Our commitment is to deliver a fun and affordable fitness environment to each of our valued members, and compliment the sense of community that the Crossroads Shopping Center has worked so successfully to create."

Cooney and Favati bring with them 50 years of business experience to Crunch Bellevue and look to open more than 10 locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area over the next 5 years. The family management team will also include Erin Cooney, who will lead the development of the training programs and services offered by the club, and Crista Favati who will be responsible for overseeing membership services and community outreach programs. 

The impressive facility with approximately 18,000 square feet proudly offers top-of-the-line strength training equipment and over 75 cardio machines, a designated personal training area, access to an online fitness and nutrition program, tanning, full service locker rooms and a hydrotherapy massage bed. The expansive Group Fitness studio will house Crunch's notorious group fitness classes, such as, BOSU Bootcamp, Zumba, BodyWeb w/TRX and Yoga Body Sculpt, just to name a few.

Now available are exclusive membership deals, including a special $0 enrollment offer for a limited time.  For more information, visit, email , call 425-641-1000 or stop by the enrollment center in the Crossroads Shopping Center.  Crunch, owned by Angelo Gordon and New Evolution Ventures (NeV), has opened 18 new clubs in the past two years with 37 current locations worldwide and loads more in the pipeline.

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 private-equity firm Angelo Gordon and New Evolution Ventures (NeV), Crunch serves over 140,000 members with 37 gyms worldwide. 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 interests both domestically and internationally.  Founded in 2008 by Mark Mastrov, Jim Rowley and Mike Feeney, and following a strategic partnership with Vision Capital in 2011, 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, visit

SOURCE Crunch Fitness