Norwalk, CT Home to Crunch Fitness' Eighth Franchise Location

Jan 05, 2011, 14:45 ET from Crunch Fitness

NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunch Fitness, the gym chain known for making serious fitness fun, will open its newest franchise location in Norwalk, CT in February 2011. Crunch Norwalk, the brands eighth franchise club, will be located at 770 Connecticut Avenue Norwalk, CT 06854 in lower Fairfield County, on the heavily trafficked area of Route 1 across from Costco.

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"With the diverse population of families, young professionals and students, Norwalk is the perfect place to open our first Crunch franchise," said owner, Kristen Oddi. "Crunch appeals to fitness minded individuals looking to improve their health in a No Judgments atmosphere, with exceptional equipment and professional staff, all at a wallet friendly low cost membership rate."

Crunch Norwalk will occupy the entire 20,000 sq. ft. 2nd floor, housing 80+ pieces of cardio equipment and strength training machines, expert personal trainers, an online fitness and nutrition program and tanning. Crunch's unique programming will be offered in the group fitness studio, including Zumba, BodyWeb w/TRX, Tred and Shed and Yoga Body Sculpt, just to name a few. Locker rooms and shower facilities will also be offered, all at a low membership fee, varying from $9.95 - $19.95 per month. Convenient parking will also be available in the building's parking garage.

"We are very excited to have such passionate franchise owners in Norwalk, CT," said Ben Midgley, president Crunch Franchise. "They are fantastic people with a beautiful facility and they are extremely committed to the communities that they serve."    

An enrollment center is now open at 770 Connecticut Avenue (203) 939-1623, and a dedicated Norwalk website,, is currently offering exclusive membership deals, including a special $0 enrollment offer for a limited time, prior to the club's grand opening.

Owners Eugene Russo, and David and Kristen Oddi are local to the area and look to open more Crunch franchise locations in the future. Crunch, owned by New Evolution Ventures (NeV), currently has eight 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 owned by New Evolution Ventures (NeV) and private-equity firm Angelo Gordon, Crunch serves over 70,000 members with 24 gyms worldwide, including 8 franchise locations in Orange County, CA, Sacramento, CA, Portland, OR, Norwalk, CT and Australia, and looks to rapidly expand across the U.S. and around the globe. Go to for more information.

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

SOURCE Crunch Fitness