Crunch Fitness To Open 27th Franchise Location In Placentia, CA

Enrollment Center Now Open For Memberships

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 // PRNewswire // - Crunch Fitness, the health club chain known for pioneering a philosophy of No Judgments, is set to open the brand's 27th franchise location in Placentia, CA. The new facility, located at 1882 N. Avenue, Placentia, CA, will house the brand's cutting-edge programming along with the philosophy of fitness meets fun.

"We are so excited to be opening our newest Crunch in Placentia. What a great family town and the perfect fit for a Crunch Gym," said Crunch owner Steve Clinefelter. "It is a thrill for us to be able to offer Crunch franchise clubs to this area where customers will get a top notch product for half the price, while receiving the best exercise experience possible."

Crunch Placentia will feature an extraordinary 20,000 sq. ft. facility complete with state-of-the art cardio machines each with a personal viewing screen, weight training equipment, free weights and a designated personal training area. Crunch's unique programming will be offered in an incredible group fitness studio, including Zumba®, BodyWeb with TRX®, Tread N' Shed, and Yoga Body Sculpt, to name a few.

Crunch Placentia will join Bonita, El Cajon, Lake Forest, and San Marcos as the fifth city to outpost a Crunch Franchise in the greater San Diego and Orange County areas. Clinefelter, a 30-year health club industry veteran, opened his first Crunch franchise location, in the Lake Forest area of Orange County, in August 2010 and plans to add several more Crunch franchise locations in the future.

There is a presale enrollment center currently open at 1828 N. Placentia Ave, in the same plaza as the new club.

In addition, a dedicated club website,, is offering exclusive membership deals, including a low monthly fee of only $9.95 offer for a limited time. Call 714-996-8000 for more information. For more information about Crunch franchising opportunities go to

About Crunch

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 200,000 members with 55 gyms worldwide, including 27 franchise locations CT, FL, TX, WA, OR, CA, NJ, VA, NY and Australia, and is rapidly expanding 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 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

About Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P.

Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. is a privately held limited partnership founded in November 1988, and currently manages approximately $23 billion. The firm's investment focus centers on core competencies of real estate, credit, and private equity. Angelo, Gordon has over 200 employees (approximately half of whom are investment professionals) and is headquartered in New York, with associated offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Sydney. For more information, visit



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