Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In Columbia, SC

NEW YORK - Oct. 26, 2016 // PRNewswire // - Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through unique programming and cutting-edge training, announces the opening of its newest franchise location at 275 Harbison Blvd., Columbia, SC.  Anticipated to open for workouts in early 2017, Crunch Columbia will bring its 'No Judgments' philosophy and fusion of fitness meets entertainment to the diverse community. 

Situated in the heart of Columbia's largest retail area, the Harbison Center, the new 23,000 square foot health club joins tenants Rooms To Go and Total Wine with tons of convenient parking. This brand new Crunch Fitness will be fully equipped with 100+ pieces of state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, tanning, HydroMassage® beds, full-service locker rooms including showers and saunas, a functional training area with indoor turf, and a Kid's Crunch supervised playroom complete with gaming stations and more.

Crunch is known for its innovative group fitness programming and will offer a full roster of 50+ classes per week including BodyWeb with TRX®, Zumba®, Cardio Tai Box, Yoga Body Sculpt, Fat Burning Pilates and more in their 3,000 square foot dedicated group fitness studio. They'll also have a designated, separate Ride studio that will feature Crunch's signature indoor cycling classes.

Those looking for guidance at the gym can join CAMP CRUNCH, an exclusive program that gives members the opportunity to work one-on-one with an expert trainer. Trainers develop personalized plans to help members meet their individual fitness goals through signature small group training, cutting-edge personal training and unique nutrition programs.

Owner Bill Robinson brings with him decades of successful business and management experience in the fitness industry, having worked intimately alongside several of the top fitness companies in the US.  Robinson is eager to bring affordable fitness to the Columbia market. "I have been in the industry for over 20 years and I have done my research. I have never been as excited about a brand as I am with Crunch. I am passionate about fitness and even more thrilled to be part of this growing company," Robinson said. Crunch prides itself on fun, effective, affordable workouts and a philosophy that welcomes all types of people. Memberships for the entire family start at just $9.95 per month with no long-term contracts. 

Robinson has already secured additional development rights and is actively seeking more sites in both South Carolina and Tennesseeas he is eager to grow the brand in the surrounding communities.

Highly discounted memberships are now available for purchase online or at the club's enrollment center at 275 Harbison Blvd Ste. G, located next to Total Wine. For more information visit or call 803.569.1515. To learn more about Crunch franchising opportunities, visit

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 approximately 800,000 members with over 180 gyms worldwide, including 150 franchised clubs in 20 states, Puerto Rico and 4 countries, 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, health and wellness interests both domestically and internationally. Founded in 2008 by Mark Mastrov, Jim Rowley and Mike Feeney, the current team of NeV professionals is shaping the world of fitness, health and wellness 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  




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