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Crunch opens in San Diego

Crunch Franchise said Tuesday that it opened a new location in the Carmel Valley section of San Diego. New York-based Crunch, a gym, is backed by New Evolution Ventures and Angelo, Gordon & Co.


NEW YORK, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Crunch Franchise announces its newest location in Carmel Valley, California. The renowned gym chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings will bring its ‘No Judgments’ philosophy to the already active and health conscious community in San Diego.
Set to open for workouts in late summer 2015, Crunch Carmel Valley will be located at 6025 Village Way, San Diego, CA 92130 in the brand new Pacific Highlands Ranch Center. The 32,000 square foot, two-story location will be set on the east end of the shopping center, joining retailers such as Trader Joe’s, Rite Aid, Panera Bread and Starbucks.
The gym will boast the latest state-of-the-art cardio, functional, and strength training equipment and will house a 3,000 square foot group fitness studio where members can participate in group fitness classes available exclusively at Crunch gyms, including BodyWeb with TRX®, Zumba®, Cardio Tai Box, Yoga Body Sculpt, BOSU® Bootcamp, Fat Burning Pilates and more. The location will be equipped with an indoor-cycling studio where instructors will lead Crunch’s signature Ride classes. The club will have a designated personal training area and expert personal trainers will be available to provide members with personalized workout and diet plans. Other amenities include tanning, HydroMassage®, full-service locker rooms with lockers available for both day and permanent use and a Kid’s Crunch babysitting service available for children ages 6-months to 12-years.
Behind Crunch Carmel Valley is Capital Fitness Group, owned by Crunch Franchisees, John Romeo, Dave Dunlap, Welby Boles, Frank Gibilisco and Ken Manqueros. Romeo, Dunlap and Boles have over 60 years combined experience in the fitness industry, while partners Manqueros and Gibilisco specialize in real estate and finance. Together, they have franchised three Crunch locations in theSan Diego area and plan to continue expansion by opening an additional eight to ten Crunch Franchise clubs over the next five years.
“Our team is excited to offer such a unique fitness experience to the residents of Carmel Valley,” said Crunch Franchisee, John Romeo. “This will be our largest and best equipped location yet and we look forward to bringing our fitness services to this already active community.”
An information and pre-registration center is now open in front of the gym’s location, 6025 Village Way, San Diego, CA 92130. For more information on Crunch Carmel Valley, visit or call 858-925-2010. To learn more about Crunch franchising opportunities, visit
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 500,000 members with over 110 gyms worldwide, including 86 franchise locations in MA, PA, NY, NJ, CT, WA, OR, CA, TX, FL, KY, VA, Puerto Rico and Australia, and is rapidly expanding across the U.S. and around the globe. Go to www.crunch.comfor 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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