2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#43 Ranked #52 last year
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Initial investment
$399K - $7M
Units as of 2021
352 47.3% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Crunch

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Ben Midgley, CEO
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Crunch is a gym that believes in making serious exercise fun by fusing fitness and entertainment and pioneering a philosophy of 'No Judgments.' Crunch serves a fitness community for all kinds of people, with all types of goals, exercising all different ways, working it out at the same place together. Today, we are renowned for creating one-of-a-kind group fitness classes and unique programming for our wildly diverse members. Headquartered in New York City, Crunch serves two million members with over 400 gyms worldwide in 34 states, the District of Columbia, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Portugal, Puerto Rico, and Spain. Crunch is rapidly expanding across the U.S. and around the globe.

We put a lot of thought into the design of our gym, with the right amount of cardio and strength-training equipment, expansive functional/small-group/personal training areas, large group fitness rooms, indoor cycling studio, and awesome locker rooms with showers. Our members love it but with a cost-to-build designed to help you deliver a strong ROIC, you might love it even more.

Exclusive to Crunch, the HIITZone provides everything necessary for a great high intensity interval workout, including our proprietary multi-station training unit, turf and equipment. Our HIITZone advanced group training classes, with 4 diverse offerings and hundreds of exercise combinations, is only available with our most premium membership.

As a Crunch franchisee, you present your community an incredible value. From No Judgments®, to proprietary group fitness classes, to pressure-free enrollment, complimentary tanning, and HydroMassage®, to personal and small-group training, you'll have more to offer than your competition, and all at an unbeatable price.

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2010 (12 years)
# of employees at HQ
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
352 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1 Harbour Pl., #230
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Crunch franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$25,000 - $50,000
Initial Investment
$398,500 - $6,986,000
Net Worth Requirement
Cash Requirement
$400,000 - $500,000
Veteran Incentives
20% off franchise and royalty fees with purchase of 3+ clubs
Royalty Fee
Ad Royalty Fee
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Crunch has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
200 hours
Classroom Training
40 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

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Updated: February 8th, 2021