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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#52 Ranked #148 last year
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Initial investment
$671K - $3.3M
Units as of 2021
352 47.3% over 3 years

Company Overview

Franchising since 2010, Crunch fitness centers offer access to workout equipment, personal training, and a variety of classes to base members. Peak members, who pay a higher monthly membership fee, also receive tanning services, free guest passes, and access to an online fitness and nutrition program that includes meal planning, recipes, fitness videos and tools, and nutritional products.

About Crunch

Related Categories
Fitness
Founded
2010
Leadership
Ben Midgley, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2010 (11 years)
# of employees at HQ
50
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

# 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
Initial Investment
$670,500 - $3,280,500
Net Worth Requirement
$2,000,000
Cash Requirement
$400,000 - $500,000
Veteran Incentives
20% off franchise and royalty fees with purchase of 3+ clubs
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
160 hours
Classroom Training
53 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
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
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
15
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #52

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #142

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #151

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #41

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Updated: February 8th, 2021