Crunch Fitness Grows Membership 128 Percent, Nears 400th Franchised Club Milestone

As of the end of October 2021, Crunch Fitness, New York City, had 1.8 million members, exceeding 128 percent of its pre-COVID-19 pandemic membership levels, the company announced in November.

The growth continues as Crunch plans the February 2022 opening of a club in San Angelo, Texas, which will be the brand’s 400th location.

Crunch began franchising in 2010. In September 2017, Crunch had 225 locations and broke the one million member mark following what it called at that time “record growth.”

In December 2019, it had 1.5 million members at 325 gyms in 30 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Spain and Australia.  

"We are proud of reaching the 400th Crunch gym milestone and the momentum we have maintained, despite the many challenges that the pandemic posed on the fitness industry," Crunch Franchise CEO Ben Midgley said in a media release. "The significant growth we experienced is a true testament to not only Crunch's leadership in the space but to our ongoing commitment to our members and their safety. It also speaks to our franchisees' tremendous efforts and shows that our members wanted to get back in the gym as soon as possible."

Crunch San Angelo is owned and operated by Undefeated Tribe and led by CEO and fitness veteran Tony Hartl. This is their seventh Crunch location in the Lone Star State. 

"We are beyond excited to be the 400th club within Crunch. San Angelo is our seventh gym of 50 planned locations over the next five years. We could not have picked a better partner than Crunch Fitness," said Hartl.