Crunch Fitness Expands in Boise, Northwest Community Hospital Unveils Revamped Fitness Area in Arlington Heights

Crunch Fitness moved into the Boise, Idaho, market in 2017 by way of purchasing several Idaho Athletic Club locations.(Photo courtesy Crunch Fitness.)

Crunch Fitness is spending $400,000 to renovate a dilapidated building in Boise, Idaho, where it will open a health club later this year, BoiseDev reported. The site, located at the corner of Beacon Street and Division Avenue, is being downsized and cosmetically revamped. Crunch moved into the local market in 2017 by way of purchasing several Idaho Athletic Club locations, according to BoiseDev.

A $1 million renovation recently added 100 new pieces of strength and cardio equipment at the Northwest Community Hospital in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, according to the Chicago Tribune. The West Central Road facility held a grand re-opening that showcased the facility’s new exercise areas, featuring artificial turf for HIIT training. The renovation is, in part, a response to growing local competition, including big box clubs and yoga studios, the Tribune reported.

The YMCA of Rapid City, Rapid City, South Dakota, and Rapid City Area Schools are collaborating to open a new facility in the former headquarters of Black Hills Corp, Rapid City Journal reported. The Ninth Street building was recently purchased by the Y for approximately $5 million. The Y then sold a $3 million interest to the school district. Together, the organizations will split the 8-story building into administrative offices and spaces for childcare and preschool programming.

Local nonprofit organization Pillars of Promise is proposing to build a 87,000-square-foot YMCA and community center in the King-Irving neighborhood of Des Moines, Iowa, according to the Globe Gazette. City council approved Pillars’ letter of intent to provide a 99-year lease at $1 per year for the targeted 7-acre site—the current home of the John R. Grubb Community YMCA. Pillars has initiated fundraising efforts for the project, which is to include outdoor recreational fields and various community spaces.

The Watertown Family YMCA, Watertown, New York, is currently assessing whether its community would support a new aquatics/racquet sport and wellness center, according to the Watertown Daily Times. The city was recently awarded a $10 million downtown grant, the Times reported, although the proposed 40,000- to 45,000-square-foot facility would cost approximately $14 million. It would be located at the former Globe Minimall building on Watertown’s Court Street and feature a lane pool, two tennis courts and a comprehensive wellness center.

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