Crunch Fitness Comes to New Tampa!

Published on 7 April 2015 in Business
Matt Selby (author)

Matt Selby


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Crunch Fitness

Crunch Fitness

April 1st was a huge celebration and the official ribbon cutting of the newest Crunch Fitness location to open at 15313 Amberly Drive in Tampa Palms. A full renovation has taken place at this location, with over $750,000 worth of brand new equipment. Upon entering, the most common response from anyone walking through the door is, " I can't believe how big the facility is and it's all brand new!" Members are also raving about the diversified equipment, cleanliness, nationally certified group fitness instructors and personal trainers, friendly no pressure staff and crunchtastic perks discounts. It is redefining the meaning of a true fitness family in the gym industry. 
The rules are simple at the newly opened Crunch fitness center in Tampa Palms, where essentially everything boils down to one key thing — “no judgments,” said Charles Zeine, General Manager of the new location. "Our customer is the focus. You are our priority." 

Crunch Fitness Ribbon Cutting

Crunch Fitness Ribbon Cutting

“We want everyone to feel comfortable here, because at the end of the day, if you feel comfortable you’re going to meet your goals,” said Chad Hogue, Area Supervisor. That holds true for both the seasoned athlete and for the person who has never set foot in a gym before. 
“We want everyone to come in and see what we’re doing for the community,” Hogue said. “Number one, we want to be known as a place anyone can come to. Number two, we want you to be a vendor in our club, whether you’re a local business, chiropractor or therapist. For more information on our Health and Wellness Corporate Program, please contact Jaci Petrock at 813-838-6526 or via email, And number three, we want to promote wellness, including participation in endurance challenges with members, staff and other Crunch fitness clubs.” William Rodriguez, Manager in Training, described Crunch as a “nonaggressive membership” club with affordable monthly dues. The basic membership is $9.95 a month. For $10 more, a member can work out at other Crunch clubs, bring a guest and take advantage of tanning and groupexercise classes. There is an annual gym fee of $39 and an enrollment fee that can change monthly. They also have partnerships with many companies in the area, so be sure to inquire about their Corporate membership offerings as well.  

With almost 60 slots of classes scheduled weekly, including Zumba, Yoga, Cardio Thai Kickboxing, Cardio Sculpt, Absolution (for core strengthening), Boot Camp (with a BOSU balance ball, for “both sides utilized”), Retro Aerobics, and TRX, which involves a full-body weighted leverage system, there is always something to please everyone. It also allows for diversity in your workouts to ensure you are always challenging yourself and making progress. There are no spinning classes, but there is Tread-n-Shed, which involves “pumping up” the momentum on treadmills. While most fitness facilities charge extra for many of these classes, they are all included in the Crunch membership. Each class is open to any member, regardless of condition, and there is no additional fee other than the second-tiered $19.95 monthly membership cost.

As the “Crunch Philosophy” notes: “There is no one way. What we are is a diverse community; what we have is a culture of fun; what there is, is room for everyone; all kinds of people with all kinds of goals who have chosen to reach them with us.” 
The full-service gym also offers circuit training, cardiovascular equipment, free weights, plate- loaded equipment and locker rooms with showers. Childcare is also available, as well as the services of nationally certified personal trainers. 

What Hogue emphasizes, along with Petrock, Corporate Sales and Marketing Director, is the family atmosphere at Crunch and the focus on “no judgments.” Indeed, a sign centrally placed expounds on the “Crunch Philosophy,” noting such things as encouragement, entertainment, empowerment and diversity. “There are no judgments here — no too much or not enough, no glares of disapproval,” the sign reads. “Here we keep open minds. We are nurturers.” 
The Tampa Palms site is ideal for Crunch, given that there was a beloved gym in business there before. “We’re seeing a lot of previous members coming back,” Zeine said. “They’re happy to have a gym back and we're happy to be the ones to be able to give that back to them.” 
Crunch Fitness Tampa Palms is located at 15313 Amberly Drive in Tampa Palms and is open 5am- 11pm Monday-Thursday, 5am- 10pm Friday and 8am-7pm Saturday and Sunday. You can also view their group fitness schedule via

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