Crunch Fitness Coming To Rutgers Plaza; Spring Opening Planned

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Crunch Fitness will open a gym in Rutgers Plaza.

A father-and-son team from Clifton is bringing the latest fitness club to Franklin.

Peter and Eric Wahad will operate a Crunch fitness club in Rutgers Plaza on Easton Avenue, next to Office Depot. There is a temporary signup location near Radio Shack.

The gym is anticipated to open in the spring, according to a press release from Crunch.

The 24,000-square-foot facility will boast state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, tanning and HydroMassage®, full-service locker rooms complete with showers and changing rooms, and a babysitting service for children ages 6-months to 12-years, according to the press release.

The gym will offer a full roster of classes including BodyWeb with TRX®, Zumba®, Cardio Tai Box, Yoga Body Sculpt, BOSU® Bootcamp, Fat Burning Pilates and more, according to the release. The gym will also feature an indoor cycling studio with Crunch’s Ride classes.

Camp Crunch, a program that gives members of all fitness levels the opportunity to work one-on-one with an expert trainer, will also be offered, according to the release.  Trainers develop personalized plans to help members meet their individual fitness goals through signature small group training, cutting-edge personal training and unique nutrition programs, according to the release.

“Our goal is to bring a fun, friendly, affordable environment to the already active community of Somerset and its surrounding towns,” Eric Wahad said in the release. “The club’s central location will provide a facility this accessible to all residents who are seeking a top-of-the-line experience at an unbeatable value.”

Crunch memberships range in price from $9.95 to $24.95 a month, according to its Web site.

Crunch joins a handful of other fitness clubs in the township, including Anytime Fitness on Hamilton Street, Planet Fitness, across the street from Crunch on Easton Avenue, and CrossFit Klew on Cottontail Lane.

Last Year, NYC Fitness closed its gym on Cedar Grove Lane, and Somerset Fitness and Wellness closed its location on Easton Avenue.

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