Crunch Fitness Holds Grand Opening,Latest Offering In Township Gyms


Eric Wahad, with scissors, cuts the ribbon Sept. 17 at Crunch Fitness in Rutgers Plaza.

Township residents looking to get fit have another choice with the grand opening of Crunch Fitness in Rutgers Plaza on Easton Avenue.

Located in half of the space of a former supermarket – and next to the former Staples space – the new Crucnh franchise takes up about 25,000 square feet, said Eric Wahad, the franchise’s general manager.

The grand opening on Sept. 17 was highlighted by a ribbon-cutting. Among those attending were Mayor Phillip Kramer, Township Councilman James Vassanella (D-Ward 5) and Michael Harris, president of the Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce.

There were also games outside in the parking lot and, in the gym, a DJ and various fitness contests.

Wahad said the franchise is operated by his family, which has plans to open more gyms throughout New Jersey.

Crunch has a variety of offerings, Wahad said, including “tanning, child care, hydro massage, spin, fitness classes, boot camps; we offer everything.”

Wahad said his family picked Franklin as their starting point because “they offer great demographics and the people are great.”

“It seemed like a great starting point,” he said.

Crunch Fitness is open 5 a.m. to midnight Mondays through Fridays, and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

2016 Crunch Fitness Grand Opening


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