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Crunch Fitness and New Year’s Resolutions

Written by on January 24, 2021

Photo courtesy to Crunch Fitness Facebook

NORMAL, Ill.- Starting a business, doing yoga or working hard at school are some items on people’s New Year’s resolutions lists. A popular goal that individuals try to reach each year is going to the gym or staying in shape. Recently, Crunch Fitness has opened a new location in Normal.


The facility caters to people who are starting their fitness journey all the way to professional athletes.

Manager at Crunch Fitness, Briana Nelson says the location currently has over 2,000 members and plans for more people to sign up.


“New Year’s resolutions are always awesome with signing up for gym memberships, but also just that fact that Crunch is so involved in the community,” said Nelson.


Signing up with the gym gives members benefits with other small businesses in the community. Guests can get discount programs to shop at these local places.


“We constantly try to build partnership programs. There are multiple perks that come with being a member not only within our gym but around the Bloomington-Normal area.”


Crunch Fitness is one of the few gyms in the area with amenities such as childcare services, platinum level tanning, group fitness classes, personal training and more. The gym is still facing challenges during the pandemic but Nelson says they are optimistic for the future.


“We did unfortunately have to shut down our locker rooms and our saunas,” said Nelson. “We are not 24 hours but we usually are a 24 hour facility, so we’re hoping that we get back to 24 hours very soon.”


Nelson says that other Crunch facilities have returned to regular hours. She also said returning to tier two will help attract more people to the facility.


“Now we’re in tier two were able to reopen our locker rooms. We also have our live group fitness classes instead of being virtual so we’re hoping that that’s going to draw in a crowd again,” said Nelson.


Nelson also mentions that it is not mandatory for guests to wear masks while working out but it is required when entering and walking around.