Crunch Gym Opening in Crown Heights
  • On Empire and Utica.

    This is really great, but I wish there was a decent, reputable gym opening up in the "Crown Heights West" area. I hate schlepping my work out stuff around the city.

    http://www.crunchcrownheights.com/


  • 842 Lefferts Ave.

    Brooklyn, NY 11203

    Photo of building, pre Crunch


  • They should TOTALLY open up a Crunch Gym in western crown heights. I think it would get a LOT of traction and community support, especially if they partnered with some community organizations to do public health awareness events and demonstrations.


  • I'm not sure Western CH has a big building [like the one above] that doesn't have uses more profitable than a gym.


  • "Yah, Brah! Feel the Burn!" But seriously many will welcome a gym in Crown Heights.


  • This is really good news! I think there's been demand for that service in the neighborhood for a long time.


  • At one time there was a proposal to make the armory on the corner of Bedford and Atlantic into a YMCA. It would be great for both Crown Heights and Bed Stuy.


  • That armory is presently used as a shelter, and the shelter system is presently overflowing. So, I would not hold my breath on it being converted to a gym anytime soon.


  • Bed Stuy already has a lovely YMCA. Try it.


  • That YMCA is great. I lived around the corner until I moved to Crown Heights. It would be nice to have a gym that's in easy walking distance though.


  • markhor, not sure if either of these meet your needs but there are two different gyms just off of Nostrand: Crow Hill Crossfit on Park http://www.crowhillcrossfit.com/ and Nostrand Fitness on St. Marks (which is significantly less web savvy) http://www.nostrandfitness.com/pricelist.html


  • thanks! ive looked into both. i'm into crossfit but can't start because of horrible knee injuries. i always pass by the gym on st marks, but ive never been in. it seems pretty barebones though. i'd also add brooklyn fit lab on franklin to this list, though i haven't been yet. they're currently having a 10 dollar a day "special".

    thankfully i have access to a large chain gym near my office. it also gives me an excuse to slack on the weekends.


  • whynot_31 said:

    That armory is presently used as a shelter, and the shelter system is presently overflowing. So, I would not hold my breath on it being converted to a gym anytime soon.



    That's too bad. That location would have been within walking distance for me!

    I'm in the SW corner of CH, near PLG. I think the Crunch gym near the Seventh Avenue train station on the Q is the closest gym to me.

    Opening new gyms in the neighborhood is a good sign. :wink:


  • South CH/PLG definitely is ripe for a gym.

    You can make that point in a current survey that FEPMA, the Flatbush Ave merchants group, is sponsoring:

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YFCC9NC

    Actually, brunosmum and whynot are talking about the OTHER armory on bedford, not the one at Union/Bedford in South CH.


    thecameralady said:

    That's too bad. That location would have been within walking distance for me!

    I'm in the SW corner of CH, near PLG. I think the Crunch gym near the Seventh Avenue train station on the Q is the closest gym to me.

    Opening new gyms in the neighborhood is a good sign. :wink:


  • South CH/PLG definitely is ripe for a gym.

    You can make that point in a current survey that FEPMA, the Flatbush Ave merchants group, is sponsoring:

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YFCC9NC

    Actually, brunosmum and whynot are talking about the OTHER armory on bedford, not the one at Union/Bedford in South CH.


    thecameralady said:

    That's too bad. That location would have been within walking distance for me!

    I'm in the SW corner of CH, near PLG. I think the Crunch gym near the Seventh Avenue train station on the Q is the closest gym to me.

    Opening new gyms in the neighborhood is a good sign. :wink:


  • *ripe for another gym.

    The Crunch on 7th is still more convenient (via easy bus/subway/bike trip) than the new one on Empire and Utica will be for me in PLG.


  • *ripe for another gym.

    The Crunch on 7th is still more convenient (via easy bus/subway/bike trip) than the new one on Empire and Utica will be for me in PLG.


  • website is up:
    http://www.crunchcrownheights.com/

    Renderings of the inside are now available:
    http://www.crunchcrownheights.com/locations.cfm

    Facebook page says they are having permitting problems:
    https://www.facebook.com/CrunchCrownHeights
  • The people on their facebook page seem very angry - looks like they paid for memberships thinking the gym would open July 2013 and are now having trouble getting refunds. 
    Also, the floorplans don't show room for a group exercise classroom, which is strange -- good group classes are the Crunch brand's strongest suit. 
     

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