CR Fitness, a leading Crunch Fitness franchise, announces a partnership with Operation Once in a Lifetime, a non-profit organization created to make the dreams of U.S. soldiers come true and become donation destinations for the Toys for Troops 2022 Toy Drive. From now until December 14th, you can help America’s Troops by donating a new unwrapped toy or clothes at either Crunch Frisco, located at 3865 Preston Rd. in Frisco or Crunch Arlington located at 5906 S Cooper St. in Arlington drop off locations.

“Many of our employees and members at Crunch Fitness are either active duty or have served in the military and we are so grateful to be a part of the Toys for Troops program and partner with the amazing Operation Once in a Lifetime organization,” says CR Fitness CEO Tony Scrimale.

Backed by private equity, with Greenwich, Connecticut-based North Castle Partners, CR Fitness Holdings LLC. is operated by Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale, and Jeff Dotson, who combined have more than over 100 years of experience in the fitness industry. The Crunch team currently operates 46 locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas.

Operation Once in a Lifetime receives numerous requests during the holidays from military service members who need assistance in providing a good Christmas for their children. These requests come from the families of soldiers who are currently deployed overseas, stateside and even from families that have lost a parent protecting our country. Operation For the past three years, Once in a Lifetime has provided toys for over thousands of military families.

“Toys for Troops is a program of Operation Once in a Lifetime to help support those Active Duty Military and Veteran families needing help during the holidays. Prior to Christmas we will be collecting toys benefitting our military that have sacrificed so much for others,” says Operation Once in a Lifetime Founder, Sgt. Patrick M. Sowers.

Crunch is known for its innovative group fitness programming and offers a wide range of activities across gyms, including BodyWeb with TRX®, Zumba®, Cardio Tai Box, Yoga Body Sculpt, Fat Burning Pilates, and the HIITZone™, a proprietary high-intensity interval group training program. This is in addition to free weights, machines, cutting-edge equipment, and expert instructors and trainers.

About CR Fitness

CR Fitness is a leading franchisee of Crunch Fitness. The company is rapidly expanding its club footprint throughout Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas and is led by a veteran management team with over one hundred years of combined experience in the fitness industry. With a comprehensive fitness offering and affordable price point, Crunch Fitness offers unmatched value to its members regardless of fitness level and is well positioned to take advantage of consumers’ increasing focus on health and wellness.

About Crunch

Crunch is a gym that believes in making serious exercise fun by fusing fitness and entertainment and pioneering a philosophy of ‘No Judgments.’ Crunch serves a fitness community for all kinds of people, with all types of goals, exercising all different ways, working it out at the same place together. Today, we are renowned for creating one-of-a-kind group fitness classes and unique programming for our wildly diverse members. Headquartered in New York City, Crunch serves over 2.2 million members with over 400 gyms worldwide in 34 states and the District of Columbia, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Portugal, Puerto Rico, and Spain. Crunch is rapidly expanding across the U.S. and around the globe.

About Operation Once in a Lifetime

Operation Once in a Lifetime is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization created to make the dreams of the U.S. Service Members, Honorably Discharged Veterans and their families come true. When Operation Once in a Lifetime was originally created, it was to offer once in a lifetime experiences for our Active Duty Service Members, Veterans and their families, to give once in a lifetime memories that most of our troops and their families would not normally have the opportunity to have.


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