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Inaugural Crunch Fitness conference a success

Ben Midgley, center, president & co-founder Crunch Fitness Franchise, at the inaugural Crunch Fitness conference for a photo with Stephen Nitkin, left, co-founder of CYC Cycling, and Tony Scrimale, multi-club Crunch Fitness franchisee.Crunch Fitness held its first conference in Kennebunkport, Maine. And if attendance and interest is any indication then it is sure to be a date circled on the calendar in the future.

More than 100 people attended - far beyond the expected 70 - the Aug. 12-15 event at the Colony Hotel. There was networking, educational sessions and more.

Ben Midgely, president and co-founder of Crunch Fitness Franchise, showed his support of IHRSA upon introducing a representative to attendees.

"You come to the Crunch conference to learn about the brand and business operations, you go to IHRSA to learn about the Industry!" 

Crunch has more than 40 locations in the United States.

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