World-Famous Crunch Fitness Announces New Club Openings in Northern Virginia

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US Fitness Holdings, LLC of McLean, VA is firing up more cutting-edge fitness options and bringing the world famous, Crunch Fitness, to the greater Washington, DC, area at the acclaimed Reston Town Center and the Tysons area of Northern Virginia.

Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through unique programming and cutting-edge training, brings their 'No Judgments' philosophy and fusion of fitness meets entertainment to these esteemed communities of shopping, dining and entertainment. Crunch is known for creating unique programming that caters to an exceedingly diverse member base and has raised the bar for the entire fitness industry.

Local fitness pioneers and Co-CEO's of US Fitness Holdings, LLC, Kirk and John Galiani, known for purchasing, developing and later selling the largest international co-ed gym chain in the world, are thrilled to introduce their two new locations. They spared no expense on the Reston Town Center location as they invested more than $4 million to build this premiere fitness facility. The Reston Town Center location is 25,000 square feet of luxurious space, designed with the busy professional in mind. Understanding that work, play and fitness are a lifestyle, they worked with industry leading architects and interior designers to create the perfect space for this community, complete with beautiful finishes like designer Italian tiles, hard-wood bamboo flooring and exotic granite.

"The Crunch brand and the demographics of Reston Town Center are very well aligned. With the energy of Reston Town Center and the vibrant and entertaining aspects of the Crunch brand, the two are a perfect match," said John Galiani. "We are very excited about this location. We clearly view Reston Town Center as the premier town center in the country and are proud to be part of such a trophy property," said Kirk Galiani.

The second new club is located in the Tysons Corner area of Northern Virginia. The club is 20,000 square feet with two different levels featuring a ride studio, the latest state of the art equipment and machines, free weights and a high performance turf functional training zone.

"We are thrilled to bring the industry leading Crunch brand to the Tysons area! Between the world famous classes, state of the art equipment, top of the line personal trainers and the results-based fitness experience, this club will offer the best in fitness that Tysons has ever seen! Having built clubs all over the globe, it feels great to open a location right here in our hometown," said Kirk Galiani.

Reston Town Center and Tysons are the third and fourth Crunch locations in the Washington DC/Northern VA market, joining the two current Crunch locations strategically located in the heart of Washington DC at Metro Center and Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights.

The features vary by location including state of the art amenities, like Crunch's world class Personal Training program, full-service spa-inspired locker rooms with Bliss spa products and saunas, a relaxing lounge area where you can catch up on emails or just catch your breath, and large modern group fitness rooms that will deliver the classes that Crunch is known for. Classes will be funky, cool and fresh, and taught by the region's top instructors. The club will feature a main studio conducting fun and intense fat burning classes like Zumba Sentao®, SURFSET® & SAND, POUND®, BOSU® Bootcamp, Chisel and BodyWeb w/TRX®; a studio hosting a variety of the latest yoga and Pilates classes; and a dedicated ride studio featuring serious sweat-inducing classes. The clubs will also be filled with the best functional and conventional strength and cardio equipment available today.

Crunch is a gym that believes in making serious exercise fun by fusing fitness and entertainment and pioneering a philosophy of No Judgments. Headquartered in New York City, and co-owned by New Evolution Ventures (NeV) and private-equity firm Angelo Gordon, Crunch serves over 300,000 members with 80 gyms worldwide, including 52 franchise locations throughout the country and Australia, and is rapidly expanding across the U.S. and around the globe. Go to www.crunch.com for more information.

About New Evolution Ventures™ (NeV) About New Evolution Ventures™ (NeV) Based in Northern California, New Evolution Ventures (NeV) is a private equity firm focused on the acquisition, development and operations management of fitness, health and wellness interests both domestically and internationally. Founded in 2008 by Mark Mastrov, Jim Rowley and Mike Feeney, the current team of NeV professionals is shaping the world of fitness, health and wellness one brand at a time. With a foundation representing over a century of business experience, NeV currently has operations and investments in more than 20 countries worldwide representing over 800+ facilities. For more information, visit www.nev.com.

Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. is a privately held limited partnership founded in November 1988, and currently manages approximately $23 billion. The firm's investment focus centers on core competencies of real estate, credit, and private equity. Angelo, Gordon has over 200 employees (approximately half of whom are investment professionals) and is headquartered in New York, with associated offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Sydney. For more information, visit www.angelogordon.com.

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