Crunch Fitness coming to Kenwood Collection

Posted at 4:06 PM, May 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-22 16:06:57-04

LAS VEGAS - The Kenwood Collection has signed the Cincinnati region’s second Crunch fitness center as its newest retail tenant.

The 24,000-square-foot gym is expected to open by year end.

“Crunch Fitness is another perfect tenant for The Collection and we are very excited to welcome them to the project,” said Mark Wilhoite, a vice president at PECO Real Estate Partners, developer of the office and retail project near Kenwood Towne Centre. “The use will provide yet another amenity for our office tenants as well as provide for a first class full service health club for the community.”

Crunch is a fast-growing health club known for a “no judgments” philosophy and a range of services, including exercise classes, personal trainers and state-of-the-art cardio and strength-training equipment.

The gym is owned by a private-equity investment firm in New York and is expanding rapidly with owned stores and franchises. In Ohio, Crunch has two locations in Columbus and one in Deerfield Township.

“We are enthusiastic about opening a Crunch Fitness location in this area,” said Managing Partner Daniel Caskey, in a press release. “It’s of great importance to us that we provide a place of employment and a chance for residents to grow with us as we add additional locations.”

The Kenwood Collection is a 525,000-square-foot retail and office building that was formerly known as Kenwood Towne Place. It has landed several new-to-market retail tenants, including Ohio’s first 365 by Whole Foods and Mitchell Gold-Bob Williams Signature Store, an upscale furniture seller. Among its office tenants are Merrill Lynch, Unlimited Systems, The Hauser Group, The New York Life Insurance Company and Assured Neace Lukens Insurance.