Hoboken Fitness: A Visit to Crunch Gym {+ FREE 5-Day Gym Pass Inside!}

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Let’s face it — those 5+ summer pounds from endless margs and late night fries {#nojudgments}  topped off with numerous weekend trips to the shore are finally catching up to your waistline. So here you are, ready to get fit for fall. While there are a slew of boutique gyms in the area with specialized classes, sometimes you just want a gym membership to have an all-in-one approach while you get svelte from all angles {a one-stop shop}. Enter Crunch Gym, located at 110 River Street, a comprehensive fitness studio downtown. Recently, I tried a few {glorious} days there, in its recently renovated its space {which includes a brand new spin studio as well as a majorly expanded group fitness class offerings}. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves…read below for all of the exciting updates to this fitness locale.

Here’s the DL on Crunch:

Hoboken Girl- Crunch- Front

^No Judgments: Crunch Gym on River Street

Ambiance

Crunch is a big space, which is awesome when its jam-packed at peak hours {before and after the 9-5 work day} — and there really is room for everyone at the gym party! They have any machine you’d want to use for cardio: Precor Trainers, Ellipticals, Stairmasters, and rows of treadmills. When you’ve finished cardio or you’re looking for a more weight-intensive workout, there are two rooms — yes you read that right — two rooms filled with free weights, medicine balls, kettle bells, and weight machines. It may be difficult to figure out where to start.

Hoboken Girl-Crunch-Cardio

^Amazing equipment: no waiting in line here

Classes & Personal Training

Whatever part of your bod you’re looking to firm up, Crunch has got you covered in their class department. They offer so many different type of classes throughout the week ranging from a four different riding classes, ballet barre, toning of all kinds, zumba, yoga, and a [tough + fun] class designated for athletes. Certified group fitness instructors teach all the classes, and many of them are personal trainers at the club, too.

If you’re interested in hiring a personal trainer, or not sure how to use a machine, personal trainers will set you up with a one-hour complimentary session if you inquire.

Hoboken Girl- Crunch- Ride

^It’s always a party in the ride room

No Judgments

The best part about Crunch’s membership is that you truly get to zone out and have “me time” in a safe space. For everybody that is something different; if you prefer classes, there are tons to choose from. If you want to walk on the treadmill, that works. Or, if you want to bring a friend and buddy-up at the weights, you can do that too. The amount of space that Crunch has to offer and all of the equipment and classes give you free reign to take your workout into your own hands. Whatever you’re feeling on that particular day, you can do {including just a quick treadmill spring pre-happy hour… no judgments, see?}.

Hoboken Girl- Crunch- Weights

^Medicine balls, machines, free weights, and kettlebells: YASSS

While getting to the gym is just about 90% of the battle, we can assure you you’ll be glad when the endorphins kick in and you’re killing in on the treadmill overlooking the NYC skyline. Does that view ever get old?! The sky[line] is the limit {pun intended}.

Pricing

If you’re new to Crunch and want to try it out, we have awesome news — as a Hoboken Girl reader {we <3 you}, click this link and get started with your 5-day guest pass AND a complimentary personal training session!

This is an easy way to try out a variety of different classes and instructors, machines, and feel the Crunch vibe. Then, when your guest pass is finished, a team member will reach out to you for fabulous membership options. We know you will love it.

All in all, Crunch was a great experience. We also really enjoyed the chance to talk to some of the employees about why they love to be a part of “me” time. “The best part about Crunch is it truly is a family that builds off of everyone’s strengths,” says Lori, the head of group fitness at the gym. She also says that fitness has been a “personal journey, and taking the first step is the hardest part.” Lori could not say enough wonderful things about the staff and members of her happy place. Echoing our sentiments, Lori shared that Crunch has made her believe fitness is a holistic experience, and “everyone comes seeking something different, just like every teacher and member brings something to be shared.”

For a limited time: Get your FREE 5-day Guest Pass + Complimentary Personal Training Session {exclusive to Hoboken Girl readers!}

 

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Christina is a resident of midtown Hoboken and an avid runner. A total fitness lover and fanatic, Christina is always up to try something new. Her other passions include cooking, baking, and any events which include animals. She and her fiancé can often be found watching the dogs play at the dog park — and her other favorite places in town are the farmers market, Pier A for a run, and any coffee shop (especially with gluten free cookies). Make sure to stop by Work It Out studios and say hi to Christina, who is usually behind their front desk!