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Crunch Fitness appoints new President


Crunch Fitness appoints new President

Crunch Fitness welcomes former Pizza Hut COO Chequan Lewis as President, as Ben Midgely moves to Crunch's Board of Directors.…

Crunch Fitness welcomes former Pizza Hut COO Chequan Lewis as President, as Ben Midgely moves to Crunch’s Board of Directors.

Crunch Fitness welcomes Chequan Lewis, former COO of Pizza Hut U.S., as President, marking an exciting addition to the company’s leadership team. This announcement comes as Ben Midgley transitions from CEO of Crunch Franchising to the company’s Board of Directors, after playing a pivotal role in driving Crunch Fitness to become one of the fastest-growing fitness companies and franchises in the U.S. 

Under Midgley’s leadership since 2009, Crunch Fitness has expanded its franchising endeavors, achieving remarkable growth and recognition. With 460+ gyms spanning 41 states and seven countries, boasting over 2.5 million members, Crunch has secured its position as the #1 Fitness franchise on the Entrepreneur 500® list. 

“We’re excited to bring Chequan on the team as Crunch’s new President,” Midgely told Global Franchise. “He is passionate about franchising, fitness, and the Crunch brand. While I’ll be transitioning to Crunch’s board, I’ll still play a large role in our franchise relations, and I’m looking forward to watching the business thrive under Chequan’s leadership. It’s an exciting time for Crunch as the company continues to grow and make serious fitness fun.” 

With Lewis onboard, Crunch Fitness anticipates further growth and success, fueled by a shared commitment to excellence and innovation in the fitness industry. In his new role, Lewis will leverage his extensive background to oversee both owned and franchised operations. A graduate of Howard University and Harvard Law School, Lewis brings a strategic mindset and a wealth of experience to his position. As a former business litigator and Presidential Leadership Scholar, Lewis is deeply committed to driving growth strategies, enhancing performance, and elevating the Crunch brand alongside other executives and franchise owners. 

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Crunch Fitness family,” said Lewis. “The support and warm welcome I have already received from Ben Midgley and Crunch Worldwide CEO Jim Rowley have been incredible. I’m inspired by what this brand has already done with its No Judgments culture and philosophy as well as its rapid expansion across the U.S. and around the globe. I’m excited to work with this team and franchise network to take the company and brand to new heights.” 

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