Crunch time: Fitness chain revamping old SE Boise gym
A decaying gym building in SE Boise is slated to again host barbells and treadmills as part of the expansion of a national chain in the Treasure Valley.
Crunch Fitness plans to open at the corner of Beacon St. and Division Ave. near ParkCenter Blvd. in coming months - after crews finish work on more than $400,000 worth of construction.
The old indoor swimming pool and spa will be filled in and covered, the exterior will be revamped, skylights will be taken out and a flurry of other cosmetic and structural changes.
A portion of the building's second floor will be removed, shrinking the overall square footage.
The building has hosted a number of gyms on and off over the years, including a 24 Hour Fitness location, Park Center Health and Racquet Club and others.
Crunch Fitness entered the market when a franchisee purchased seven existing Idaho Athletic Club locations last year.