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Bushwick residents have been exercising patience instead of their bodies for the past two years, but they're finally being rewarded with a long-awaited Crunch gym. DNAinfo noted that the fitness center, which was first announced back in 2013, opened its doors at 785 Flushing Avenue on Friday to its 2,000-plus members who had signed up for early bird memberships.
The gym hasn't given an official reason for why the opening was delayed for so long; representatives had previously discussed vague permit issues. "We're excited to finally get all the red tape out of the way and get people working out," gym manager Ronald Blake told the site.
This location is a Crunch Essential gym, meaning that basic memberships go for $9.95 a month—if you want to throw tanning and the chain gym's inventive group fitness classes into that mix, it's an extra $10. Later on this year, Ditmas Park can expect its own Crunch.
Update: A representative for Crunch cites that the "permitting process with the city" caused the delays in Bushwick's opening. Crunch also added that the Greenpoint gym will be the next location to open in Brooklyn.