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Crunch Fitness Channelside Renovations To Allow Boutique Classes

TAMPA, FL — Crunch Fitness announced the upgrade of its Channelside location in Downtown Tampa to a Crunch Select Club. The first of its kind in the area, this $200,000 renovation will allow Crunch Channelside to offer its members boutique-style fitness classes as well as increased workout space in the main gym by 20 percent.

The new fitness studio will be located directly across from the main entrance of the main gym in Grand Central to provide classes such as hot yoga, suspended yoga, barre classes and more. The renovations and new studio should be complete by the end of the year.

“Our goal is always to make serious exercise fun while offering a top-quality environment and fitness equipment,” said CEO Vince Julien. “We saw a need in the Channelside District community to revamp our group fitness programming, and we are extremely excited that this renovation will allow us to offer high-value classes at affordable prices.”

Prominent features of the expansion will include:

  • An extra 2,400 square feet of workout space in the main gym

  • A first-class cycle studio with a 100-inch video screen and low-voltage lighting that dances with the music

  • Upgrade the existing group fitness room with new flooring and fitness equipment

  • A new studio with infra-red heat panels, bamboo flooring, backlit mirrors and a stage

  • A new tanning and hydro bed area with two high-performance tanning booths

Crunch Channelside is owned by veteran fitness industry operators Vince Julien, Geoff Dyer, Tony Scrimale and Jeff Dotson, who are confident in the future of fitness and have successfully opened six clubs during the coronavirus pandemic starting in May. This franchisee currently owns and operates a total of 28 Crunch locations in the Tampa Bay community as well as in Orlando and Atlanta.

This article originally appeared on the Tampa Patch

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The COVID crunch: Winnipeg dentist says teeth-grinding a sign of pandemic stress – Winnipeg

A Winnipeg dentist says he’s seen a significant uptick in people grinding their teeth in recent months, and there’s an obvious culprit: stress caused by COVID-19.

Dr. Ken Hamin of Reflections Dental Health Centre told 680 CJOB his office is seeing unprecedented numbers of patients coming in with the same problem.

“It’s the first time in probably 30 years that I’ve seen a trend — and the only thing I can account it towards is the stress of COVID-19,” said Hamin.

“We’ve seen a huge increase, probably three to four patients a week, coming in and saying, ‘I’ve started clenching or grinding’, or ‘I’ve got headaches.’”

Hamin said a night guard helps people reduce teeth grinding since it often occurs while we’re asleep, but sometimes, patients will be referred to a sleep study.

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Winnipeg psychologist Dr. Syras Derksen told Global News that added stress during the pandemic is normal — especially when traditional holiday gatherings people look forward to — like Thanksgiving — are being advised against this year.

“I think the first thing to know is that it’s OK to grieve,” said Derksen.

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“It’s important to go through a process of emotions as you realize that things are going to be different — that you’re going to have plan things different.

“You’re hoping that it’s going to be the same… but then as that realization sets in, you’re going to experience loss and you’re going to go through a series of emotions — and it’s OK to allow those to happen, and you’ll get through them.”

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