Want to see Gene Simmons's infamous tongue hanging out in a healthier setting than a Kiss concert? Visit the two-year-old Crunch Gym, a Sunset Strip haunt for Hollywood hardbodies. Simmons, Ben Affleck and Renée Zellweger are regulars at Crunch, where computer-mounted Life-Cycles let sweat-setters surf the Web while they work out. The gym also features a hypoxic training chamber that simulates conditions at 6,000 feet, an Afro-Brazilian exercise class with live drummers and a gospel aerobics class with a live choir. For post-workout stimulation, try the club's peekaboo showers: men's and women's stalls made of sand-blasted glass, affording a cloudy view of the showerers from the corridor.
"People in the industry go to Crunch to see and be seen," says actress Jessica O'Sullivan. "They go to hook up, either in a business or a sexual sense. Or both, which happens a lot in L.A."
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