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Blink Fitness Empowers Its Members to Work Out Anytime, Anywhere With Enhanced Mobile App
Posted: October 2, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness is switching things up. Beginning this fall, the premium and affordable gym will introduce its fall campaign along with the enhanced Blink App. The newest version of the app will continue to curate a personalized feed, pulling from 1,200+ pieces of content, including healthy recipes and guided meditations. Members can work out anytime, anywhere by streaming workouts from dozens of popular partners, such as Aaptiv and Daily Burn. Additionally, members can now take full advantage of their benefits at any time with added utilities like the ability to book a training session. Read More...

Blink Fitness Opens Its Newest Location In Bedford Park
Posted: September 23, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessBRONX, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium quality, affordable fitness brand announces the grand opening of its 11th Bronx location, in Bedford Park. Blink Fitness opened its doors to the much-anticipated location on Friday, September 20 and held a grand opening ceremony on Tuesday, September 24 from 11AM to 12PM. The 16,400 square foot gym will offer memberships starting at $15 per month. The fast-growing brand now has 90-plus gyms nationwide with locations coast-to-coast, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit and Boston. Read More...

Blink Fitness Makes Strong Entrance into Chicagoland
Posted: September 5, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessCHICAGO, IL - Blink Fitness (Blink) has announced that it is expanding throughout Chicagoland with an aggressive growth strategy, which initially includes five locations in the coming months. The first two of these opened last week in Merrionette Park, near the edge of the city's southwest side, and near Midway Airport. The additional three gyms will open in suburban Oak Lawn and Evanston, as well as in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. The fast-growing brand now has 90 gyms nationwide with locations coast-to-coast, including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Detroit and Boston. Read More...

Blink Fitness Inks Multi-Unit Deals Representing Nearly 40 Units
Posted: August 28, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, affordable fitness concept that creates an unmistakable and incomparable Feel Good Experience, has hit its stride with multi-unit franchising. In the past few months, Blink has signed three major franchise development agreements representing nearly 40 units in Sacramento, Boston and Nashville. These deals increase the brand's franchise footprint by 50%. Read More...

Blink Fitness Appoints President of Franchising
Posted: July 10, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, value-based fitness concept, has appointed franchising industry veteran Thomas Flaherty as President of Franchising, a newly created position. In this role, Flaherty will oversee the entire franchise business, including directing the brand’s expansion across key markets in the United States and internationally. Founded in 2011, Blink currently has more than 100 locations open or in development and has plans for more than 300 company- and franchise-owned Blink gyms in the next three years. Read More...

Blink Fitness Opens Its 86th Location In Queens Village
Posted: June 29, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessQUEENS, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, the premium quality, affordable fitness brand announce the grand opening of its 86th location in Queens Village. As a part of the Grand Opening celebration, Blink Fitness donated (50) 1-year memberships, worth more than $10,000, to Hollis Bellaire Queens Village Bellerose Athletic Association, a baseball and softball organization dedicated to providing the youth of the community with the ideals and virtues of honesty, fair play, integrity and respect. Read More...

Blink Fitness and Three-Time NBA Champion Draymond Green Bring The Feel Good Experience To First Michigan Location
Posted: June 19, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessWARREN, MI - Blink Fitness, the premium quality, affordable fitness brand is excited to announce the grand opening of its first franchise location in Michigan, and first location co-owned by three-time NBA Champion Draymond Green. To celebrate the newest location, Blink Fitness is hosting a community celebration in partnership with Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), an organization dedicated to positively impacting the lives of more than 14,000 local Detroit children by creating a safe and supportive place for kids to have fun and be active. The community celebration will feature a three-point competition, prizing, food trucks, entertainment and more. Blink Warren will also donate 50 one-year memberships worth over $10,000 to Detroit PAL. Read More...

Blink Fitness Moves into New Underserved Markets Across Eastern Seaboard
Posted: April 30, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - On the move again, Blink Fitness is rapidly accelerating its growth into major markets across the United States. Blink, which focuses on how exercise makes you feel rather than exclusively on how it makes you look, is set to break into new metropolitan areas across the Eastern Seaboard with the signing of a nine-gym agreement. The agreement inked with entrepreneurial couple Carlos and Laura Gavidia calls for three locations in Virginia Beach and six gyms in Jacksonville, Florida. The first gym is slated to open summer 2019 in Virginia Beach. This will be the first time Blink breaks ground in each of these markets. Read More...

Blink Fitness Partners with MSX by Michael Strahan–Bringing an Exclusive Activewear Collection to Every Body
Posted: March 18, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium quality, value-based gym, announces its expanded partnership with MSX by Michael Strahan (Pro Football Hall of Famer, broadcaster, and entrepreneur). MSX by Michael Strahan x Blink Fitness line will be exclusively available across all Blink locations nationwide beginning March 19th, 2019. The original collaboration first launched in 10 Manhattan, New York, Blink locations in April 2018. Read More...

Blink Fitness Brings The Feel Good Experience To Its 80th Location In Burbank California
Posted: January 11, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessBURBANK, CA - Blink Fitness, the premium quality, affordable fitness brand is excited to bring the Mood Above Muscle approach to its 80th location in Burbank, California. With a strong East Coast presence and quickly growing franchise business, Blink continues the expansion of its groundbreaking philosophy across the country to the newest West Coast gym. Read More...

Blink Fitness Launches a First-of-its-Kind Technology and Takes a Major Leap Towards Ending the One-Size-Fits-All Gym Landscape
Posted: January 7, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness introduces a proprietary Personalized Mobile Companion, a breakthrough technology designed to change the one-size-fits-all gym landscape for good. This technology enables Blink members to receive a daily, personalized content feed tailored to their specific goals across a variety of healthy living topics that will enable them to exercise better, eat better, recharge better and live better. Read More...

Blink Fitness Boosts Affordable Fitness Access for Every Body by Joining the Silver&Fit and Active&Fit Networks
Posted: December 19, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium quality, affordable fitness brand, announces that it is now participating in two programs that will provide new and current members of all ages access to affordable gym memberships. The programs include the Silver&Fit Exercise and Healthy Aging Program and the Active&Fit Program. Read More...

Blink Fitness Partners with Precor to Enhance Gym Experience Through High-Tech Advancements
Posted: December 10, 2018 in Chains, Suppliers

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, the brand leading the body positivity and inclusivity movement, has partnered with Precor, a global leader in fitness design experiences that will allow both companies to continue redefining the fitness industry. Beginning with the grand opening of Blink Burbank in late December, all new Blink Fitness gyms will be exclusively outfitted with state-of-the-art Precor equipment that includes cardio, strength, functional fitness equipment and connected solutions. Read More...

Blink Fitness Celebrates Newest New Jersey Location In Irvington With Holiday Donations To Local Nonprofit
Posted: November 30, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessIRVINGTON, N.J. - Blink Fitness, the premium quality, affordable fitness brand, is excited to announce the grand opening of its 78th location, in Irvington. As a part of the Grand Opening celebration, Blink Fitness will donate 50 one-year memberships, worth over $10,000 to Turning Point Community Services, an Irvington-based nonprofit organization that is committed to helping those in need to become self-sufficient by breaking the cycles of habits that have permeated their lives and leave them at risk. Blink Fitness will also make a $1,000 donation to help Turning Point to provide gifts, meals and more to nearly 100 women and children of Irvington for the holidays. Read More...

Blink Fitness Restores Ridgewood Theatre To Open A New Hub of Health In The Community; Also Opens First Orange County Location In Anaheim, California
Posted: November 13, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. and ANAHEIM, CA - After a decade of being closed, Blink Fitness will re-open the restored Ridgewood Theatre to create a premium quality, affordable fitness brand for the community. Blink Fitness is also excited to announce the grand opening of its 74th gym, in Anaheim. The Anaheim location is the first Blink Fitness located in Orange County, and third location in California. The newest Blink Fitness facilities boast a broad offering of top-of-the-line strength equipment that includes free weights, plates, and machines for upper body, lower body and core. Read More...

Blink Fitness Opens its Newest Locations in Bronx, N.Y. and Nutley, N.J.
Posted: October 19, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessBRONX, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value gym, is excited to announce the grand opening of its 72nd location, in East Tremont. As a part of the Grand Opening celebration, Blink Fitness will donate 50 one-year memberships, worth over $10,000, to Children's Aid, an organization dedicated to helping children in poverty succeed and thrive by providing comprehensive supports to children, youth and their families. Blink Fitness also announced the grand opening of its 73rd location, in New Jersey. As a part of the Grand Opening celebration, Blink Fitness will donate 50 one-year membership, worth over $10,000, to The Phoenix Center, an organization dedicated to working in partnership with families and communities to develop the potential of each student with significant developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum ages five through 21 and to provide customizes, unique and individualized programs aligned with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS). Read More...

Blink Fitness Opens Its Newest New Jersey Location In Plainfield
Posted: September 19, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessPLAINFIELD, N.J. - Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value gym, announces the grand opening of its 71st location, in Plainfield, New Jersey. As a part of the Grand Opening celebration, Blink Fitness will donate 50 one-year memberships, worth over $10,000, to Angels for Action, an organization dedicated to working for justice and equality for oppressed, poor and victimized children and adults in the community. Additionally, Blink will be donating 50 one-year memberships to Homefirst Interfaith Housing and Family Services, an organization dedicated to delivering comprehensive solutions to homelessness through providing transitional, supportive and permanent housing, homeless prevention assistance and social services to strengthen families. Read More...

Detroit Pistons Bring Blink Fitness To Midtown Detroit
Posted: September 13, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessDETROIT, MI - The Detroit Pistons and Blink Fitness have announced plans to build a publicly-accessible Blink Fitness franchise inside the state-of-the-art Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center. The New Center facility will be the first Blink Fitness location in Detroit and one of several planned Blink Fitness openings slated in Michigan during 2019. Blink Fitness, a premium-quality value-based gym, announced in February that it will open 15 or more locations throughout Michigan. Read More...

Blink Fitness Accelerates Expansion with Strategic Multi-State Deal with Seritage Growth Properties
Posted: July 25, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, value-based gym that has challenged industry norms by celebrating how exercise makes you feel, not just how it makes you look, and Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG) have announced a deal to expand Blink Fitness' reach. The multi-property lease agreement will bring 17 corporate and franchisee-owned gyms to major metropolitan areas across ten states and is a part of Blink Fitness' aggressive strategic growth strategy. Read More...

Blink Fitness Promotes Two Key Players; Names Todd Magazine CEO
Posted: May 22, 2018 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, value-based gym that has challenged industry norms by celebrating how exercise makes you feel, not just how it makes you look, has announced the promotion of former president Todd Magazine to Chief Executive Officer and former Vice President of Operations David Collignon to Senior Vice President of Operations. Read More...

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