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Blink Fitness Plans to Reopen Gyms in the New Jersey Market
Posted: August 31, 2020 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness has announced that, in accordance with local and state reopening guidelines in New Jersey, the Union, Irvington, East Orange, Perth Amboy, Willingboro, Passaic, South Orange, Clifton, Parsippany, Journal Square, Lodi, Paramus, Plainfield, Ironbound, Nutley and Linden gyms will be reopening. Read More...

Blink Fitness Plans to Reopen Gyms in the Long Island, Westchester, Syracuse, Rochester and New York City Markets
Posted: August 21, 2020 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness has announced that, in accordance with local and state reopening guidelines in New York State, Long Island, Westchester, Syracuse, Rochester and New York City, gyms will be reopening on the following dates with modified operating hours... These abbreviated hours will allow for thorough cleaning and disinfecting procedures overnight. With the reopening process carefully developed and executed, Blink is excited to welcome members and employees back into the gym. Read More...

Blink Fitness Teams Up with Achilles International to Help Athletes Prepare for Inaugural Virtual Hope and Possibility 5K/10 Miler
Posted: July 9, 2020 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness has announced a new partnership with global organization Achilles International to develop content aimed at helping participants to prepare for the Virtual Hope and Possibility 5K/10-Miler presented by TD Bank. The Achilles Virtual Hope & Possibility 5K/10-Miler is open to everyone and has attracted athletes with disabilities from around the globe. Read More...

IHRSA to Host Webinar on Safely Reopening Health Clubs
Posted: May 5, 2020 in Suppliers

IHRSA: Success By AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is set to host a webinar to assist club operators around the world learn best practices on reopening from industry leaders. Rick Caro, President, Management Vision, Inc., will moderate a discussion with Ben Midgley, CEO, Crunch Franchise and Todd Magazine, CEO, Blink Fitness. The webinar will take place Thursday, May 7, at 3 PM EDT. Read More...

FlexIt’s Virtual Personal Training Gathers Momentum
Posted: May 4, 2020 in Suppliers

FlexItNEW YORK, N.Y. - FlexIt, the pay as you go fitness app, previously announced a new offering that lets individuals access 1-on-1 live personal training from their favorite fitness brands, all from the comfort of their own homes. In the few weeks since its launch, FlexIt’s Virtual Personal Training has gained steam with broad user activation and new fitness club partner additions, including Blink Fitness. Read More...

Blink Fitness Unlocks App Content to Keep Americans Fit from Home
Posted: April 8, 2020 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness has announced a free 30-day mobile app trial, open to all with no money down and no membership commitment required. Earlier this month, in light of COVID-19 and "stay at home" orders in place across the country, Blink unlocked its mobile app, typically a premium membership benefit, for all new and existing members. The brand has also teamed up with WorkWell NYC to allow all New York City government employees free access to the Blink Fitness App offerings as part of an overall discounted membership program. Read More...

Amid the Spread of COVID-19, Blink Fitness Is Teaming Up with WorkWell NYC to Provide Free Blink Fitness App Access to all Local Government Employees
Posted: March 26, 2020 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness has announced a partnership with WorkWell NYC that will allow all New York City government employees free access to the Blink Fitness App offerings as part of an overall discounted membership program. Earlier this month, Blink Fitness unlocked all content on its mobile app, which was historically a premium-only benefit, to all new and existing members until April 30, 2020. Read More...

Blink Fitness Launches “Get Up and Blink,” Free Livestreaming Fitness Classes for All Amid Nationwide Gym Closures
Posted: March 18, 2020 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness has launched "Get Up and Blink," a daily virtual workout session that gives members and non-members alike access to industry-leading fitness instruction from Blink Fitness' Certified Personal Trainers. With COVID-19 forcing gym closures across the nation, Blink will provide daily tools and resources they need to stay moving and motivated. Classes will air daily Monday through Friday at 8:00AM EST on Facebook Live. Read More...

Blink Fitness Puts its Members’ Wellness First by Unlocking Premium Mobile App Access for All, Encouraging Them to Workout Wherever They Feel Comfortable
Posted: March 11, 2020 in Chains

Blink FitnessNEW YORK, N.Y. - Blink Fitness has unlocked all content on its mobile app, previously a premium membership benefit, to all new and existing members until April 30, 2020. For Blink Fitness, the health and safety of members is paramount, and with growing concerns around COVID-19 ruling the national conversation, the premium and affordable gym feels a larger responsibility than ever to support members through their wellness journey, both inside and outside of the gym. Read More...

Blink Fitness Expands to Dallas – Fort Worth
Posted: January 6, 2020 in Chains

Blink FitnessDALLAS, TX - Blink Fitness, an inclusive, affordable gym that values Mood Above Muscle, is expanding in Texas with four new spacious, state-of-the-art gyms offering monthly memberships starting at $10. Opening in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area for the first time, residents looking to forge forward with their new year fitness resolutions will be able to start building the positive vibes that are associated with exercise in four local neighborhoods beginning this month. Read More...

Blink Fitness Reaches Milestone of 100th Gym with Grand Opening of Houston Location
Posted: December 5, 2019 in Chains

Blink FitnessHOUSTON, TX - Blink Fitness, an inclusive, affordable gym that values Mood Above Muscle, is entering the Houston market with four new, state-of-the-art workout gyms. With the opening of the Spring Branch location, Blink has now reached a growth milestone of 100 gyms nationwide. Read More...

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...

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