The Blink Fitness opened today at noon at 98 Avenue A between Sixth Street and Seventh Street.
There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning at 11:45. Here's more on the gym via the EVG inbox...
As a part of the Grand Opening celebration, Blink Fitness will donate 50 one-year memberships, worth over $10,000, to Lower Eastside Girls Club, an organization dedicated to connecting girls and young women to healthy and successful futures.
The newest Blink Fitness facility will 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, as well as a wide variety of premium cardio machines and a multi-use space for additional exercises, stretching, and functional training.
Certified personal trainers will be available for those members who wish to create a custom workout experience tailored to their personal goals. As a gym that promises to provide a premium experience to all who join, memberships are available for as low as $25 per month with a free start up personal training session.
Blink Fitness will bring its Mood Above Muscle™ philosophy to its newest location, celebrating the idea that exercise is not only about looking good, but also about feeling good. Blink Fitness strives to make working out fun and uplifting by creating a Feel Good Experience™, which is made up of five pillars that make Blink unlike any other fitness club. This includes their respectful and friendly staff, bright and open gym design using colors that are scientifically proven to enhance mood, a spotlessly clean facility, and music specifically selected to motivate members.
Here are the hours for the gym based in the retail space of Ben Shaoul's luxury residences at 100 Avenue A:
Monday-Thursday: 5 am to 11 pm
Friday: 5 am to 10 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 7 am to 7 pm
I am sure the people who run the NYSC down Avenue A toward Houston are not happy about this. Maybe they will offer their current members incentive to stay.
Wish i still lived in the ev.
Sounds like a good deal
"colors that are scientifically proven to enhance mood, ... music specifically selected to motivate members."
Explicitly manipulative. I don't trust them.
Yay. I am so excited!
This is finally replacing Dolphin for me. I'm not sure I can take all the mood lifting and color, but I look forward to it.
Like many others, I miss the old building and grocery store, and wish the new structure was at least less tall, but as a female long-distance runner, I'm glad to have the option to run indoors sometimes, now that it gets dark so early.
I miss the old building and would prefer food courts to a gym.
Includes free weights..hmmmm...any blink that I have ever been to does NOT have free weights and plates outside of dumbbells...If this place actually had flat benches, Olympic bars, etc. it might be work it..
That's right 11:31, Blink seems like the kind of gym for people who are averse to typical gyms. They don't have the right equipment for me personally to get my roid rage on but hey, not a bad addition to the neighborhood IMO. Exercise is indisputably good for health you knuckleheads.
I will take a gym over a bar any day!
I need strength from the gym to understand those Upper East Side planters they are installing outside the building.
I was sorry to see the old grocery store go--although it was overprice, it was convenient.
I was very sorry to see the building torn down, especially once I learned it was once a historic theater.
But Blink is a very low-cost gym and I was already a member. I joined when Dolphin closed down.
So I will be using it.
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