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Blink Fitness to open in Woodside this summer, club already offering deals

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March 31, 2016 By Christian Murray

Blink Fitness is opening a Woodside facility this summer and the club is already offering deals to entice people to join.

The company aims to open a gymnasium at 56-02 Roosevelt Avenue in June, according to Michael Fisher, who will be managing the Woodside facility. Blink is currently converting an empty, dilapidated manufacturing building located by the subway tracks into the new gym.

The Woodside facility will occupy two floors. The ground floor will consist of treadmills, bicycles, office space, locker rooms and a reception area. The upstairs will largely be dedicated to gym equipment, a stretching area and free weights.

Fisher, who is touting the club’s discount pricing and modern equipment, was underneath the 7 train station at 46th Street today offering promotional materials and deals.

Fisher said the monthly rate is $15 for members who sign up for a year and only use the Woodside facility, while it is $20 to $25 per month for those who enter into a one-year contract and want to use multiple Blink gyms.

He said the typical signup fee ranges from $50 to $100 but Blink is offering all members who sign up before the Woodside location opens a $1 sign on charge.

A representative of Blink at a meeting last year estimated that between 5,000 and 7,000 people would become members of the Woodside facility, with about 600 to 700 members using it per day.

The club anticipates that between 70 and 100 members would be at the facility during a regular hour.

A representative of facility said last year that it was going to open in 2017 but the date has since changed.

Blink currently has about 40 locations throughout New York and New Jersey. It opened a facility in Astoria in January 2014 and one in Jackson Heights in the fall of 2014.

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Jason T Beers

New York Sports Club in Sunnyside better pull their cleanliness and gym together or they are gonna lose most of there members. I am interested in checking it out as NYSC is going down hill fast. No towels, soap, tissues & paper towels to dry hands. WTF? Not even must playing in gym!

Long time resident

Blink is too low rent for a pool. As a former Blink member my advice is to go check out the Jackson Heights location at a non-peak hour – say 2 pm – and see how packed it is. It will be a mad house, and that’s why I’m a former member.


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