NEW YORK, NY — Blink Fitness — a premium-quality, value-based fitness concept — has been named to Inc. magazine’s 37th annual Inc. 5000 list. Based on a three-year growth rate of 208 percent, the New York-based fitness franchise ranked in the top half (#2138) of the exclusive ranking of the nation’s fast-growing private companies.
“We are incredibly proud of Blink’s inclusion on this esteemed list for the second year in a row,” said Todd Magazine, CEO of Blink Fitness. “Many of the nation’s most influential and successful businesses have been included on the Inc. 5000 and it’s an honor to be in such company.”
The Inc. 5000 list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Previous companies that have made the list include Microsoft, Dell, Domino's Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow and many other well-known names.
“As seen in previous years, companies on the Inc. 5000 are unparalleled in hard work, sacrifice and growth,” added Magazine. “Blink’s premium member experience and revolutionary Every Body Happy marketing campaign have been keys to our explosive growth and have separated us from the pack within the value fitness segment."
Blink offers a truly unique experience to its members, based on a company philosophy of Mood Above Muscle™, which celebrates the positive feelings you get from exercise rather than just the physical benefits. Their Feel Good Experience® comes to life in each gym through a commitment to providing modern and colorful design, elevated customer service, relentless focus on cleanliness, energizing music and confidence-boosting training programs.
Blink Fitness has opened 70 locations since its inception across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California, and has over 50 additional franchise locations in various stages of development in major U.S. markets. According to Magazine, Blink will have approximately 80 locations open and operating by the end of the year. He also expects Blink to surpass the 300-unit mark over the next five years.
Including a franchise fee of $10,000-$40,000, the initial investment to open a Blink Fitness franchise is $637,000-$2,100,000. The average gym utilizes about 12,000-18,000 square feet.
For more information about the Blink Fitness franchise opportunity, please visit http://www.blinkfranchising.com.
The complete Inc. 5000 list — including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria — can be found atwww.inc.com/inc5000.
About Blink Fitness
Founded in 2011, Blink Fitness is a premium quality, value-based fitness brand with more than 90 locations open or in development throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California. Blink Fitness puts Mood Above Muscle™ which celebrates the positive feeling you get from exercise, not just the physical benefits. Each gym employs the company’s signature Feel Good Experience® that highlights enthusiastic staff members, a clean environment, an open, spacious, and colorful design, energizing music and fitness training that is motivating and affordable.
For more information about Blink, visit blinkfitness.com. Franchising details are available on blinkfranchising.com. Blink Fitness has franchise opportunities available nationwide with a focus on the following markets: Atlanta, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Albuquerque, Louisville, St. Louis, Kansas City and cities throughout North and South Carolina.
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