Seasoned Franchise Expert Brings Blink Fitness to Syracuse

SOURCE: Blink Fitness

New York, NY â€“ The Blink Fitness Feel Good Experience® is coming to a gym near you in Liverpool, New York on November 14th thanks to the pioneering spirit of Dean Panos. This marks the first of five locations coming to Upstate New York. 

“I am excited to open the doors of the first Blink Fitness in Upstate New York and provide a truly one-of-a-kind gym to the community,” said Panos. “Its something the community has been asking for, and Blink’s unique approach, combined with the premium facilities at an accessible price point makes it the perfect complement to Syracuse’s growing wellness industry.”

Coming from a long history of successful franchising, Panos is no stranger to the entrepreneurial spirit.  And, as native of Syracuse and active community member, Panos is thrilled to use his Blink Fitness franchise as a way to give back to his community.

Panos has already participated in several community events, including events with the Salvation Army, Hope for Heather, the Alzheimer’s Association, ALS Association, Challenger Baseball and sponsoring Central New York’s professional hockey team. In honor of the grand opening, Blink Fitness of Liverpool will be donating 50 memberships to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, a cause close to Panos for many years.

“Dean’s love for his hometown and passion for fitness makes him a great partner to expand Blink’s footprint into Upstate New York.” said CEO Todd Magazine. “His extensive experience with operating multiple businesses along with his drive for innovation fit right in with Blink’s guiding philosophy.”

Located at 4979 W. Taft Road in Liverpool, next to Wegmans Food Markets, the 20,000 square foot gym is the first major tenant to occupy the former Chase-Pitkin space in over 15 years. 

Blink Fitness creates a special experience for its members, based on a philosophy of Mood Above Muscle™, which celebrates the positive feelings you get from exercise rather than just the physical benefits. This comes to life in each gym through a commitment to providing contemporary and colorful design, best-in-class customer service, and relentless focus on cleanliness, energizing music and confidence-boosting training programs.

Since its inception in 2011, Blink Fitness has opened nearly 80 gym locations across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and California, and has a number of additional corporate- and franchisee-owned locations in various stages of development in major U.S. markets. The unique fitness brand has plans to enter additional markets, including Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Virginia, expects to surpass the 300-unit mark over the next five years.

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About Blink Fitness

Through its revolutionary philosophy of Mood Above Muscle™, Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, value-based fitness franchise celebrates the positive feeling you get from exercise, not just the physical benefits. Blink Fitness has been ranked by Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500|5000 list, and recognized as one of the top health clubs of 2018 by Club Industry and best budget chain by Men’s Health. With more than 90 locations open or in development across eight states, 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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