Blink Fitness Continues Chicago Expansion with Sixth Gym in North Riverside
Fast-Growing Fitness Brand Opening Gym in North Riverside; Offering Special Pre-Opening Membership Pricing
NORTH RIVERSIDE, Ill. – Those in North Riverside seeking an inclusive and high-quality workout option will soon be able to enjoy the Feel-Good Experience¨.
Blink Fitness (Blink), a premium-quality, affordable fitness brand with its unmistakable Mood Above Muscle¨ philosophy, is slated to open in North Riverside on March 20th, 2020. The new gym, which offers monthly memberships starting at $15, will be situated at 7509 W. Cermak Road conveniently located next to the Sears entrance at the North Riverside Park Mall. When it opens, Blink North Riverside will span more than 15,072 square feet, and stands to be the brand’s sixth gym in Illinois. Blink Fitness has popular gyms throughout the Chicagoland region, including Evanston, Chicago, Oak Lawn, and Merrionette Park. In addition to the North Riverside gym, development is underway for gyms in the Gage Park and Kenwood neighborhoods.
The gym is offering a limited time pre-opening discount on memberships, as well as the chance to enter a sweepstakes to win a free one-year membership. Local residents and area commuters can purchase pre-opening memberships starting on March 7th, 2020 at Blink’s membership office at 7044 Cermak Road, Berwyn, IL. or on the location’s website.
Blink Fitness is a firm believer that exercise isn’t just about looking good, it’s also about how it makes you feel. In its commitment to putting Mood Above Muscle¨, Blink Fitness gyms are brightly lit and feature colors that are scientifically proven to lift moods. Gym-goers are greeted and encouraged by specially trained employees, called Mood Lifters¨.
ÒWe are eager and excited to open in North Riverside and continue to bring affordable and high-quality fitness to even more Chicagoans. Locals really resonate with our Mood Above Muscle¨ philosophy,” said Jocelyn Guiterrez, club manager of Blink Fitness North Riverside. ÒWith a location so close to the North Riverside Park Mall, it will be very convenient for people to come and check out the new gym.”
Blink Fitness North Riverside will feature state-of-the-art equipment for every fitness level, including cardio machines, strength equipment, dumbbells and designated areas for stretching, HIIT, body weight training and more. Certified personal trainers will be available for members looking for one-on-one fitness coaching, and every membership comes with a free personal training start up session. On an ongoing basis, personal training sessions start as low as $30.
The gym recently launched a Blink Fitness mobile app that empowers and enables members to exercise anytime, anywhere by providing hundreds of workout videos, including HIIT, strength, yoga, stretching, Pilates, spinning and treadmill classes, as well as guided meditations. Plus, the app offers nutrition advice and recipes.
For more information on the Blink Fitness North Riverside gym and to enter the sweepstakes for a free one-year membership, visit https://www.blinkfitness.com/locations/north-riverside.
To contact the team at the new North Riverside gym, email [email protected]
7509 West Cermak Road Suite A
Chicago, IL 60546
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7044 Cermak Road, Berwyn, IL.
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About Blink Fitness
Blink is challenging conventional fitness stereotypes through its revolutionary philosophy of Mood Above Muscle¨ by celebrating how exercise makes you feel versus how it makes you look. Blink is the first gym to showcase body diversity and engage people who have been disenfranchised by the clichd advertising images that feature unrealistic and unattainable bodies. Blink FitnessÑa premium and affordable fitness brandÑcelebrates the positive feelings exercise elicits, along with the physical benefits. Blink has 140 locations open or in development throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, Illinois, Florida, Virginia, Massachusetts and Texas. Blink has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list three times, was recognized as one of the top health clubs by Club Industry and selected as the best budget chain by Men’s Health.
Blink Fitness has franchise opportunities available nationwide with a focus on the following markets: Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, Raleigh, Las Vegas and Kansas City. For more information about Blink, visit blinkfitness.com. Franchising details are available on blinkfranchising.com.
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