Blink Fitness Coming to Valley Street in South Orange in 2016

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Blink Fitness plans to open its eight location in New Jersey — and first in Essex County — on Valley Street in South Orange next year.

According to a company representative, the new club, located at 451 Valley Street is slated to open in fall 2016. The space is currently vacant but was formerly an A&P truck maintenance garage.

The Blink club will fill 12,000 square feet and feature cardio and strength equipment, full-service locker rooms, “knowledgeable and friendly staff, and a crew of nationally certified personal trainers.”

“Blink will definitely fill a void in our area for a low-cost gym that offers exceptional service to those interested in greater fitness, and we welcome them to South Orange,” said Bob Zuckerman, Executive Director of the South Orange Village Center Alliance.

Blink Fitness bills itself as “growing rapidly, with more than 50 clubs open or in development.” There are already numerous locations in Manhattan —  including Bryant Park, Chelsea and Nassau Street — with more coming in locations like Grand Central and 54th Street. In New Jersey, the current nearest Blink location is on Route 22 in Union.

According to the website, customers can join a single location for $15 per month, or do an “all-access” membership package for $25/month that allows them access to every Blink location — a flexible package that could work well for locals who commute to the city and live in the towns.

Here’s more from a press release from Blink Fitness:

A large part of the company’s continued success and consumer appeal can be attributed to its Mood Above Muscle™ philosophy, which focuses less on the physical results and more on the mood-boosting potential that comes from being active.

“Blink Fitness is excited to bring our exceptional value and extraordinarily friendly member experience to the residents of South Orange and surrounding areas,” saidBill Miller, VP of Real Estate for Blink Fitness. “We offer bright and beautifully designed spaces for the entire community to come together, get active and feel better.”

Blink has created a unique Feel Good Experience™ at every club to enhance each member’s visit and make Blink unlike any other gym. This includes 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. Best of all, memberships start at only $15 per month.

As part of its recently announced national, world-class franchising program, Blink plans to open more than 300 additional gyms by the end of 2020.

About Blink Fitness 

Founded in 2011, Blink Fitness is a premium quality, value-based fitness brand with 50 locations open or in development throughout New York and New Jersey. Blink Fitness puts Mood Above Muscle™ by ensuring that each club 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

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