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Entries in Blink Fitness (3)

Tuesday
Feb142017

Blink Fitness, Fitness Connection and Sport & Health Executives to Speak at IHRSA 2017 Education Session Hosted by Motionsoft

February 14, 2016 – Rockville, MD – Motionsoft, the leader in software, payment processing and back office support services for the fitness, health and wellness markets today announced the company will host an education session at IHRSA 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday, March 9th at 2:00 pm PST.

The session will address how the best brands in fitness implement and manage fitness technology.   IHRSA 2017 attendees will be able to join executives from Equinox Holdings (Blink Fitness, Equinox) Fitness Connection, and US Fitness (Onelife Fitness, Sport & Health) to learn how some of the best brands in fitness select and implement technology tools that have an immediate impact to the bottom line. This panel session will address the opportunities and steps required for operators to ready their clubs for success using social media, video, blogs, apps, analytics and business intelligence as well as effective membership billing strategies.

Panelists include Jeff Skeen, CEO, Fitness Connection, Glenn Rappaport, CIO, Sport & Health, and David Collignon, COO, Blink Fitness.  Al Noshirvani, Chairman, Motionsoft will moderate the session.

The IHRSA education session is designed fo

  • Club professions, owners, and operators
  • Directors and managers of marketing
  • Sales directors and managers
  • Member service directors and managers

This panel is a pre-cursor to 4th annual Motionsoft Technology Summit that will be held in Washington, DC from Sept 11-13, 2017.

About Motionsoft

Founded in 2004, Motionsoft is the leader in software, processing and back office support services for single location studios and gyms, multi-unit clubs and franchises, corporate wellness programs, university recreation centers as well as hospital wellness centers. Motionsoft’s comprehensive software solutions are used by more than 2,500 innovative businesses that require technology-driven member, facility and payment processing solutions. Motionsoft’s software suite includes MoSo™, an enterprise software solution designed for large fitness operators and MoSoClub™, a club management software solution for small and mid-sized businesses. Motionsoft’s integrated gateway for payment processing, MoSoPay™, processes $2.5 billion annually while supporting over 5 million gym memberships in the U.S. and Canada. Motionsoft Full Service™ is the fitness industry’s most powerful member services and accounts receivables solution that helps clubs keep their past due members active while getting member accounts current. Motionsoft is also the host of the annual industry event Motionsoft Technology Summit.  Learn more about Motionsoft by visiting booth #2201 at IHRSA 2017 or by visiting our site http://www.motionsoft.net or by following @motionsoft.

About Motionsoft Technology Summit

The Motionsoft Technology Summit is the premier technology event for executives in the health and fitness industry. The Summit brings together really smart people from amazing companies to discuss the challenges and opportunities of technology in the fitness industry. Attendance is limited to health and fitness industry club professionals including owners and operators. The Summit is an intimate gathering that gives attendees the chance to really connect and network with other peers while discussing common technology issues in the health and fitness industry during panel sessions and keynotes.  Learn more by visiting the Motionsoft Technology Summit.

Friday
Jul012016

Blink Fitness Announces New Market Expansion as Consumer Demand Propels Growth Plans

Sending endorphins racing through a quarter million members at its nearly 50 gym locations.

Blink is announcing today that it is advancing its franchising strategy. Intending to transform the attitude Americans have towards exercise – shifting the focus from physical benefits to the feelings that come from working out – Blink has set its course on expansive franchise growth.

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Monday
May232016

Blink Fitness Names David Collignon as Vice President of Operations

NEW YORKMay 18, 2016 -- Blink Fitness - the premium-quality, value-based gym has announced the appointment of David Collignon as the Vice President of Operations. For the past three years, Collignon has served as Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement for Equinox Holdings, which includes Equinox, PURE Yoga, SoulCycle, and Blink Fitness.

In addition to Collignon's intimate knowledge of Blink and the fitness category, he has extensive multi-unit retail operations experience with The Children's Place, at one point overseeing 80+ locations and more than 1,300 employees.  He was part of leading  significant national retail expansions in support of 50 to 100 new locations annually, across all aspects of operations.  Earlier in his career, David held area manager and store manager roles at Eddie Bauer, J. Crew, and Calvin Klein Factory Stores. 

"David will be a great addition to Blink's world-class leadership team.  His extensive multi-unit retail experience will be particularly helpful as we look to accelerate our already strong growth and expand our national footprint," said Todd Magazine, President of Blink Fitness.  "In addition, his deep understanding of the fitness industry, particularly the luxury space, will enable Blink to increase its member experience advantages over other brands in the high volume, low priced segment."

Blink Fitness is distinguished by its unique brand philosophy, "Mood Above Muscle™," which puts the inner-benefits of fitness front and center.  Reflected in a recent ad campaign titled "Every Body Happy," Blink promotes a change to the ongoing rhetoric around fitness via spirited visuals of confident and happy gym goers who come in all shapes and sizes.

Blink Fitness is growing rapidly, with more than 50 company-owned locations currently open or in development in the New York Tri-State area. In the spring of 2015, Blink Fitness launched a national franchising program with a goal of reaching more than 300 company-owned and franchise clubs nationwide by 2020. Blink's first two franchisees signed on this past December.

For more information about franchise opportunities, visit blinkfranchising.com. Follow Blink Fitness on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and trends.

About Blink Fitness 

Founded in 2011, Blink Fitness is a premium quality, value-based fitness brand with more than 50 locations open or in development throughout New York and New Jersey. Blink Fitness puts Mood Above Muscle™ which celebrates the positive feeling you get from exercise, not just the physical benefits.  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 blinkfitness.com. Franchising details are available on blinkfranchising.com.