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Offline AmazingJason

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Re: Blink Fitness
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2014, 10:14:05 AM »
I can't wait for Blink to open.

Also, check out the details of your health insurance plan because it may offer fitness reimbursement. I have one through New York State of Health, and many of the ones there will reimburse you up to $200 for 6 months of gym membership fees.

Offline Shelby2

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Re: Blink Fitness
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2014, 10:28:14 AM »
EFN has already started to downsize their current space to get ready to move.  Tenants on the 2nd floor of the EFN current space are moving out as Blink will be taking over the entire 2nd floor. I for one am excited to have Blink. No one at EFN can tell me (a member for 3 years)where exactly they are moving to on 84th-85th street, leads me to wonder if they really are moving.

I'm glad to hear Blink is taking over the 2nd floor as well.  Hearing that, I'm a bit less concerned about the overcrowding issue.

Offline Jimnyc

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« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2014, 10:30:25 AM »
I am glad too!!  The rates for Blink are about $240 a year.  Soo excited to have a nice, clean and bright gym to go to. 

Offline dssjh

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Re: Blink Fitness
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2014, 11:55:33 AM »
that's a really great rate. will definitely check into a membership when they're in gear. classes and extras like that never appealed to me, so I'm happy to have a no-frills (but hopefully well maintained) gym around.

Offline Jimnyc

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Re: Blink Fitness
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2014, 12:51:38 PM »
it is a bargain. they do not offer classes sadly. 

Offline Minimal4me

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Re: Blink Fitness
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2014, 09:15:34 PM »
I am really happy about this! We just bought a place on 85th and at the time we made the offer there were no gyms I thought. This is great! I'd also love a pilates studio if anyone has a good recommendation? I've been doing rehabilitative pilates after a knee injury and it would be great to have a studio near home.

Offline Jimnyc

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Re: Blink Fitness
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2014, 06:03:13 AM »
There is a yoga studio called Mimi's on 37th and between 76th adn 75th..I believe. Not sure if they do Pilates.  There is a YMCA on 33rd and Rawson with lots of classes I hear and a pool!!! 

Offline Dudley

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Re: Blink Fitness
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2014, 09:13:44 AM »
This is the yoga studio, run by Mimi.

http://www.mimiformeyoga.com/

She's open to suggestions and ideas, so if you don't see what you want you should ask her. They also do an awesome pre-ballet class on Fridays at 4:30 that I'm trying to get more kids to attend, so if you know of any 3-5 year olds interested in ballet, send them there!

Offline Matt

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Re: Blink Fitness
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2014, 04:19:14 PM »
An article from this week's Crain's:

Blink gym muscles in
Equinox's rapidly expanding low-cost gym chain is turning into an area heavyweight.
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140213/HOSPITALITY_TOURISM/140219920/blink-gym-muscles-in

Offline daisy

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Re: Blink Fitness
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2014, 11:19:31 PM »
The latest is that Blink isn't opening in Jackson Heights til August.  That's three times the open date has been pushed.  I hope the third time's the charm.  I wonder why there's such a delay.  I also hope another gym takes the hint and opens here too, or that EFN really does open a new place.  Blink is bound to be crowded.

Offline Jimnyc

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Re: Blink Fitness
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2014, 06:05:46 AM »
I hope Blink is opening, not sure why the open date is being extended. I am at EFN now and they are supposedly moving to a new location in May. This too keeps getting extended. However, the owners/staff tell different members different addresses of where they are moving to. So not sure if they are actually moving or up and closing.  In any event, I am hopeful Blink will open.  I also heard ages ago a NYSC will open up in the new construction site on Northern and 88th. I have no clue what is opening up there.

Offline Minimal4me

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What the Blink?
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2014, 10:34:26 PM »
Anyone hear any update on the gym? Does it seem realistic that Blink will open by August? We're new to the neighborhood and missing our gym.

Offline dssjh

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Re: What the Blink?
« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2014, 10:37:33 PM »
Seems possible. They've been working for a few months already  ..

Offline daisy

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Re: What the Blink?
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2014, 09:10:44 AM »
Ha!  The opening date now says September.  This date has now been pushed back at least 4 times.  Either the building's a wreck and needs major renovation or they're having other troubles.  I wish more gyms would come here.  We need them!

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Re: What the Blink?
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2014, 10:29:14 AM »
Well here's something positive - I just got this email after months of nothing.  No word on the opening though........
Thank you for entering our sweepstakes for a 1-year membership at Blink Roosevelt.

We have exciting news! Our membership office is now open and is located at 78-14 Roosevelt Avenue, entrance on 78th street.

You are invited to visit our membership office to meet our friendly staff, view photos, and learn more about our newest gym opening in Jackson Heights. You can even take advantage of our special pre-opening offer by joining for only $1 - and pay nothing more until we open.

Our office hours are below and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Blink Roosevelt Membership Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm
Sat - Sun: 9am - 5pm

Blink on,
Blink Roosevelt
78-14 Roosevelt Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Jackson Heights Life

Re: What the Blink?
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2014, 10:29:14 AM »