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New York, NY – Draymond Green, the heart and soul of the 3-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors, is teaming up with Blink Fitness to help spur economic development and build healthier communities in his home state. Green has partnered with fellow Michigan native and experienced financial professional, Tom Shumaker to bring 20 premium-quality, value gyms to communities to Michigan and Illinois. The first of Green’s Blink Fitness franchises will be opening in Warren, Michigan.
Green is passionate about building healthier and stronger communities in Michigan and throughout the Midwest. According to the CDC, 45 percent of youth in America do not have access to parks, playgrounds or community centers, limiting opportunities to exercise. Green believes access to premium-quality gyms at affordable prices with Blink Fitness will improve the quality of life for people in Warren.
“Every community should have access to clean and affordable indoor spaces to get fit and unfortunately, there are too many places that don’t have any options. I know this personally. Growing up in Saginaw, there were no gyms and in fact, I never set foot in a proper gym until my freshman year at Michigan State. That’s why our focus has been on providing Warren and similar communities across the Midwest with a better option for physical fitness, to improve community health for people of all ages,” said Green.
The new facility located in the Hoover 11 Center at 26475 Hoover Road will be approximately 15,000 square feet of space. Construction is expected to begin in early 2019, with a projected opening date in the second quarter of 2019.
Blink Fitness, a trailblazer for body positivity in an industry that has mostly emphasized model body types, feels like it has found the ideal partners in Green and Shumaker.
“With Blink’s focus on expanding nationally, we are always looking for the best franchisees to carve the path for the brand’s presence in new markets,” said Todd Magazine, CEO of Blink Fitness. “We are thrilled to team up with Draymond and Tom, and we’re confident they share our values and vision for providing the very best member experience.”
Blink Fitness offers a truly unique experience to its members, based on a company 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, elevated customer service, relentless focus on cleanliness, energizing music and confidence-boosting training programs.
Blink Fitness is rapidly growing with its inclusive messaging resonating with the public. According to Magazine, Blink will have approximately 80 locations open and operating by the end of the year. He also expects Blink to surpass the 300-unit mark over the next five years.
By all measures, Green is going to be winning both on and off the court this season.
About Blink Fitness
Through its revolutionary philosophy of Mood Above Muscle™, Blink Fitness, a premium-quality, value 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. 5000 list, named one of America’s fastest growing private companies. Blink has also been 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.