Is Blink Fitness worth it?

Welcome to your definitive guide about Blink Fitness! We put together our wealth of knowledge right here, making sure you have a comprehensive understanding of this popular gym chain.

93
Total Locations
Average Size (sq ft)
4.09
Average Google Rating

Welcome to your definitive guide about Blink Fitness! We put together our wealth of knowledge right here, making sure you have a comprehensive understanding of this popular gym chain.

Amenities offered at Blink Fitness

Blink Fitness is a fun and upbeat gym chain with a bunch of standard amenities that comes in at an affordable monthly cost. All your essentials are covered, but it's important to know that they don't offer everything under the sun. Here's what you can expect from their 93 locations:

  • Cardio machines (treadmills, stair-masters, ellipticals)
  • Strength equipment and machines of various sorts
  • Free weights and dumb bells with benches
  • Locker rooms with showers—plus shampoo and body-wash

Additional amenities you can expect at Blink that other gym chains may not offer:

  • Stretch area - useful for HIIT circuit training, bodyweight exercises and more. They have a variety of equipment too: kettlebells, medicine balls, foam rollers and more. 
  • Free Wi-Fi - save your data plan and load up music, podcasts and more with their free internet. We love being able to watch YouTube videos easily during cardio workouts.
Amenities
These amenities are available at some locations
Personal Training
Group Training
Sauna
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Swimming Pool
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Basketball
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Childcare
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3
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Steam Room
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Tanning
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Open 24-hours
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Spa/Hot-Tub
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0
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Racquetball
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Pickleball
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Tennis
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Locations
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Squash
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0
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Retail
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93
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Wi-Fi
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93
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Women-only Workout
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Smoothie/Shake Bar
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Equipment
This equipment is available at some locations
Cardio Machines (treadmills and more)
Weight Training (free weights & machines)
Locker Room
Shower
Restroom
Cold Plunge
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0
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Cardio Cinema
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0
Locations
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Towel Service
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11
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Massage Chairs
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Olympic Lifting
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Functional Turf
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Unavailable

These amenities are not offered at any Blink Fitness location.

Sauna
Pool
Childcare / Daycare
Basketball
Steam
Open 24-hours-a-day
Pickleball
Tanning
Spa/Whirlpool/Hot-Tub
Massage Chairs
Racquetball
Cardio Cinema
Functional Turf
Towel Service
Olympic lifting
Tennis
Squash
Retail Area
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Wi-Fi
Women Only
Workout Area
Cold Plunge
Smoothie/Shake Bar
Fast Facts

Blink Fitness was founded in the year 2011 in the United States. The current CEO is Todd Magazine. The headquarters of Blink Fitness is located in New York City, New York, United States.

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What time does Blink Fitness open & close?

No Blink Fitness locations are open 24/7.

Awesome! 0 of their clubs are open 24/7!

The exact opening hours for each location is different, but the most common we've seen:

  • Monday: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Blink Fitness by the numbers

93

Total Locations

The total amount of locations we're tracking from this fitness chain.

4.09

Average Review Rating

The average rating of all their clubs combined.

Average Gym Size

Room for activities! Average square footage of their gyms.

$23.80

Average Monthly Membership Cost

How much you can expect to pay for the entry-level membership every month

21

Total Cities

Find a Blink Fitness in this many cities.

What we love about Blink Fitness

A chain managed by Equinox, we have full faith that their service and amenity set is top notch. We love the upbeat, can-do attitude from the brand.

  • Updated, clean, consistent equipment. It looks like a modern gym with quality services.

  • Good pricing that starts around $17/month for a single location. Access to 92 locations costs $30/month.

  • An excellent website! We get clear and straightforward answers on pricing, amenities, photos and even their cancellation policies. 

What we wish Blink Fitness would improve

Pretty sure that Blink Fitness checks off most of the needs for their members, but there are still a few things we'd like to see.

  • No aqua or water amenities, period. Not a single Blink location has a sauna, steam room, hot tub or pool.

  • Just 3 locations have childcare. If you're a busy parent and need an extra set of eyes while you workout, Blink probably won't be the best bet for you.

  • Tanning and massage were options that were offered. Competing gyms in this monthly price range do offer those amenities, by the way.

How much is Blink Fitness?

Blink Fitness is pretty clear in their membership offerings. There are three different levels (technically 4—we'll get to that) that are extremely consistent across the country. Here's what they look like:

  • "Orange" membership ranges from $17 to $22/month
  • "Blue" membership $30/month
  • "Green" membership $41/month

"Orange" memberships are single location access, and come with a 12-month contract. You'll pay a $40 join fee most times. 

"Blue" memberships allow you access to ~92 locations nationwide, and come with no contract. It's a $20 join fee. Additionally, you'll be able to use the Blink Fitness workout app, plus get unlimited guest privleges.

"Green" memberships allow access to all 100 locations, which is the only upgrade from "Blue."  A $1 join fee is seen here (on promotion).

  • Annual fees are $59, billed on the second month and then that same date annually. Good to know they also prorate the month for whenever you join, so your first month isn't as expensive. You don't pay your last month dues like other gym chains.
  • Protip: you can save $2 off your monthly membership by switching to a checking account vs credit card billing. 

Ok, so remember that 4th membership option? It's called "Gray" and well, more expensive. At it's only available in Manhattan, for these clubs: 54th, Grand Central, Fidi, Chelsea, Murray, East Village, Bryant Park and Noho. It's $45, so a few more dollars than "Green." No other huge perks by moving here, except that it's a no-contract membership.

  • Annual fee is $59, charged on the 3rd day of your 2nd month. Then, it'll be charged the same day every year (your anniversary date).
  • Join fee ranges from $1 (which is their current promo) for their "Green" membership, to $20 for their mid-"Blue" membership, and $40 for their entry-"Orange" membership.
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Who does Blink Fitness cater to?

We all have different bodies, different goals and different fitness journeys. Some gyms may fit a person better than others. So who would enjoy this gym most?

Frequently asked questions about Blink Fitness

Top amenities offered at Blink Fitness

All the gym essentials

Free weights, strength machines and cardio equipment.

0 saunas to choose from

Nothing like the hot heat to warm muscles up.

Swim laps in 0 different pools

Dive in to relax after your work—or you can swim laps at Blink Fitness.

Practice your shot at 0 courts

Courts with regulation rims and beautiful hardwood. Just 8% of gyms nationwide have a court.

3 different locations with childcare

What a rare treat. Less than 9% of gyms in the country have childcare/daycare!

0 gyms that are open all night long

An extra early or real late workout—your choice.

Functional turf workouts at 0 gyms

Stretch, sleds, bodyweight or box jumps. The turf area is the place to be.

0 hot tubs FTW!

Relieve pain post workout or soothe sore muscles.  

Additional info about Blink Fitness

Final thoughts — Is Blink Fitness worth it?

Gym Pricing Tiers Explained

There are 3-4 main pricing tiers that nearly all gyms across the country fall into. Generally, higher prices = more amenities and services.

$10 - $25 /month — Value

  • Standard/basic equipment
  • Cardio machines: treadmills, ellipticals
  • Various free-weights, strength machines

$15 - $30 /month — High Value Low Price

  • All the above, plus a few have saunas or pools
  • Massage and/or Tanning options
  • Expect newer style amenities like Olympic lifting platforms, functional turf and cardio cinema.

$25 - $65 Monthly — Mid-Tier

  • All the above, placed in larger facilities and spaces. Pools, saunas and steam are a must.
  • Basketball courts and childcare were the main amenities.
  • These are your "older" more aged "big-box" gyms, often with hundreds of locations spanning the country

$65 and up  — Boutique/Specialty/Luxury

  • Highest end cardio equipment with advanced, expensive machines
  • Specialty group training and fitness classes
  • Luxury or boutique locker rooms, workspaces and lounges

"Is this gym worth it?"

Use our guides to help inform and educate what a gym can offer your fitness lifestyle. Only you can truly decide if a gym is worth it!

Blink Fitness is a relatively new player in the US fitness market—but brings along years of gym experience from Equinox. Since opening their brand to franchising in 2022, the amount of gyms in the country has pushed to over 100 locations.

This value-based chain is inviting and pushes for inclusiveness, with a banner across their site: "belong to the gym for every body." Sounds like a direct competitor to Planet Fitness, who touts the "No Judgement Zone." That's a good thing: more competition gives you more options. Beginners, first-timers, even those a bit shy to workout in public will appreciate these two chains' open-arms approach to fitness.

We mentioned value-based, and in Blink's case that means straightforward amenity sets. You get all your basics: free weights, bench areas, weight machines, treadmills, stretch areas and locker rooms. These are all the basics you need for a solid workout, and—just like Planet—Blink fits nicely for those who may be beginners or just want a no-frills gym membership.

Gone are options like swimming, saunas and steam. You'll need to find another (typically "mid-tier") gym chain if that's your thing. Same for basketball, pickleball, tanning and more—it's just not in the cards for their members. And to be clear: : many people absolutely love this. Is a gym like Blink worth it? Definitely is, if none of those amenities and services make sense for your fitness journey.

Looking at pricing, we see many locations at $17 to $22/monthly to get in door at a single location. Still a bit more expensive than Planet, who actually has massage and tanning services at many of their gyms. The two differences we did spot between these chains? Blink gives you

  • Amazon Locker Access (5 locations) - convenient pickup of your packages during your workout
  • Towel service (12+ locations) - something gone missing in all of the industry

Know that these differentiators are primarily available in and around New York City, so other Blink locations in Texas, Florida, California and more won't benefit.

So, this is a youthful, welcoming and upstart fitness chain. They don't charge rock-bottom prices, but are competitive with their straightforward offerings and positive attitude. For those in the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan and more, the 60 Blink locations in the area will give New Yorkers something to think about.

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