New York, NY – Vengo Labs, the digital vending platform company that connects customers with just-in-time products, today announced an expanded partnership with Blink Fitness to bring Vengo machines into their gyms nationwide, providing their members with access to high-demand gym products right when they need them. Products available will range from locks and chargers to headphones and personal care items.
Vengo is an innovative retail platform that helps brands reach customers through an integrated product experience in non-traditional locations such as gyms and fitness studios. For locations such as gyms that may not have a dedicated space for retail, the slim, wall-mounted unit with touchscreen display enables gyms to offer their members the convenience of getting the products they need right when they need them, without any operational burden. Blink Fitness will have the Vengo machines located in member locker rooms.
“We are always looking for ways to add valuable amenities to our member experience,” said David Collignon, Vice President of Operations, Blink Fitness. “With Vengo, we are able to give our members access to the products they need, without having to take space away from the gym experience.”
“Blink Fitness is a great brand and partner. Blink is always thinking of its members first with an innovative retail experience that they pass on to their members,” said Brian Shimmerlik, Founder and CEO of Vengo Labs. “We know that gym goers appreciate having the opportunity to access the products they need. In a survey via the Vengo screens, 94 percent of gym members stated that Vengo makes their gym experience more convenient.”
Blink Fitness and Vengo first partnered in 2017 in locations throughout New York City. Due to the success and positive feedback of the pilot, Vengo machines will now be installed nationwide in a mixture of new and existing Blink clubs.
About Vengo Labs
Vengo is a next-gen retail platform that helps brands reach customers through an integrated product experience in hard-to-access locations. Vengo connects brands with consumers by providing location specific, just-in-time products through novel, technologically enhanced vending machine platforms. By customizing the products to the real-time needs of a consumer, whether at a hotel, gym, workspace, or college dormitory, Vengo is solving a pain point for retailers trying to reach consumers directly and compete in a crowded marketplace. As an added feature of the Vengo platform, Vengo partners with media brands to provide consumers with relevant and engaging content, exclusive product offers, and sampling opportunities.
About Blink Fitness
Founded in 2011, Blink Fitness is a premium quality, value-based fitness brand with more than 90 locations open or in development throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California. Blink Fitness puts Mood Above Muscle™ which celebrates the positive feeling you get from exercise, not just the physical benefits. Each gym 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. Blink Fitness has franchise opportunities available nationwide with a focus on the following markets: Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Tampa and several areas of California, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.