Blink Fitness Names David Collignon as VP of Operations
Blink Fitness has appointed David Collignon as its vice president of operations. Prior, Collignon served as vice president of strategic sourcing and procurement for Equinox Holdings, which includes Equinox, PURE Yoga, SoulCycle and Blink Fitness.
Prior to working for Equinox Holdings, Collignon earned extensive multi-unit retail operations experience with The Children’s Place, at one point overseeing 80-plus locations and more than 1,300 employees.
“David will be a great addition to Blink’s world-class leadership team,” said Todd Magazine, president of Blink Fitness, in a press release. “His extensive multi-unit retail experience will be particularly helpful as we look to accelerate our already strong growth and expand our national footprint. 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 currently has 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.
In April 2016, Blink Fitness also announced that Dos Condon would be appointed to the newly created role of vice president of franchise operations. In this new role, he will work to advance Blink Fitness’ franchising initiatives, and will be the point person for franchise partners.
Founded in 2011, Blink Fitness has a unique brand philosophy, “Mood Above Muscle,” which puts the inner-benefits of fitness front and center, celebrating the positive feeling you get from exercise, not just the physical benefits.