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Andrea Kozma on SweatNow

Andrea Kozma, co-founder of SweatNow, joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss the fitness app.

SweatNow is taking the industry by storm. With a concept that resembles the ever-popular app OpenTable, fitness enthusiasts can find all they need to know about local trainers and various classes at the touch of a button.  It also offers great opportunities for gyms to bring in new clients.

The  app is currently centralized in the Philadelphia region, with most of the trainers and classes being there. However, it is constantly expanding to the New Jersey area.

If you are looking to get your workouts back on track in the New Year, download the free app today, available on both the App Store and Google Play.

“It was one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done in my life,” Kozma says of developing the app. To learn more, click here.

Fitness App ‘SweatNow’

#HipNJ has just discovered a brand new fitness app, and we are obsessed. SweatNow is the ultimate app for staying connected with your favorite fitness professionals, their classes, and complete training calendars.

SweatNow is designed by fitness professionals, for fitness professionals and enthusiasts, health clubs, gyms, and studios. The user has the freedom to workout with any fitness instructor in any nearby facility.

Select your location and the types of workouts you’re looking for, and SweatNow will show you all the classes near you in real-time with top-rated instructors. This makes it nearly impossible to find an excuse for missing a workout.

Users receive instant notifications from trainers as soon as there’s a class change or cancellation, and are the first to find out about exclusive pop-up classes and workshops.

The app is super easy to navigate, and is available now on the App Store and Google Play.

To learn more, click here.

Blink Fitness Announces New Jersey Expansion

#HipNJ spoke with Todd Magazine, president of Blink Fitness, about the fitness brand’s three new lease signings throughout Northern and Central New Jersey.

The new corporate-owned locations include Perth Amboy, East Orange, and Newark. This follows eight locations already open in New Jersey, and over 50 locations open throughout New York and Philadelphia.

Magazine feels that New Jersey is the perfect state for expansion. “New Jersey represents a great opportunity because there is a tremendous under-served need for value fitness,” he states. “People are very fitness oriented, and at the same time, are looking for a great value.”

Blink Fitness may be the perfect solution. “You get what you pay for is what most people have experienced,” Magazine says of other gyms.  “We’ve changed that paradigm by bringing a more premium experience at a great value.”

Blink is not all about physical appearance. “At Blink, we believe that fitness is much more about how it makes you feel than how it makes you look,” Magazine states. “We put mood above muscle.” This makes the brand stand out, as competitors often put the majority of focus on attaining the flattest stomach or the biggest arms. “Fitness has always been a big part of my life,” Magazine says, noting his gratitude for being able to use a personal passion to help change the lives of others for the better.

Blink Fitness will continue to grow, ending this year with close to 70 locations. Their goal is to hit about 300 open locations within the next five years. “We are well on our way,” Magazine says, “and New Jersey represents a huge part of that.”

To learn more about Blink Fitness, click here.