Draymond Green to open 15 Blink Fitness locations in Michigan

Posted on February 27, 2018

  • Draymond Green signs franchise deal to open 20 Blink Fitness gyms
  • Around 15 to open in Michigan, with Green and partner Tom Shumaker committed to opening at least one in Detroit
  • Blink competes as a low-cost-oriented fitness chain alongside Planet Fitness

Saginaw native and ex-MSU Spartan basketball star Draymond Green has signed a franchise deal to open 20 Blink Fitness gyms in Michigan and Chicago.

Around 15 of them will come to Michigan, said Tom Shumaker, a Grosse Pointe native and former investment banker. He co-owns the franchises with Green.

Shumaker declined to specify locations, but said they are in talks and expect to announce definite plans for one of the 15,000- to 18,000-square-foot sites in Detroit. He said he and Green came together in the first place because they were both pitching Blink to open franchises in the city.

Continue reading full article on Crain’s Detroit Business.