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Now you can buy your carbs — and burn them — all under one roof.

The economy-class gym Blink Fitness will make its Sheepshead Bay debut on Nostrand Avenue in early January, joining the German-based Aldi supermarket in filling out the real estate-vacuum left behind by Pathmark two-years ago.

“We’re very excited to be coming to this area,” said the upcoming gym’s general manager Casey Selby.

The gym, which bills itself as “friendly and affordable,” is the lite version of the New York-based Equinox Fitness’s luxury line of urban health clubs, which also operates two Pure Yoga studios in Manhattan.

Sheepshead Bay’s Blink Fitness will be Brooklyn’s third when it opens shortly after New Years, which — despite the late-December opening advertised on its website — is when the gym is expected to open, according to Selby.

Anyone interested in joining the no-frills gym can register at its temporary offices down the block near Rite Aid for a mere $1.05 from now until the opening, after which the fee will rise to $40.

Blink Fitness will occupy 18,000 square feet of the old Pathmark building between avenues Y and Z with 150 workout machines, according to Selby.

Pathmark’s old Nostrand Avenue address was left vacant for more than two-years when the store cut and ran on April 2011.

Aldi opened up a franchise there in August, but the new grocery store only filled a portion of the old supermarket.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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