Saturday, November 26, 2022

As customer needs and expectations continue to change, trainers and fitness providers will need to adapt to remain successful in the future. Digital solutions offer great opportunities to keep customers active and motivated in new ways – regardless of their ability to physically come to your club.

Fitness users have become accustomed to the convenience of an app, online bookings and fast communication.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, November 21, 2022) – The Fitness Business Association (FBA) celebrated its second SUCCEED! Innovation & Solutions Summit by drawing more than double its 2021 attendance numbers.

The brainchild of the late Chuck Leve, the entire Summit gives FBA sponsors the center stage to showcase their equipment, technology, software - anything they've been working on to the entire FBA audience.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, November 17, 2022) – Continuing a record setting year, the Fitness Business Association (FBA) today announced My PT Hub has signed on to become a major player within the  FBA and SUCCEED! with a Platinum level sponsorship.

My PT Hub is an online web and mobile app that enables personal trainers, coaches, and gym owners to manage their clients with ease. You can create workout and nutrition plans tailored to each individual client, while tracking their progress and achievements.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Amsterdam, October 31st, 2022

FitNation, Europe’s fastest-growing fitness conference, returned on October 25th at the Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam to educate and inspire almost 300 industry guests by analyzing and discussing the most significant topics in fitness and health.

The key message delivered from the event was the need for the global fitness industry to cooperate with one another and join forces with industries and organizations outside of fitness, to strengthen the industry and offer a broader and more holistic health service that focuses on building communities to keep members motivated and loyal. 

Friday, October 28, 2022

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, October 27, 2022) – The Fitness Business Association (FBA) is excited to welcome back Virtuagym to its ranks of Sponsors.

With a mission to make the world a healthier and happier place through its industry-leading technology solutions, which empower businesses and health professionals to help people create sustainable lifestyle change, Virtuagym supports 9,000+ businesses and 45,000+ trainers in 80 countries, and its mobile apps have been downloaded by 20+ million consumers worldwide.

Friday, October 21, 2022

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, October 20, 2022) – The Fitness Business Association (FBA) today announced a new strategic partnership with Band of Hands. As the leader when it comes to hiring and retaining great talent without the hassles, the agreement also has Josh Leve being named to the Advisory Board to help provide guidance and support.

With a focus in several key states to start, including California, the partnership will strategically integrate Band of Hands within the FBA and its SUCCEED! family of virtual conferences in two ways 1) To ease the burden of fitness businesses trying to find and secure the right talent and 2) Assist fitness professionals with finding places of employment no matter where they live or work.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, October 18, 2022) – The Fitness Business Association (FBA) today is excited to welcome back 97 Display to its ranks of Silver Sponsors. 97 Display is an Internet Marketing agency that makes future-proof websites that help fitness and martial arts businesses get more leads so they can impact people’s lives.

In 2011 97 Display launched their first website for a Krav Maga school in Raleigh NC. Leads flowed in. They focused their efforts into the martial arts and fitness industries and began growing rapidly. Throughout the process, a partnership with the FBA blossomed dramatically.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, October 12, 2022) – The Fitness Business Association (FBA) today announced the latest company added to its sponsor ranks, TeamUp, a DaySmart company, has joined as a Silver Sponsor.

Designed specially for fitness business owners, TeamUp offers bookings, payments, customer relationship management, access control for facilities, and a rich feature-set of business management including valuable insights and reporting.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

When I started working in and writing about the Fitness Industry ten years ago, it was a pretty straightforward operation. “Health is Wealth,” “No Pain No Gain,” “Get Buffed or Die Trying” were the buzzwords of the day.

In the second decade of the new century, we watched Fitness Facilities expand across the country, from huge franchise operations to small one-shop operations.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I am a huge proponent of semi-private training and believe it is the most beneficial fitness business model for growth. For the past several years, most new gym franchises that have opened focus on large group training models.

Meanwhile, online training has grown exponentially during the pandemic, making both large group and online training models very crowded spaces