Build Your Personal Brand
As a fitpro, your clients/members are your business.
How you carry yourself, train and interact with clients has a direct impact on your sessions and your income.
Looking to become the best trainer/instructor you can be?
Did you know, research shows AFS members generate more clients and earn more from each client? (1)
At AFS we want to help you achieve your dreams. We will support your journey to becoming a better fitpro and making more money. Just as you care about your clients, AFS cares about your success.
As the hub of the fitness industry, our research and experts provide the info you need to solve day-to-day questions such as managing clients, promoting yourself and overcoming obstacles.
Join our vibrant community! What are you waiting for?
Founder & CEO
Association of Fitness Studios
Develop Lasting Client Relationships
The key to your success is how you make your clients feel about themselves. Learn what to say and do to draw people in and stay motivated.
Overcome Daily Obstacles
Get direct answers on everyday challenges such as selling techniques, managing clients’ unrealistic expectations, bad eating habits, and unhealthy lifestyles.
Enhance Your Career
Discounts on CECs/CEUs from all major organizations. Figure out your next certification, what to specialize in, career advice, and how to stand-out in a competitive industry.
Find Answers with a Simple Search
A complete Answers Library to quickly solve all your day-to-day questions.
Day to day questions answered in minutes through AFS groups, forum, experts, and the most extensive fitness business library in the world.
Fit Pro Insurance
AFS offers the best flat-fee coverage in the industry. Get the insurance you need bundled with all the benefits of AFS for only $279/yr
With 30 years of experience exclusively in the fitness industry, SFIC has the insurance you need, both as a fitpro and as an owner.
Education discounts at AFS and our industry partners. Discounts on events, savings on gear and equipment, plus all the discounts and programs available to studios.
Examples: 50% off Perform Better Summit, 10-20% off TRX, Perform Better equipment.
Learn From the Most Influential Minds in the Fitness Industry
Extensive catalog with hundreds of interviews, webinars, and short video answers.
Free CEC/CEU Course: Delivering the Client Experience
Receive free courses approved by all major NCCA accredited certifying organizations.
Learn what it takes to create, develop and deliver enriching and memorable experiences for your clients and guests.
Display Your Professionalism Online
Use the AFS directory to showcase your bio, certifications and contact information. Plus, save time and money with your free webpage from AFS.
Recommended by over 60 of the most respected and influential fitness companies & organizations,
including all leading certifying bodies
Endorsed by the Best of the Best
Leading experts agree that everyone should join
AFS has a wealth of knowledge and genuine desire to help people be successful.
Owner, Fitness Quest 10 & Todd Durkin Enterprises
AFS will be with you every step of the way, and I encourage you to join today.
Mike Z. Robinson
2015 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, Owner MZR Fitness
AFS is a much needed business resource. I highly recommend you consider joining.
Founder, Alloy Personal Training Solutions
The real questions is: why wouldn’t you become a member? I'm a member myself!
2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, Founder GroupExPRO
AFS Membership Is Right For Everybody
• Trainer, Manager or Owner • Beginner or Veteran • 500-10,000 sq.ft.
Membership = $19/month
For current or aspiring studio/gym owners and fitness professionals
- Directory listing, exposure to millions
Millions of consumers search the AFS Directory Network. Showcase you abide by the AFS code of conduct and train clients according industry standards.
- Insurance programs at the best rates
Fitness professionals get AFS membership with SFIC insurance for $225/yr. Studio owners get custom policy and save an additional $50.
- Complete business education library
Webcasts with industry leaders, exclusive guides, webinars, white papers, and learning lessons. Everything from how to be a better trainer to starting or growing your business - plus everything in-between.
- Over $800 in store products FREE
Save valuable time with a business plan template, employee handbook builder, application for employment, membership agreement, independent contractor agreement and more.
- Exclusive fitness industry discounts
Tap into the combined buying power of the entire fitness studio community for enhanced discounts on certifications, equipment, conferences, workshops, technology, education, and more from AFS partners.
- Earn CEC/CEUs to grow your business
Coming early 2017 – Earn CEC/CEUs and grow your business at the same time! AFS courses will provide fitness professionals, studio owners and others insight to grow personally and professionally.
- Private Facebook group
Connect and share insights on hot topics and trends. You’ve got questions; we’ve got the Community to provide not only answers, but the right answers.
- Free subscription to AFS eNewsletters
Sent monthly, AFS members get special discounts, expert advice, trend data, best practices, and more.
- AFS trust badge and brand affiliation
Optimize your sales and showcase your higher standards. With over 60 industry partnerships and affiliations, AFS lends its credibility to you and sets the standard for professionalism.
- Proven marketing tools and tips
Access the full library of marketing knowledge. From the planning process to external, internal, digital, and more - everything necessary to increase your client base.
- Industry leading research and reports
All FREE for Premier members. Master your financial numbers, adopt industry proven marketing strategies and save time with turnkey actionable Micro reports.
- Best selling eBook STUDIO SUCCESS!
AFS’ authoritative eBook is the industry’s best-selling publication for aspiring and current owners. At over 200 pages, the strategies and insight will be relevant for years.
- Mentorship program
Receive one-on-one support from a trusted professional, overcome challenges, grow professionally and get the knowledge you seek.
- Free personal and business webpage
Save time and money with your free webpage from AFS. Showcase pictures, special offers, whether you’re hiring or looking for a job, hours of operation and more!
- National recognition programs
Have a story to tell? AFS provides national recognition to you and your business, plus added exposure through content opportunities, webcast interviews, and Q&A sessions.
- Peer-to-peer roundtable discussions
Solve problems and share ideas within small groups of other like-minded members. Use your group as a sounding board for new ideas before making important decisions.
- Revenue producing programs
Access new and exciting ways to increase revenue per client and your bottom line through exclusive programs from AFS partners.
- Premier forum - network of experts
Guidance and support with direct access to members of the AFS Advisory Council and Executive team to ensure answer all your questions get answered.