Join AFS Founder & CEO, Josh Leve and a panel of studio owners as they discuss how to minimize the impact of coronavirus on your business. 

During this panel we'll...

  • Cover the current pandemic with an in-depth Q&A with studio owners
  • Discuss best practices for studio hygiene
  • Review how studio/gym owners are preparing for a possible slowdown in their businesses
  • Identify what you can do to minimize risk
  • Discuss how and what to effectively communicate to members and your team



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Josh Leve
Founder & CEO of The Association of Fitness Studios
Josh Leve is the founder and CEO of the Association of Fitness Studios (AFS). AFS is known industry-wide as the most trusted and fastest growing business association, dedicated to providing robust education and support for fitness professionals who own a studio/gym, or are looking to start a fitness business. With over 60 industry partnerships including all major certifying organizations, AFS has been featured in all major fitness publications. In addition, Josh has been featured speaker for all major fitness events such as IHRSA, Athletic Business, Club Industry, NSCA, NASM Optima, EMPOWER!, ZUMBA, and others. He holds a bachelor's degree in strategic communications from the University of Kansas.


Expert Presenters:

La Tasha Lewis

La Tasha E. Lewis, B.S.N., R.N a native of Detroit, Michigan is a graduate of historic Tuskegee University, and has been an expert in health and wellness for well over a decade. Affectionately known as “Tadda,” clients will tell you that the name is more a description of the results she delivers. Tadda provides “fitness from within”. Not only does she provide results with weight loss, endurance, and muscle building she believes in getting your mind, body, and soul fit.

Tadda has always been committed to fitness, starting her journey at a tender age of seven being a part of many sports and fitness activities Her expertise as an Level I Trauma Nurse, a nurse manager, a nurse educator and a BCLS/CPR instructor blended with her added qualifications as an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, underscores her ongoing drive to create healthier lifestyles for all. Tadda’s strengths are more than just a passion for healthcare, she has the knowledge and experience to back her instructions. Tadda is recognized in various well-known publications nationwide and has a growing presence as a motivational speaker and educator in the community. Her involvement and healthy holiday fitness tips has lead her to become a fitness columnist for the Detroit Press.


Robert Linkul
Owner of Be STRONGER Fitness
Robert Linkul is the owner of Be STRONGER Fitness in Sacramento, California. Linkul is the NSCA's 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year award winner and a 2017 NSCA Fellowship inductee. Robert’s studio, Be STRONGER Fitness, is an Older Adult focused personal training studio in which his continued education business originates.

Lauren Eirk
CEO of Yoga Integrated Science Wellness Center

Lauren Eirk, M.S., is the Founder of the Yoga Integrated Science™ Wellness Studio in Louisville, KY which offers Yoga and Pilates group classes, Personal Training, Yoga Therapy, and MAT services.

Lauren is a certified E-RYT 500 level Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance® with over 35 years of experience in Health and Wellness. A Yoga Alliance® Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), she is the developer of the 500-Hour Registered Hatha Yoga School Yoga Integrated Science™. Lauren is a Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT with the International Association for Yoga Therapy. She is a Certified MATRx Full-Body Specialist, making her one of the leading experts in the treatment of muscular Imbalances.

Her training has enabled her to work with highly sensitive clients that suffer from complex, on-going neuromuscular issues. Lauren is an International Continuing Education Provider, AFS Mentor, Brand influencer for Athleta® Brand clothing, and a member of the Body Bar® Instructor Team. Lauren has a passion for animal rights and partners her business with The Humane Society in Kentucky since January of 2013.


Mark Nutting
Owner of Jiva Fitness
Mark Nutting, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT D, RCPT*E, ACSM HFD, ACSM CEP, Owner and Master Trainer of Jiva Fitness in Easton, PA, Author of The Business of Personal Training book for Human Kinetics (2018), PFP 2016 Trainer of the Year Legacy Award, NSCA 2009 Personal Trainer of the Year, NSCA Recognized Certified Personal Trainer Emeritus, holds 12 certifications in the field, 38 years in personal training and health club management, and has been educating and coaching Personal Trainers for 36 of those 38 years. Mark is a leading business coach for personal trainers and club managers.


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