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The Abs Company Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for TireFlip 180®

The Abs Company is proud to announce that we have been issued a United States Utility Patent for the TireFlip 180! It has been a lot of hard work and perseverance, but it has paid off.

The TireFlip 180 is an innovative new functional training device that gives you all the benefits of tire training in a safe, space saving design. Do all of the things you would do with a traditional tire, in one compact space saving piece of equipment. 

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Johnson Health Tech Expands Distribution Capabilities with the Addition of Two New Facilities

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. – (August 15, 2017) – Johnson Health Tech (JHT), one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing fitness equipment manufacturers and producer of the brands Matrix, Vision and Horizon, announced today that it is expanding its presence along the East and West Coasts with the addition of two new warehouse and distribution centers.

The facilities, which are located in Compton, Calif. and Fairfield, N.J., will further enhance JHT’s ability to serve commercial customers on the West Coast and greater New England region.

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Precor Launches Preva 7.0 Software Release

The latest global software release from Precor, Preva OS 7.0, is bringing popular audio and video entertainment options and further advances to networked consoles featured on Precor cardio equipment across 82 countries.

With over 62,000 Preva networked consoles worldwide, Precor leads the way in fitness technology and continues to improve its offering for operators and exercisers through ongoing automatic and seamless software updates. This update targets Precor cardio equipment featuring the latest touch screen consoles, the P82 (15-inch screen) and P62 (10-inch screen). 

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Study Shows Members Exercise Levels Increase by 40% with Gamification

AUSTRALIA – August 2, 2017 – MYZONE today reports the positive results of a recent gamification study performed by 12RND Fitness in Australia. The study showed an increase in every single metric, for every club who participated, with members training for longer periods of time, more often, and at a higher effort level. 

The study took place during a 21-day period at fourteen 12RND Fitness facilities and involved more than 800 members. Utilizing MYZONE technology, 12RND Fitness reviewed the exercise data of its members involved during the 21-day challenge period and compared it to their exercise data 21 days prior to the challenge to assess the impact the challenge had on its members exercise behavior. 

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JETRO & Associates Joins AFS ‘Online Bookkeeping and Taxes for Studios’

(OAKLAND, CA, BROOKFIELD, WI, July 5, 2017) – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed the addition of JETRO & Associates to its membership ranks.

JETRO was founded by technology fanatic Mike Jesowshek, CPA, to provide a digital solution for businesses looking to take their bookkeeping and tax needs to the next level utilizing modern, cutting edge technology. 

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Piloxing Joins AFS, ‘Physically and Mentally Empowering Individuals’

(OAKLAND, CA, LOS ANGELES, CA, June 21, 2017) – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed the addition of Piloxing to its membership ranks.

Piloxing, created in 2009 when Swedish-born fitness expert Viveca Jensen combined her three favorite exercises – Pilates, boxing, and dance – now boasts over 1.5 million daily participants in 92 countries, inspiring them to better health. 

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WaterRower Joins AFS, Offers ‘The Perfect Exercise’

(OAKLAND, CA, WARREN, RI, June 16, 2017) – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed the addition of WaterRower to its membership ranks. 

Established in 1988 by Yale and US National Team rower John Duke, WaterRower Inc. continues to operate out of the small coastal town of Warren, RI, where every WaterRower machine is manufactured.  The company provides service to customers and markets worldwide with over 300 employees in 15 global offices.

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2017 Fitness Studio Trend Report 

To ensure a variety of perspectives AFS canvassed it’s Advisory Council, Vendor Partners, and leading studio operators on trends they see growing or continuing in 2017.

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2016 Fitness Studio Financial and Operating Benchmarking Report 

The study builds on the 2015 Report that, for the first time in the fitness industry, identified and measured key financial elements of the studio business, with insight narrative provided by ClubIntel, the study’s author.

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STUDIO SUCCESS! AFS' Exclusive eBook

The ultimate guide to studio ownership! Whether you're starting your own studio or growing your business, receive 203 pages of the best strategies available today to successfully operate a fitness studio. 

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2016 Marketing Best Practices Research Report 

We surveyed hundreds of studio owners across the country, identified the successful strategies, and provide them to you in this first-ever research report! 

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2015 Fitness Studio Operating & Financial Benchmarking Report 

The most extensive research for the fitness studio community. Get the data on what to pay staff, charge per session, and other key stats essential for growth.

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2014 Fitness Studio Industry Research Study 

At nearly 30 pages, receive the data necessary for growth. Key insights include marketing strategies, ancillary services, and more.

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