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2nd SUCCEED! Innovation & Solutions Summit Doubles 2021 Attendance

(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.

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My PT Hub Signs Major Platinum Sponsorship Agreement with the FBA

(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.

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FitNation 2022 - Community and Cooperation Essential for the Future of Fitness

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. 

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Virtuagym Renews FBA Sponsorship

(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.

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FBA and Band of Hands Sign Strategic Partnership

(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.

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97 Display Upgrades Sponsorship With the FBA for 2023

(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.

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TeamUp Latest Company to Join FBA as a Silver Sponsor

(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.

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Publications

Brand New Reports Coming Soon!!!

2019 Fitness Studio Operating & Financial Benchmarking Report 

The 2019 report is our most ambitious yet, including a financial breakdown of studios by region, studio type, and size to get the most accurate data possible.

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2019 Fitness Studio Trend Report  

To ensure a variety of feedback, AFS canvassed its Advisory Council, vendor partners, and leading studio and gym operators to reveal their top trends for 2019!

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2018 Fitness Studio Operating & Financial Benchmarking Report 

From coast to coast, the 2018 report canvassed the US to get the most accurate data possible. The 2018 report shows the studio market continues to thrive and become increasingly revenue efficient.

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2018 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 2018. 

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2017 Fitness Studio Operating & Financial Benchmarking Report 

The 2017 Report has expanded the reach of respondents to mirror the expansion of AFS and the studio business. A full 30% of respondents to this year’s survey are from non-U.S. locations.

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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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