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OfferingTree Latest to Become Bronze Sponsor with the FBA

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 8, 2023) - OfferingTree, a leading all-in-one platform for fitness professionals and studios, is excited to announce its new sponsorship agreement with the Fitness Business Association (FBA).

The partnership will enhance OfferingTree's commitment to empowering fitness trainers, instructors, coaches, and studio owners through innovative technology and comprehensive business solutions. As a Bronze sponsor, OfferingTree will collaborate closely with FBA to support their mission of fostering a thriving fitness community.

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FBA Welcomes KISS Marketing as Silver Sponsor

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, May 31, 2023) - The Fitness Business Association (FBA) is pleased to announce KISS Marketing and its founder Vince Gabriele as its newest Silver Sponsors.

The FBA is a global community of fitness business owners, operators, and professionals who are committed to growing their businesses and advancing the industry as a whole.

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Nuvita Renews Silver Sponsorship with the FBA

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, May 24, 2023) - Today the Fitness Business Association (FBA) and Nuvita, a leading provider of innovative corporate wellness solutions, are proud to announce the renewal of their silver sponsorship. This partnership renewal further strengthens Nuvita's commitment to fostering growth and success within the health and wellness community.

As a trusted leader in the fitness and wellness industry, Nuvita continues to support the mission of the FBA by providing fitness and wellness entrepreneurs a turn-key solution to significantly grow their business with corporate wellness.

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Fitness Business Association and NCSF Join Forces in Strategic Agreement

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, May 2, 2023) – The Fitness Business Association (FBA) and the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) are excited to announce a new strategic agreement to advance the fitness industry.

This partnership brings together two industry leaders who are dedicated to improving the quality of education, certification, and business development for fitness professionals and businesses.

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FBA Joins World Active

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 4, 2023) – The Fitness Business Association (FBA) today proudly announced its participation in and full support of World Active. World Active, formerly the World Active Forum, is a worldwide platform, and future federation, that unites the health, fitness and physical activity sector globally.

“All of us at the FBA are proud to support and have an active role in World Active," said Josh Leve, FBA founder, and CEO. “Uniting associations around the world that share a common goal is a powerful initiative that we're confident will drive the fitness industry forward. We look forward to the road ahead.”

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FBA's Latest Virtual Conference, SUCCEED!, Proves to be Another Success

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 14, 2023) – After completing more than 10 virtual fitness conferences dating back to 2020 the FBA today is celebrating the continued success of SUCCEED! its Virtual  Conference & Expo which happened March 2-6.

Piggybacking on successful improvements from 2022, this SUCCEED! included even more...

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TeamUp and WIFA Announce Strategic Partnership

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitness management software company TeamUp, a DaySmart company, and the Women in Fitness Association (WIFA) are celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day by announcing their new strategic partnership and commitment to empowering female fitness business owners. March marks a special occasion for reflection and recognition of the achievements women throughout our history have made.

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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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