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ASF Payment Solutions Joins AFS; Will Be at SUCCEED!

(OAKLAND, CA, HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO, January 7, 2019)  – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed ASF Payment Solutions (ASF) to its membership ranks as well as onto the SUCCEED! Expo floor plan as a valued exhibitor.

ASF is a leading Colorado-based technology company founded in 1973, that provides software, complete payment solutions and customer support to the fitness industry in the United States, Puerto  Rico and Canada. 

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Fitness Software Group, DBA: STRIVE, Joins AFS ‘The Ultimate Client Success System & Social Proof Automator’

(OAKLAND, CA, SAN JOSE, CA, December 21, 2018)  – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed the Fitness Software Group, DBA: Strive to its membership ranks, offering a unique software system that delivers to the bottom line.

Created and designed by highly successful trainer and 7-figure studio owner John Heringer, Strive Software creates a solid, systematized, process to hold clients accountable, document and showcase their results, and create “before & after” social proof on demand, eliminating a huge pain point for many studio operators.

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JAMWORKOUT Joins AFS ‘A New Direction in Fitness’

(OAKLAND, CA, ATLANTA, GA, November 29, 2018)  – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed JAMWORKOUT to its membership ranks, offering a variety of on-demand fitness solutions. 

JAMWORKOUT occupies the space between physical workouts and technological impact featuring their Trainer On Demand program with four different licensing opportunities, customizable for any size or type of fitness studio.  The program eliminates the need for tons of expensive equipment, time lost for build out, finding staff, or rethinking fitness offerings.

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First Credit Services Joins AFS; Will Be at SUCCEED! ‘Boost Your Bottom Line Quickly and Permanently’

(OAKLAND, CA, Piscataway, NJ, November 27, 2018)  – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed First Credit Services to its membership ranks as well as onto the SUCCEED! Expo floor plan as a valued exhibitor.

For over 25 years, First Credit Services, Inc. (FCS) has remained a leading provider of business process outsourcing, A/R management, and debt collection services for many of the most recognized brands serving consumers throughout the United States. 

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Adam Robinson Named 3rd SUCCEED! Keynoter

(OAKLAND, CA, October 25, 2018)  – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced that Adam Robinson, co-founder and CEO of Hireology, will be the third keynoter at SUCCEED! – the first-ever major Business Convention & Expo for current and aspiring studio/gym owners. The event will be April 12-14, 2019 at Hotel Irvine, in Irvine, CA. 

Mr. Robinson is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, author of The Best Team Wins: Build Your Business Through Predictive Hiring, host of The Best Team Wins Podcast, and a columnist for Inc. magazine. His stated mission is to help business owners succeed by building exceptional teams and workplace cultures.

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Omniball® Joins AFS; Will Be at SUCCEED! Offers Mix of Traditional and Functional Exercises

(OAKLAND, CA, WEST COVINA, CA, October 17, 2018)  – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed Omniball® to its membership ranks as well as onto the SUCCEED! Expo floor plan as a valued exhibitor.

The innovative Omniball® offers an unprecedented mix of both traditional and functional exercises for the upper and lower body. They attach to the hands or feet with comfortable elastic straps. What sets the product apart is the 360° OmniDirectional rolling system, creating instability, challenging balance, and providing a bodyweight workout like nothing on the market today! 

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Cirque-It® Fitness Joins AFS; Will Be at SUCCEED! Offers Specialized, Small Group Training Modality

(OAKLAND, CA, SAN DIEGO, CA, October 2, 2018)  – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed Cirque-It Fitness to its membership ranks as well as onto the SUCCEED! Expo floor plan as a valued exhibitor.

Cirque-It® Fitness is circuit-style training that incorporates techniques and principles of circus arts with a foundation in science and biomechanics. Classes are taught with ‘circus-infused’ moves in a small group training format that is fun, challenging, and accessible to a wide variety of fitness levels.

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Publications

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! 

Access the 2016 Report