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AFS 2016 Year in Review – Major Advances Impact Fitness Industry

(OAKLAND, CA, January 4, 2017) – 2016 was another incredible year for the Association of Fitness Studios (AFS).  As the only membership community dedicated solely to the business of fitness studios and entrepreneurial fitness professionals, AFS made great strides in bringing innovation in products, services and benefits to this fastest growing fitness market segment.

AFS’ 2016 momentum was based on major accomplishments in Research, Industry Relationships, and Digital Development.  These three operational “legs” continue to drive AFS’ forward thinking initiatives. 

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AFS Releases 2017 Fitness Studio Trend Report

(OAKLAND, CA, December 21, 2016) – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) announced today the release of the “Top 12 Fitness Studio Trends for 2017.” 

To ensure a variety of perspectives the Association of Fitness Studios [AFS] canvassed it’s Advisory Council, vendor partners, and leading studio operators on trends they see growing or continuing in 2017.  Their responses were compiled and are presented in a 3-page document, attached.

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Intelivideo Unveils a New Suite of Apps for Video On Demand

Denver, Colo. – Dec. 20, 2016 – Today Intelivideo launched a suite of new apps designed to dramatically improve the way businesses manage and distribute their premium video content. The new apps functionality and design also delivers an exceptional user experience to customers of these video businesses.  

Virtually any business with videos for sale, from one video to a complete library of videos including subscription channels, can benefit from Intelivideo’s new app ecosystem.

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SportsArt Partners with Sacramento Eco Fitness Sustainable Gym

Sacramento, Calif. (December, 19 2016) – SportsArt today announces its partnership with Sacramento Eco Fitness, a new gym opening this month dedicated to sustainability and eco-friendly fitness initiatives. The studio will feature SportsArt’s ECO-POWR line of spinning bikes for a first of its kind indoor cycle studio which harnesses the power cyclists produce during their workouts and puts it back into the facility’s power grid. 

SportsArt’s ECO-POWR cardio equipment turns human energy into utility grade electricity through a micro-inverter similar to the technology found in solar panels and wind turbines.

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Weebly Joins AFS With Wide Ranging Online Options

(OAKLAND, CA, December 12, 2016) – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed the addition of Weebly, Inc. to its associate membership and sponsorship ranks.

Founded in 2007, Weebly is a complete platform that allows anyone to start and grow an online business with curated website templates, powerful e-commerce and integrated marketing. More than 40 million entrepreneurs around the world use Weebly to grow their customer base, fuel sales and market their idea. 

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BollyX Latest Company To Join AFS

(OAKLAND, CA, December 7, 2016) – In further evidence of the expansion and diversification of the studio market, Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed the addition of BollyX to its associate member ranks.

BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. Its 50-minute cardio workout cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and motivated all at the same time.

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Railyard Fitness Latest Fitness Supplier to Join AFS

(Oakland, CA, December 1, 2016) – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed the addition of Railyard Fitness to its membership ranks.

Created in 2007 by 40-year fitness veteran Lee Spieker, the Railyard is the first indoor, portable obstacle course, patterned after nature’s environment that included logs, rocks, stumps, trees, and hills, where humans evolved - the original “fitness.”  

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Publications

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! 

Access the 2016 Report