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Affiliates Capital Joins AFS ‘Shortening the Distance between your Business and the Money It Needs’

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, DALLAS, TX, July 23, 2019)  – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed Affiliates Capital to its membership ranks, offering fast, innovative financing solutions at competitive rates for commercial fitness facilities.

Affiliates Capital represents the needs of its customers – not the lenders. While not a direct lender themselves, Affiliates Capital partners with many direct lenders, representing the needs of its customers to provide solutions for a wide variety of credit profiles and situations. The result is matching customers with lenders that best serve their needs. 

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Jackie Mendes Joins World Gym International as Director of Franchise Sales for North America

Los Angeles, California – July 15, 2019 - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, has hired fitness industry veteran Jackie Mendes as the Director of Franchise Sales for North America.   Jackie’s hiring is the latest investment World Gym has made to strengthen its franchise efforts in North America.

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Pike 13 Joins AFS 'A Cloud-Based Client Management Solution’

(OAKLAND, CA, SEATTLE, WA, July 2, 2019)  – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed Pike13 to its membership ranks, featuring client management software that takes care of the little details that add up to hours of administrative time each week.

Pike13 was founded in 2011 by former gym owner Jon Zimmerman who believed he could build better gym software than what they were using. Today, Pike13 is among the highest ranked software for class/membership-based businesses. The simple interface empowers owners and staff to handle daily administration with ease.

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AFS, Bedros Keuilian Reach Milestone Agreement

(OAKLAND, CA, CHINO HILLS, CA, June 24, 2019) - The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) and fitness sales, author, and entrepreneurial guru Bedros Keuilian today proudly announced a landmark promotional agreement to expand and enhance the activities of SUCCEED! - AFS’ annual Business Convention & Expo for current and aspiring studio and gym owners. 

Among his many business leadership accomplishments, Keuilian is the founder and brains behind the annual Fitness Business Summit (FBS) where he has been the driving force with an 18-year track record of providing inspirational and tangible education on sales, marketing, retention, and profitability to thousands of gym owners.

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Breakthrough Business Health Joins AFS ‘To Help You Build Your Community’

(OAKLAND, CA, MOSES LAKE, WA, June 21, 2019)  – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed Breakthrough Business Health (BTBH) to its membership ranks - dedicated to helping studio owners grow membership and cut the time spent managing.

Founded by Brandon Nicholas, BTBH is a coaching and consulting company that works one-on-one with fitness businesses to help them increase membership, and grow their client base and revenue, while working on decreasing the time spent managing - so owners/operators can spend more time doing the things they love.  

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Member Solutions Joins AFS; Happier Members. Bigger Profits

(OAKLAND, CA, HATBORO, PA, June 12, 2019) – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) proudly announced and welcomed Member Solutions as the latest addition to its membership ranks.

In 1991, Member Solutions was formed based on the idea that relationships are at the heart of every business success. They believed that if they built a billing system that put people first, financial success would follow. As technology evolved, the company developed a suite of software solutions to manage all aspects of member relationships – including billing, scheduling, communication, events, and more. 

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SPRI Products Joins AFS ‘Equipment that Will Keep Up with You’

(OAKLAND, CA, LOUISVILLE, CO, June 10, 2019)  – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed SPRI Products to its membership ranks offering professional grade equipment across the wide spectrum of training disciplines.

SPRI is the leading manufacturer and distributor of rubberized resistance exercise products for the health and fitness industry. Their innovative rubber resistance exercise products have led the way in popularizing rubberized resistance workouts. 

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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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