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Strategic Alliance Partners

MATRIX

Matrix is among the world’s premier commercial fitness brands. With a comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products offered throughout 24 subsidiaries worldwide, Matrix continues to push the boundaries of fitness.

Matrix is the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech Co Ltd. (JHT), one of the largest manufacturers of fitness equipment in the world. With 40 years of experience, JHT has the intellectual resources necessary to produce the most technologically advanced equipment on the market and the economies of scale needed to deliver the best value possible.

MYZONE

MYZONE is a wearable technology platform that is designed to increase the lifetime value of your member. MYZONE uses live in club heart rate tracking, smartphone based gamification, and social media mechanisms to track, incentivize and keep your members accountable to the effort they apply.

It is this digital engagement that enhances their brick and mortar experience, building value in the personal training experience, while also helping the member with their initial on boarding and continued engagement in exercise.  

Sports and Fitness Insurance Corporation

Since 1985, Sports & Fitness Insurance Corporation has focused solely on the health & fitness industry. We insure everyone from personal trainers and instructors to independent fitness studios and nationwide franchises—all with a wealth of expertise won through years of experience.

Our team has more than a century of combined experience in health & fitness. We understand the specific exposures common to this unique industry, so we can offer each one of our insureds the most appropriate, affordable and comprehensive fitness insurance coverage available for their businesses.

 

SportsArt

SportsArt is an industry leader in providing innovative commercial grade fitness products for the fitness, performance and medical markets. From our energy producing Eco-Powr line to our life changing rehabilitative ICARE solution, SportsArt is committed to helping people find their best self.

With over 500,000 square feet of state-of- the-art manufacturing space, SportsArt designs, manufactures and tests all equipment to rigorous TÜV quality standards. With hundreds of patents worldwide for innovation technologies, such as the fitness first SENZATM interface or the newly relaunched ECO-POWRTM Series, SportsArt is the leading green fitness partner, developing products that are instrumental to rebuilding and sustaining lives.

American Barbell 

American Barbell is a manufacturing company with extensive experience in providing premium products and services to the fitness and exercise community worldwide. We utilize the best domestic and international manufacturing and sourcing solutions available to bring innovative, creative, and functional exercise equipment to life. Our ground-up solutions, products and services provide a unique customer experience. Everything from flooring, equipment and accessories to training and programming. American Barbell is the only company with the experience and ability to provide a complete, unique, and successful solution for its customers.

Keiser 

Because…’Good Enough’ Isn’t. BETTER SCIENCE - Keiser brings together the science of the human body with the principles of engineering to create human-centered machines that elevate performance for all who use them. BETTER RESULTS - From elite athletes to active seniors, Keiser fitness equipment delivers superior results for any person desiring to improve their performance, whether on the field of play, on the job, or in everyday life. BETTER BUILT - Keiser engineers industrial-strength cardio, strength and functional training equipment around the human body. They are built for hard use, delivering long-term functionality for both users and owners.

Les Mills 

Our mission is a fitter planet. We inspire millions of people to get moving every week. They engage with us and rely on us for the world’s best group training. We mix great music and cutting-edge science to help people fall in love with fitness. Our workouts are licensed by 17,500 partners in 100 countries around the world. We support our partners with research, marketing and new workouts every three months. Our tribe of 130,000 certified instructors bring those workouts to life every day. The future of fitness is merging physical and digital. We are leading the way with immersive training and workouts on demand. Are you ready to join us?

Power Plate 

Power Plate is well known around the world and offers many beneficial applications for fitness, health, anti-aging, wellness, beauty, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, high performance athletics, and more. 

Many professional sports teams use it as standard training protocol, and the group of users are growing each day to include home-users, coaches, trainers, scientists, doctors, and therapists.

Precor

The Precor mission is to develop personalized health and fitness experiences that help people live the lives they desire. Precor designs and builds premium commercial fitness equipment for workouts that feel smooth and natural. Precor's professional gym equipment is chosen by fitness clubs, hotels, spas, and individual exercisers in over 90 countries across the world.

For nearly three decades, Precor has driven fitness forward with a passionate focus on ergonomic motion, proven science, and superior engineering. Precor constantly studies and anticipates the needs of the people and organizations they serve, and continually redefine the levels of innovation, quality, and service necessary to deliver the very best fitness experiences – all with the goal of improving the ways people improve themselves. That’s why Precor is proud to provide gyms with some of the very best professional treadmills, elliptical fitness crosstrainers (EFX), bikes and strength equipment available on the market today.

Precor is a global fitness industry leader, committed to innovation and expansion of its market by identifying and meeting user needs. Precor shares passion for fitness through products and services that inspire users to move toward their goals and beyond.

Pure Solutions 

Pure Solutions specializes in completely natural, time tested, and innovative lines of products designed to target the body’s core processes to help individuals looking for complete wellness, aging, vitality, weight loss, performance and recovery solutions. 

We pride ourself on using only the highest quality, concentrated extracts in their purest form.  By combining these ingredients and utilizing delivery systems guaranteed and proven to get the best absorption to the body, Pure Solutions can help any wellness professional or fitness expert support their own health as well as enhance their client’s results.

By bringing together wellness professionals, coaches, trainers and athletes alike, Pure Solutions has established a simple, and rewarding financial opportunity for all AFS studios and trainers.

RealRyder®

RealRyder® International LLC, headquartered in Santa Monica, California, is the first developer of the world’s “un-stationary” indoor bike. Led by a team with more than 120 combined years of fitness industry experience, RealRyder International LLC is revolutionizing indoor cycling with the RealRyder® ABF8 Indoor Cycle – a superior performance indoor bike that meets the needs of the elite cyclist or gym member for training and performance.

SHIFT Formula

SHIFT Formula™ gets individuals out of "health chaos" by providing an easy to follow, real (and delicious) food based program that requires ZERO dieting, pills, powders or potions. It’s the perfect solution for anyone suffering from weight gain, diabetes type 1 & 2, chronic pain, inflammation, heart disease, cancer, brain fog, low energy, depression and more.

TRX

TRX® is the training world’s preeminent producer and seller of functional training programs, education and equipment for professional trainers, studios, health clubs, military, fitness-oriented consumers and athletes of all levels.

TRX designs and sells original products of innovative design and premium quality construction, including Suspension Training® Functional Training Tools, customized anchoring solutions, education, programming and now, technology.

 


Strategic Relationships
 

PHIT America 

PHIT America is a national campaign creating a Movement for a Fit & Healthy America. PHIT America focuses on passing the PHIT Act, which will allow Americans to use pre-tax medical account for physical activity expenses. PHIT America also gives out GO! Grants to schools as well as a national education campaign. Go to PHITAmerica.org for more information. 


National Strength and Conditioning Association

As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, we support and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.


Club Industry 

As the most trusted media source for fitness business professionals, our mission is to connect buyers and sellers through a portfolio of products that offers news, education, business solutions and strategies. We build community by providing forums filled with high-quality content, relevant information, dynamic meetings and networking opportunities critical to industry decision makers.


Martial Arts Teachers Association 

Running a martial arts school can be tough. The money, time, resources, and skills necessary to run your martial arts school successfully can sometimes be in short supply, but the MATA can help. Select one of our exclusive membership packages and see how the MATA can help you start, run and grow your martial arts school.


Medical Fitness Network  

The MFN believes that exercise is valuable for those with chronic health & medical conditions. Developing a plan for a regular exercise & wellness program can be difficult for these people; The MFN mission is to improve the quality of life for those with chronic medical conditions or who need pre or postnatal care help by connecting them to fitness & healthcare professionals with an interest and background in the treatment and rehabilitation of various diseases and medical conditions.


ZUMBA®

Zumba® Fitness is a global lifestyle brand that fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating dance-party workout. Coined “fitness-parties,” Zumba classes blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, which provide effective, total-body workouts. Founded in 2001, the company is now the largest branded fitness program in the world -- reporting more than 14 million weekly class participants, in over 140,000 locations, across more than 150 countries. 


NCCPT

The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers has been in business since 1995 and has certified thousands of students. It currently offers 10 certifications and a variety of Continuing Education Courses. The Certified Personal Trainer Credential (CPT) is nationally accredited through the NCCA, (National Commission for Certifying Agencies). All the certifications offer Continuing Educational Units (CEU’s) for NASM, AFAA, NESTA and ISSA. The NCCPT prides itself in presenting the science in an applicable manner so that students may readily apply the science to their clients.


AFAA

AFAA, the Group Ex Experts, upholds Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines for safe fitness practice. AFAA believes that when you change bodies you change lives, and that being a group or personal trainer is about much more than just knowing the exercise or routine.

 

 

 

Club-Intel 

ClubIntel is the club industry’s leading member and brand insights firm. We are passionate about helping clubs and equipment manufacturers understand, appreciate and leverage clients’/members’ needs, wants, and personal journeys, leading to a more engaged and loyal client/member base, happier employees, and long-lasting profitability.


Preventure/IFCN 

To revolutionize the way corporate America values employee well-being by correlating improved employee health and employee engagement with decreased human resources costs and improved financial performance. For over 25 years, we have impacted 10 million lives at hundreds of diverse organizations. We pride ourselves onconnecting employee engagement with company performance and accurately proving it, ensuring that employees are engaged and making long-term behavioral changes while impacting our clients’ bottom line.


Muscle Sport Productions 

Muscle Sport Productions has been producing NPC physique events since 1984 and the San Jose Championships is one of the first NPC events established in the US.  The company has grown over the years to include over 15 events and attracts athletes from all over the US and internationally. For more information and event details see www.evolutionsportsexpo.com


Nor-Cal Fitness Summit

Nor-Cal Fitness Summit brings fitness professionals, trainers and entrepreneurs together with one single intention: to target the typical headaches and growing pains of running an independent fitness business and solve them the smart way. No matter how hard you work, there are always hurdles to overcome. Whether your income isn’t where you would like it to be, or you never seem to have enough time to grow, or find growing your client base challenging, you will find not just answers, but also solutions to your challenges at the Nor-Cal Fitness Summit.


American Council on Exercise

Start a new career with a quality, accredited certification from American Council on Exercise, the largest nonprofit health and fitness certification organization in the world. In addition to offering Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Health Coach, and Medical Exercise Specialist programs, ACE provides quality continuing education to health and fitness professionals and protects the public with reliable, science-based information on ACEfitness.org.


EMPOWER! 

EMPOWER! events are regarded as Weekend Fitness Celebrations, designed especially for fitness and mind-body professionals as well as enthusiasts. EMPOWER! is a culmination of efforts to give back to the community by creating opportunities for growth and celebration for all who join. The mission is to empower all fitness professionals and enthusiasts with the knowledge and tools necessary to live their best life and make the most positive impact possible on the lives and well being of others.


NASM

For 30 years, and counting, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has set the standard in certification, continuing education, solutions and tools for health and fitness, sports performance and sports medicine professionals. NASM has pioneered evidence-based health and fitness solutions that optimize physical performance and allow individuals to achieve a variety of fitness activity goals.


AFS Supporters

The Abs Company

The Abs Company makes high quality, innovative commercial abdominal and functional training exercise equipment focused on the development of core-based functional strength.  Products include brands such as Ab Coaster, TireFlip 180, Ab Solo, X3S Bench, and the Abs Bench and are used in over 10,000 commercial fitness centers and in millions of homes in 40+ countries worldwide.

 

Accuro Fit

Accuro is a company with 15+ years in the business of data capturing, private cloud storage, data management and analysis services for the fitness industry.  Products offered cover a wide range of hardware devices from wireless enabled body composition scales, blood pressure meters, and heart rate monitors to the data collection and management app, heart rate projection program and cloud-based member vital data profile. Our vision is to offer the fitness industry the infrastructure on which clubs and studios can build their services and brand awareness to their members.

 

Alloy Personal Training Solutions 

Alloy is your turnkey solution for building a world-class personal training business. Systems include building your layers, the launch, proven sales system, program design, retention and world class programming for Team Training, Small Group and Private Personal Training. Involve more members, get better results, and increase your revenue per member.

 

American Eagle Mixed Martial Arts

A staunch proponent of the RKC Hard Style Kettlebell Training System, Phil operates his S.W.A.T. Kettlebell based training daily at his facility and provides offsite workshops, seminars and certifications. In addition to his studio and workshops he also authored the books, FEROCIOUS FITNESS (due out in late 2016) and SURVIVAL STRONG.

 

Avenue Web Media 

Avenue Web Media is a Chicago-based web development and marketing company that prides itself on giving your business an edge over your competitors. We make sure that you are thrilled with your high quality, efficient site that conveys professionalism and helps your business grow. Over a decade of extensive internet knowledge, combined with never-ending training and research, has resulted in a complete understanding of all the disciplines necessary to execute a successful website. 

 

Business Finance Depot 

Business Finance Depot is part of Health Club Experts.  It grew naturally out of the need to assist business owners get financing from other industries besides Health Clubs.  We built a solid reputation for years working within the Health Club industry and we started attracting national franchises.  Now we assist several trusted partners in various industries to obtain financing for their new franchisees. 

 

Burn Along 

BurnAlong is a video technology platform that helps local gyms and studios recruit new members online, earn revenue online, and retain more members by staying connected to members when they can’t make it in person. BurnAlong’s multi-person video experience lets people workout to their favorite instructors at-home (or in the office, or wherever they are) while seeing and hearing up to four friends live in real-time. BurnAlong is transforming the at-home exercise experience, bridging the online and offline, and boosting retention, recruitment, and revenue for its local gym and studio partners.

 

Cycling Fusion 

Cycling Fusion® is a company dedicated to bringing the best of indoor and outdoor cycling together through technology, education, and video content.  We endeavor to provide everything you need indoors, to improve your riding outdoors. In the local studio, gym, and health club we provide comprehensive Indoor Cycling programs, Instructor certification, teaching tools and education as well as sponsoring local racing teams and charity rides. 

 

DotFit 

We’re committed to providing safe and effective nutrition products and programs for both kids and adults. Under the guidance of a diverse advisory board, dotFIT maintains the highest standards of product development while strictly adhering to current Good Manufacturing Practices.  All dotFIT nutritional product formulas are based on published third-party research, not marketing hype.  

 

Essenza Architecture 

Essenza is an architecture firm based in Louisville, CO that specializes in eco-friendly, modern commercial & residential design around the world.  We believe that beautiful design stems from an understanding of our clients needs, an exchange of ideas, as well as detailed follow through. Twenty years of experience provide us with the design insight to bring this all together.  



EZFacility 

EZFacility provides web-based scheduling, billing, member management and reporting tools for any size gym, health club or fitness facility. Manage trainers, instructors, packages, recurring club memberships, point-of-sale transactions, trainer payroll, detailed financial reporting and even give your members web-based self-service access to purchase new packages and schedule sessions.

 

Fitness Revolution

Fitness Revolution helps fitness pros, just like you, create more revenue, maximize your profits, help more clients and free up your valuable time. You're great at getting your clients results, but may struggle to create the business that provides you the life you deserve.

 

Functional Aging Institute 

The Functional Aging Institute is dedicated to becoming the “go-to” source for training mature clients by providing fitness professionals with the most current, up-to-date and forward-thinking techniques and strategies. From certificate programs, full-blown certifications, blog posts, videos, seminars, on-site workshops and more, FAI is leading the way.

 

GroupEx PRO

GroupEx PRO is a private, web-based communication portal for group fitness programs. It was created by international fitness educator Shannon Fable and her web-developer husband John Fable. Their mission is to help eliminate the frustration felt by group fitness managers with regard to communication.

 

Heart Zones, Inc. 

Heart Zones, Inc. is dedicated to getting individuals from around the world fit and healthy.  Established in 1993 and headquartered in Sacramento, California, Heart Zones is directed by a dedicated team of veteran professionals led by founder, author, Hall of Fame athlete, and wearable technology expert Sally Edwards, MA, MBA. The company develops innovative technologies and content that includes hardware, software, application programs, and professional development product lines and services. 

 

Intelivideo

Intelivideo provides the critical technology that enables companies of any size to capitalize on the explosive growth in demand for video on demand (VOD) and subscription video on demand (SVOD) services. The platform helps companies build and grow profitable subscription businesses by providing an all-in-one video subscription center, digital storefronts, an education center for marketing and selling digital assets, and secure video and digital content delivery to every device.

 

JETRO and Associates 

JETRO and Associates is a cloud based CPA firm.  JETRO works with studio and gym owners providing online, remote, and virtual accounting and bookkeeping services. However we do not just simply do bank reconciliations, we provide you with reliable and relative reporting and work directly with you on benchmarking and discussing any items we feel could help grow your business. 

 

LegalZoom 

Whether you are just starting out or have an established business, LegalZoom has the services to meet your needs. LegalZoom is an easy-to-use, online service that helps people create their own legal documents and access independent attorneys and tax professionals through its legal plans. It's the nation's leading provider of personalized, affordable online legal solutions for families and small business. 

 

Member Solutions

Member Solutions offers a complete membership management system with tools for gyms and fitness studios to simplify and expand their business. Our SaaS platform includes online scheduling, built-in marketing, flexible check-in options, automatic billing, and point of sale.

 

Merrithew

Merrithew™ was co-founded by Lindsay and Moira Merrithew in 1988. For over 25 years Merrithew™have been dedicated to enriching the lives of others by providing responsible exercise modalities and innovative fitness brands across the globe. Merrithew’s premier Pilates brand, STOTT PILATES®, delivers best-in-class Pilates education and media to everyone from avid exercisers, elite athletes, and pre/post-natal clients, to rehab and fitness professionals, and is used by studios worldwide. Other high-end Merrithew™ fitness brands include ZEN∙GA™, Total Barre™ and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™.  

 

MINDBODY 

Leveraging technology to improve the wellness of the world. MINDBODY emerged from a simple idea: small business owners deserve the time to do what they love. From its first iteration, MINDBODY software has turned that vision into the technology that links tens of thousands of health, wellness, and beauty professionals to the millions of clients they serve.

 

Nudge Coach 

Nudge Coach is member engagement, accountability and retention software for fitness businesses that are passionate about empowering clients to live healthier in-between sessions.  We improve quality of life for members by giving them a mobile app that helps them reach their fitness goals and always access support from their fitness studio. 

 

OneFitStop

We empower fitness professionals to grow and manage their businesses, by providing an easy to use, industry approved platform to connect to their clients and perform all the necessary tasks required for business success.

 

Perform Better

Perform Better has paved the way for Functional Training by supplying innovative products and top-notch education to trainers, coaches and therapists to help promote this training concept. We have emerged as the leader in both Functional Training equipment and education for the past 25 years and will continue to do so in the future.

 

Perkville 

Perkville is a revolutionary service that empowers any local business – including your studio - to create a loyalty program in minutes. Perkville is free for users to join and offers monthly subscription plans for businesses, with discounted rates for AFS members. Perkville is an automated reward program that integrates with Point of Sale systems.

 

Piloxing

PILOXING is the unconventional trailblazer redefining fitness. With a presence in over 92 countries and more than 1.5 million daily participants, Piloxing Academy, LLC is a leading fitness company. Join the movement that empowers bodies and minds. It’s time to make your workouts your mission.

 

Power Systems

Power Systems mission is to Power Your Potential by advancing health, fitness, and performance for everyone who is a leading resource provider of fitness and performance products for club chains, fitness studios, performance facilities, and home gyms.  Recognized throughout the sports and fitness industries for creating extraordinary customer experience, complete product selection, and fast delivery. 

 

PTontheNet & PTA Global

From a fully accredited NCCA Certification to low cost, high quality CECs and club-wide educational resources, PTontheNet and PTA Global’s educational and business solutions will equip active and aspiring studio owners with all the business and education resources they need for success. 

 

Railyard Fitness 

Use the Railyard to improve results, increase challenge, performance and add interest and excitement to workouts.  New equipment needs to provide your youth, adult, active aging and athlete clients a new, verifiable improvement in their workouts and potential clients a compelling reason to choose you as their fitness provider.  The Railyard is the most versatile equipment you can add to your studio, use it for individual training, group exercise, youth fitness, sports conditioning, and active agers to improve balance and coordination.

 

Smart Fitness 

A knowledgeable, qualified staff equals a successful fitness business. Smart Fitness provides all the education you’ll need, from how to prevent sexual harassment and safety training to personal training, Group X, CPR training and more. Smart Fitness provides an interactive website with all the education a health club staff would need to become trained in their perspective roles within the studio, gym and health club. 

 

Stress Management Institute 

The Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals was developed to certification health and fitness professionals to become a Stress Management Exercise Specialist (SMES). We also educate the public about stress management through innovative programs. Our institute collaborates with health and fitness professionals who have a Bachelors Degree and at least one national certification to develop our community workshops and programs.

 

Susan K. Bailey Marketing & Design 

Having worked with hundreds of fitness facilities for over two decades, Susan K. Bailey will help you understand how to properly market your business via direct mail and web sites to guerilla marketing and internal promotions. Their team of coaches will help you stretch your budget and get better results.
 

SuperPowered Web

At SuperPowered Web we believe your studio's website is a crucial tool in your online marketing. It should make a great first impression and start the conversation that sets up the relationship between you and your prospective members. We provide comprehensive online solutions for fitness studio owners; including websites, branding, and graphic design.

 

Total Gym

Total Gym is the world’s leading privately-held manufacturer of functional and bodyweight training equipment. Founded in 1974, the San Diego-based company’s Total Gym products are used in 14,000 physical therapy clinics, athletic training facilities, hospitals, universities, professional sports teams and health clubs, inspiring over 24 million workouts per year worldwide.

 

Unger 

At Unger our promise is to innovate with purpose, and that purpose is to deliver quality tools designed to make the cleaning experience cleaner, faster and safer. It is a promise that was important to Henry Unger and remains at the core of our business.

 

Weebly

Weebly is a complete platform that allows fitness professionals to start and grow an online business with modern website templates and integrated marketing. Weebly's powerful drag and drop website builder and guided setup get you to a professional looking website faster, no coding needed.

 

ZipWhip

Zipwhip partners with independent & franchised businesses to help increase new sales and retention through enhanced branding and communication practices with Zipwhip's Landline Texting. Six billion text messages are sent every day in the United States and our team helping businesses get a piece of that by using Zipwhip to update their communication strategy and brand their business with "Text or Call".

 

Zumbini

Created by Zumba Fitness® for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers, Zumbini® combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding and fun. With an original TV show airing on Baby First TV in January 2017, Zumbini® will have incredible marketing support behind it to drive tons of new parents to classes every day!