I recently asked a fitness business owner how many total clients their space could hold. The response I received was "Probably around 150, but I’m not really sure." I used the Client Capacity Formula found in AFS research to arrive at 278 clients. Twice what he originally thought - he was shocked!
Marketing Coach, Susan K. Bailey Marketing
6 Reasons You Need AFS Industry Research
Not Found Anywhere Else
Industry leading market research is the heart of what we do! Our exclusive reports empower you to make decisions with reliable data.
Optimize Your Performance
Do you know how many clients your business can handle? How much revenue you should be generating? Learn the metrics to track and measure.
Reduce Complexity and Risk
Dramatically increase your odds of success by adopting best practices from the most successful studios and gyms nationwide.
Strategies That Produce Results
Short on time? Get specific advice you can easily plug into your business, from experienced industry leaders.
Beat the Competitive Landscape
Make practical decisions about pricing and promotions, weed out fads and get ahead of trends.
Insight into Your Target Market
Understand your consumers and their behavior. Implement the most effective programming to position yourself for maximum success.
Research for Your Business
Industry Leading Market Research Reports
AFS conducts extensive annual research on the fitness studio/gym market, uncovering trends, and strategies you can apply to your business. What do you pay your trainers, instructors, front-line staff? What’s your revenue per square foot? Stay one step ahead in a very competitive landscape.
2019 Fitness Studio Operating and Financial Benchmarking Report
2018 Fitness Studio Operating and Financial Benchmarking Report
Marketing Best Practices Research Report
Research On the Fitness Studio Industry
AFS research and other outlets report the fitness studio community continues to thrive. Uncover the data ranging from personal training to martial arts to Pilates and yoga – find out how various fitness disciplines are faring and how they’re projected to do.
Fitness Studio Industry Fact Sheet
Consumer Attitudes Report
Market research is a critical component of any business. Find out what consumers think and learn how to your business can be made more credible in their eyes and how your AFS membership can enhance your prestige and credibility – and thereby help you attract new members and clients.
Consumer Attitude Survey Results
The Inherent Value of Market Research
Industry associations by their very nature are formed to provide a collective voice to help an industry grow, to protect it from damaging legislation, and to provide you with the knowledge, resources and a voice that will allow you to achieve your goals.
The Benefits of Market Research Through an Association