The Guidance and Tools You NEED
to Turn Your Vision Into Reality
Providing the education, tools and benefits necessary every step of the way.
Are you serious about going out on your own?
AFS is here to help you achieve your dreams. We provide EVERYTHING you need to get this right, the first time.
Stop figuring things out on your own. When planning a business, it’s your duty to be smart about using the best resources available to you.
Through AFS, gain clarity around financial planning, legal questions, lease negotiation, design, branding, pricing and marketing.
We believe you should have access to every tool necessary for success, which is why AFS is priced to be affordable for everyone. Join our vibrant community! What are you waiting for?
Founder & CEO
Association of Fitness Studios
Essential Education to Shortcut Your Learning Curve
Make better decisions and gain clarity on every business topic. Reduce your risk and get to success faster.
Guides and resources with smart ideas you can easily plug into your business.
Access The Gold Standard of Industry Research
Exclusive reports on start-up costs, equipment investment and pricing, backed by the entire fitness industry.
With the support of the industry, AFS produces vital research reports critical to your success.
Download Start-Up Templates & Forms
Everything you need to start, run and grow your studio/gym.
Whether it’s business planning to get you started, budgets or client forms, or HR documentation to protect yourself. Visit the store.
Find Answers with a Simple Search
Don’t go it alone. A complete Answers Library to quickly solve all your day-to-day questions.
Important Savings When Starting Your Business
Save time and money on everything you need - ONLY through AFS!
Equipment & accessories to fill your space
Discounts from TRX, Power Systems, Perform Better, MYZONE, and more
Website and logo design to get noticed
Comprehensive design solutions that will create the online impression you need
Legal set-up, documents and services
AFS has partnered with LegalZoom - the nation's leading provider of personalized, affordable online legal solutions
Software & technology to stay organized and grow
Discounts from MINDBODY, EZFacility, OneFitStop Intelivideo, ZipWhip and more
Save the entire cost of your AFS membership by doing what you do every year!
Want to see how AFS can save you thousands of dollars each year? Use our tool to Calculate Your Savings
Learn From the Most Influential Minds in the Fitness Industry
Extensive catalog with hundreds of interviews, webinars, and short video answers.
The Best Insurance in the Fitness Industry
The coverage you need at discounted pricing with dedicated customer service, provided by industry leading Sports & Fitness Insurance.
With 30 years of experience exclusively in the fitness industry, SFIC has the insurance you need, both as an owner and as a fitpro. Learn more
Pre-Opening Marketing Skills Designed to Generate Buzz
Don’t play catch-up. Use marketing early to generate appeal, exposure, and pre-sale revenue.
The One Stop Education Destination for Starting Your Business
Your AFS membership includes one FREE CEC/CEU online course! Plus additional learning through webinars, video lessons, and other CEC/CEU courses focused on business start-up.*
*Some CEC/CEU courses billed separately.
Recommended by over 60 of the most respected and influential fitness companies & organizations,
including all leading certifying bodies
Endorsed by the Best of the Best
Leading experts agree that everyone should join
AFS has a wealth of knowledge and genuine desire to help people be successful.
Owner, Fitness Quest 10 & Todd Durkin Enterprises
AFS will be with you every step of the way, and I encourage you to join today.
Mike Z. Robinson
2015 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, Owner MZR Fitness
AFS is a much needed business resource. I highly recommend you consider joining.
Founder, Alloy Personal Training Solutions
The real questions is: why wouldn’t you become a member? I'm a member myself!
2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, Founder GroupExPRO
AFS Membership Is Right For Everybody
• Trainer, Manager or Owner • Beginner or Veteran • 500-10,000 sq.ft.
Membership = $19/month
For current or aspiring studio/gym owners and fitness professionals
- Directory listing, exposure to millions
Millions of consumers search the AFS Directory Network. Showcase you abide by the AFS code of conduct and train clients according industry standards.
- Insurance programs at the best rates
Fitness professionals get AFS membership with SFIC insurance for $225/yr. Studio owners get custom policy and save an additional $50.
- Complete business education library
Webcasts with industry leaders, exclusive guides, webinars, white papers, and learning lessons. Everything from how to be a better trainer to starting or growing your business - plus everything in-between.
- Over $800 in store products FREE
Save valuable time with a business plan template, employee handbook builder, application for employment, membership agreement, independent contractor agreement and more.
- Exclusive fitness industry discounts
Tap into the combined buying power of the entire fitness studio community for enhanced discounts on certifications, equipment, conferences, workshops, technology, education, and more from AFS partners.
- Earn CEC/CEUs to grow your business
Coming early 2017 – Earn CEC/CEUs and grow your business at the same time! AFS courses will provide fitness professionals, studio owners and others insight to grow personally and professionally.
- Private Facebook group
Connect and share insights on hot topics and trends. You’ve got questions; we’ve got the Community to provide not only answers, but the right answers.
- Free subscription to AFS eNewsletters
Sent monthly, AFS members get special discounts, expert advice, trend data, best practices, and more.
- AFS trust badge and brand affiliation
Optimize your sales and showcase your higher standards. With over 60 industry partnerships and affiliations, AFS lends its credibility to you and sets the standard for professionalism.
- Proven marketing tools and tips
Access the full library of marketing knowledge. From the planning process to external, internal, digital, and more - everything necessary to increase your client base.
- Industry leading research and reports
All FREE for Premier members. Master your financial numbers, adopt industry proven marketing strategies and save time with turnkey actionable Micro reports.
- Best selling eBook STUDIO SUCCESS!
AFS’ authoritative eBook is the industry’s best-selling publication for aspiring and current owners. At over 200 pages, the strategies and insight will be relevant for years.
- Mentorship program
Receive one-on-one support from a trusted professional, overcome challenges, grow professionally and get the knowledge you seek.
- Free personal and business webpage
Save time and money with your free webpage from AFS. Showcase pictures, special offers, whether you’re hiring or looking for a job, hours of operation and more!
- National recognition programs
Have a story to tell? AFS provides national recognition to you and your business, plus added exposure through content opportunities, webcast interviews, and Q&A sessions.
- Peer-to-peer roundtable discussions
Solve problems and share ideas within small groups of other like-minded members. Use your group as a sounding board for new ideas before making important decisions.
- Revenue producing programs
Access new and exciting ways to increase revenue per client and your bottom line through exclusive programs from AFS partners.
- Premier forum - network of experts
Guidance and support with direct access to members of the AFS Advisory Council and Executive team to ensure answer all your questions get answered.