Terms and Conditions

Payment Terms 

Annual membership fees are charged at the time of purchase. In the event that AFS extends a trial period, annual membership fees are charged at the conclusion of your trial and will continue to be charged annually on the anniversary of your initial application unless canceled in accordance with the Cancellation/Refund Policy below.

When offered, monthly membership fees are charged monthly on the anniversary of your initial application unless canceled in accordance with the Cancellation/Refund Policy below.

Member authorizes the Association of Fitness Studios (“AFS”) or its agent(s) to make an electronic withdrawal on the anniversary of your membership enrollment from the debit or credit card account specified by Member for any amount due from Member under this agreement on that date. By submitting this application member agrees that no advance written notice of the charge will be provided to the member unless the total amount is more than your original membership fee. This authorization for automatic debit remains in full effect until Member cancels their membership in writing in conformance with the terms and conditions. Member agrees to provide AFS with any changes in the account from which payments are to be made and that AFS is authorized to extend the expiration date of any debit or credit card utilized to coincide with any update or reissuance of the current debit/credit card that secures membership. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Annual memberships are for one year and automatically renew on an annual basis until canceled in writing. Members paying annually are responsible for a full year of dues. When offered, monthly memberships are month-to-month and automatically renew on a monthly basis until canceled in writing. 

Annual and Monthly members must cancel their renewal, in writing, no less then 15-days prior to their renewal date. Members who do not cancel their membership prior to this date shall be charged the renewal rate for the next period and shall not be entitled to a refund. 

Non-membership items including all Store items are non-refundable.

Fitness Professionals and Fitness Studios insured through Sports and Fitness Insurance Corporation (SFIC)

Insurance coverage is subject to approval of Sports & Fitness Insurance Corporation (SFIC) and/or the insurance carrier. AFS memberships that include SFIC insurance coverage are subject to a higher premium at renewal if the AFS membership is canceled or not renewed. Insurance is not provided by AFS.

Increase in Fees After The Initial Term 

Member agrees that after the expiration of the initial term AFS may increase membership fees. AFS shall provide Member notice at the email address provided by member at least 15 days in advance of the imposition of any increase in membership fees. Notice shall be deemed to be given when sent via email.

Account

In order to access some areas of the Site, or participate in certain aspects of the Site, you will need to become a user or member and create an account. When creating your account, you agree to provide complete and accurate information. You shall be responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your username and password, and AFS accepts no responsibility for unauthorized use of the same. You agree not to use any username or password not belonging to you.

Acceptance

The Association of Fitness Studios (“AFS”) conditions the use of www.AFSfitness.com or any other website (collectively, the “Site”) operated by AFS on acceptance of the following terms: (1) the terms and conditions, as set forth below; (2) the AFS Code of Conduct; and (3) AFS’s Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with each and all of these terms, do not use the Site as they are expressly required for any such use. Your use of the Site shall constitute an acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth herein, the code of conduct and the privacy policy.

Code of Conduct

In using AFSFitness.com, you agree to abide by all applicable laws and regulations, and comply with community standards and Code of Conduct. You agree to refrain from posting words or images that are unlawful, false, defamatory, obscene, or infringe upon others’ rights, including intellectual property rights. You also agree to refrain from posting content that could be deemed an advertisement or solicitation where not explicitly authorized by AFS.

Intellectual Property

All content on this Site, including but not limited to images, code, text, graphical designs, and logos are the sole property of AFS. Unauthorized use, reproduction, distribution, display, or creation of derivative materials is prohibited and could subject you to civil and/or criminal liability. Your use of the AFS site does not create any interest in the intellectual property of AFS. You agree that you will not use AFSfitness.com for any purpose other than personal use, and have no authority to use the content of the site, including AFS’s trademarks and copyrighted materials, for any purpose other than those expressly provided on AFSFitness.com. 

User Articles and Submissions

Users may submit information for use on AFSFitness.com, including but not limited to advertisements, articles, webinars, events, and profile information. In doing so, you agree that such submissions shall be lawful, and shall contain content that you have authority to use and post on AFSfitness.com. You agree that posting such submissions on AFSfit.com shall provide AFS with a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable right to use, distribute, reproduce, and display such content without limitation. Such rights shall include the rights of AFS to prepare derivative works of such content.

AFS is not responsible for the content posted on the Site. While AFS reserves the right to monitor any submissions and to delete or refuse to post any content for any reason, it has no obligation to do so. The poster of content on AFSfitness.com is solely responsible for said content.

No Warranty

You agree that your use of the Site shall be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, AFS, its officers, directors, employees, and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the Site and your use thereof. AFS makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of this site’s content, the content of any sites linked to this site, the accuracy or content, or the suitability of any content for any given visitor or user, and assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (ii) loss or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of our Site, (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our Site, (v) any bugs, viruses, or the like that may be transmitted to or through our Site by any third party, (vi) any injuries, problems, or other adverse reactions that may result from performing or utilizing any, trainers, studios, or information on the Site, and/or (vii) for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Site.

Links to Other Websites

Links to other websites may appear on this Site. Unless expressly stated otherwise, AFS has no control over any such linked websites and is not responsible for and does not endorse or guarantee the content or services offered through such websites in any way. By accessing such websites, you do so at your own risk.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall AFS or its representatives or agents be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to, use of, and/or use of any information from, our Site, (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our Site, (v) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through our Site by any third party, and/or (vi) for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Site. Such limitation shall apply to the fullest extent authorized by the law of the governing jurisdiction.

You specifically acknowledge that AFS shall not be liable for user submissions or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you. You further specifically acknowledge that AFS is not responsible for and in no event shall be liable to for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from any third party event hosted, advertised, or otherwise listed or linked to this Site.

Indemnification

You agree that you will defend and indemnify AFS and its representatives and agents for any and all claims, demands, causes of action, lawsuits arising out of your use of the site to the full extent authorized by law. Such indemnity shall include the payment of attorneys’ fees to AFS’s counsel of choice for defense of said claim. This obligation will not be terminated if you cease using the Site.

Conflict Resolution - Arbitration

You agree to submit any dispute between you and AFS to binding arbitration pursuant to JAMS rules or, if unable, to the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Such arbitration must be initiated and prosecuted in your individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. The arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.

Venue and Applicable Law

AFS is a limited liability company doing business in the State of Illinois, and its Site is run in the State of Illinois. You agree that if there is ever a dispute between you and AFS, for any reason, the venue for such arbitration shall be in Cook County, Illinois. The laws of the State of Illinois shall govern any such dispute.

Ability to Contract

You agree that you are in a condition to agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions. If you are under 18 years of age and are not legally emancipated, you have the consent of your parent or legal guardian to agree to these terms and conditions. If you are under 18 years of age and do not have your parent or guardian’s consent to abide by these terms, you must not use AFSfitness.com.

AFS is proud to serve as your resource for fitness professionals, wellness, and fitness studio-related information. As part of this mission, AFS recommends that any and all visitors to this web site use common sense when making use of any information on www.AFSfitness.com. The business objectives, needs, and abilities of every fitness professional and studio owner are unique. As such, AFS recommends that users of this site exercise caution when developing or executing their business strategy.

Modifications to Policy

AFS reserves the right to change these terms and conditions and/or its privacy policy at any time without notice to you. Please review these policies regularly to ensure that you agree to the latest version of the terms and conditions of use.

Termination of Account

AFS has the exclusive right to terminate your account for any reason, at any time. Such termination may include, but is not limited to, the loss of membership status. It may also include the termination of the ability to participate in this Site.

Text Messaging (SMS) Alerts

AFS members will receive no more than 3 text message alerts each month. Standard data and message rates may apply for text message alerts. Please contact your mobile phone carrier for details. If you require assistance, you can call us at 312-361-1144.

 

Reward Points Terms and Conditions
(the terms and conditions contained below are in reference to the AFS Reward Points Program)

The Association of Fitness Studios Points program (“Program”) sponsored by the Association of Fitness Studios, LLC (“Sponsor”) is designed to help you get the most out of your membership. We reward you for doing the things you already do: navigate the AFS website (the “Site”), refer friends, like us on Facebook, and much more. Best of all, the points you earn can be used to purchase a variety of rewards from AFS and our partners! The following Rewards terms and conditions (these “Rewards Terms and Conditions”) contain important information regarding the Program. Please read the following Rewards Terms and Conditions carefully.  Participation in the Program constitutes your agreement to the Site Terms and Conditions, and the Site Privacy Policy, which are incorporated herein.

Being eligible for the Program entitles members (“Members”) to take advantage of certain Program rewards (“Rewards”) that may change from time to time and, which may be made available for limited times, all as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Rewards Terms and Conditions at any time, without notice to you, so it is important to check the Rewards Terms and Conditions periodically. Participation in the Program and/or redemption of Rewards is considered acceptance of these Rewards Terms and Conditions and any modified terms included therein. Sponsor may, in its sole and absolute discretion, cancel, change, suspend or modify any aspect of the Program and/or any Program Reward at any time, including the availability of any Program Reward, without notice.

Program Period

This Program will continue until terminated, suspended, modified, or converted to another rewards program by Sponsor (the "Program Period").

Eligibility

To become a Member of the Program, you must be 13 years of age or older. To enroll in Program, you simply need to have registered for an AFS membership (Basic and Premier both qualify) at https://member.afsfitness.com/.

Earning Points

Once you have become a Member, you can begin racking up points (“Points”) the following ways:

  • Watch the AFS welcome video
  • Watch the full AFS website walkthrough video
  • Create your AFS profile
  • Confirm your email address
  • Visit AFS 3 days in a row
  • Read 10 articles
  • Refer friends 

Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, terminate, add, revalue or modify, without liability, or notice to Members, all or part of the Points’ value structure and offers and any merchandise or service. Sponsor reserves the right to adjudicate all Points discrepancies in its sole discretion, and the Members agree to abide with any such adjudication.You can check your AFS Points balance in your Rewards Center.

Points Redemption

To redeem your Points for rewards, simply click on the green button within the Rewards Center for the item you’d like to redeem. If you have enough points you’ll gain access to either download the product/service/educational asset or be provided further information related to the redemption process.

Points are available for redemption for the purchase of products on the Site only while supplies last and quantities may be limited. Members will not be able to redeem Points for purchases unless Member has sufficient Points for that purchase. You cannot redeem Points for more than the total amount of your purchase.

Refunds & Returns

Purchases made with Points will ship in the normal course of business. Points are not redeemable for cash.

Points Balance

You can always check your Point balance in your Rewards Center.

Points Expiration

Your points do not expire unless you cancel your AFS membership. At the time of cancellation, your total accrued number of points will be canceled as well.  Your Rewards Center page lists your Points balance history, which displays the dates your points were earned.

Reward Conditions

Rewards may be taxable, depending on the value of the item and the federal, state, and local tax laws applicable to Member. Members are solely responsible for reporting such items on their tax returns and paying any associated tax liability. Members may not assign or transfer any Rewards. Sponsor makes no warranty in any respect as to any Rewards, merchandise or service available within the Program.

Termination

Sponsor may, in its sole and absolute discretion, cancel, change, suspend, or modify any aspect of the Program and/or any Reward at any time, including the availability of any Reward, without notice. Sponsor may, in its sole and absolute discretion, terminate or suspend any Member’s participation in the Program for breach of these Rewards Terms and Conditions, or for taking any actions that are inconsistent with the intent of these Terms and Conditions. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to prohibit any Member from participating in any aspect of the Program if Sponsor deems or suspects that such Member has engaged in or has attempted to engage in any of the following: (a) acting in violation of these Rewards Terms and Conditions; or (b) damaging, tampering with or corrupting the operation of the Program or Site; or (c) acting with intent to annoy, harass or abuse any other person; or (d) any inappropriate, uncooperative, disruptive, fraudulent, potentially fraudulent, or unusual behavior or activity; or (e) activity deemed in the sole discretion of Sponsor to be generally inconsistent with the intended operation of the Program. Any decision Sponsor makes relating to termination or suspension of any Member’s participation in the Program shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor shall be the sole determiner in cases of suspected abuse, fraud, or breach of these Rewards Terms and Conditions or intent of these Rewards Terms and Conditions.

Release

By participating in the Program, Members release Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, advertising and promotions agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense, including, without limitation, property damages, personal injury and/or death, arising out of or in any way connected to the Program and/or the use of any Rewards.

Indemnification

Members agree to indemnify, defend and hold Sponsor and its representatives and agents harmless from and against any and all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including attorney’s fees and costs, arising from, or related to any breach by Member of any of these Rewards Terms and Conditions or any violation by Member of applicable law.

Governing Law

The laws of the State of Illinois shall govern these Rewards Terms and Conditions. Member hereby expressly consents to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the courts located in Illinois for all matters arising in connection with these Rewards Terms and Conditions or Member’s participation in the Program.