We’ve consolidated our videos, guides, webinars and more into the AFS Business Learning Center. Browse the resources, and use the concierge service if you need help with any topic.

In this AFS webinar, Power Systems is excited to present all about how branding impacts member retention. Elisabeth will go into great detail to ensure you understand the factors that influence the definition of brand to consumers and on the value of material purchases vs. experiential purchases.

Webinar, Video, branding, Business Start-up, Marketing, Operations

AFS brings you this very exciting webinar as John Heringer, the Chief Motivator at Method3 Fitness, shows you the step by step process of how to have your first $100K month, make some serious cash and crush the fear of summer.

Video, Webinar, Marketing, summer, referral, word of mouth

Our industry is constantly changing with new trends, equipment, and fads. As current and aspiring business owners it's critical to stay on top of these trends in order to stay relevant and ahead of the curve in a crowded and competitive market.

But sometimes the best way to stay relevant is looking inward.

Blog, Marketing, CECs, CEUs, word of mouth

Business is war and the competition is the enemy--right? Wrong. Though competition is a fundamental aspect of being in business, savvy entrepreneurs know that viewing competitors exclusively as adversaries is shortsighted and potentially damaging.

Every February in Chicago there’s a week properly titled, Restaurant Week. The program was designed to promote the restaurant industry and drive traffic to participating establishments during a typically slow time of year. For fourteen days, diners can enjoy value pricing for lunch and/or dinner throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.

Blog, Competition, Marketing, traffic, branding

One of the most impactful ways to drive business to your fitness studio or gym is to get outside of your business. When it comes to running your own business, the goal of many entrepreneurs should be simple - become the fitness expert in your community no matter what.

How-to Guides, Strategy Articles, Networking, speaking, Marketing, traffic

AFS and SportsArt bring you this educational webinar packed with insightful information on how your fitness business can leverage the #1 marketing strategy being used today - word of mouth marketing!

Video, Webinar, Marketing, word of mouth, referral

“No excuses,” you tell yourself. “Today’s the day, I am going to do a better job at marketing my business on Instagram.” No more random posts when you have time… you’re going to really see this thing through. You pull up your account or register a new one (no time like today to try something new!), and create what you think just might be the next viral post on Instagram.

Your heart is racing as you click post.

Blog, social media, Marketing

On a recent call, one of my roundtable groups mentioned an exciting new twist to the popular game Bingo.  Here is a quick interview I recently conducted with Catherine Dubay, General Manager at The Studios at Montecito Heights in California.

Blog, Marketing, Retention, AFS Community

In Simon Sinek’s famous TED TALK he simply stated that people don’t buy WHAT we sell, they buy WHY we sell it. In other words, if your purpose aligns with that of your customer then you are likely to form a long-term bond.

What is your purpose as a trainer or fitness facility? I’m not asking WHAT you do or WHAT you offer but WHY do you do it?

Blog, sales, Marketing, Client Resources, Training

You got away with social media deals, giveaways online, and New Year’s resolutions to drive traffic into your fitness business this past month, but now, as you enter into February, March, and April - how do you keep your momentum moving forward in regards to driving traffic into your studio?

Below are a few ideas to make these months just as great as January.

Blog, Marketing, traffic, Motivation, community, january

These “7 Secrets” are all sound business principles - that if mastered - will enable you to be as strong a business owner as you are a trainer.

How-to Guides, Strategy Articles, Finance, Retention, Marketing

After diligently speaking to thousands of the most successful fitness professionals, studio and gym owners, AFS put together their top 7 secrets.

How-to Guides, Strategy Articles, Client Resources, Retention, Marketing, sales, Finance

There are the over 80 million adults age 55+ including seniors and the exploding group of leading-edge Baby Boomers – the largest age cohort in history.

How-to Guides, Strategy Articles, Marketing, Retention, seniors, adults

Your studio’s brand is its reputation; it’s the promise of value you offer and the immediate thought that a prospect, client and/or member has when your studio’s name is mentioned.

How-to Guides, Strategy Articles, branding, Marketing, sales, Operations, Business Start-up

Nothing can give operators greater heartache than determining the “right” price for their offering. It is no secret that how you price impacts your ability to generate new business.

How-to Guides, Strategy Articles, Finance, Marketing, Business Start-up

In today’s competitive environment you MUST switch your mindset to that of your customer.

Blog, Retention, Marketing

Josh Leve, Founder of AFS shares his top tips for creating a successful newsletter.

Blog, Marketing, Retention

Overview of various KPIs for your business.

Quick Answers, Operations, Marketing

Jon Goodman shares with his his thoughts on the most current biggest fitness trends.

Video, Quick Answers, Trends, Marketing

Anthony Trucks discusses the difference and importance between marketing and advertising your business.

Video, Marketing, Quick Answers, Strategy