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As aspiring or current studio owners, running your own business is hard work. You could be the best trainer, coach or instructor in the world, but creating a business from your own vision and making it a profitable venture is and always will be a challenge.
Function First, located in San Diego, California is run by hugely successful studio owner & CEO Anthony Carey. A fitness industry educator who regularly presents at conferences and consults for larger clubs and equipment manufacturers, Anthony provides valuable insight behind what his keys are to a success fitness business.
Brent Gallagher, Owner of Avenu Fitness & Lifestyle in Houston Texas discusses that one thing that every aspiring or current business owner needs to know.
Brent recently sat down with Josh Leve, AFS Founder & CEO to discuss a variety of topics on how he's been able to grow his business from zero clients and zero teammates in 1,200 sq. ft. to an all-star 14 person team generating over seven figures annually, serving 465+ clients in 4,500 sq. ft.
Josh Leve, AFS Founder & CEO and Ingrid Own discuss how to maximize the experience of your members and build community based on "open space" in your studio.
I've been lucky enough at AFS to meet and speak with some of the best studio owners in the country (and some outside the U.S.). During these encounters I always come away learning more about our ever-changing, diverse, yet incredibly rewarding industry.
This couldn't be more true than my recent meeting with Brent Gallagher at the IDEA Show back in June. Brent's professionalism and drive have been evident in the success of his business venture Avenu Fitness & Lifestyle in Houston, Texas.
Fitness studio owners and personal trainers often give very little attention to their liability waivers or hold harmless agreements because they feel they are not going to protect them from claims and they don’t want to pay for legal advice.
The truth is, state laws determine how effective a waiver may be in court, but it is important to always have a well-written waiver in every state.
AFS and Heart Zones, Inc. bring you a very exciting webinar based on the #1 fitness industry trend - Wearable Technologies! Watch this webinar now to learn how you can leverage this technology today to make an impact to your bottom line!
AFS and PHIT America have teamed up to present you with this incredibly important webinar about the inactivity pandemic - How it affects you, its impact on society and your business.
Insurance can be confusing business to many people. As studio owners and fitness professionals you need to make sure you understand your coverage inside and out.
As a studio owner ask yourself these common questions... 1.) Do you know your retention rate? 2.) Which is harder...acquiring new customers or retaining current ones? 3.) Are you worried about that competitor coming in around the corner or across the street? 4.) In what ways do you engage with your customers outside of training?
To catch someone’s attention, tweet them. To build brand loyalty, think Facebook. To turn social chatter into cash, have a strategy. In this webinar, journalist and social media specialist Stephanie Neil will unravel the mystery of how to use social media to boost your personal brand—and your overall business.
Brian Cygan is the founder and CEO of The Exercise Coach, a tech-enabled personal training franchise with 60 locations open or under development in the U.S. In this webinar Brian discusses what motivates people to "Be their own boss" and the implications for performance and satisfaction.
You never want to be over-insured, but you especially never want to be under-insured. Learn what coverage makes sense for your business and how to get it at the best price.
Want more clients? More revenue? More exposure? Of course you do! But first you need to learn how to do it properly. Deneen Laprade from Susan K. Bailey will provide you the tools and fundamentals necessary to market your studio business in any environment.
Despite what you might read, there IS money out there and you CAN get it. Learn the best sources of funding and how to access those funds.