The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) is the only trade association dedicated to providing the education, tools, and resources for fitness studios to enhance their profitability, while providing the platform for entrepreneurial fitness professionals to start their own businesses.
Our primary membership categories include Basic Membership & Premier Membership. Vendors may contact us to learn more about partnering with AFS.
Premier Members fast-track business growth and receive maximum value. Members at the Premier level showcase their AFS committment to their community and the fitness industry while accessing everything AFS has to offer. Premier members can leverage the AFS Proud Member logo, receive expert advice, how-to manuals and a variety of other special tools and resources not available at the basic membership level. Premier members can be fitness studios, gyms, or fitness professionals and any discipline: personal training, Pilates, yoga, cycling, MMA etc. ranging in size from 500 to 10,000 square feet.
Basic Members are students and enthusiasts who want to stay connected to AFS and learn more about the state of the fitness studio industry.
Vendors are those providing products and services that serve the needs of studio owners. By gathering the “leverage” of a national association AFS has been able to secure advantageous pricing and programs on behalf of our members. Vendors may contact us to learn more about partnering with AFS
Our industry support comes from many organizations that share our mission and vision. We work harmoniously with all.
A healthier fitness studio business will mean a healthier society – which is good for us all. Our goal to ensure fitness studios have a voice - with AFS we're stronger together.
There are many organizations that provide instruction on how to be a better trainer or instructor. We leave that to them. Our focus is on protecting the interests of our members, increasing their credibility and professionalism by providing the platform to increase profitability. Building on the passion they've already shown.
Yes, we welcome all.
The best way is to become a member! Many of our special opportunities are constantly changing, some with time-related deadlines, so be sure to keep referring back to www.afsfitness.com.
AFS is constantly researching, attending industry conferences and trade shows, and consulting with our advisory council. As a result, we bring you the new stuff as quickly as we learn it. We publish it on www.afsfitness.com, send it out in e-newsletters, examine it in webinars, and comment on it in blogs.
You may contact us or call (312) 361-1144 and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.