Heart Zones Latest Fitness Supplier To Join AFS

December 03 2015 In Public category
NEWS RELEASE Heart Zones Latest Fitness SupplierTo Join AFS (CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, November 20, 2015) – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed the addition of Heart Zones, Inc. to its membership ranks. In 1993, Heart Zones, Inc. developed the first heart-rate training systems and today the company has grown into a fitness technology and education company that uses smart devices with the vision to get America fit and the passion to...
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Dr. Kevin Steele Joins AFS Advisory Council

November 15 2015 In Public category
NEWS RELEASE Kevin Steele Joins AFS Advisory Council (CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, November 8, 2015) – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced the addition of fitness industry veteran Dr. Kevin Steele to the AFS Advisory Council. Dr. Steele, one of the fitness industry’s personal training programming pioneers, has had tours of duty with some of the most iconic brands in fitness including Health & Tennis Corporation of America, Lifetime Fitness, Mad...
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Exciting Changes Coming Soon to AFS!

October 14 2015 In Public category
By Josh Leve, AFS Co-Founder & CEO. Over the past few years, we couldn't have been more excited with the reception that AFS has received in the fitness industry. With nearly 40 partnerships that span from marketing companies, certifying bodies, equipment manufacturers, suppliers to our members and everything in between - AFS has become the go-to trade association for studio owners of all sizes (from 500-10,000 sq feet) as well as entrepreneurial fitness professionals with the desire...
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AFS Educational Events Massive Success for Studio Owners & Developers

October 14 2015 In Public category
By Josh Leve, AFS Founder & CEO. What a week!  With over 12 hours of education packed into only a few days, nearly 200 studio owners and fitness professionals came away with some of the best expert advice available today! At Club Industry in Chicago (Oct. 7-9), attendees were treated to an all-star panel that included some of the top minds in the industry including -  - Deneen Laprade, Marketing Coach at Susan K. Bailey Marketing & Design- Christa Plaza,...
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Studio Spotlight - MZR Fitness

October 11 2015 In Public category
By Josh Leve, AFS Founder & CEO This AFS Studio Spotlight focuses on MZR Fitness, located in San Luis Obispo, CA. MZR and is owned by 2015 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year (and AFS member) Mike Z. Robinson. Mike shares his key insights for current or aspiring business owners. What were the motivators that made you want to get into the business of running a fitness studio? I knew that I wanted to control my own destiny and one of the best ways to do that with your...
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