Robin Williams Drew Attention to Inaugural Augie’s BASH

August 12 2014 In News & Events category
Robin Williams possessed the kind of frenetic magnetism that dared you to look away. For me, it wasn’t possible. The actor/comedian’s larger-than-life persona was tailor-made for a movie screen. On March 22, 2006, enormous video screens in a Las Vegas Hilton ballroom sufficed in showcasing Williams’ broad grin and sparkling eyes, his comedic talent and his humanitarianism. The BASH for Augie’s Quest, an inaugural fundraising event to benefit ALS...
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Are You Ready to Open Your Own Fitness Studio?

July 29 2014 In Public category
By Josh Leve, AFS Co-Founder & President. Every day I'm asked the same question by numerous fitness professionals... "How do I start my own business?" Many times these fit pros are stuck in the monotony of your typical personal trainer, Pilates, yoga instructor routine.  Get up early, get to work, work with clients, eat lunch quickly in between sessions, get paperwork done, attend your necessary meetings, get an hour or two break, then work with clients again through...
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Leverage Relationships with Members and Staff for Studio Success

July 24 2014 In Public category
By Liz Callham, AFS Contributor. This blog will focus on how to create a community atmosphere within your studio.  First off, let’s talk about why this is important.  The likelihood of you retaining clientele will be directly affected by the relationships those individuals create in your studio.  Below are a few ideas on how to help foster these relationships.  1. Meet and Greet:  Designate a few key classes to do meet and greets...
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Study: Lack of Exercise, Not Over-Eating Behind Obesity

July 24 2014 In News & Events category
As our country's obesity problem has gained more attention in recent years, many have looked to identify the root of the problem. A recent 20-year study conducted by Stanford University revealed that obesity is not due primarily to over-eating but rather a decline in exercise, which leads to increases in average body mass index (BMI). Categories examined by lead author Uri Ladabaum and his colleagues include: obesity, waistline obesity, physical activity and calorie...
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CrossFit Suing NSCA over Findings in Published Study

July 19 2014 In News & Events category
CrossFit, Santa Cruz, CA, filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Colorado Springs, CO, over a published study that CrossFit claims contains inaccurate data. The lawsuit was filed in May in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, San Diego. The NSCA filed an answer to the complaint in June, denying CrossFit's claims. This article was originally posted on Club Industry's website.  Click here to read...
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