Fitness Studio Risk Assessment: An Expert’s Guide

By Audra Krake, M.S., and Robyn Brinkerhoff, Ph.D., Special AFS Contributors New workouts and fitness facilities, while offering exciting opportunities to attract and engage fitness clientele, also present opportunities for accidents and injuries. For any fitness studio, consideration of the possible risks associated with the facility, equipment, and/or activity, and how to minimize those risks, can help increase safety, reduce the likelihood of an injury, and more effectively combat litigation. Some commonplace strategies (e.g., liability [...]

By |July 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dr. Ted’s Tech Tips for Your Fitness Business

By Ted Vickey Research in the adoption of technology would suggest that you are probably reading this post on your smartphone (probably more than 50% of you are). What continues to amaze me as a technologist in the fitness industry is the sheer power of your smartphone. It is millions of times more powerful than the computer that NASA used to put a man on the moon in 1969. That NASA computer might not fit [...]

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

PRESS RELEASE: SCW Fitness Education MANIA® Conventions Partner with Club Industry to Help you Build your Business and Career

NEWS RELEASE 151 S. Pfingsten Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015 December 12, 2018 For Immediate Release CONTACT: Madeleine McCormick, Marketing Assistant SCW Fitness Education Phone: 847-562-4020 Email:   SCW Fitness Education MANIA® Conventions Partner with Club Industry to Help you Build your Business and Career December 12, 2018 SCW Fitness Education has partnered with Club Industry to run an exclusive Club Industry Business Summit at MANIA® Fitness Education Conventions around the USA in beautiful hotels [...]

By |December 29th, 2018|Categories: Club Industry, MANIA®, Press Release, SCW|

AFS Reports from IHRSA 2018!

By Josh Leve, AFS Founder & CEO The annual Convention & Trade Show of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) was held March 21-24 in San Diego. From the AFS corporate perspective, we held over 30 meetings with a wide variety of fitness industry leaders including major equipment suppliers, new-wave technology firms, certifying organizations, influential trainers, and leading studio operators. It was great, as always, to connect with AFS Advisory Council members, including [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|Categories: SFIC|


NEWS RELEASE AFS Launches SUCCEED! 1st-ever major Business Convention & Expo for current and aspiring studio/gym owners! (OAKLAND, CA, April 12, 2018) – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced the launch of SUCCEED! – the first-ever major Business Convention & Expo for current and aspiring studio/gym owners! The event will be April 12-14, 2019 at Hotel Irvine, in Irvine, CA. SUCCEED! will be an event like none other in the fitness industry with 2.5 [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|Categories: SFIC|

FitMatch Launches a New Social App!

FitMatch is a social app that connects fitness enthusiasts such as workout buddies, training partners, running partners and much more. Whether you're in need of a spotter, running partner or swimming buddy, FitMatch makes it easy to connect with people in your area, using geolocation technology. Each user can create a brief bio and share photos to find the perfect workout buddy in your area that matches your personality and fitness interests. The matching algorithm [...]

By |March 26th, 2018|Categories: SFIC|