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AFS, NASM/AFAA Renew, Expand Collaboration Agreement

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(OAKLAND, CA, CHANDLER, AZ, May 14, 2018)  – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and its sister organization the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) announced today that they have renewed and expanded their collaboration agreement to enhance opportunities for members and clients of each organization. 

For more than 20 years, NASM has set the standard in certification, continuing education, solutions and tools for health and fitness, sports performance, and sports medicine professionals. NASM has pioneered evidence-based solutions that optimize physical performance and allow individuals to achieve a variety of fitness activity goals.

Since 1983, AFAA has issued over 350,000 certifications in 73 countries to group and personal trainers dedicated to leading others to a love for fitness. AFAA believes that changing bodies changes lives, and that group or personal training are about much more than just knowing the exercise or routine. 

“We have enjoyed working with NASM and AFAA and their highly professional executives,” said Josh Leve, AFS founder and CEO. "We are very pleased and excited to continue to develop mutually beneficial products and services to both our audiences.”

NASM and AFAA have provided generations of trainers with the practical skills, science, and hands-on experience necessary to effectively motivate and inspire others to move toward healthier and happier lives.

“We continue to look for avenues to reach the studio segment of the fitness market,” said Jeremy Guenther, NASM’s Director of Business Development. “AFS has proven its ability to deliver. By working together we can efficiently provide value to both groups.”

The AFS/NASM/AFAA relationship will encompass a wide variety of initiatives designed to encourage and guide fitness professionals, studio owners, and aspiring owners to take their careers to the next level by delivering results to their clients.

More information about NASM can be found at

More information about AFAA can be found at

About AFS

The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) is the only membership community dedicated solely to the business of fitness studios.  AFS provides studio owners and developers a wide array of business-specific products, services, and benefits that enable them to more effectively manage and grow their businesses, building on the passion, compassion and courage they’ve already shown – including SUCCEED! - the first-ever major Business Convention & Expo for current and aspiring studio/gym owners.

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