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(OAKLAND, CA, COLUMBUS, OH, November 20, 2017) – The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) today proudly announced and welcomed the addition of Emergency Medical Products (EMP) to its membership and sponsorship ranks.
EMP specializes in the distribution of emergency medical supplies. EMP has been serving the emergency medical supply and equipment needs of EMS, first responders, fire and rescue, public safety, hospitals, colleges and universities, and more since 1972.
For the fitness industry, EMP is one of the leading companies delivering high quality automated external defibrillators (AEDs), including the necessary accessories, cabinets, and batteries. EMP also offers first aid supplies, support braces, wraps, cleaning supplies, and a wide variety of medical products.
“The timing couldn’t be more perfect for an AFS/EMP collaboration,” said Josh Leve, AFS founder and CEO. “With fitness studios continuing their strong growth globally, the level of professionalism and client experience is a key factor. AEDs and first aid should be at the top of that list.”
Many studios are owned and operated by veterans of the health club industry, which went through an influx of AEDs in the early 2000s, as clubs accepted their responsibility to have such emergency equipment on hand, functioning properly, with trained personnel available. It appears that time is now for the studio industry.
The reality is that accidents do happen and people sometimes overdo their training. Whether for insurance purposes or just plain doing the right thing, first aid and AEDs need to be a core competency of studios. EMP provides that opportunity.
“We know we can help the studio world deliver their services in a safe environment,” said Andrew Love, General Manager at EMP. “It’s unfortunate when bad things happen, but being prepared with the right equipment can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.”
More information on Emergency Medical Products can be found at www.buyemp.com.
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. www.afsfitness.com