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Great online resources to help you build your fitness business!

When you're ready to take your fitness business to the next level, we encourage you to check out some of the resources we've listed.

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Building a successful fitness business can be challenging, but with the right tools and resources, it's definitely achievable. You can find resources of articles, tips, and advice from a variety of sources that can help you get started on the right track.

However, it is important to remember that not all of the information you find online is accurate. Some of the advice you find may not be relevant to your specific situation, and some of the products you find may not be the best quality. That's why it's so important to find sources of information that you can trust. 

But don't worry we're here to help you do that! We've put together an extensive list of online resources that you can use to get educated about building your business and reaching your goals.

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1. The American College of Sports Medicine 

The American College of Sports Medicine has a website that offers extensive information about the health and fitness industry, including news, research, and educational resources.

They also provide journal articles and books written by health and fitness professionals, which are essential for fitness business owners who want to know the most up-to-date and accurate information on health and fitness topics.

They offer certification as well as an online community where you can connect with other fitness professionals and get advice and support for your business, in addition to providing accurate resources.

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2. IDEA Health & Fitness Association

IDEA Health & Fitness Association is a membership association for fitness and wellness professionals. Their members are personal fitness trainers, group fitness instructors, body-mind-spirit professionals (yoga, Pilates, etc.), and health club facility owners, managers and fitness program directors.

Their website offers a wealth of information and resources about the health and fitness industry, such as articles & news, courses, podcasts, webinars, even certification and conferences.

They also have a thriving online community where you can find support from other fitness entrepreneurs and professionals.

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3. American Council on Exercise 

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) website offers a ton of free resources and insight to help get you started in your journey as a fitness entrepreneur. From research and studies, professional written articles, to special tools and calculators for fitness business owners, all are available to access. 

They also offer certification, live webinars and online courses for fitness business owners to gain relevant experience and skills about managing their fitness business in general.  

Source: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

4. National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) website is another really great resource for people who want to start their own business in the fitness industry. They offer a ton of free content and resources to help get you started in your journey as a fitness entrepreneur. 

They also publish a series of guides designed to help people start and run successful businesses in the health and fitness industry.

Those who prefer to learn in person can try their coaching clinics and conferences where fitness business owners can learn cutting-edge knowledge about running fitness business while also meeting and building relationships with fitness industry experts and community.

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5. Fitness Business Asia

Fitness Business Asia provides business consulting services, specifically for Asian fitness business owners. Coached by several Asian fitness business experts, including Tony Howett and Jack Thomas, the owner of Base Bangkok, Asia's 'Gym of the Year.'

Their mission is to assist business owners throughout Asia and the industry in developing the skill set required to run thriving businesses that inspire and ignite their cities and communities.

They also create podcasts that are freely available. The podcast is called Fitness Business Asia Podcast, and primarily discusses how to effectively run and market a fitness business.

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6. The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS)

The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) is the representative body for fitness studio owners globally and provides lots of best practice information. While you can sign up for membership, early stage gym owners are better to check out the AFS Blog. 

Among the case studies, general business information and marketing advice, there are some fantastic articles on what type of workouts you can implement into your new fitness business.

7. Rezeve

Rezeve is a fitness industry management software. It is a fitness business scheduling, management, and membership system in one platform. It simplifies the management of customers and classes for fitness business owners by automating the majority of the administrative work.

While providing software management services, Rezeve also publishes free articles and resources for the general public and fitness business owners. The content of the article ranges from fitness gadget reviews, fitness trends, and the most recent news to fitness business tips, advice, and insight.

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8. The Empire Show Podcast

The Empire Show is a podcast hosted by Fit Body Boot Camp founder/CEO Bedros Keullian and Craig Ballantyne, “The World’s Most Disciplined Man”. They speak with a range of fitness professionals, business experts and motivation gurus every week.

Bedros and Craig are on a mission to help you take your passion and turn it into a successful and sustainable business. Bedros provides some key insights into how to start up and grow new business and, as the founder of a successful fitness franchise, provides insights grounded in decades of experience.

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9. The Business of Fitness Podcast

The Business of Fitness Podcast hosted by fitness professional Jason Khalipha is a fantastic podcast for fitness business inspiration and motivation. 

Every week Jason speaks to athletes, fitness entrepreneurs and fitness industry leaders about coaching, fitness techniques, and starting and growing a fitness business.

The great thing about this podcast is the short, information-packed episodes that usually last less than half an hour.

10. Fit Asia

Fit Asia is a training centre and resource for your fitness business. They have a wide variety of resources and training to help you get started, including an online course on starting a fitness business!  

This resource is extremely helpful to new entrepreneurs who are looking to start their own fitness business, or existing business owners looking to expand into new markets.

11. Fit Summit

Fit Summit is a conference where you can connect with other fitness professionals and learn new skills to advance your business. They also host industry events throughout the year where you can connect with others in your industry and learn valuable information from experienced fitness professionals. 

It is a great resource for entrepreneurs looking to grow their network in the fitness industry and connect with like-minded individuals.

These are just a few of the many great online resources that are available to help you start or grow your fitness business.

When you're ready to take your business to the next level, we encourage you to check out some of the resources we've listed above. We're confident you'll find them helpful in building your fitness business 😉

Good luck!

Margarita 🦄

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