Best Fitness Business Owner Forums

Best Fitness Business Owner Forums

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Best Fitness Business Owner Forums

Networking through the Internet has opened a whole new world for those in the fitness industry – from gym operators to personal instructors. It enables you to reach out to potential clients and effectively address your target audience. However, there aren’t many social networking sites for gym owners, connecting one fitness business owner to another. People looking to maintain their physique can easily reach out to their peers through social communities, but what about those looking for peer support in building their fitness brand image?

You may be wondering why you should communicate with your fellow gym operators. After all, they are competing against your business, right? Not always. Being a part of a social community for gym owners can help you discover new and improved ways to promote your brand, run your business, or widen your reach. For instance, forums for gym owners give you access to useful information about how to market a new product or service. Let’s take a look at some of the best fitness business owner forums you should consider visiting:

IDEA Health & Fitness Association allows you to connect with over 275,000 professionals in the fitness industry. By creating an account on this website, you gain access to useful resources and information that could benefit your business such as insurance products and online education. The “FitFeed” feature gives you an update on the trending headlines involving the health and fitness industry.

Gym Networking Online

Through “Answers”, you can ask or answer questions related to running a fitness business. Get information about useful statistics, marketing ideas, fitness specialist certifications, and more. Some aspiring gym owners and personal trainers even reach out through this section to get opinions about critical business decisions.

Build your personal training client base through its’ “FitnessConnects,” which connects more than 16 million consumers to more than 250,000 fitness professionals though one of the industry’s largest databases.


By joining LinkedIn, you can become part of groups created for members of the fitness industry. Popular fitness groups on this website include the  International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA),  Club Industry, Fitness and Health Professionals, and more. Through these groups, you can share your expertise and knowledge about running a gym. You can even get useful tips to help you market your brand or improve client loyalty.


Although is not solely for gym operators, you can still reach out to a long list of fellow fitness professionals. Set up an account on the website and you can connect with other gym owners as well as fitness enthusiasts through the “Forum” section. There are discussions dedicated to personal trainers, where you can share information about useful technology, personal fitness specialist certifications, and public speaking.

The website also introduces you to the latest in fitness equipment and technology. You get to learn about new products that you can implement at your gym for an improved client work-out experience.

Fitness Center Owner

This website gives valuable resources for existing gym owners as well as those who are interested in starting a gym. You get information such as:

  • Checklists for starting a fitness center
  • Simple business plans
  • Membership agreements
  • Purchase commercial fitness equipment at wholesale prices

There are registration and monthly membership fees at, but the website provides thorough and in-depth information that other websites might not provide. The discussion forum helps you connect and share business tips with thousands of fellow fitness professionals. From this section, you can learn about fitness product wholesalers, property rental prices, comparisons between various furnishings for fitness centers, and more.


Fit-Pro’s website has been overhauled since this blog first went public in 2013.  It is now zeros in on magazine-length informative content, videos, and webinars providing a combination of both continuing professional training and business insight. For a single subscription, you access comprehensive webinars with high-level training such as this three-hour video on resistance training for older adults. Article categories include certification & education, career development and special populations among a dozen more. Although everyone loves 15-minute YouTube training videos now, true professionals understand the need for comprehensive learning to keep their clients safe and serve their fitness community at the highest level.

Gym Insight 

At Gym Insight, our gym management software provides a clear, easily-accessed, and transparent picture into your company’s financials. Our gym software is built in-house, by fitness club owners. There are no cumbersome third-party plug-ins or complicated protocols, and it’s available for a single, low monthly subscription price — no hidden fees, no links to your payment processor. Call us today for a free demonstration on how we can lower your software management costs and free up more of your capital!

Over to you…

  • What are some other fitness business and professional networking websites?
  • What is your favorite?

This blog first published Oct. 21, 2013 and has been updated Jan. 18, 2021


Shamal Sarkate
March 2, 2020

Really nice blog for the Gym!!!
Thank you!!

February 25, 2020

Nice blog and Really helpful Blog thanks For sharing this Post with us. Keep writing…

Naved Khan
February 24, 2020

nice to see this post…thanks for the helpful information you provided

Nirav verma
February 20, 2020

Nice blog this really helpful for finding a good gym.

saloni raut
January 16, 2020

Great information about health and fitness. keep sharing.

May 29, 2019

Hey, very nice blog. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.

Gym Pointz
May 27, 2019

Very helpful! Thank you for compiling this list.

Mass Aesthetics
May 1, 2019

Thank you for this information, I will try out a few that were specified 🙂

Gymsportz Fitness
April 29, 2019

Great informative blog! The mentioned sites and forums are very useful for fitness related stuffs.

Lawrence Fagan
December 11, 2018

Thank you for the comment. It’s nice to know our blog is helpful.

November 29, 2018

Thanks! really amazing post and Lots of good information on your blog.

Lawrence Fagan
October 23, 2018

I was fortunate to be a gym owner and a software developer. I wasn’t finding what I needed from the industries software and took on the task myself. I was able to design a software that meet my exact needs and then have been able to constantly expand on it as I discover new needs or as my clients share requests that would meet the needs of their specific facilities.

Tony Wilson
October 16, 2018

I created, which is an online resource bank and discussion forum designed for independent gym owners to share ideas, news and experiences.

Loads of resources on there and its free to sign up to, there’s even e-books on there.

@ Mike, did you find a provider for the software? I’ve recently had the same dilemma…..

Lawrence Fagan
May 29, 2018

That is how Gym Insight was created. If you visit our about page you can read my story and why I developed


May 27, 2018

Have any gym owners created their own software for tracking their clients payments and their trainers timesheets? To avoid using subscription services like mind body?

Life Standards
May 23, 2018

Great information about health and fitness. keep sharing.

Madhav Kukreja
March 13, 2018

Its a wonderful post and very helpful, thanks for all this information.

Latitude One The Gym
February 8, 2018

I really appreciate your skills informative post !!!
Thanks for sharing.

Sona Mahajan
January 13, 2018

Great article Lawrence! Kudos

I was searching the similar kind of content for building my gym’s brand image. Fit pro and bodybuilding are new to me. Thanks

December 19, 2017

The best is the site that’s specifically for studio and gym owners and is the leading association for fitness businesses. Check out

albert sanchez
May 26, 2017

It’s my first visit in this blog. I like this article and I will come back regularly for more great info. I also have a nice blog at

Lawrence Fagan
December 6, 2016

Thank you Dan. Could you provide a direct link to the forums for our readers?

November 4, 2016

The Fitness institute of Australia has some great forums, I go there for all my online fitness marketing info.

May 5, 2015

The gym and fitness industry is all about customer incentive and interaction. Adopting a mobile marketing strategy to accompany your new business would not only create motivation for your customers via fitness tips, recipes, videos and more– it would help to build your database and keep them coming back every month. Learn how you can better communicate with your clientele through an all-in-one marketing hub.

November 19, 2013

nice information and easy way for getting ideas for health and fitness. this post help me out with choosing the good Gym Accessories and Strength Equipment.

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