The AAFD is a national non-profit trade association representing the rights and interests of franchisees and independent dealers throughout the United States. The AAFD is organized by the formation of exclusive Trademark Chapters representing all of the franchised systems for which we have a significant number of members. The Association’s Trademark Chapters provide a crucial service of helping franchise systems throughout the United States develop consensus decisions within their franchise systems and to promote more equitable franchise relationships which exhibit the AAFD’s goal of Total Quality Franchising!

The AFFA is an Independent Chapter of the AAFD. The formation of the AFFA came from a need to improve and protect franchisees rights and unify their voices as the fitness industry undergoes radical change. Our intent is to work alongside our corporate partners to forge a strong working relationship where both parties can prosper.