Profession & Organization

  • Founder & CEO, Association of Fitness Studios

Josh Leve


Josh has spent more than a decade in the fitness industry. Serving as General Manager for several high-end health clubs in Chicago, successfully turning around the financial performance of three different facilities, while also managing and consulting with other fitness studios.

Prior to his health club experience Josh worked with Corbett Accel – the largest healthcare communications/advertising company in the US where he launched products for major pharmaceutical companies such as Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis. Josh holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Kansas.

Both Josh’s father and grandfather started fitness associations. His grandfather was founder of the National Court Clubs Association (NCCA) and his father Chuck was executive director of the US Racquetball Association, a founding employee of IHRSA, and developer and builder of four fitness start-ups including IHRSA.

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