Here’s something you already knew: the hardest part of the workout isn’t the pushups or the squats.
It’s showing up for you.
That’s why everything we do is rooted in creating an experience that is worthy of your time. And why having a real-life understanding of you fuels the powerful work of transformation we’re doing here together. If you’re looking for unconditional support in prioritizing you.
Excellent facility and trainers. This is the only exercise facility that I have ever stuck with! I enjoy going to work out where the trainers know you by name and are there to supervise and make corrections with the workouts. 👍🏻
Wow! I’ve been working out at AFS for almost a month. I am a reluctant exerciser and wanted to add weight training because I know I need it as a woman in my 50s. Each class there are one to two (or more!) trainers who are available to get me situated on a machine or check my form or suggest an alternative exercise if I’m having a hard time. I’m amazed that each trainer calls everyone by name and is super encouraging and Knowledgeable!
I’ve been with Applied Fitness Solutions for a month now. What amazes me about this place is the individualized attention that I receive. From Personal Trainers to Strength/Fitness classes, there’s alway someone there who will give you words of encouragement, explain the correct form, or just check in to see how you’re doing. I truly love this place and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to lose weight, get ripped, get healthy, or train for a specific sport.
AFS isn't just a gym, it's a community. I participate in the Strength Solutions program. I love that someone writes a workout just for me every 6 weeks to keep it interesting and effective, and that i record my stats on an app that tracks my progress. All the agents are super friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and fun. They are constantly asking how you're doing and feeling and how they can help. You receive very individualized attention; if you have an injury or specific request they are very accommodating. I definitely recommend AFS!! 👍🏼
I have been working out at AFS for over 3 years. I love the strength classes and the circuit classes. All of the staff are amazing! They are more than coaches, they technicians, they are cheerleaders and they are people you would call friends. They all genuinely care about keeping us safe, but yet pushing us to grow. The AFS management team has done an great job of hiring excellent people! I highly recommend Applied Fitness Solutions!
I have been going to Applied Fitness Solutions for at least 7 years and love it. I can't believe I stayed with any fitness program that long. The staff at AFS are always friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. They give you individual attention in a group setting, which is great. I also love the community at AFS. There are a range of ages from teenagers to geriatric as well as a range of fitness levels and body types. There is NOTHING competitive about it, so I can always feel comfortable working to my own level and ability. The facilities are always clean, smell fresh, and the equipment is in excellent working order. There are enough different offers from personalized weight lifting to aerobic fitness to keep it interesting. I can not recommend this place high enough.
Excellent gym: clean, spacious, lots of variety/spaces to work out, not overcrowded and, as a “mature” member, there are others in the mature age range too. But especially, the trainers: knowledgeable, friendly, attentive. Each trainer can greet you by name and is there for advice or instruction on how to use the equipment. And, you are given a new, personalized program each week.
The thing I like most about Applied Fitness Solutions is that you’ll see such a huge variety of people in your classes. People of all ages, people of all fitness levels, people of all experience levels… everyone has to start somewhere. They are very purposeful in teaching you how to do the exercises or use the machines, and how to do it correctly so that you’ll get the most out of it and won’t hurt yourself. If you’re thinking about joining a gym for the first time and are intimidated or nervous about it, this is the place to go.
Most fun place to start your fitness journey! Started in their fitness classes and moved on to strength training… something I never saw myself doing, let alone enjoying. AFS is keeping me healthy and fit so I can do all the things I planned in retirement! The AFS team is passionate in their commitment to their clients!
I've gotten lots of encouragement from this gym to continue my weight loss journey. They've crafted a workout plan by keeping my needs and my limitations in mind.
There is no better fitness place around . I cannot describe the level of caring , expertise and attention that a client receives at this place . I am grateful for AFS every time I come here ( and the days in between as well !)
The entire staff are just terrific. They are genuinely nice people who really go out of the their way to get to know each and very person who walks through the door and want you to be a better version of yourself.
Great trainers and staff, they really care!
The staff at AFS is exceptionally knowledgeable and is willing to help every step of the way. I feel well looked after. This is the only wellness program I have stuck with for 10 years! Great job team!
AFS is not like any other gym you've been to! Every one of the team members is so welcoming, helpful and supportive. They customize your workout for you and will adjust it to fit your schedule. I have never been a fan of going to the gym, but I love going to AFS!
AFS is an awesome workout facility! My son Adam is an agent of change!! I used to belong to the plymouth location until they closed. I wish Ann Arbor was closer!
Work outs feel customized and it helps me want to work out (coming from someone that hates working out)... I wouldn't hit the gym at all if it weren't for the personalization I receive at AFS. And why do they literally have the best staff??? Everyone is so great!
I was introduced to AFS by my neighbor over five years ago, at age 69. I take Strength Training under the guidance of the best qualified trainers in the business. AFS truly is a family of support, encouragement, fun, and love. My personal strength and overall body fitness improved dramatically, and I look forward to every session. I am sharing my story because this summer my dear husband was suddenly diagnosed with aggressive liver cancer, and given weeks to live. During this time I was able to care for him at home with the help of Arbor Hospice. As his body weakened, I was able to easily lift him and help him with his limited mobility, and he commented that these gym classes really made all the difference !! AFS is life changing, so a massive thank you to Mike Stack, and all of the wonderful AFS trainers who are my biggest cheerleaders.
I was nervous to go back post covid, as my family is still pretty cautious. I am so glad I did, and I should have gone back sooner. If you’re on the fence, don’t hesitate and get over there! One big thing to set them apart, for the covid cautious, is the big garage style doors that they open- ventilation is just fantastic! Plus, the crew is the friendliest bunch of folks around. It’s a great spot and so much more than a gym.
I've been at AFS for years now and i still enjoy it. Both the workouts and the staff are great. There is a real dedication to their clients and their health. The term "FitFam" is definitely appropriate! COVID certainly changed some things, but AFS remained dedicated to providing their style of service, even when following tight restrictions. The additional flexibility that was a result of the pandemic actually works great for me, allowing me to get my workouts in even when my planned schedule takes a hit. AFS provides an excellent environment for success and it's no wonder so many people transform into a healthier version of themselves when they join.
Amazing gym and great staff. If you are looking for a way to kickstart your health journey, start here! The staff care about your fitness goals and are so helpful!
I have been with the AFS team for nearly 10 years. There is something special about this place. The AFS team has the knowledge, passion and heart that sustained me. I witness their adapting to the Pandemic and am impressed by the routines. I have nothing but great things to say about AFS.
My wife and I have been going here for the last few years. They really care about your long-term health and fitness, and give you all the tools you need - diet, strength, fitness circuit, yoga. Great to now have their virtual classes which are really challenging but great way to keep in shape.
I discovered AFS almost 9 years ago and have been religious about going to classes at least twice a week since. The fitness solution classes are always challenging and if you want to concentrate on building muscle the strength training classes work! The staff is knowledgeable, caring and fun! The facility is clean. The clients are friendly. You will have a fitness practitioner that can assess your BMI,help create an eating plan, give you home workouts if you can’t make it to the gym. It doesn’t matter if you already are fit or want to become fit-it works.
Below is my review from a few years ago. My opinion has not changed and AFS continues to be a staple of my life. When I go on vacation, coming back to AFS is part of my being back home, not just in my house but in my body. They are a body positive diverse gym and I love working out around people whose age, fitness level, body type are different from mine. The trainers work with you to reach whatever your specific goals are- they are positive and supportive. As I age I feel more confident in my ability to remain independent and strong as long as possible. I have been going here for 8 years. I look forward to every workout and the people and support that I get. Whether you just want to maintain your current state of fitness or have never been to a gym and are allergic to the word gym, please try them out. They will ask you what your goal is and tell you what you need to do to meet it. You can then decide to do that or, set a different goal that matches what you can put into meeting it. And you can change that at any time. The best!!
Great place, just the right size, clean, with a variety of equipment and classes.
Have been a member for more than a year. This gym has shown me that anybody can start going to a gym and find a class or activity that suits their needs. The system AFS uses is so unique to each person and I think that is why I have really stuck with it. From weights to cardio fitness and even web based options AFS has something for any person who is trying to work on their overall health. Worth the time and money for serious results. Special note about the AFS staff at the Ann Arbor location - each and every staff member is super personable, helpful and NOT judgmental. These are fit folks who want to make a difference for you.
Awesome trainers and staff. My fitness coach helped me determine my main goal was to build my strength, and so I signed up for strength training. Each session is run by two coaches (one who sets up your equipment, one who watches your technique) and gas no more than 8 clients at any given time...It’s like having a personal trainer you share with other clients so each session is super affordable. They put together a personalized strength routine that works out each part of your body (arms, legs, back and core), and during your session, the trainer will make sure you have good form and adjust weights up or down depending on how you are feeling that day. They have many clients who have gone there since they first opened. Also provide regular monitoring of your body fat composition and nutrition advice, etc. Really great model for getting you on track and keeping you going. After moving here from Los Angeles a few years ago, there is no way I could have maintained my fitness and weight with the cold winters and temptation to eat carbs and sweets on gray, rainy days... love this place!
Alright I started here 6 months ago. 1 hour work outs.... that's all it took for me to start to see results. The staff here really like their jobs and it shows. I just renewed my membership and I'm ready to make 2020 the year I make big changes. Thanks, AFS!!! Update: I left AFS....$249 a month is just too much. I used to pay $135.
This is an amazing place, the energy and enthusiasm that the instructors provide is unmatched. The challenge of classes or individual one on one engagement will help you develop a life style change. The environment is contagious and makes you want to come back every day, this is the place to start your change or continue your physical and mental growth.
AFS was recommended to me after physical therapy and I really couldn't imagine a more welcoming, positive, and motivating environment. They maximize your results by concentrating on proper form and technique throughout your routines. I now have the confidence to workout independently, and always feel like I can step back into AFS when needed.
This gym is amazing! Individual attention and coaching makes it perfectly tailored to my needs. The culture is so positive and encouraging, I've loved going to classes and gotten an amazing work out as well.
I’ve been a member of AFS for 8-1/2 years now, first at the Ann Arbor location, and now at the Plymouth location. This place is AWESOME! It’s the only gym that I’ve consistently gone to for this long. I can honestly say that I’ve worked out regularly for 8-1/2 years and I’ve never been bored. I attribute that to AFS’s program. There are scheduled classes, if you want the group workout, and there are automated classes if the schedule doesn’t work for you. They also have strength classes. Although it’s not inexpensive, it is worth the price. You’ll have a trainer that is truly invested in your health and wellness, and you’ll meet a lot of great people. Workouts are hard, but are also gradated for your fitness level. If you feel you’re out of shape, this place is for you! Don’t let the “athletic-looking” people intimidate you— they were once you! If you’re serious about getting in shape and adapting to a healthy lifestyle, AFS is the place for you. They have excellent introductory offers to give it a try before you commit. If you’re near any of their three locations, stop in and check it out.
I have been going to AFS for two years and love it. I am a large, older woman who was in lousy shape when I started. I rarely manage to follow through when I start a fitness routine or new gym. That said, I have found it easy and , dare i say, fun to go to classes and ususllybgo three times a week. The classes allow multiple levels of difficulty at each station and everyone us warm and encouraging. Staff know their stuff and are able to alter exercises for you (bad knee or can't jump) and make sure you use good form. The hour long fitness class goes by fast with loud pop music and lots of variety. I felt as though I got my body and physical self confidence back by going to AFS. Highly recommend others check it out and see if it's for you.
The best place to get fit healthily in a supportive and empathetic environment. Worth every penny! The practitioners are extremely well educated and always up to date with the most recent research.
Strength training! The best out there!
AFS has become a home away from home for me since re-joining a year ago. Not only do the fitness classes continue to offer challenging and flexible circuit training workouts, but leadership has instilled such a positive culture within the company, its staff, and its environment, that it has become a source of all-around physical and mental health and wellness for me. I have experienced great success in improving my health and fitness - success that I share with my own AFS Fitness Practitioner and all the other trainers whose classes I have gotten to take. Each one of them cares about client success and well-being, whatever that may look like for the client. Ten stars!
AFS staff show genuine interest in you as a whole. They take you from where you are to where you want to go.
If you want to work out, AFS is the place for you - you'll want to go back and the instructors want to work with you. Sawyer is a great trainer and AFS has gotten better over the years!
I have been a regular customer at the AFS facility in Ann Arbor for several years. I have loved both the cardio weight loss solutions classes as well as the personalized strength classes. I had rotator cuff surgery in December and have just returned a couple of weeks ago. I have been extremely impressed how each Fitness Instructor of the weight loss solution class takes the time at each station to adjust the exercise specifically for me during this recovery period. They do the same for others as well and do not skip a beat keeping the class on time - impressive. Additionally my current practitioner, Sawyer, has prescribed unique strength workouts that completely protect my recovering shoulder while pushing other areas. Upon reviewing my strength workout program prepared by Sawyer, my outside physical therapist highly commended the quality of the workout while ensuring the integrity of my shoulder. Kudos to the entire AFS Ann Arbor team!
I've done just about every form of exercise known to man over the years and must admit that AFS has quickly become one of my all time favorites, and I'm getting great results. Their training system is excellent and the staff is truly exceptional; high energy, motivating, very friendly and supportive, knowledgeable and they all call you by name. Amazing place, loving it!
I've been an AFS client for over 5 years and will be for a long time to come. The team of practitioners are outstanding - they are able to make the toughest workouts fun with their high-energy and enthusiasm.
AFS is the BEST!
I started coming to AFS about 3 years ago on the basis of my doctor, who knew the owner (Mike Stack) well and respected the work that he and all his staff were doing. As a long distance runner over the age of 50 it has become increasingly important to make sure I train my entire body, not just my quadriceps and it had become apparent that I had some muscle imbalances that were affecting my running. Mike did a thorough workup on me with muscle strength tests and video and quickly identified the parts of my anatomy that were not working as hard as they should be. Working with my individual fitness practitioner at the time, he devised a plan for me that helped to work on the weak links in my lower body. I have loved my workouts and especially have appreciated the individualized attention that I get from my current practitioner Sawyer and from all the trainers at the gym when I am there working out. Sawyer has been in constant touch as I have worked through some injuries, adjusting workouts as necessary and I feel completely secure that I am in the best hands possible. The workout environment is terrific with great clients that I now consider friends and a level of support emanating from the entire staff that makes working out there a joy. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Gradual weight gain over a period of years and boredom with my “old” workout routine are what brought me to AFS. I checked it out on the recommendation of a good friend. That was over two years ago, and I’ve been a member ever since. The program is so comprehensive: an assigned trainer, regular physical assessments, food logging, and, of course, varied and challenging workouts. Another thing I really like about AFS is that the membership is so varied - in each class you see men and women, those young and old, very fit people and those working to be. AFS is accessible and doable for all. Everyone - members and staff - seem so happy to be there. It is a great community. And if you attend regularly and follow your trainer’s recommendations, you can and will meet your goals!! Highly recommend!!
I know several people who have had amazing results coming here, and your experience can be catered to your specific needs and goals, even if you are only doing group classes.
I had the unusual problem of being underweight with osteoporosis. So I joined AFS to fix that. After 2 years there, I have gained lean muscle & my T scores for osteoporosis are much better than they were. I absolutely love working out in Strength Solution twice a week! And I know my practitioner has my back:)
AFS is fantastic. There's so many great things about it, but first and foremost is the staff. They provide the perfect balance of energy, technical expertise and advice, and general positivity. That said, the workouts need to be great as well - and they are. They have different challenge levels for each station and the staff is always right there to help you custom fit the station to your current needs, any physical issues etc. That combination - great staff and great workouts - also creates a true community of members. It's become an essential part of my work/life balance. In summary, I would strongly recommend AFS to anyone who is interested in improving their conditioning - and getting great assistance in doing so.
AFS has been my "gym" of choice for the last 9 years, and I don't plan on leaving soon! AFS is a gym that is like none of its kind, they truly care about your fitness needs and personal fitness goals. Unlike past gyms I have gone to, I have actually physically seen my results! I started AFS with over 22% body fat, and through a combination of working with my personal practitioner, taking a variety of AFS’s classes and determination, my body fat has gone as low as 9.5%!! AFS offers a Personal Fitness Practitioner to track my body measurements as well! Seeing results both physically and on paper are such a great motivator to keep me on track. The science behind the variety of exercise combinations offered within Weight Loss Classes and Fitness Solution classes really speak for themselves! I SEE RESULTS!! Not only for myself, but I’ve also seen various other clients who have had complete body transformations! It's pretty amazing to see. I would definitely recommend AFS to anyone who: 1.) Likes instructed classes – for only 1 hour! 2.) Has limited exercise experience and isn't sure where to start 3.) Wants to get Healthy and really transform their body
We have one membership option, and it’s unlimited.
We’ll help you figure out the right mix for you.
Strength Training is a 1-hour class where you use your customized workout to improve muscular fitness such as strength, muscle mass, and function. Multiple degreed and nationally certified Fitness Coaches provide oversight to ensure you’re performing exercises safely and effectively. Our clients refer to this class as “group personal training.”
Circuit Training is a high-energy, 1-hour class that is led by a degreed and nationally certified Fitness Coach. Each day provides a unique and different workout including cardio and strength-training components backed by handpicked tunes to keep you moving, burning calories, and improving your body composition. Every movement has 3 modification options for all experience levels.
Biocircuit™ is a 26-minute smart machine workout which remembers the work you perform, and adapts to your posture. All you need to do is check-in at the kiosk and follow the directions, perform the workout and you’re on your way to another level of results. Our members love this convenient option as a supplement to their strength programs.
Joining our community means you’re investing your time, trust, and energy into our team. We don’t take that lightly. We give everyone 90 days to meet our team, meet our members, and try the workouts to ensure they’re in the right wellness place. If the feel doesn’t resonate, we’ll give you a full refund and do our best to help you find a better local fit.
Personal Training is the highest level of accountability & oversight. This service is for those who need guidance and coaching around specific goals, or have medical issues that require a high level of supervision. You will receive 1 on 1 training with a degreed and nationally certified Fitness Coach to oversee every set, rep and movement.
We provide nutritional coaching through our 16-week weight management program, guided by an AFS Registered Dietitian. The program is clinically proven to reduce your body weight by 15%, and help you keep it off for good.