Fitness association promotes collaboration among health professionals | News

Ashley Reese fitness

Ashley Reese, founder and executive director of the South Carolina Health and Fitness Association, standing in his fitness studio, Defining Moment Fitness, in Mount Pleasant.

A desire for collaboration within the fitness industry led a local fitness studio owner to initiate a statewide association.

South Carolina Health and Fitness Association (SCHFA) brings together fitness studio owners, personal trainers and medical professionals to share resources and advocate for change in the fitness industry.

“It’s very lonely to be a business owner in the fitness industry because while we have so much in common with our fellow business owners, we