Our Mission

Motivating a Healthier California by Providing Safe and Equitable Access to Exercise for All

CFA is focused on advocating for the fitness industry in California, educating policy makers, media and the public about the importance of physical fitness, and providing resources to our fitness community. This is the first state alliance representing thousands of fitness operators of all sizes, fitness professionals and fitness industry vendors and suppliers. 

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Our Story

The California Fitness Alliance (CFA) was founded in April 2020 by a group of local California operators who realized it was critical for the fitness industry to have a unified voice in the state. The pandemic created a sense of urgency to create this Alliance as it is clear fitness is still not viewed as essential by many, even though we are part of the healthcare solution. The CFA Board and supporters have been working together to advocate for our industry and educate policy makers, media and the public on the importance of physical fitness. A key priority is changing mindsets to view the fitness industry is essential and part of preventative healthcare.

Most industries have a strong state association and the goal is to build the CFA to be a critical partner and advocate for all fitness operators and professionals in the state.

Current Priorities

  • RELIEF - Seek relief for the fitness industry through the GYMS Act
  • FITNESS VOICE - Work with state officials to establish the new CA Council on Physical Fitness and Mental Well-Being
  • Educate policy makers, media and public how exercise is essential for mental and physical health
  • Provide access to resources for fitness operators and fitness professionals including training and discounts on products