The benefits of fitness are vast, but beyond the health improvements, fitness professionals can earn additional income through fitness affiliate programs.
Affiliate marketing is the process where an affiliate (you and/or your fitness business) earns a commission for marketing another’s products or services. In other words, you promote, and when others buy it, you get paid a percentage of each sale.
The health and fitness industry is worth an estimated $3.7 trillion. It’s an evergreen industry that is always in demand because people are always looking to feel and/or look better, so the opportunities are big.
However, finding the best affiliate programs among the thousands that exist can be difficult. While many have the potential to make you money, most will be a waste of time.
The following are 18 of the best fitness affiliate programs for you to consider (with some brands you’ve likely already heard of). Remember that the true key to a successful program is that it matches your personal brand and what your following wants or needs.
ACE Fitness is one of the most trusted names in the health and fitness certification industry. The organization has an Impact Fitness Affiliate Program, where you can place ad banners and text links on your website, in your social media posts and elsewhere.
When your visitors click on the web banners and text links, they will be directed to ACE’s website, where they can learn more about our exercise and health certification programs, and purchase both study materials and an exam sitting.
Upon purchase, you receive an 8 percent commission.
Bowflex is a well-known brand in the home fitness equipment market, with everything from Trainers to Climbers.
What makes the Bowflex Affiliate Program unique is that it runs through a top affiliate management platform, called Impact Radius. All of your performance (traffic, sales, commissions, etc.) is tracked and displayed in real-time. The program also is fully managed, which means you’ll always have a dedicated resource to help you troubleshoot any issues.
The commission starts at 3 percent but will increase as you sell.
Nutrition is a big part of getting and staying fit. PaleoPlan focuses on the paleo diet with weekly meal plans and shopping lists, hundreds of recipes and bodyweight workouts that customers can do from home.
The company’s fitness affiliate program offers quality cookbooks and wellness-products that you can share with your audience.
You’ll make a 75 percent front-end commission on all sales when you promote their guided health challenges, and physical or digital products.
Popular for its yoga and other athletic apparel, Lululemon is a popular brand in many fitness circles. They produce high-quality leggings, crop tops, tees, sports bras and yoga accessories.
By signing up for their affiliate program, you’ll earn 7% commission on sales of yoga and fitness apparel, as well as early access to our products and events.
Fitbit is well-known for its fitness trackers, but did you know about its affiliate program? The company offers sleek and stylish wristbands that are an ideal fit for many fitness affiliate marketers.
You’ll only earn a 3 percent commission, but Fitbit’s high-converting website may balance out that lower percentage with more sale conversions.
Offering a unique way of selling fitness equipment, ProForm offers a three-year training subscription that includes the customer’s choice of free equipment and access to thousands of studio and destination workouts.
After those three years, the equipment is the customer’s to keep.
As an affiliate, you can earn between 8 percent and 11 percent commission.
Titan Fitness specializes in gym and fitness equipment, and its fitness affiliate program comes with a dedicated program manager. You also frequently receive updates, promotions and banners to make it easy to create promotional content for publishing and sharing.
Titan Fitness also offers free products to its affiliates in exchange for a review, as well as exclusive coupons that you can pass along to your followers to help encourage them to convert.
You’ll get 5 percent commission on all sales and paid by the 15th of every month.
The fitness app, Aaptiv, has more than a thousand trainer-led, music-driven workouts for every fitness level, which has the potential to widely appeal to everyone in your following.
The company offers advertising tools and custom banners to help you in your content promotion. Its affiliate program features three payout tiers:
- $15 per sale for up to 100 sales per month
- $20 per sale for between 101 and 500 sales per month
- $25 per sale for at least 501 sales per month
Evolve Fit Wear
What’s a workout regime without the right clothing and accessories? Evolve Fit Wear sells more than 50 brands of workout clothing, such as Teeki, Onzie, Spiritual Gangster, Ultracor, Goldsheep, Beyond Yoga, Hardtail and more. About 85 percent of their business is women’s workout clothing, 10 percent is yoga mats and accessories, and 5 percent is men’s clothing.
Evolve’s overall marketing is considered “inclusive” rather than “exclusive,” focusing on balance, body positivity and a healthy attitude toward fitness.
The company has a large number of international customers since they can buy all brands on one website with one shipping fee.
Partnering with Evolve as a fitness affiliate marketer gets you up to a 10 percent commission on all sales that you help generate.
GNC is a global brand that has an extensive selection of nutrition supplements that could appeal to your audience.
The company sees its affiliate program as an opportunity for you to build your own “online nutrition store.”
By signing up, you’ll receive a 5 percent commission on all sales.
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
ISSA also is a world leader in fitness education, delivering comprehensive, cognitive and practical distance education for fitness professionals, grounded in industry research, using both traditional and innovative modalities.
ISSA now offers 24 fitness certifications and has certified over 400,000 trainers in 174 countries.
You’ll earn at least 7.5 percent commission on every sale.
Known for its popular suspension training products, TRX could be a great fit for personal trainers and fitness bloggers. For example, you can create videos that highlight various TRX exercises that people can do anywhere.
By signing up for its affiliate program, you’ll earn a 5 percent commission on orders that average $200.
Another popular athletic brand, Reebok creates sports and lifestyle products, also partnering with both CrossFit and the NHL.
Reebok’s affiliate program offers monthly newsletter updates on promotions, contests and sales opportunities and a dedicated affiliate management team.
You’ll receive a 7 percent commission on all sales, where the average order size is $100.
The Vitamin Shoppe
Another leading retailer of vitamins and supplements is The Vitamin Shoppe. Their mission is to inspire, nourish and help customers thrive every day.
By joining their program as an affiliate, you’ll earn up to a 10 percent commission on all sales.
Miracle Noodle offers a line of food products consistent with the health goals of their customers, making healthy eating easy and delicious. All of Miracle Noodle’s products are non-GMO, vegan and grain free with an ever-expanding option of organic options as well.
Its affiliate marketing program is two-tier, which means that you can earn commission on your sub-affiliate sales. You’ll receive customized banners and coupons to help your convert your following, and Miracle Noodle features a dedicated affiliate support team.
By signing up, you’ll earn between 10 percent and 20 percent commission on all sales.
Selling fitness equipment not just for the home or gym but also for the workplace makes LifeSpan Fitness unique. Think treadmill desks, standing desks and bike desks.
In addition, all LifeSpan equipment comes with a dedicated app that enables customers to track their workout statistics.
Their fitness affiliate program also uses one of the best platforms, Impact Radius.
By signing up, you can earn a 6 percent tiered commission on every sale, which increases based on performance. High-ticket items range from $99 to $2,500 or more.
Keyto is a breath sensor for ketosis as part of a larger keto weight loss plan that’s supported with its premium app. In addition to the sensor, Keyto offers keto recipes, personalized meal plans, a food guide and access to in-app groups.
Each person you refer to purchase Keyto receives 10 percent off their purchase when they use your discount code. You then receive a 10 percent payout of their basket size before shipping and taxes.
Providing fitness equipment to both health clubs and athletic facilities, Life Fitness also features home exercise equipment. The products they offer are related to:
- Cardio, such as treadmills
- Group training
- Strength training
- Digital, such as the Halo fitness cloud
If you have a fitness or health-related blog, it’s easy to get approved into this fitness affiliate program. You’ll earn an 8 percent commission, where the average order totals more than $3,000.
Of course, these are only 18 of the best fitness affiliate programs out there. Be sure to keep looking until you find the best fit both product- and/or service-wise that meshes well with your own online brand and makes sense monetarily.
It will make a difference in the long run.
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