Hello there my fitness focused sea changers. With over 4 million searches each month on the term fitness alone, online sales within this industry have been steadily rising over the past few years. This makes it a very promising field of entry for affiliate marketers and industry professionals keen to ply their trade in an online world. So with that, I have decided to chip in for the assist with an outline of 7 of the best fitness affiliate programs in 2019.
Now, before we begin, fitness is a huuuuuge niche on its own so choosing just 7 was not an easy task. To be honest, at the end of the day, I have chosen them simply by looking at:
- Commission rates
- Payment terms
- Cookie duration
- Application processes
- Affiliate/Marketing materials provided
I have then tried to find a diverse range that covers most aspects of selling fitness programs online. If you wish to find programs more targeted to whatever it is that you do within the industry, check out the section at the bottom of this page on how to find your own affiliate programs (click on the link within the table of contents below to go straight there if you wish).
For now though, let’s check out the 7 that I came up with…
Bowflex specialize on home fitness equipment such as:
- Home gyms
- Step Climbers
The company have at least 30 years experience and are well-known for their quality cardio and strength products. This is a great avenue for those in the home fitness niche.
Commission Rate: Starting at 3% – order based commission rates also apply.
Payment Terms: Monthly.
Cookie Duration: 30 Days.
Application required?: Yes – personal and website info, promotion plans required.
Marketing material provided: Personal assistance and tracking. Discount codes for affiliate followers
Note: Commission rates in some of these programs appear quite low. However, it must be kept in mind that many of these are higher ticket priced products ($1500 and up) so whilst commission rates are lower, earning capacity can still be quite high.
As with Bowflex, Proform offers a large range of home fitness equipment as per below.
ProForm however also offer more personalized products in terms of workout videos and personal aps with nutrition and personal workout suggestions. Proform’s affiliate program is managed via Flexoffers.
Commission Rate: 6%.
Payment Terms: Monthly.
Cookie Duration: 45 Days.
Application required?: Yes – application to Flexoffers is required requiring personal and website info, promotion plans and email, contact number and website verification. Access to ProForm program is auto accepted once approved by Flexoffers.
Marketing material provided: Text links, banners
If your niche is looking at assisting other in getting into the fitness industry, then the Ace Fitness program may be one worthwhile joining. Ace Fitness specializes in online certification in personal training, health coaching, group training and medical exercise.
The site also prides itself on its educational products including nutrition guides, videos, workouts and general fitness information that are free to access making it a good way of allowing your referrals to gain trust in the company prior to purchase. Proform’s affiliate program is managed via Rakuten.
Commission Rate: 8%
Payment Terms: Monthly
Cookie Duration: Not displayed
Application required?: Yes – you are required to apply for a Rakuten publisher account and then for the Ace Fitness affiliate program.
Marketing material provided: Banners, Ads, URLs
Bodybuilding.com is your complete one stop shop and a great program to promote if you are aiming your site at general fitness with products including:
- Supplements – Proteins, pre and post workout, fat burners and countless other supplements.
- Workout Clothes – Mens, womens and accessories.
- Energy products – Bars, shakes etc.
- Workout Accessories – Shaker bottles, gloves, towels, straps, grips and so on.
- Workout Equipment – Cross fit equipment, resistance bands, dip belts etc.
As with Ace Fitness above, this site also contains hours of free video workout demonstrations which are designed to lead you to purchase one of their workout plans. However, cookies are onetime only so from what I can tell, an initial commission of $9 is payable per subscription. I would be checking with the company direct to see what, if any commissions are paid for ongoing subscriptions (I could find no information on this). Plans start at around $9 per week.
- 15% for new customers
- 5% for old customers
- 2% for coupon-only
Payment Terms: Monthly
Cookie Duration: Single visit only
Application required?: Yes – you are required to apply for a Pepperjam affiliate network account and then for the Bodybuilding.com affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.
Marketing material provided: Text links, banners, and fresh articles to use on your site and social media posts.
Natalie Jill Fitness
Natalie Jill Fitness is an online home-based workout and fitness program run by Natalie Jill aimed at females of all ages. Visitors have the option to:
- Join exercise programs.
- Purchase motivation and exercise books.
- Listen to podcasts and read blogs.
- Purchase one on one and group sessions with Natalie Jill.
For affiliates, the ability to sell high ticket one on one and group coaching programs make for very large commission opportunities.
Commission Rate: 30 – 50%
Payment Terms: Monthly.
Cookie Duration: Ongoing
Application required?: Yes – contact Natalie Jill Fitness Support
Marketing material provided: Banners, Ads, Social media materials, 15% off personal coupon code for followers.
In the same genre as Natalie Jill Fitness, Beachbody is a complete at home fitness program aimed at all ages and genders. It’s differentiation is the large range of workout types and programs to suit everyone including:
- Retreats and long term programs
- Under 30 minutes
- Dance workouts
- Extreme results
Each of these programs consist of such tools as workout videos, nutrition books and recipes as well as motivation information and booklets. As an added upsell opportunity, this site also offers a number of products to complement the programs chosen by your referrals.
Commission Rate: 12% on Beachbody programs, $8 flat fee for on-demand service sign ups
Payment Terms: Monthly
Cookie Duration: 30 days
Application required?: Yes – application to Flexoffers is required requiring personal and website info, promotion plans and email, contact number and website verification. Access to Beachbody’s program is auto accepted once approved by Flexoffers.
Marketing material provided: Text links and banners
For those of you targeting the cycling niche, Wahoo offers a good range of cycling equipment such as monitors, bike computers, sensors and trainers.
I have included this one to demonstrate some of the more targeted programs that you can access dependent upon your niche but as far as cycling is concerns, this is a good one.
Commission Rate: 10% commission on non-smart trainer products sold, 7.5% commission on Smart Trainers. Credit card purchases only.
Payment Terms: Quarterly.
Cookie Duration: 7 Days.
Application required?: Basic information form with personal and website details.
Marketing material provided: Text links Banners, Ads, Social media materials,
Now, as I have mentioned, the fitness niche is massive and I have chosen the 7 above to give you an insight onto what there is and how it all works. That is not to say that there aren’t others out there that are as good, or fit closer to your own niche as well (see next section). If you are looking for branding, you can also find affiliate programs from some of the major brands including (and again – a very small cross section):
- Under Armour
- Lorna Jane
To locate, simply type ‘brand affiliate‘ into your favourite search engine.
How to find your own affiliate programs
As discussed above, as fitness is such a large niche, you may need to find affiliate programs that better suit what it is that you are trying to do within this space. Luckily for us, there is a simple way to find these programs online. All you need to do is enter “affiliate: niche type” into your search engine. (obviously substituting ‘niche type‘ for whatever product it is that you are choosing to sell).
Below are some examples:
Or targeted sports:
Or even a particular exercise type:
There are affiliate programs for everything else such as weightloss, diet, Pilates, cardio exercise and so on. Once you have completed your searches, you can search through and find programs that:
- Relate to your niche/problems that you are solving.
- Have quality products – your brand can be severely damaged if you promote poor quality product.
- Have solid payment and customer service arrangement.
- Pay decent commissions.
- Have good testimonials covering commission payouts and quality of product.
In most cases, you will need to apply for the program before you are allowed to promote their products – don’t take this step lightly or you will be rejected. Affiliate programs will generally want to know:
- Your website name.
- Traffic levels.
- Why you want to join – (so I can make money by selling your fitness products is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
- How you plan to promote their products.
So… There are 7 of my Best Fitness Affiliate Programs for 2019. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own fitness affiliate marketing business and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share. Oh, and especially comment if you have any experience with these, or any other programs as well.
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