Club Spa and Fitness Association to Become CMAA Subsidiary


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Club Spa and Fitness Association to
Become CMAA Subsidiary

Melissa Low

Alexandria, VA – The Club Spa and Fitness Association (CSFA) will officially become a subsidiary of the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) on November 1, 2018. The governing boards of both associations approved the decision this summer.

CMAA assumed management of CSFA in the fall of 2017. Prior to that, the two associations had a history of collaboration dating back to 2009. CSFA will retain its existing governance structure as a subsidiary of CMAA.

Members of both organizations will benefit from the collaboration in many areas including research, professional development, education, and communication efforts.

CMAA President Bobby Crifasi, CCM, CCE, CPA, shared “The growth of spa and fitness amenities in the club industry has been increasing since 2000, with more than 61 percent of clubs offering this recreational opportunity for their members. The addition of CSFA under the CMAA umbrella is a natural fit with our expanded role as the Club Management Association of America.”   

CSFA President John R. Porter explained, “This opportunity is a great next step to expand the relationship of our organizations, and we look forward to working more closely with the CMAA Board of Directors and team of professionals.”

About CMAA
Founded in 1927, the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 members throughout the US and internationally. Our members contribute to the success of more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town, and yacht clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to provide the resources needed for efficient and successful club operations. Under the covenants of professionalism, education, leadership, and community, CMAA continues to extend its reach as the leader in the club management practice. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 42 professional chapters and more than 40 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at

About CSFA
The Club Spa & Fitness Association was established in January 2007 to provide support for fitness, spa and wellness professionals in the club industry. CSFA is committed to providing educational and networking opportunities to help members advance their careers. CSFA also seeks to establish and maintain high standards of ethics for industry professionals. Learn more at