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The best way to set your facility apart is by achieving the
Medical Fitness Facility Certification

With a focus on medically sound prevention and rehabilitation programs, medical fitness centers play an essential role in the health and wellness of those individuals that they serve. The Medical Fitness Facility Certification process is an important step toward ensuring that your facility provides the quality and safety of the programs and services that are necessary to meet this critical responsibility. Certified medically integrated fitness centers feature the professional expertise and programming necessary to safely and effectively assist people, regardless of their current health statue, to develop, initiate, and maintain an active lifestyle that minimizes the risk of illness and disease and promotes health and wellness.

Watch this short video on Facility Certification: 

Based on the Medical Fitness Standards and Guidelines for Medical Fitness Center Facilities Publication, the certification process involves an in-depth review of a facility's adherence to the prescribed standards and guidelines. A number of key factors distinguish certified medical fitness centers, including:

  • Active and regular medical oversight
  • Certified and licensed staff
  • Written policies and procedures concerning user safety and the ability to respond appropriately to all emergencies
  • Disease management and prevention programs
  • Health-risk reduction and therapeutic-lifestyle programs
  • Individualized health screening
  • Testing and outcome tracking
  • Quality management, with a focus on measurable results
  • A focus on improving community health

Looking for a way to set your facility apart?

The Association's Medical Fitness Facility Certification gives you the mark of excellence to let your community know you meet the highest standards. More and more people are looking for safe and effective health and fitness programs at facilities they know they can trust. Get Certified and you'll be the one they turn to, and the one physician's can trust for patient referrals.

Check out this video of The Atlantic Club and the reasons Pat Laus wants to become certified. 

Are there any MFA Certified Medical Fitness Centers in your area? We currently have certifications in the following locations:

·        Brazil

·        Canada

·        Colorado

·        Illinois

·        Indiana

·        Kansas

·        Kentucky

·        London

·        Massachusetts

·        Michigan

·        Mississippi

·        Montana

·        New Jersey

·        New York

·        North Carolina

·        Ohio

·        Oregon

·        Pennsylvania

·        Scotland 

·        South Dakota

·        Tennessee

·        Virginia

·        Washington

·        West Virginia


Please click here for a copy of the procedure and application for certification as well as a membership application. Your facility is required to be a current member of the Medical Fitness Association when applying for certification.  

We highly recommend each facility to order a copy of our 2nd Edition of the Standard’s and Guidelines for Facility Certification. The certification is based upon this publication and the book features a set of nationally derived parameters that are applicable to the design and operation of a medical fitness center. Included are sample job descriptions; a Facility Certification Checklist (please click to download a copy); policies and procedures; and industry resources. 

After reviewing the documentation, please submit questions to the attention of the MFA President and CEO, Bob Boone at  


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