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The Medical Fitness Association Fellowship
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The Medical Fitness Association is excited to announce the implementation of its new "Fellow" designation honoring members who have demonstrated exceptional service to the Medical Fitness Association, Industry and to their local community.  In December 2012, the Medical Fitness Association By-laws were revised and approved by the Board of Directors to reflect the Fellow designation.

Fellowship provides a means to recognize excellence, innovation and significant contributions to the medical fitness industry, and leadership in the Medical Fitness Association.
The Medical Fitness Association Fellowship is not just another membership category.  It is reserved for current members who are physicians, scientists and healthcare/wellness/fitness professionals with a demonstrated interest in medical fitness whose documented accomplishments support the stated objectives of the Medical Fitness Association.
Benefits include:
  • Organizational voting privileges.
  • Eligibility for Medical Fitness Association Board of Directors nominations.
  • Opportunity to attend special Fellow social and educational events.
  • Approval to use the initials FMFA (Fellow Medical Fitness Association)
  • Certificate indicating designation of Fellowship

Important Notes Regarding the Application and Submittal, Please read in full:
  • There is a $50 application fee that is due upon receipt of your application.  Applications will not be considered without this fee.

  • All applications, supplemental documents and Fellow Recommendation Forms must be typed.  Applications, supplemental documents and Recommendation Forms that are not typed will not be considered.

  • Please download the Application and fill it out as completely as possible.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  It is the applicants responsibility to gather and submit all supporting documents (Manuscript publication, article publication, reviewer for peer reviewed journal, etc.).

General Instructions for Submittal:

  • Please take a moment and download the Application, Self-Study Checklist and the Fellow Recommendation Form.  It is the applicant's responsibility to contact a Fellow for a recommendation.

  • Compile all supplemental documents and fill out the Application electronically wherever there is "Click here to enter text".

  • Once all documentation is complete, please send to the Medical Fitness Association office:

    Fax: (804) 897-5704, Attention Fellow Review Committee

    Mail: Medical Fitness Association
              Attention Fellow Review Committee
             1905 Huguenot Rd., Ste. 203
              Richmond, VA 23235

  • The $50 Application fee must be submitted in conjunction with your application:

    Download the Fellowship Application Payment Form.  The Fellowship Application Payment Form does not need to be typed.  This form may be submitted in the same format as your application.

    Pay the fee online.  Do not submit payment until the application has been faxed/emailed.  This fee is nonrefundable.

    To pay by phone, call the Medical Fitness Association office at (804) 897-5701.
  • You do not need to submit the Self-Study Checklist.  This is for your own records.

List of Current Fellows:
It is the applicant's responsibility to contact a Fellow for a recommendation.

 Robert Boone Medical Fitness Association
 Robert Brosmer Y of Central Maryland
 Neil Byrd Rex Wellness Center
 John Caliri FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness
 David Carpenter Baptist Healthplex
 Michael Dupuis HealthWorks Fitness Center
 James Gallagher
 Richard Gershom Akron General Health & Wellness Center
 Robert Gotlin Beth Israel Medical, The Contunuum Center for Health
 Jennifer Hopper Piedmont Atlanta Fitness Center
 Natalie Johnson Manatee YourChoice Health Plan
 Daniel Lynch VisionBridge
 Laura Neiberg Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center
 Douglas Ribley Akron General Health & Wellness Center
 Michael Richmond Heller & Richmond, Ltd.
 Deb Riggs TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion
 Brad Roy The Summit - Kalispell Regional Medical Center
 Art Slowinski Galter LifeCenter
 Robert Stedman The Houston City Club
 David Flench Hancock Regional Hospital
 Bob Brown Spartenburg Regional Heart Center
 Thomas Stover Akron General Health & Wellness Center


The Fellowship was awarded posthumously to Hank Boerner, founding member of the Association and director of the North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness Center for twenty years.  Hank was a pioneer who understood how critical the role of medical fitness plays in the lives of a community, and continuously involved himself and his center in initiatives that matter to the lives of individuals.

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