Entries by Mariann Murphy

Meet Tom Grace, MS

Say hi to Tom Grace, MS, President and Founder of Black Iron Strength® based in Vancouver, WA. Tom has a BS in General Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a MS in Exercise and Sports Science from Penn State University. Founded in 2000, Black Iron Strength® is one of MFA’s Best Practice Partners who support the work and mission of MFA.

We caught up with Tom recently and here’s what he had to say.

Meet Samantha Dumas, SSP, NCSP

Say hi to Samantha Dumas, SSP, NCSP, the Group Exercise Coordinator and Group Exercise Instructor at the Fitness Center of Thibodaux Regional in Thibodaux, LA. Samantha has a BA in Psychology and a Specialist degree in School Psychology (SSP). She has been with the Fitness Center of Thibodaux Regional for two years as an instructor and one year as the Group Exercise Coordinator.

We caught up with Samantha recently and here’s what she had to say.

Meet Kierstin Mitchell, BA, CPT, CES

Say hi to Kierstin Mitchell BA, CPT, CES, the Field Medical Integration/Group Exercise Manager at the William G. Rorher Center for HealthFitness in Voorhees, NJ. Kierstin has a BA in Health and Exercise Science with a Specialization in Health Promotion and Fitness Management and is the 2018 MFA Rising Star for the Northeast Region. She has been with the William G. Rorher Center for HealthFitness for eight years.

Read on to learn what Kierstin recommends to newcomers in the medical fitness industry.

Government Shutdown Prevents PHIT Act Vote

According to Club Industry, the PHIT (Personal Health Investment Today) Act was “stymied from being passed by the U.S. Senate by the government shutdown on December 22, 2018. The legislation now awaits re-introduction in both the House and Senate in 2019.”

Meet Emily Janssens

Meet Emily Janssens! Emily is the 2018 MFA International Rising Star. She is the Communications and Marketing Officer at the Reh-Fit Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. Emily has a BA in Communications and has been with Reh-Fit for two and a half years. We caught up with this Rising Star recently and here’s what she had to say…

Read more about Emily here.