healtheo360 and Medical Fitness Association Announce Strategic Partnership

New York, New York/Pinehurst, North Carolina – April 3rd, 2018

healtheo360 and Medical Fitness Association announced today the launch of a strategic partnership that will bring a higher degree of awareness within their individual communities of the solutions available to patients looking for high-quality rehabilitation, and post-rehabilitation facilities.

“The benefit is to the patient. Because MFA facilities have degreed, and certified professional staff trained to work with all manner of patients ranging from the apparently well to those living with many chronic conditions like Parkinson’s, arthritis, cancer, joint replacements, and everything in between, this partnership is going to be a great thing for our global community,” says healtheo360 Founder, and CEO David Duplay. “Patients going through the journey of a chronic illness will have access to amazing, and caring staff that are highly-trained in treating patients with their specific condition.”

Bob Boone, CEO of the Medical Fitness Association echoed Duplay’s sentiments stating, “We love the great work that healtheo360 is doing within the patient, and caregiver community, and we are pleased to be bringing our facilities to the attention of healtheo360’s global patient network to help people live with the best quality of life regardless of their state of health through exercise, nutrition, and health coaching.

About healtheo360, was founded by healthcare business, and technology strategist David Duplay in response to his sister-in-law being diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. and his mother with Alzheimer’s disease. Through its Caring Network, patients, caregivers, family, and friends can share their stories to inspire, motivate, and support each other in their time of need via video, texts or online posts. They can also follow each other through discussion threads. To learn more visit us at

About Medical Fitness Association
Medical Fitness Association’s mission is to support the growth of the medically-based fitness industry by providing education, resources, scholarships, research funding, and coordination with like-minded organizations. We look forward to fostering the evidence-based integration of professionally supervised exercise in the primary, and secondary prevention, as well as the adjunct treatment, of chronic disease. To learn more, visit our website at



FirstHealth Becomes MFA Patron

The Medical Fitness Association is proud to announce the advancement of First Health of the Carolina’s membership status from a single Facility Membership to Patron Status with a total of six (6) facilities.

John Caliri, Director of Health & Fitness at FirstHealth of the Carolinas says, “This was a great time to grow with the MFA, as many new, innovative and positive improvements are happening within the medical fitness industry. The Medical Fitness Association is leading the way and FirstHealth wanted to take the steps necessary to be at the forefront of all the excellent education and membership benefits provided. ”

First Health of the Carolina’s is a charter member of MFA (previously known as the Association for Hospital Health & Fitness Centers) since 1991. The Pinehurst Facility joined MFA in 1995 and has been an active member since. The newest facilities just added under their Patron status include:

FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness – Southern Pines
FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness – Raeford
FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness – Richmond
FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness – Troy
FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness – Sanford

Laura Whiteside, Facility Director at FirstHealth’s Raeford’s facility stated “We are extremely excited here in Raeford to become a Patron member with the Medical Fitness Association! We are honored to be in this partnership and are looking forward to all the things we can both offer each other while taking medical fitness to the next level.”

For more information on MFA Membership and Benefits, please contact Jason Aslanian, Membership Experience Director,, (910) 420-8610.

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