Power Wellness is Now HIPAA Compliant

Power Wellness Management, LLC (Power Wellness) announced that the company has recently completed the first phase of their Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance strategy (or program) and its prescriptive fitness programs.

Lifestyle Medicine for the Brain: An Introduction to Brain Health, Fitness, and Performance

Academy for Brain Health and Performance (ABHP) and Medical Fitness Association (MFA) is pleased to announce their collaboration in leading the brain health movement. ABHP is offering an exclusive introduction course, Lifestyle Medicine for the Brain, to all MFA members interested in adding brain health expertise to their fitness and wellness practice.

Every day the work fitness and wellness professionals perform with their clients not only helps to improve their clients’ physical health, but also could simultaneously enhance their brain health and optimize their performance. The Lifestyle Medicine for the Brain course will provide the knowledge, skills and tools that professionals need to leverage the incredible abilities of the brain into powerful life, health and wellness behavior change regimens for their clients.

The 1st Lifestyle Medicine for the Brain course students in January have already had an impactful experience.

“This course provided a good blend of theory and application in aiding me to see how I can better help my clients achieve a higher level of brain performance, as a way of achieving a higher level of physical, emotional, and cognitive performance as sport performers.” – Don R, Fitness Coach, CO

Next Registration opens February 11th!
The Lifestyle Medicine for the Brain introduction online certificate course can be completed over 3 self-paced hours (six half-hour modules). We will offer this introductory course twice, February 20th and March 20th. Click here to learn more about registering for the course or the Academy for Brain Health and Performance.

For any questions about the Academy for Brain Health & Performance courses email info@brainhealthandperformance.com, or visit www.brainhealthandperformance.com .

Click here to learn more about the course and how to pre-register.

For any questions about the Academy for Brain Health and Performance courses email: info@brainhealthandperformance.com, or click here to visit the website.

ETMC Olympic Center Designation

Watch our Board of Director Member, Jeramie R. Hinojosa, Director for ETMC Olympic Centers, provide an interview on the importance of earning the MFA Facility Certification.

Top 100 Clubs Features Premier Health & Fitness Center

On average, Premier Health & Fitness Center, donates 150 multi-month memberships each year for charity organizations – such as the American Red Cross, Second Harvest, the American Lung Association, Boys Town, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend, the America Heart Association, the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation, schools and community events to use in silent actions and other activities. Below is a list of awards and acknowledgements they have received over the years.

Top 100 Clubs
Club Industry Magazine

Best Gym/Health Club/Fitness Facility
Tallahassee Magazine
2003-2005, 2008, 2010-2016

Best Gym/Health Club/Fitness Facility
The Demo Awards
2016 – 2017

CCYS Tally Award
Full Service Gym / Fitness Center
2012 – 2016

Tallahassee Fitness Festival
2012 – 2014, “Best Gym Facility”
2012, “Best Overall Program”

Health & Wellness Business of the Year
The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

Working Well Star Awards
2011, “Rising Star”
2012, “Shining Star”
2013 & 2014, “Shooting Star”

Regional Rising Stars: Nominate Front-Line Staff

The Regional Rising Star Award program recognizes outstanding individual achievement and significant leadership within the medical fitness community.

Survey: Benchmarks for Success

Participation is Critical!

This year, we have broken up the survey into 3 sections to make it easier for you. In addition, you can come back to the survey if you do not complete it at the first sitting as long as you are using the same computer as when you started.

As an incentive to participate, All Medical Fitness Association members who completed ALL THREE surveys (General Information, Financial Information and Staff Compensation Surveys) before August 15, 2017, received a FREE electronic copy of the survey results.

Learn more.

Comments on Hurricane Irma from Lee Health Wellness Center

“Thank you so much for reaching out to see how our facilities are doing! We had been out of power until yesterday and unable to open after the storm had passed through. We have been very fortunate to not have sustained any major damage to the building or the equipment, even with a near direct hit. We spent the day yesterday with a few of our staff who had remained in the area cleaning up and preparing to open our doors back up.  Some of our staff have been dealing with flooding, debris, trees, no power and no running water at their homes through the week, but with the great preparation of the state, power is being restored little by little. We have been able to open our doors as of noon today with limited amenities to members and have been opening our facility to many Lee Health employees who are still without power or water that need showers or just a moment of quietness and sense of normalcy. We are providing them with warm showers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, water and other necessities they may be without. We have also taken our group exercise instructors out into the acute care facilities for yoga and other classes for employees who have had to deal with the stress of working on the disaster teams. Out of our struggles we have worked on ways to improve strength and support of the community and health system. Thank you again for checking in.”

-Justin Klein, MFA Facility Member
Lee Health Wellness Center

Comments on Hurricane Irma from Jewish Community Alliance

“I can’t thank MFA enough for the kind and thoughtful email, we are very appreciative to your support. The JCA lead by our executive director Myron Flagler conducted an amazing level I hurricane preparation last Friday 9/8/1977 , as a result of that we have suffered minimum damage and were able to get back to our normal operational capacity by Tue 9/12/17 at 2 pm, this opening was very helpful to our community since it helped a lot members from our community to come and shower and relax in a cool place it will be a while before JEA could fix all the power lines. Our facility and most of our staff homes made it through the storm safely but our city had devastating floods. We highly appreciate your support and we will let you know for sure if we needed any help from your association God bless you all!”

-Eiffel Gilyana,  MFA Facility Member
Jewish Community Alliance

Comments on Hurricane Irma from FitnessOne

“Savannah fared better with Irma than with Matthew. However, there was more flooding this time and power outages were common. Three of my staff along with myself were on the “A” Team that stayed round the clock at the hospital from Sat. at 7:00 am until Tuesday evening to serve staff only.  FitnessOne is located on the hospital campus and was open from 5:00 am until midnight (sometime 1:00 in the morning) for staff stress management/relaxation and for staff showers.  We provided much needed services for our team members as the clinical areas ran 2 shifts and those off-duty needed a distraction.  During the hours of 7:00 pm -11:00 pm, there were as at least 10 people waiting for shower at all times.  We only had housekeeping services between 1:00 am and 4:00 am so our FitnessOne team cleaned the showers between TMs utilization and cleaned the facility throughout the day/night.  It was a very humbling and rewarding experience to serve our Team Members.”

-Debby Neel, MFA Facility Member


Comments on Hurricane Irma from Health & Wellness Center at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel

“We did have to turn our center into an emergency childcare setup for nurses and doctors who were on call. Quite the experience! Many are still without power, but all doing well.”

-Lorie Nemitz, MFA Facility Member
Health & Wellness Center at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel