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Central Regional Conference

You work ‘in’ the business every day. Now here’s two days you can work ‘on’ the business with peers from around the country.

5/20/2015 to 5/21/2015
When: 5/20/2015
12:00 PM
Where: TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion
6200 Pfeiffer Road
Cincinnati 45242
United States
Contact: Rebecca Nordan

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Join us at the Annual Central Regional Conference
MFA Certified Facility, TriHealth Fitness & Wellness Pavilion


2015 Central Regional Conference, #MFAcentral


Registration cost:

MFA member preferred pricing: $49 for one ticket and get a second ticket for $29
Member must be signed in the website to receive the preferred pricing. 

Non-members price: $99 for one ticket and get a second ticket for $49

You may pay online with a major credit card. 

If you wish to pay by check, please click here to make a request to be invoiced. 


Crowne Plaza Hotel
5901 Pfeiffer Road

Cincinnati, OH  45242


Click Here to Reserve Room
$99 per room plus tax

Luncheon Sponsor:

MFA Best Practice Partner, Health & Nutrition Technology

(click here to print a copy)

Tuesday, May 19
Pre-Conference Dinner
Pre-Conference Casual Dinner-on-your own. For guests arriving early, feel free to join us for a casual dinner at Cincinnati’s famous Montgomery Inn. Click here to RSVP


Wednesday, May 20
Pre-Conference Workshop

“Hands on Personal Training Workshop”                            
Presenter: Donald Gallucci, cPT
Additional Cost:      MFA members - $25         Non-members - $35
Click here to register for this pre-conference workshop

Main Conference


Welcome/Introduce Best Practice Partner & BPP Bingo

Bob Boone (MFA President & CEO, FMFA), Deb Riggs (Pavilion GM, MFA Board Member, FMFA), Steve Mombach (TriHealth VP)

“Top 10 Ways to Look and Feel Younger Without Taking a Pill”

Scott Woods, MD MPH MEd, Pavilion Medical Director, Associate Program Director, Bethesda Family Medicine Residency

Visit Best Practice Partners

Concurrent Sessions

“The Journey”

Marci Crozier, Biggest Loser Contestant & Regional Director of Marketing and Sales, Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness

“Population Health Management and the Affordable Care Act”

David Flench, FMFA, MFA Certified Facility Hancock Wellness Center

Visit Best Practice Partners

“Eating for Energy”

Adrienne Raimo, RD, LD, Health & Wellness Coach, One Bite Wellness

"Medical Fitness Membership Sales"
Presenter: Adam Speck, Membership Manager, Akron General LifeStyles

Tour the MFA Certified Facility, TriHealth Pavilion & Visit with Vendors

Michelle Brooker, Linda Burrows, Deb Riggs, Tom Arnold

Ice Breaker Evening Social at Jefferson Social
Bus transportation will be provided. 

Sponsored by Global Wellness Partner, Technogym

Thursday, May 21

 Morning Workouts – Move with MFA

  - Sunrise Outdoor Yoga : located in Outdoor Pool from 5:15-7:30am
  - Workout or Swim: located in Fitness and Pools from 5:15-7:30am
  - Spinning: located in Studio B from 5:45-6:45am
  - Boot Camp: meet at KLC from 6-7am

Registration and Visit with Best Practice Partners

8am Welcome

Concurrent Sessions

“Non-Pharmacological Interventions for the Management of Chronic Pain"

Presenters: Karen Sims, TriHealth ATC/ Diane Kloecker, TriHealth IHM  Acupuncturist

"Manager on Duty Issues"
Panel Presentation with facilitator: Tom Campbell, MFA Central Region Chairperson

Visit with Best Practice Partners

Interactive Roundtables


Leader: MFA Board Member Sue Parker, FMFA, Akron General

Fitness & Personal Training
Leader: Jason Anderson, Manager of Health and Fitness, Owensboro Health Healthpark

Leader: Nikkie Blaney, TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion 

MFA Facility Certification
Leader: MFA Board Member Deb Riggs, General Manager, FMFA, TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion
Click here to lean more information on the Facility Certification Process and Request an Application 

Sales Marketing
Leaders: Michelle Brooker, Membership Supervisor, Katie Blackburn, Marketing, TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion

Weight Management Programs
Leader: Hannah Schultz, Health Nutrition Technology (Best Practice Partner)

Morning Snack Break provided by Host, MFA Facility Certified TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion

Visit with Best Practice Partners

“Ten Keys to Profitable Non-Dues Revenue Programming”

Presenter: Laurie Cingle, M.Ed., Leadership Team, Akron General Lifestyles

Functional Planning, User Friendly Detailing and Styling with Purpose: Primary Considerations in Wellness Design”
Presenter: Hervey Lavoie, FMFA, Architect and President of OLC, MFA Best Practice Partner

“Getting to Know You"

Lunch Sponsored by Best Practice Partner, Health & Nutrition Technology (HNT)

Medical Fitness Association Announcements
Bob Boone, MFA President & CEO, FMFA

Visit with Best Practice Partners

Concurrent Sessions

“Transition from Physical Therapy to Post Rehab: Common Diagnostic Conditions and Concerns”

Presenter: Bob Ragusa, PT Ph.D. OCS, TriHealth Physical Therapist

“Employee Wellness Programs and Outcomes”

Presenter: Lori Slusser, Erin Pauley, Moe Swift, TriHealth Corporate Health Services

"Outcomes Reporting"
Presenter: Francie Habash, Program Director, Galter LifeCenter

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Defining and Refining the Member Experience”
Presenter: Tom Arnold, M.A., cPT, CET, Assistant Manager, TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion

Prize Raffle/Closing Remarks

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Regional Meeting Objectives:
  • Introduce potential members to Medical Fitness Association
  • Develop future leaders for Medical Fitness Association
  • Broaden participation in Medical Fitness Association activities nationally
  • Networking and participation in interactive roundtables
  • Provide educational opportunities for all Medical Fitness Association members
  • Input on Public Policy Positions
  • Participate in discussions on Medical Fitness Association's role in public education, public relations, healthcare policy, and reimbursement issues




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