Say hi to Catherine Francisco, MS, CSCS, the Clinical Integration Coordinator at Henry Mayo Fitness and Health in Valencia, CA. Catherine has a MS in Kinesiology Exercise Physiology and is the 2018 MFA Rising Star for the West Region. She also serves on the MFA Membership Committee.
Read on to learn how Catherine has found a healthy balance of the clinical and business sides at Henry Mayo Fitness and Health…
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I enjoy that every day is a new challenge. As the Clinical Integration Coordinator of our facility, I interact with a lot of our members, guests, employees, and hospital directors. What makes my position unique is that I am also a trainer. I am grateful for the opportunity to help individuals live a healthier lifestyle in a group and/or one-on-one setting.
What led you to choose this field?
Looking into my future after college, I thought I could only go into one of two fields: clinical or business. What I enjoy about working in the medical fitness industry is the healthy balance of both. After I had graduated with my Master’s, I became a Sales Manager for a top commercial gym. That successful experience helped build a foundation into sales, which I’ve carried into medical fitness.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I’m an outdoors person all the way. I love camping, fishing, backpacking, hiking, you name it. If I’m not out in the wilderness, you’ll most likely catch me by the beach!