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2015 Medical Fitness Facility & Professionals of the Year Awards
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These awards celebrate and honor the best and the brightest in medical fitness center management. Awards, in a variety of categories, identify those facilities, programs and individuals that are deserving of recognition for their achievements.  

Awards were presented by the Association's CEO & President, Bob Boone, during the 2015 Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

 

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Marla Richmond, MS, Memorial Education Award

Leader of the Year Award - Director of Education/Outreach

Leader of the Year Award - Executive Director/General Manager

Pioneer Award

Certified Facility of the Year Award

Program Innovation Award

Medical Fitness Week Awards

Rising Star Awards



 

Marla Richmond, MS, Memorial Education Award

Presented to Jane Bogordos
Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness - Schererville, Indiana 

Leader of the Year Award - Director of Education/Outreach

Presented to Bret Belfer - Director of Wellness
Akron General LifeStyles - Akron, Ohio

Leader of the Year Award - Executive Director/General Manager

Presented to Sharon Sporman ~ Executive Director
Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness - Schererville and Chesterton, Indiana 

Hank Boerner Pioneer Award

Presented to David Evans
Meritage Healthcare Strategies


 


Certified Facility of the Year Award

1st Place:
Presented to Hampshire Wellness and Fitness Center
- Romney, West Virginia 

Runner Up:
Presented to Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness
- Schererville, Indiana


Honorable Mention:
Presented to Valley Health Wellness
- Winchester, Virginia 


 

Program Innovation Awards



First Place:
"Fit 4 Kidz"

Hampshire Wellness and Fitness Center ~ Romney, West Virginia (MFA Certified Facility)



Second Place:

"Journey to Wellness"
The Summit Medical Fitness Center ~ Kalispell, Montana (MFA Certified Facility)


Third Place:
"First Responder FitCamp"
NorthPointe Wellness Center ~ Roscoe, Illinois (MFA Certified Facility)


Fourth Place:

"Senior Strength Bootcamp"
Peninsula Wellness Center ~ Monterey, California 


Fifth Place:

"Diabetes Mission Control" 
The Manatee YourChoice Health Plan ~ Naples, Florida 


Sixth Place:
"Jump Start Weight Loss Program"
CaroMont Health and Fitness Center ~ Gastonia, North Carolina 


Seventh Place:

"Pilates Buff Bones" 
Peninsula Wellness Center ~ Monterey, California


Eighth Place:
"Akron General/Kent State University Wellness Research Collaboration"
Akron General LifeStyles ~ Akron, Ohio

Ninth Place:
"OMNI FitREWARDS"
Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness ~ Schererville and Chesterton, Indiana 

Tenth Place:
"Yoga in the Park"
Dexter and Chelsea Wellness Center ~ Dexter and Chelsea, Michigan  (MFA Certified Facilities)

     

 


 

Medical Fitness Week

Total Number of Steps Walked:

First Place - UNC Wellness Centers at Meadowmont, Chapel Hill, NC with 87,685,793
2014 Winner with 68,447,827 steps
2013 Winner with 49,017,154 steps

Highest Average Number of Steps Walked per Person:

First Place - Poudre Valley Medical Center with 91,858 steps


Highest Average of Mover per Person:

First Place - UNMC's EngAge Wellness with 286 minutes per person




 

Rising Star Awards

Central Region

John Jacob ~ Manager
Mercy HealthPlexes - Cincinnati, Ohio

SouthCentral Region:

Kevin Fortenbery ~ Manager
Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatics Center - Opelika, Alabama 

SouthEast:

Avril James ~ Medical Fitness Professional Staff
Piedmont Atlanta Fitness Center - Atlanta, Georgia 

 

NorthEast:

Lisa Kulnis ~ Medical Fitness Professional Staff
William G. Rohrer Center for Health Fitness - Vorhees, New Jersey

West:

Jonnette Sibson ~ Manager
The Summit, Kalispell Regional Medical Center - Kalispell, Montana (MFA Certified Facility)

International:

*no nominations/winner* 

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