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As more commercial facility operators look to evolve to the medically-integrated model and more hospitals see this model as an opportunity to reach out to their communities to "prevent" rather than "treat", companies such as our Best Practice Partners can expand into the medical fitness industry and work with customers who value quality relationships that can help ensure positive outcomes for their members. 

To reserve your Best Practice Partner space, contact President & CEO, Bob Boone. 



American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM)
The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine serves to advance the understanding, prevention and management of lower extremity sports and fitness injuries.  We believe that providing such knowledge to the profession and the public will optimize enjoyment and safe participation in sports and fitness activities.  We will accomplish this mission through professional education, scientific research, public awareness and membership support

American Council on Exercise (ACE)
The nonprofit American Council on Exercise educates, certifies and speaks for a growing network of 50,000-plus fitness professionals, health coaches and other wellness experts, a community ACE is leading more directly into the fight against physical inactivity and obesity. ACE advocates for recognition of its profession as a provider of primary prevention and obesity-management services, and ACE makes available to the public science-based information and resources on safe and effective physical activity and general healthy living. Headquartered in San Diego, ACE is the largest provider of health and fitness certifications accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard in the United States for accessing professional competence, ensuring people have access to fitness, health, and wellness professionals that are properly trained, qualified and capable. 

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
The American College of Sports Medicine advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

American Kinesiotherapy Association 
Kinesiotherapy is defined as the application of scientifically based exercise principles adapted to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of individual with functional limitations or those requiring extended physical conditioning. A registered kinesiotherapist can administer treatment only upon receipt of a prescription from qualified physicians, nurse practitioners and/or physician’s assistants who have been privileged to make such referrals. To learn more about KT's and how to hire a registered kinesiotherapist, please click here. 


American College of Lifestyle Medicine:

ACLM is the professional association of physicians, clinicians and allied health professionals dedicated to the use of lifestyle as a therapeutic intervention for prevention, and, more importantly, the treatment and, often, reversal of chronic, degenerative disease.  Lifestyle Medicine is a branch of evidence-based medicine in which comprehensive lifestyle changes (including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, social support and environmental exposures) are used to help prevent, treat and even reverse the progression of many chronic diseases by addressing their underlying causes.  As our healthcare system shifts from a fee-for-service to a value and outcome-based model, it's imperative that Lifestyle Medicine become the foundation, ensuring a transformed and sustainable system of care.  Visit for more information about ACLM and for details about ACLM's annual conference, set this year for November 1-4 in Nashville, TN.

American College of Preventive Medicine:

Founded in 1954, the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is  the leader for the specialty of Preventive Medicine and physicians dedicated to prevention. ACPM improves the health of individuals and populations through evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention, and systems-based approaches to improving health and health care. ACPM  provides leadership in research, professional education, development of public policy, and enhancement of standards of preventive medicine for and on behalf of its physician members. Uniquely trained in both clinical medicine and public health, preventive medicine specialists are equipped to understand and reduce the risks of disease, disability, and death in individuals and in population groups

Our members are employed in research, academia, government, clinical settings, and other entities worldwide. ACPM provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of knowledge among preventive medicine specialists, and offers high-quality educational programs for continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC), information and resources for ongoing professional development, and networking opportunities.

American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The AOCPMR is the professional association of Osteopathic physicians dedicated to providing added value services to its members in the areas of advocacy, education and practice. AOCPMR values camaraderie, excellence and quality as it lives its mission. The profession is based on the dynamic interaction of mind, body and spirit; the body’s ability to heal itself; the primary role of the musculoskeletal system and preventive medicine as the key to maintain health. 


The Association for Corporate Health Risk Management

ACHRM is a unique employer-exclusive community to collaborate with your peers, learn new methods and techniques to reduce your company's health care costs and improve employee well-being and productivity.


The Jewish Community Center Association

JCC Association is the continental umbrella organization for the Jewish Community Center Movement, which includes more than 350 JCCs, YM-YWHAs, and camp sites in the U.S. and Canada. JCC Association offers a wide range of services and resources to help its affiliates to provide educational, cultural, social, Jewish identity-building, and recreational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. JCC Association supports the largest network of Jewish early childhood centers and Jewish summer camps in North America, and is also a U.S. government accredited agency for serving the religious and social needs of Jewish military personnel through JWB Jewish Chaplains Council.

Active Wellness is a specialty management company passionate about building active communities through fitness and wellness. We manage and operate more than 60 sites including commercial, tenant, corporate wellness and medical fitness centers throughout the US. It is our mission to build and inspire healthier, more active lives through high touch interactions and technologies that support a better quality of life. Our services include fitness center management and consulting, corporate wellness, health population management, design and procurement and equipment services. Learn more about our services at 


Athletic Business
Born 40 years ago as a magazine devoted to a sports industry just beginning to think of itself as an industry, Athletic Business has grown to become an internationally recognized multimedia brand. Athletic Business is read in print by more than 40,000 qualified subscribers (and tens of thousands more online) representing colleges and universities, high schools, park and recreation departments, military branches and bases, health clubs, YMCAs, professional sports teams, stadiums and arenas, sports architecture firms, and hospital and corporate wellness centers. Readers turn to AB's magazine, web site and daily enews for award-winning editorial content, as well as to view products and services offered by leading advertisers. In addition, the annual Athletic Business Conference & Expo, now in its 32nd year, brings the industry's most diverse attendee base, comprehensive trade show and expansive seminar lineup (with continuing-education credits recognized by 10 separate organizations) to locations nationwide.

Club Automation
Club Automation provides an innovative online SaaS solution that helps facilities streamline and automate a variety of both common & complex processes involved in running a health club. Club Automation’s fully integrated solution is designed for large health clubs with one or multiple locations. The Club Automation suite was designed from the ground up to help operators simplify their systems, streamline operations, engage members, empower staff members, reduce operating costs, grow revenues, and provide exceptional service to their members.


Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals
The Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals® (CREP®) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) corporation composed of organizations that offer NCCA-accredited exercise certifications. Coalition members are committed to advancing the fitness profession and earning recognition as a health provider for practitioners that have passed a competency-based program using an exercise certification exam that has been accredited by the NCCA. Primary to the mission of the Coalition is to provide individuals of all ages and abilities with resources and leadership to assist in safely and effectively reaching their goals of achieving more active, healthy lifestyles through movement, physical activity or exercise for recreation or performance.


Fabiano Designs
We are a full service architecture and interior design firm with a 20+ year track record in the fitness and wellness industries. Our years of experience in managing, supervising and planning projects from the most simple to the most complex make us the firm of choice for the country’s leading facilities.


Health and Nutrition Technology (HNT)
HNT provides comprehensive training, nutrition and support to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. We take a balanced approach to weight loss by applying evidence-based practices. Our focus is on long-term success: we strive to keep participants engaged over time. Learn how to end the cycle of dieting and achieve long term success through a partnership with HNT.




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Healthplex Associates
Since 1995, Healthplex Associates has been a pioneer in the field of Medical Wellness.  Having served over 400 hospital clients throughout the country, HPA is known for excellence in feasibility assessment, clinical business planning, operational consulting, financing assistance, member satisfaction surveys, member guest relations and wellness center management. Healthplex® Associates has a respected track record in consulting and management of hospital and health system based wellness centers including exceptional management systems of Wellness Center operations; a track record of accurately forecasting membership demand; financing assistance including third party at risk options; partnering strategy development; expertise in pricing strategies; an innovative system for comprehensive clinical integration between the wellness center and clinical departments; financial expertise in the fitness industry  to assure proper reporting and MIS system management; Development of industry metric standards to ensure operational efficiency and expense control; innovative systems, programs and services to assure that the wellness center meets the health needs of the community in a business model that provides viability for the parent institution and its mission well into the future; and dynamic customer service initiatives to assure an outstanding customer experience for the wellness center members and guests.

Health Promotion Solutions
Health Promotion Solutions (HPS) provides evidence-based health solutions for effective disease prevention, risk identification, and health and wellness management in corporate, healthcare, and retail settings. With an extensive background in biometric screenings, second-generation predictive modeling health risk assessments, nutrition solutions, motivational health coaching, telemedicine, and wellness platforms, Health Promotion Solutions can create an effective, comprehensive health and wellness program enabling you to succeed in improving your population’s health and reducing costs. 

Healthy Learning
Healthy Learning is one of the world’s foremost publishers of instructional materials for health/wellness, fitness, exercise, sports medicine, and camp professionals. Founded in 1997, Healthy Learning offers a content library of over 3500 titles that feature several of the most respected individuals in their area of expertise. The underlying mission of Healthy Learning is to provide individuals with the information and resources that they need to address the needs, concerns, and interests of those that they serve.

HMR Weight Management Services
HMR Weight Management Services (HMR) specializes in programs designed to help the high BMI member through clinically proven plans that combine a structured diet, physical activity, and intensive lifestyle change coaching. Ranked in 2016 as a #1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet and the #2 Best Weight- Loss Diet in the country by U.S. News & World Report, HMR’s program is now available as a licensing opportunity in the fitness setting. With low barriers to start up, HMR provides free training and mentoring, as well as program management support and marketing support.


Joint Protection Products (WAGS)

 Joint Protection Products designs and manufactures fitness accessories geared to the intersection of fitness, wellness & rehabilitation. Invented by an Occupational Therapist our flagship product, Wrist Assured Gloves (WAGs) is a patented, therapeutic fitness glove that relieves wrist pain when supporting weight on the hands. WAGs enable exercise participation for people with wrist & thumb pain from Arthritis, RSI, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendinitis, weakness and generalized discomfort. Inside the gloves is a patented, ergonomically designed gel pad that reduces wrist extension, cradles and support the palm and averts compression on the median nerve. This eases the strain and pain of weight bearing on the hands during strength training, yoga, Pilates & cycling. The gel padded gloves are also beneficial for those using crutches, canes, walkers or wheelchairs. WAGs are available in 4 styles with varying levels of support.  We are committed producing quality, innovative products that promote and active and pain free lifestyle and have several new protective supports in development.

For almost forty years, Keiser has been the innovative leader improving the way people of diverse ages and abilities exercise, train for sports and rehab from injury.  It was in 1978 that Dennis Keiser introduced the first air powered variable resistance machines to the market place.  Keiser’s pneumatic resistance offered therapists the ability to train the central nervous system earlier in the rehabilitation process.  Air virtually eliminated the painful effects of momentum while the Keiser variable resistance cam enabled lifters to successfully overcome inertial forces at points where they were at most risk of soft tissue injury. Keiser continues to introduce cutting edge solutions, from award winning indoor fitness cycles to elite testing equipment, strength products and stretching machines. The real secret to Keiser's longevity and success has been and remains its people and the success experienced by their customers.

Life Fitness
Life Fitness began over 40 years ago with an idea, and a vision - Create a different kind of fitness equipment. Something that will engage and inspire exercisers to do more, to push themselves further. Out of this vision was born the world’s first electronic piece of fitness equipment, the LifeCycle Exercise Bike. Our long-standing commitment to thoughtful product development and partnership has resulted in the global leader in the commercial fitness industry with over 400 different products delivered to thousands of commercial and home fitness customers worldwide.


Meritage Healthcare Strategies
Meritage Healthcare Strategies, LLC assists hospitals, healthcare organizations, medical fitness centers and entrepreneurs with business planning, development and marketing efforts – from ideas to implementation. The consulting team at Meritage is unique and distinctive for meeting your needs.

Since 1986, quality fitness centers have relied on MicroFit assessments as an important member service and to promote a higher level of personal training.  A MicroFit fitness/wellness assessment allows trainers to easily meet new members, gain their trust, understand their goals, recommend programs, and track their progress. Our fitness assessment software measures over 30 physical fitness characteristics and can be interfaced to the MicroFit FAS-2 testing equipment for computer-controlled measuring of weight, body fat, blood pressure, flexibility, strength and cardiovascular fitness.  MicroFit is one of the original sponsors of MFA because we have always been committed to higher standards of healthcare and objective outcomes reporting which is obviously what MFA is all about.


Midtown Health
Midtown Health unleashes the momentum for your fitness center to run like a winner.  Our expertise in fitness center management, frees health systems to focus on their core business. Our team of professionals have helped create success stories across the country by implementing process improvement, growing revenue, managing expenses, building top-notch teams, enhancing medical integration and developing remarkable member experiences. As a division of TCA Holdings, LLC, founded in 1969, we are the 13th largest health club operator in the U.S.  Our clients choose to partner with us because of our strong management team and operational support, as well as our ability to maximize their club’s profit potential.  We listen and immerse ourselves in the unique culture, personality and values of your operation. We think like owners, because we are. And the results show in everything we do for you. 

National Posture Institute
The National Posture Institute is an educational and member-driven organization, providing public outreach, corporate wellness, and professional certificate programs for allied health/fitness professionals as well as posture education programs for the general public.  


NuStep, Inc. is proud to be a best practice partner of the Medical Fitness Association.  NuStep designs, manufactures, and sells its inclusive line of recumbent cross trainers from Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a global leader, the T4r, T5 and T5XR models, along with a full line of accessories and adaptive equipment, provide users with a safe, inclusive and low impact full-body workout to improve Medical Fitness members’ lifelong health and provide measurable outcomes. NuStep can support Medical Fitness facilities’ efforts to change health behaviors and help bridge the gap in the continuum of care. All three NuStep models have received the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-of-Use commendation. NuStep is also a proud recipient of the INSPIRE Award for their significant contributions to the active-aging industry by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA).

Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative
Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative (OLC) is an international architectural firm focused on athletic, fitness and wellness facilities, including medically-based wellness centers. Our design process is enriched by collaborative spirit, creative commitment and a client-centered attitude. We partner clients’ business goals and strategic insights with our aesthetic vision, deep experience, and problem solving skills to create superior outcomes. In the mid-1980s, OLC completed design work on one of the nation’s first Integrated Medical Fitness Centers (IMFC). Fast forward to 2015 and find 42 more IMFCs completed by OLC for healthcare institutions ranging from Boston to San Diego. It has been OLC’s privilege to play a pioneering role in the birth of an industry – our work has set a standard of excellence and operational success for a building type that did not even exist before 1985. And it is worthy of note that even now, 30 years later, every OLC-designed medical fitness center remains operationally active and financially sustainable.  It is our commitment to design excellence that allows each of these centers to be unique in meaningful ways that create a fit-to-purpose, design solution. Each facility is a one-of-a-kind design, customized to fit the mission, market, program and operational model established by the individual healthcare entity.

Population Health Consultants
We are a provider of wellness & population health strategy and implementation solutions. Our consultants come from an impressive range of backgrounds and education. Our staff’s diversity and expertise allows us to find the best solution to allow your Health Strategy to compliment your business plan. The team ensures that your strategy includes evidence based solutions that fit your culture and provide the needed change for your employees and culture. We specialist in medical fitness integration, healthcare, hospital systems and employers of all sizes.

Power Wellness
Power Wellness designs, constructs, and operates customized medically integrated centers, commercial fitness centers, and higher education fitness centers that fulfill the wellness and fitness needs of our clients’ patients, community members, or employees. We serve our clients with integrity while generating revenue and contributing value to their organization.

Retention Management 
Retention Management has the tools clubs want to motivate their members, helping them build stronger relationships so they stay members longer. Utilizing automated email, member feedback management, social media, and nutrition planning, we offer practical retention solutions for any size club. 

 - RMemail - Automated Communication that Motivates and Increases Membership Duration
 - RM360 - Automated Real-time Member Feedback Management
 - RMsocial - Consistent, Fitness-focused Engagement
 - Nutrition Complete - Comprehensive Proactive Nutrition & Meal Planning 

Founded in 1983, Technogym is the world’s leading international supplier of products, services, and solutions in the Wellness and Fitness fields. With over 2,200 employees and 14 branches globally, Technogym exports 90% of its product to 100 countries. More than 65,000 Wellness centers and 100,000 private homes are equipped with Technogym. Technogym was the official supplier for the last five editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and will continue this partnership at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Technogym also is a leading sponsor at the next Universal Exposition, Expo 2015 in Milan

TMI Sustainable Aquatics
As a newly enrolled MFA member, our goal is to improve  water and air quality for patients who require aquatic therapy and, as importantly, for the instructors that are in the water all day. What separate us is from our competition, is that we are not a pool company.  We are a unique technology and education company. TMI has been working with commercial aquatics for 20+ years with offices in the Pacific NW and NY. TMI is a CPO® Instructor Company with CPO® certified technical staff and specializes in training and supporting operators on how to effectively manage their aquatic environments. TMI Sustainable equipment  elevates the water and air quality, stimulating many swimmer compliments, thereby increasing revenue potential. This product line also reduces the environmental footprint of the aquatic facility to every extent possible.  TMI is the only company to offer “Bridging” whereby the operator is trained both on-site and remotely over a 30 day period on how to operate and maintain the TMI equipment and sustainable pool environments using as few chemicals as possible to optimize water and air quality. Our customers appreciate our training and technical support. To watch a customer video, go to this link:  Riverside Health & Fitness Bourbonnais, ILFor a comprehensive bid from TMI click here

Vector Wellness
Our mission is to provide technology platforms to support those organizations that deliver health and wellness solutions for their respective populations.  The Vector Wellness solution set delivers web-based technology that supports a number of health and wellness venues. Included in these venues are systems in support of corporate health and wellness programs, population health management within healthcare settings, health and wellness coaching to support medical fitness facilities and medical practices. In order to support patient centered health care delivery as required by the Patient Centered Medical Home and Accounting Care Organization models, medical fitness facilities will need to deliver coaching services that support standard protocols of care and can measure outcomes to support the new payment paradigms. The Vector Wellness platform provides care management health and wellness coaching tools, activity tracking, educational content, patient communications, and integration options required by medical fitness facilities to support the deployment for population health management environments.

Wellcoaches is leading the way in establishing health and wellness coaches as game-changing professionals in healthcare, corporate and consumer wellness. Enjoy the journey of our innovative, intensive, and transformational three month core coach training program, and demonstrate your skills in applying science-based coaching competencies by becoming a Wellcoaches Certified Health and Wellness Coach. This certification is endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

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