Regional Conferences

Regional conference’s offer one of the most effective ways to stay up-to-date with the latest approaches to medical fitness operations and programming. They allow everyone to learn from each other while networking with like-minded people and organizations dedicated to the medical fitness industry. No matter what region you are in, we invite you to participate in any of the other regions around the country.

“Just two days of your time will equip you with an abundance of ideas to implement in your facility.”

2018 Regional Conferences

South Central: February (location and dates to be announced)

West: March (location and dates to be announced)

Central: Franciscan Health Fitness Centers – Schererville, IN, April 12-13

North East: April (location and dates to be announced)

South East: Piedmont Atlanta Fitness Center – Atlanta, GA, May (dates to be announced)

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
  • 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

Coast to Coast Networking and Beyond!

Within the Medical Fitness Association, there are 5 regional chapters which act as components of the Association. Regional Conferences allow professionals in the medical fitness industry to network more directly and frequently.

North East: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia. Regional Chair: Pat Laus,The Atlantic Club

Central: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.
Regional Chairs: Collette Carter, Owensboro Heart Health Center

South East (SEMFA): Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia.
Regional Chair: Jamy McGee, UNC Wellness Centers

South Central: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas.
Regional Chair: Lisa Gallagher, Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatics Center

West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
Regional Chair: Kristine Drinovsky, Peninsula Wellness Center of Community Hospital of the Monterrey Peninsula

International: Anywhere outside of the United States.
Regional Chair: Barry Rassin, Doctor’s Hospital, Bahamas

Benefits of Regional Networking and Workshops

“Thank you for the privilege of having the Central Regional Conference at LifePlex. We considered it an honor to be chosen as a site and a double blessing to have record breaking attendance, great networking, engaged exhibitors, and stimulating sessions. We had a blast.” – Mary Holm, Owner, Fitness Forum Sports & Wellness at LifePlex, Plymourth, IN

“Professional presentations, useful take-home information, and it was great to see everyone. Our staff came away motivated and full of energy.” – Lisa Gallagher, MS, Director, Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatics Center, Opelika, AL

“These meetings are so valuable and I thank Medical Fitness Association for supporting the conferences on a regional basis. Many of my staff do not have these opportunities and it certainly generates enthusiasm and ideas.” – Dawn Braud, MS, Manager, Fitness Club, Woman’s Center for Wellness, Baton Rouge, LA