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.”

2019 Regional Conferences

West: March 21-22
Online Virtual Conference

Central: April 11 & 12
LiveHealthy at the Mentor Wellness Campus in Mentor, OH

South Central: To be determined

South East: May 15-17
Virginia Commonwealth University Hospitals in Richmond, VA

North East: To be determined

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: James Simpson, The Body Brigade 

Central – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.
Regional Chair: Amy Upp, McConnell Heart Health Center

South East (SEMFA)– Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia.
Regional Chair:  Paige Jones, Piedmont Atlanta Fitness

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:  Hannah Schultz, Health & Nutrition Technology

International– Anywhere outside the US
Regional Chair: Not appointed at this time. For more details, click here

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