MFA Annual International Conference

What are people saying about the MFA Annual Conferences…

“As this was my first MFA Annual Conference, I was blown away by the amount of education. Truly motivational and uplifting as we continue to fight healthcare issues.”

“By attending this annual event, I can further my groundwork at a fitness center expansion that is clinically integrated.”

“I’m looking forward to the next one. It truly is the Medical Fitness Industry Conference of the year!”

We are planning our 32nd Annual Conference in Orlando, FL on November 16-18, 2022 with AB Show! We hope to see you there!

  • Access to over 170 Educational Seminars
  • Over 10 Hours of Continuing Education Credits
  • Endless Networking Opportunities
  • Access to over 250 Exhibitors (even try out equipment!)
  • Celebration of the 2022 MFA Award Winners
  • MFA & AB Show Welcome Receptions
  • Access to MFA & AB Show Keynotes

MFA 31st Annual International Conference

October 27-29 in San Antonio, TX at the Henry B. González Convention Center

We had a wonderful Annual Conference in San Antonio! It was great to see everyone again. We have some of the presentation slides available for download here (we’ll add more as we receive them):

Keynote: The Future of Fitness – Kevin McHugh, The Atlantic Club

Impacts of Exerciser Behavior Research in the COVID Era: An Immediate Action Plan to Re-Engage Exercisers – Leigh Wierichs, Life Fitness

Visionary Leadership: The 6 Questions Leaders Must Answer in Order to Build a Great Organization – Luke Carlson, Discover Strength

3 Tweaks for Your Weight Management Program to Promote Lasting Change – Regina McWhirter, AKTA

Practical Coaching Skills for Lasting Health Behavior Change – Michael Stack, Applied Fitness Solutions

Practices and Tactics Consistent with the Top 10% Best Performing Medical Fitness Centers – Doug Ribley

Safety Concerns for Medical Fitness Facilities – Tracy Richter, Power Wellness

Medical Fitness Marketing Musts: Your Top 20 Checklist for Success – Elizabeth Studebaker & Jessica Crandall Isle, Active Wellness

Survivorship Across the Spectrum: Transitioning the Breast Cancer Patient into Fitness – Angela Dukaric-Page, Women’s Hospital

How to Design an Individualized Exercise Program to Address the Needs of the Post-COVID Syndrome Survivor – Sheryl Brown, Cooper Wellness Strategies

Medical Fitness: New Development & Design Opportunities to Grow the Influence of Medical Fitness on Population Health – Hervey Lavoie, OLC Designs & Jay Groves, Lake Nona Performance Club

Mental Fitness for Leadership Resilience – Staci Banta, Leadership Resilience Coaching and Consulting

Well-being, Not Wellness – Why Now? – Debbie Bellenger, Health & Wellness Consultant

How Movement Ergonomics Improved Holistic Care – Lindsay Mann-King, Ashley Onstott, Christie Garrett, Premise Health

Merging Medical Fitness with Lifestyle Medicine – Jen Bacon and James McNichol, Premise Health

Improve EIM Provider Referrals: Cracking the Electronic Medical Record – John Caliri and Tim Smith, FirstHealth Fitness


2022 Annual Conference Tickets

MFA Members (Note: Be sure to sign in to get the member rate!)

  • $399

Non-MFA Members

  • $599 (Includes a 1 year MFA Membership!)


  • $75


  • $150 (Includes the full Conference)
  • Complimentary (if speaking only)

MFA Annual Conference Registration Ticket Includes:

  • Educational Seminars (CEUs offered) with access to Speakers
  • Inspiring Keynote Addresses (CEU’s offered for both)
  • Networking with like-minded peers
  • MFA & AB Show Welcome Receptions
  • Access to Exhibition Hall
  • Celebration for the 2022 Winners during the MFA Award Ceremony
  • Earn Continuing Education Credits


Annual Conference Continuing Education Credits

  • ACSM – American College of Sports Medicine
  • AKTA – American Kinesiotherapy Association
  • NBHWC – National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching
  • MFA – Medical Fitness Association
  • Certificates of Attendance will be available


Who Should Attend the MFA Annual Conference?

  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Physicians
  • Medical Directors
  • Group Fitness Instructors
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Kinesiotherapists
  • Fitness Center Directors and Managers
  • Medical Fitness Students
  • Marketing Directors
  • Personal Trainers
  • Aquatic and Childcare Staff
  • Registered Nurses
  • Healthcare Business Planners and Developers
  • Program Leaders
  • Hospital CEOS and Administrators
  • Clinicians/Rehab Specialists
  • Therapists