2020 will go down in the books as the most memorable. ACSM has published their 15th annual survey of fitness trends for 2021. You will see that online training rose to the no. 1 trend for 2021. Check out the entire report.
From this report, the reader should understand the following concepts:
- Use the worldwide fitness trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical (including medical fitness), and community health fitness industry to further promote physical activity
- Study expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2021
- Explain the differences between a fad and a trend
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Nebraska Methodist College offers an MS in Wellness & Health Promotion Management WITH a concentration in Medical Fitness Management. Want to learn more? Check out their Virtual Information Session on Wed, Oct 21 at Noon CT
As the new coronavirus spreads throughout the US, it is disrupting many medical association meetings and conferences. After much thought and discussion, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the MFA Regional Conferences in Elkhart, IN (April 15-17) and Jackson, TN (May 20-22) and we will not be planning a Northeast Regional Conference for June. With many of our MFA member facilities facing travel bans and increased pressure on their time as this health crisis is changing so rapidly, we felt it would be irresponsible to hold an event at this time for our members and sponsors. If you had registered for either Conference, we are currently processing full refunds this week. If you paid via credit card, we will refund the card. If you paid via check, we will issue you a refund check.
We will hold our online Regional Conference on Thursday, March 26, with four webinars that day. Everyone is welcome! We are also reaching out to our Regional Conference speakers to see if they would be interested in sharing their knowledge in a future MFA webinar. We currently have two more webinars scheduled for March 18 and 25. Stay tuned to our website and email for a webinar update. As your Medical Fitness Association, we are doing everything we can to offer you multiple opportunities for your continuing education!
At this time, our Annual Conference, to be held in Baltimore, MD on Nov 3-5, is still on. We will continue to diligently monitor this situation through the CDC. If anything changes, we will let you know immediately. In light of this unknown, we are pleased to offer a 100% risk-free cancellation policy for our 2020 Annual Conference. If the Annual Conference needs to be cancelled, you will receive a 100% refund of your registration fee. We will endeavor to make that decision by October 2nd. At this point, we have a robust agenda and look forward to some great networking!
While member facilities have increased their outreach to their own members, we encourage you to work with your facility’s or hospital’s marketing/public relations department. This is an opportunity to support your local community by reassuring them on how you are handling the coronavirus and to support your members who are putting their memberships on hold by providing them with ideas for exercising at home. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness in your community as a medical fitness thought leader. Here are a couple examples:
Article on a fitness facility in CT: CLICK HERE
ACE’s article on “Top 25 At-Home Exercises”: CLICK HERE
We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our COVID-19 Response Survey. There is still time to participate in the survey. We will be sending out the preliminary results today. The full report will be sent out by this Friday, 3/20. One of the many benefits of being a Medical Fitness Association member is that you have the opportunity to learn what other medical fitness facilities are doing without handling the legwork yourself!
Check out the latest podcast from MFA Strategic Partner, the Academy for Brain Health and Performance.
This month’s podcast features Dr. Evian Gordon, as he shares a framework of how the brain works as a system, as well as a practical step in making your brain’s capacity more effective, no matter your age.
Dr. Evian Gordon is an integrative neuroscientist and medical doctor as well as the Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Medical Officer of Total Brain.
Check out the February 2020 edition of Club Solutions Magazine for the cover article about MFA member Beacon Health & Fitness. According to the article, “Medical fitness is profoundly changing the relationship between fitness and healthcare.” Read about how Alan Loyd, FACHE, FMFA, has transformed Beacon Health System’s fitness facilities from a loss leader to a profitable, self-sustaining operation.
Note: Alan Loyd was the 2019 recipient of the Hank Boerner Pioneer Award…now you can see why!
CLICK HERE to read the article.
Check out the latest podcast from the Academy for Brain Health and Performance. This month’s podcast features Dr. Elizabeth Frates sharing an overview of the field of lifestyle medicine and how key factors, like nutrition and physical activity, can have an impact on brain health.
Elizabeth Frates, MD is a trained physiatrist, health and wellness coach, and Director of Medical Student Education at the Institute for Lifestyle Medicine.
One of the newest programs developed by Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) is a Master of Science in Wellness and Health Promotion Management (WHPM) with a concentration in Medical Fitness Management. This is the first course of its kind in the country. The curriculum was built with input from practitioners in the field, including the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). NMC is one of the four initial charter student chapters of the MFA.
Check out this blog, on the Nebraska Methodist College website, by MFA President & CEO, Bob Boone!
MFA Industry Partner, Power Wellness, is offering a webinar entitled “Improving Population Health Through Medically Integrated Fitness” on Wednesday, July 10 at 12pm CST.
The key takeaways for this webinar will be:
What it means for a fitness center to be medically integrated;
What a Medical Advisory Committee is and why they are important;
Why it is important to link medicine with fitness and how you can measure success; and
Real life stories about medically integrated fitness centers and physicians’ impact in their community.
Presenters will include:
Vic Arellano – VP of Business Development, Power Wellness
Dr. Brian Babka – Northwestern Medicine
Joe Berg – Center Director, Loyola Center for Fitness
Dr. Aaron Michelfelder – Loyola University Medical Center
Joe Molter – Center Director, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Health and Fitness Center
Chris Sutton – Medical Integration Manager, Power Wellness