Welcome to the Medical Fitness Podcast!

The Medical Fitness Podcast brings you experts from across the institutional divide of the healthcare and fitness industries. Join us for in-depth conversations on how to foster collaboration between fitness professionals and healthcare providers and improve the overall health journey.

This podcast is brought to you by the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) and The Medicine Rehab and Fitness Institute (MRFi), both of which are dedicated to medical fitness education and building the bridge between medicine, rehab, and fitness.

The first episode will be available on Wednesday, July 17. New episodes will be available twice a month.

Medical Fitness Podcast Hosts:

  • David Flench, MBA, FMFA, FACHE, ACSM-EP, President & CEO of the Medical Fitness Association
  • Thomas Hammett, DPT, DipACLM, Director of Clinical Services of Pinnacle Physical Therapy and Medical Wellness and Co-founder of the Medicine-Rehab-Fitness Institute
  • Jeff Young, MS, Doctoral student (EdD, Kinesiology), CSCS, ACSM-EIM. Adjunct Lecturer, CUNY York College and Co-founder of the Medicine-Rehab-Fitness Institute

Episode 1: Dr. Renee Rogers Interview with David Flench & Dr. Thomas Hammett

Dr. Renee Rogers is a Senior Scientist at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a Consultant and Strategist for Ideal Consulting.

She is an expert in developing bio-behavioral healthy lifestyle interventions for obesity treatment with special focus on physical activity and relevant strategies to promote long-term success. She has worked in weight management and physical activity research and programming for 20+ years playing many professional roles that include working as an instructor, practitioner, program director, researcher, designer, and consultant and strategist to large corporations.

As the anti-obesity medications are exploding on the market, with over 100 in the pipeline, we, as fitness professionals, have a role to play in the health journey of those using these medications to ensure their success in the long term.

Join us as we explore this notion with Dr. Renee Rogers, an expert in bio-behavioral healthy lifestyle intervention in obesity and chronic disease care with a focus on relevant engagement strategies to promote long-term adherence.

Click here to read the article, Contemporary Treatments for Obesity: Physical Activity in the Context of Antiobesity Medications, in the Translational Journal of the ACSM by Dr. Renee Rogers and Dr. John Jakicic of the Division of Physical Activity and Weight Management, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS and Dr. Caroline Apovian of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Watch on YouTube below or scroll down to other listening options. Enjoy!

Stay tuned for our next episode on Wednesday, July 31 with Dr. Jon Bonnett, an associate professor (affiliate) at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Program Director of medical weight loss at the clinical resource hub weight management center at the Palo Alto VA.

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