Say hi to Emily Jamroz, BS, ACE CPT, the Medical Integration Coordinator at Orland Park Health and Fitness Center in Orland Park, IL, which is managed by PowerWellness. Emily has been at OPHFC for three years, beginning as a Fitness Specialist and Personal Trainer.
Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is an ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, Personal Trainer, and Group Fitness Instructor. Emily will also share her talents as a speaker at the 2019 MFA Annual Conference this month. Her session is entitled, “Transitioning to Pulmonary Fitness” – check it out!
We caught up with Emily recently and here is what she had to say.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
What I enjoy most about my work is being able to provide a place for individuals who are managing medical concerns to safely exercise and see measurable improvements throughout their journey with us. There are so many people who walk into our facility wondering if exercise is even something that is right for them. It is truly rewarding when those individuals tell me that their day to day activities are becoming easier because of what our team has provided for them.
What led you to choose this field?
I chose this field initially because I have a number of family members who suffer from various medical concerns that could be managed or even prevented through implementation of exercise and proper nutrition. I wanted to find out how I could help them and others going through similar challenges. It is extremely important to me to provide programs that allow individuals to exercise safely and see results. My goal is to maintain an environment in our facility that provides support for those managing medical concerns and that I would trust sending my own family members to.
What did your facility gain by becoming certified by the Medical Fitness Association?
The Medical Fitness Association has standards and guidelines that our facility strives to maintain in order to maintain excellence and integrity in everything that we do. We have truly become a part of our community’s continuum of care by providing positive outcomes to improve the quality of life of both healthy individuals and those managing medical conditions.
Being certified by the Medical Fitness Association has set us apart from other facilities in our community with the services we provide to all populations. It allows us to showcase the high standards that we hold for our facility and team. It has also inspired our staff to seek out additional specialty certifications, such as those for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, to better serve all populations.
What do you like to do outside of work? Outside of work, I love bicycling, running, and trying new things that challenge me physically. I recently trained for and completed my first ever marathon, and it was truly a humbling experience. I also love spending time with my family and friends exploring new places, especially outdoors!
Thank you, Emily and thank you for participating in the 2019 MFA Annual Conference!