Welcome to the MFA COVID-19 Resource Page

During this unprecedented time of business closures, physical distancing, and stay-at-home orders, we are reminded that we are here to support each other. Here at the Medical Fitness Association, we will use this space to post resources, ideas, and updates to support you during this time.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Mariann Murphy, Director of Marketing, at mariann.murphy@medicalfitness.org or call us at 910-420-8610.

MFA Surveys on COVID Issues

In this space, we will post surveys that we have conducted on various issues impacting our member facilities.

Click here for the 2021 COVID Survey conducted in September 2021.


As the time approaches to reopen our fitness facilities, it brings a wide variety of considerations. We won’t simply reopen to business as usual. These are uncharted waters but, as an Association, we can navigate them together!

We will be posting resources as they become available to share with you.


CLICK HERE for MFA’s Updated Reopening & Operating Guidelines for the Fitness Industry. 
These guidelines were submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and reviewed by their subject matter experts. They have indicated that our recommended approach is both safe and comprehensive. In some cases, it goes beyond the CDC recommendations, but they were pleased by our overall approach.

CLICK HERE for the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation’s (AACVPR) Considerations for Resuming In-Center Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Services.

Here’s a great example of a Reopening Guide created by Alan Loyd and his team at Beacon Health. CLICK HERE to download.

MFA Industry Partner, Active Wellness, put together a Reopening PlaybookCLICK HERE to download.

Re-Opening Playbook from Daxko, the parent company to Club Automation – CLICK HERE to download.


We all know about the recommended 6 feet distancing, but what about when you’re running/biking/walking behind someone else? Check out this Belgian-Dutch study that shows why you may need to be further apart.
CLICK HERE to read the summary article.
CLICK HERE to read the the entire white paper (spoiler alert: It’s 11 pages)

Should your members wear a mask while exercising?
CLICK HERE for the recommendations from the CDC
CLICK HERE for the recommendations from the WHO