Impact of a Medical Fitness Model

Kudos to The Wellness Institute, an MFA Certified Facility in Winnipeg Canada, on their new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association using data from 11,000 members, to show that regular attendance at the Wellness Institute is linked with fewer major adverse cardiovascular events compared to non-members.

This study was funded by the Seven Oaks Hospital Foundation. CLICK HERE to download the full study report.


Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of disease burden and death in the world. The medical fitness model may be an alternative public health strategy to address cardiovascular risk factors with medical integrated programming.


Medical fitness facility membership and attendance at least once per week may lower the risk of a major adverse cardiovascular event‐plus. The medical fitness model should be considered as a public health intervention, especially for individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease.