Not all fitness centers are created equal. Are you aware there is a medical accreditation program that gyms can earn once specific standards and guidelines are met? Did you know that those who earn accreditation are considered Medical Fitness Centers?
You go to the gym several times a week. And while you may be building muscle and stamina — even losing a few pounds — are you really changing your lifestyle, reducing your health risks or preventing disease? What difference does a medical fitness designation make and how might you benefit from it?
Join David Flench, president and CEO of the Medical Fitness Association (MFA), as he answers your questions, including how to locate a Medically Certified Fitness (MFA) facility near you. Let’s keep you on track in your physical fitness journey!
This program is presented by David Flench and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with the Medical Fitness Association.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
- One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
- One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.
All CHWB Digital Education Programs are now presented with live captioning service. Please refer to your registration confirmation email for instructions on enabling live captions.
By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy. Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.
About the Program Presenter
David Flench has more than 20 years of experience working in the health and wellness industry. Currently, he is the president and CEO of the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). Previously, Flench was the director of wellness centers and diabetes centers at healthcare facilities in Indiana and Florida. He obtained his Master of Business Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio and his Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Exercise Science from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He also has achieved a range of certifications including Six Sigma Green Belt, American College of Sports Medicine certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-cEP) and ACSM Level 2 Exercise in Medicine, certified Health Care Manager by the Indiana Hospital Association, and board certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow of ACHE, demonstrating that he is committed to furthering the medical fitness industry. Flench previously served as chairman of the board for MFA, and spent time on the Certification, Education, Conference, Budget & Finance, Ethics, and Nominating Committees with MFA.