Regarding the MFN webinar series: MFN knows how to organize a quality production. WAY TO GO! Very informative, professional, and well-organized. I am glad I could see first-hand some of the programming that you guys offer. Always great to know more about our colleagues and get some first-hand experience.Cynthia Chafin, M.Ed, MCHES, Women Survivors Alliance, Project Leader
I think for me personally, the biggest perk was that the content covered something for people with no knowledge of breast cancer as well as for those who do (I know something about breast cancer, but also the info. was great for those who did not). It also was very good about covering for fitness ‘pros’ vs. those who were less experienced (which in my case, is me because I have been out of it for a while professionally). It addressed audiences with varying levels of knowledge of breast cancer and fitness for breast cancer patients/clients. Outside of the content, I also liked the organization of it all, the frequent reminders, the ease of registration, all things that SEEM easy, but are not always the case with training of any type. I think you guys knocked it out of the park!!! For my professional role as it relates to WSA, it helped me to know that there are educated and well-trained fitness professionals out there who are specifically trained in breast cancer issues and seeing first-hand the level of depth that a MFN training offers to people. It would make me very confident to refer someone to a MFN provider using this one webinar as a measuring stick
What industry leaders and members are saying about the Medical Fitness Network…
I have had my profile displayed with the largest existing fitness association and my certifying organization for a number of years. I have never received any serious referrals from either site. Most of the prospects searching these sites are looking for trendy, athletic, or hacked fitness.David Bagby, Fitness Professional
In the first week of listing my profile on MFN, I have gotten two solid referrals within my market. Prospective clients who are looking for a higher standard of expertise and care, are turning to MFN, to locate a provider. I should have done this much sooner.
Medical Fitness Network came to my attention through the PFP, Pro Fit Pro Magazine. There was an advertisement to join for a special rate for the first year. It was a special I couldn’t pass up since there was nothing I had to really lose by trying it out. If it wasn’t for me, I would just move on but giving it a chance was worth it. The reason I decided to become a member was the title really spoke to me, Medical Fitness Network. I wanted to be a part of group that is dedicated in catering to a greater need by bringing a variety of professionals together into a community. The greater the support of one another, the larger the impact to those we serve.Dawn Baker, Personal Trainer, One Accord Fitness LLC
Being part of the MFN has helped me in many ways. It allows a platform for me to offer my services and display the qualifications I’ve worked so hard to earn. We are constantly highlighted by the network through organizations/associations in which we have invested time in learning through courses, higher education, events and more. By doing so, it helps us to better serve the clients we have and be marketable to those we may not. We are featured within the network as members. This is a great opportunity for us to learn about one another, reach out and seek out other members for varied services that we can refer to other professionals and our clientele. Ultimately the goal is to be the best at what we each provide and always making room to grow and learn.
The MFN offers a variety of options in continued learning, certifications, webinars and more. I’ve benefited from participating in webinars and will take advantage of the other offerings as I am able. There is still more for me to learn and navigate on the website but I encourage anyone that is thinking about joining, to do so. If writing about what you do, experience and how it can help others, is what you enjoy, then we are welcome and encouraged to share article contributions.
Medical Fitness Network is an asset to our industry as Fitness and Medical Professionals to learn how we can come together to make this work for those we serve. We are required to do the job we are hired to do, with the care we would want and expect from someone for ourselves or a loved one. The more we can lean on one another as professionals without superiority or inferiority, the better. I feel that this network is connecting me to better ways to grow as a Fitness Professional and see all the hard work and perseverance done by others to change lives.
At the time I signed up, I felt that with the plethora of personal trainers who are peddling their stories, the idea of being associated with a more professional organization, such as MFN, was a sound one. I believe that is still true today.Bill Brothers, Managing Member, FIT SENSE, LLC
I think MFN is important because the organization’s focus is helping clients / people find an appropriate trainer or other allied healthcare provider, rather than just “making money.” I would recommended MFN to other professionals.