Lisa Dougherty Interviewed on Never Too Late for Fitness Podcast with Phil Faris

MFN founder Lisa Dougherty was recently interviewed by Phil Faris, host of the Never Too Late for Fitness podcast. Listen below: Description from Never Too Late for Fitness Podcast: Lisa Dougherty is a fitness industry pioneer, a personal trainer as well as CEO of Medical Fitness Network and President of Medical Fitness Education Foundation. Lisa graduated from the University of California, Irvine’s Fitness Instructor Program, and went on to get

September 22 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day

1 in 4 Americans over 65 falls every year. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for seniors. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based programs, and community partnerships, the number of falls among the aging population can be reduced! September 22 is the National Council on Aging‘s Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Visit the NCOA website for more info on fall prevention. 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall

The PHIT Act: Insurance Reimbursement for Fitness Trainers?

The PHIT Act (Personal Health Investment Today) H.R. 1218 (U.S. House of Representatives) & S.2218 (U.S. Senate) is pending legislation that expands the IRS definition of a medical expense to include physical activity as a form of prevention.  The practical impact of this definitional change would allow consumers to use their pre-tax medical accounts (HSAs & FSAs) on physical activity expenses to promote healthy lifestyles.  The PHIT Act is an

Member Spotlight: Certified Health Coach & Trainer with Expertise in Senior Fitness

Name: Barry Bassin Location: Long Beach, CA Website: BarryTheTrainer.com Occupation: Fitness Professional How did you hear about MFN? As a certified health coach, I am always researching various health and medical conditions, especially with respect to applicable exercise guidelines. The Medical Fitness Network came up during one of my searches. I visited the MFN website and was instantly hooked. How do you or your business help those with chronic disease/medical

Member Spotlight: Melanie Ludwig, Personal Trainer With 35+ Years Industry Experience

Name: Melanie D. Ludwig Location: Hilton Head Island, SC Website: prestigefitnesshhi.com Occupation: Personal Trainer How did you hear about MFN? I heard about the MFN throughout the years in industry publications. How do you or your business help those with chronic disease/medical conditions or who need pre & postnatal care? As a personal trainer who has been in the industry over 35 years, many of my clients have aged right