Why the MedFit Project?
- Chronic diseases and the health risk behaviors that cause them account for most health care costs. 86% of the nation’s $2.7 trillion annual health care expenditures are for people with chronic and mental health conditions.
- 80 million baby boomers make up 30% of the nation’s population and 3/4 of its wealth.
- 50% of the US population is now over the age of 50.
- As this group ages, we are seeing a significant increase in obesity, chronic disease, and individuals with multiple medical conditions.
These individuals, once thought of as the exception, are now becoming the norm. They are seeking fitness and allied healthcare professionals who understand who they are and can help them maximize and preserve their quality of life. Regular physical activity and proper nutrition are accepted strategies to promote and preserve health by all national and international health organizations.
There is a huge opportunity for fitness and allied healthcare professionals to serve as pivotal players in our nation’s healthcare system.
The MedFit Education Foundation (MFEF) works to elevate the quality and amount of available education for fitness and allied healthcare professionals. Our MedFit organizations facilitate education and professional development for professionals to serve the nation’s growing healthcare need.
- Fitness Professionals
- Health & Wellness Coaches
- Massage Therapists
- Mental Health Professionals
- Naturopathic Doctors
- Physical Therapists
- Those in academia in these fields
The MFEF manages the following projects to achieve its mission of creating and facilitating education for professionals in medical fitness and active aging.
Medical Fitness Tour
The MedFit Tour is a conference event with world class speakers, education and networking. Each event includes up to 10 single-track sessions, as well as half-day pre-conference workshops, lunch & learns, group discussions, expo and an evening mixer for all attendees. Conferences also include a 1-year MedFit Network membership (For new members only). CECs are included for fitness professionals. For more info, visit medicalfitnesstour.org.
MedFit Classroom is an online learning platform for fitness and allied healthcare professionals to take courses, specialty certificate programs, and continuing education to stay current on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation to work with those who have chronic diseases, medical conditions, women’s health, and more. For more info, visit medfitclassroom.org.
Live Educational Webinars
Listen and pose questions to the top educators in the fitness, wellness and healthcare industries with our industry acclaimed webinars. We offer weekly, live educational webinar presentations. Webinars are free for MedFit Network members, or can be purchased individually. If you can’t attend live, a recording will be sent to you to watch to at your convenience. Access webinars via medfitclassroom.org.
MedFit TV is a collection of educational videos, webinars, inspirational stories, interviews with leading experts and taped sessions from the Medical Fitness Tour conferences. MedFit TV has free community channels for the public, and free access to premium professional content for MedFit Network members. You can subscribe monthly or annually to gain access to premium content. For more info, visit medfittv.org.
The Speakers Bureau represents the leading experts in the rapidly growing space of medical fitness, active aging, nutrition, wellness, prevention, rehabilitation and more. These trailblazers are at the helm of the medical fitness movement to transform health and redefine healthcare. For more info, visit medfited.org/speakers-bureau
Support the Foundation
The MedFit Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions support existing projects and the creation of new ones. Donations are fully tax-deductible. Visit medfited.org/donate.
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