David Rachal III, Founder/CEO of HEALTHEFIT. Since 2001, David has established a reputation for innovative strategies and success in both the medical and fitness industry utilizing knowledge acquired through his undergraduate studies in Recreational Therapy and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare. David’s lifetime commitment to engage, educate, and empower clients to understand their medical and health conditions has led to the success of thousands of clients benefiting from his use of exercise as medicine.
Already equipped with a strong education foundation, David sought to excel even further as a health and fitness educator through the acquisition of advanced certifications including Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) and the Exercise is Medicine – Credential (EIM). With this, his contributions included educating and training over 1,000 personal trainers as a Presenter, Speaker and Certification Specialist with national recognized organizations including, including the Exercise Science Alliance, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, and National Academy of Sports Medicine.
David’s subject matter expertise has allowed him to develop programs that are used to train United States Marines at Quantico to individuals living with chronic conditions. While his talents makes him a sought after expert for commercial gyms, his military-like focus coupled with a genuine personality gives him an advantage with relationship building, training, and earning the role of Community Outreach Committee Chair for the American Diabetes Association in Central Virginia.
David’s most notable accomplishment has been leading HEALTHEFIT to become the first credentialed in-network provider of medical fitness services with the ability of direct health insurance reimbursement. Since 2017 he has been working with physicians that refer his medical fitness treatment plan to their patients, as they work collaboratively to improve health outcomes for patients, lower costs for payers, and increase career opportunities for today’s evolving medical fitness professional. This achievement led to the acknowledgment as the very first MedFit Professional of the Year in 2019 by MedFit Professional Magazine.