Press Releases

(10/15/2021) Trainerize Announces New Education Partner MedFit Education Foundation, Leading Provider of Fitness and Allied Healthcare Education. Read more ››

(5/27/2021) canfitpro and MedFit Announce New Partnership. Read more ››

(5/18/2021) IHRSA Announces New Partnership with Fitness and Allied Healthcare Professionals Organization, MedFit Education Foundation and MedFit Network. Read more ››

(12/17/2020) International Health and Fitness Association (IHFA) Launches Partnership with Leading Online Fitness and Allied Healthcare Professionals Organization, MedFit Network and MedFit Education Foundation. Read more ››

(4/30/2020) Partnership to Provide Critical Specialty Health and Wellness Classes Online to Millions. Read more ››

(11/4/2019) IHRSA: Medical Fitness Tour to Host 2nd Annual Conference Irvine, CA. Read press release »

(10/30/2019) Club Industry: Medical Fitness Tour to Host 2nd Annual Conference Irvine, CA in February, 2020. Read press release »

(10/30/2019) Club Industry Report: The Changing World of Personal Training. Read report »

(06/12/2018) MedFit Education Foundation Partners with ToolBox GenomicsRead press release »

(05/24/2018) MedFit Education Foundation Launches MedFit TVRead press release »

(11/10/2017) PTA Global/PTontheNet announces collaboration with the MedFit Education Foundation. Read press release »

(09/18/2017) MedFit Education Foundation, Fitness Event Strategy Team, and Personal Fitness Professional Magazine Partner to launch a nationwide Medical Fitness Tour. Read press release »

Recent Media

A New Era Begins and You Can Lead It – Fitness Business Podcast | September 2021

Guest article by Lisa Dougherty featured on Fitness Business Podcast. Read the Article ››


Interview with Lisa Dougherty – WIFA Waves Podcast | May 2021

On this episode of WIFA Waves, Jennifer and Lindsey close out Women’s Health Month with Lisa Dougherty. Listen to the Podcast ››


Bridging the Gap Between Medical and Fitness – Move to Live MoreSM Podcast | March 2021

MedFit founder Lisa Dougherty joins Dr. Amy Bantham to discuss integrating fitness with healthcare, industry standards, continuing education and more. Listen to the Podcast ››


Is Medical Fitness Now the New Post Pandemic Fitness? – Fitness Marketing Mastery Podcast | February 2021

Are you a medical fitness professional or want to be? Debra Atkinson catches up with founder of the MedFit Network and MedFit Education Foundation about 2020 and what’s aheadListen to the Podcast ››


Life Time Training Podcast – MedFit Network, Education & Virtual Conference | September 2020

MedFit founder Lisa Dougherty discusses Medical Fitness and how this could transform the fitness industry to align with doctors and other healthcare fields. Listen to the Podcast ››


Discussing Medical Fitness | An NASM Webinar, September 2020

MedFit Education Foundation courses authors Rick Richey are joined by David Rachal III discuss what the fitness industry can do to help make healthcare affordable, high quality, and accessible for the people it serves. Watch the Webinar ››


The Condition of Medical Fitness | Club Solutions Magazine, November 2019

“As the U.S. continues to face a healthcare crisis, the merging of the medical and fitness communities grows increasingly inevitable. As such, medical fitness programs are becoming less of an added commodity and more of a necessity.” Read the full article ››


Interview with Lisa Dougherty | HALO Talks with Pete Moore, July 2019

“The industry is now embracing and accepting the space between medicine and fitness,” states Lisa Dougherty, Founder of the MedFit Network and MedFit Education Foundation and, clearly, a woman on a mission!  Listen to the Interview ››


FDN Pro Series: Lisa Dougherty | Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, September 2018

MFEF Founder Lisa Dougherty interviewed by Brendan Vermeire on the FDN Pro podcast. Listen to the Interview ››


How to Choose Your Next Fitness Conference | Voice for Fitness Podcast, September 2018

MFEF Education Director Tony Berlant interviewed by Debra Atkinson on the Voice for Fitness podcoast, discussing the Medical Fitness Tour. Listen to the Interview ››


Highlights from the Medical Fitness Tour Event, Phoenix, AZ | National Federation of Personal Trainers, February 2018

Billie and Angie Pattengale (NFPT’s trade show and conference couple) attended the inaugural event of the Medical Fitness Tour on February 2-4 2018 in Phoenix AZ. Read the Article ››


MFN Founder Launches MedFit Education Foundation | California Clubs of Distinction News (IRHSA), 4th Quarter Edition, 2017

Lisa founded the MedFit Education Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, to elevate the quality and amount of available education for fitness professionals. Read the Article (PDF) ›› (PDF)


Lisa Dougherty, CEO MedFit Education Foundation: Pioneering the Medical Fitness Marketplace | Never Too Late for Fitness Podcast with Phil Faris, October 2017

The projects Lisa is working on promise to be real game changers in the medical fitness arena. Listen to the Podcast ››


A Team Approach to Wellness | IDEA Fitness Journal, May 2017

Bridging the Gap: Lisa Dougherty thinks the expansion of “medical fitness” will be one of the most important and most positive changes in health care over the next few decades. Read the Article (PDF) ››


Leading a Movement. Leaving a Legacy | PFP Magazine, Spring 2017

When Lisa Dougherty started in the fitness industry, she probably didn’t know that she would lead a movement that would make difference in the world, elevate her industry and directly impact the lives of thousands. Quite a journey to success that all started from a Lemonade stand. Read the Article ››


Scale Well Podcast: This is how a personal trainer can change health care | February 2017

Lisa Dougherty joins Phil Beene, co-founder of Nudge Coach, on his Scale Well podcast. Lisa discusses the power of exercise to prevent and heal, and the massive gap in fitness and wellness services that no one seems to want to fill. Listen Online ›› | Download on iTunes ››


Meet the CEO of the MedFit Education Foundation | Exercise & Nutrition Works, July 2016

FitPro Industry Podcast host Lisa Crisalle interviews MFEF CEO and MFN founder Lisa Dougherty. Listen to the Podcast »


Why You Should Know About Medical Fitness and Lisa Dougherty | Riva Greenberg, Huffpost Healthy Living; February 2016

Lisa Dougherty was inspired by her father, a four-time cancer survivor, to leave her job on Wall Street and pursue a career in helping others. In her 30s, she went back to school and started her own medical fitness business. That was the beginning. Read the full article »