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doi: 10.1249/01.FIT.0000269066.33959.22
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Medical Fitness Compensation Survey Published

The Medical Fitness Association (MFA) recently released the results of the 2007 salary/compensation survey for the medical fitness industry. The major sections of the survey analyze and provide data on demographics, financial information, compensation, and industry trends. The compensation analysis includes salary data on management positions, hourly staff positions, and salary-to-revenue ratios by facility size. The latest report includes more than 30 job categories, and information on aquatics, massage, yoga, personal training, and employee benefits.

Visit the MFA Web site at www.medicalfitness.org to order a copy of the "2007 Medical Fitness Industry Compensation Survey."

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Plan to Attend the MFA Annual Conference

The MFA Annual Conference is the premier education and networking event dedicated solely to the medical fitness industry. The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, will host the 13th Annual Conference, November 28 to December 1, 2007. Setting the Pace for Success: Medical Fitness Strategies will feature educational workshops, special events, and the Athletic Business Conference and Expo. Regional chapter meetings will be held in conjunction with the conference, and all attendees are invited to participate in the MFA Awards Celebration.

Keynote speakers for the event include Melissa Johnson, M.S., executive director, The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and Mac Robinson of the American Hospital Association. A special presentation by Neil Sol, Ph.D., will discuss retail health care and the potential for the medical fitness industry.

Who should attend the annual conference? Physicians, hospital chief executive officers, health-care business planners, marketing directors, fitness center directors and managers, exercise physiologists, program leaders, dietitians, and rehabilitation specialists. Continuing education credits are available, and continuing medical education will be awarded in 2007 for the first time. Register by June 1 for early bird rates.

Make plans today to network and learn at the MFA 13th Annual Conference. For more information, visit www.medicalfitness.org.

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New Board Members Announced

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The MFA recently elected Hank Boerner, M.S., director, North Mississippi Wellness Center, Tupelo, MS, to succeed Noel D. Nequin, M.D., FACSM, FAACVPR, as chairman and president of the board. Boerner has served as a member of the MFA Board of Directors for several years, most recently as chair-elect and secretary/treasurer. He has been promoting the medical fitness industry for more than a decade and serving as a role model and mentor for those new to the industry. A native of Miami, FL, Boerner graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's degree in physical education and psychology, and a Master's degree in exercise physiology.

Beginning a term as chair-elect is Brad Roy, Ph.D., FACSM, CHE, director, The Summit, Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Kalispell, MT. Joining the Board as new directors-at-large are Thomas (Tim) M. Stover, M.D., MBA, medical director, Akron General Health & Wellness Center, Akron, OH, and Daniel J. Lynch, M.S., former director, Fitness First at Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, NJ.

Those continuing to serve on the Board are Mike Dupuis, M.A., executive director, Health Works Fitness Center, El Dorado, AR; Sandy M. Boone, director, Powell Wellness Center, Culpeper, VA; David Carpenter, executive director, Baptist Healthplex, Inc, Clinton, MS; James Gallagher, M.S., CSCS, general manager, Healthplex Sports Club, Springfield, PA; and Kenneth R. Paulovich, R.N., director, Willis-Knighton Fitness & Wellness Centers, Shreveport, LA.

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