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ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal: July/August 2009 - Volume 13 - Issue 4 - p 3
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3181aae15f

Medical Fitness Compensation Survey published; American's Health Crisis: Special Report; Medical Fitness Center Facility Certification; Don't miss the 15th annual MFA conference anniversary celebration.

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The Medical Fitness Association (MFA) recently released the results of the 2009 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. More than 30 job categories are included in the latest report, as well as information on aquatics, massage, yoga, personal training, and employee benefits.

Visit the MFA Web site at to order a copy of the 2009 Medical Fitness Industry Compensation Survey.

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A complimentary special report "America's Top 5 Health Crises and What You Need to Know About Them" is now available through the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). We invite you to join us in improving the health of our communities…YOU do make a difference. Contact the MFA at to share your thoughts as we work to reduce the risk of chronic disease.

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The Medical Fitness Association (MFA) recently elected Brad Roy, Ph.D., FACSM, FACHE, as chairman of the Board of Directors of the MFA. Dr. Roy is an administrator/vice president at Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Kalispell, MT. As part of his responsibility, he oversees The Summit Medical Fitness Center. Dr. Roy is a former president of the Northwest Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has served on the ACSM Program, By-laws, and Credentials Committees. He also is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and current president of the Montana ACHE Chapter. Dr. Roy served as editor of the Medical Fitness Association Standards and Guidelines for Medical Fitness Center Facilities that was recently published and serves as an editor for a number of peer-reviewed professional journals.

Beginning a term as chairman-elect is Mike Dupuis, M.A., CCM, vice president of development/construction for the SHARE Foundation and executive director of HealthWorks Fitness Center, El Dorado, AR. Joining the Board as a new director-at-large is Robert Gotlin, D.O., director of Orthopaedic and Sports Rehabilitation in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, NY.

Those continuing to serve on the Board are Hank Boerner, M.S., director, North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness, Tupelo, MS; Sandy M. Boone, director, Powell Wellness Center, Culpeper, VA; David Carpenter, executive director, Baptist Healthplex, Inc, Clinton, MS; James Gallagher, M.S., CSCS, Havertown, PA; Thomas M. (Tim) Stover, M.D., M.B.A., medical director, Akron General Health & Wellness Center, Akron, OH; John Caliri, director, FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness, Pinehurst, NC; and Rich Gershom, MSS, A.T.C., Akron, OH.

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Is your facility certified? There is now a mechanism for all health and fitness facilities to benchmark programs and services against standards and guidelines designed specifically for medically integrated fitness centers. Certification details are available at or call 804-897-5701 to request an application.

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December 2-5, 2009

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

The MFA Medical Fitness Conference is the premier education and networking event dedicated solely to the medical fitness industry. The Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, will host the 15th annual event. Medical Fitness and Health Care: Imagine the Possibilities 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. This year's conference will focus on career development and opportunities for professional growth in a changing marketplace.

Preconference workshops include the NSPF® Certified Pool-Spa Operator® Training, November 30-December 1, 2009, and a Wellcoaches Workshop, December 1, 2009, covering core coaching competencies in health, fitness, and wellness.

For more information on the conference and all preconference workshops, visit

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