MFN Member Opportunities & Updates - July 2018
Medical Fitness Tour: Chicago
Co-Located Event at Club Industry Show
Join the Tour at the Club Industry Show, October 25-26.

Expand your knowledge and business in the field of medical fitness! Join like-minded professionals for sessions and discussion groups with experts in medical fitness, active aging, and more! CECs are included for fitness professionals. Tour registrants also get free access to select Club Industry Show events.

Registration is $249 until 8/23. MFN members get $50 off this rate with code MFNCHI464
July Webinars - Free for MFN Members
ACL PRehabilitation: Reducing Risk by Increasing Demand

Presented by Dr. Irv Rubenstein , Founder of STEPS Fitness, Author, Speaker, Post Rehabilitation Specialist

Lower extremity osteoarthritis (OA) is very prevalent in modern society, and not just among the athletic or ex-athletic populations; even sedentary folks are susceptible. This course will discuss the most common causes of OA and what medical science can do and does to manage and eventually repair damaged joints. The modern convenience of joint replacement surgeries allow for near-complete recovery of a functional and active lifestyle. Here you’ll learn how to prepare your clients or your selves for replacement surgery and how to facilitate recovery from it in conjunction with the therapy they are likely to face.

Live Presentation:
Tuesday, July 10 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST

If you can't attend the live presentation : register and you'll receive a recording of the webinar following the broadcast. CEC quiz will be available for purchase.
Yoga as a Tool for Managing Chronic Pain

Presented by Kristy Manuel , Director of YogaFit Healthcare Program, Yoga Teacher Trainer, Certified Yoga Therapist, Personal Trainer

Join the discussion on the new pain science and how some very simple yoga tools may be able to help you assist your clients who suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain can have a significant impact on quality of life. Chronic pain is the most common reason people go to the doctor, affecting more people than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined! Chronic pain can have serious consequences Including depression, sleep disturbances, fatigue, emotional stress, and the treatment often leaves people with no permanent relief.  Explore the neurobiology of pain and how pain and the perception of pain affects the various systems of the body such as the brain, the neuroendocrine system, and the body tissues, and how simple yoga therapy practices can be powerful tools to help alleviate suffering for those who are afflicted with chronic pain. The new pain science tells us that we have the power to shift how we are perceiving messages from the body and that pain isn’t necessarily coming from something structural.

Live Presentation:
Tuesday, July 24 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST

If you can't attend the live presentation : register and receive a recording of the webinar following the broadcast. CEC quiz will be available for purchase for this webinar.
An Introduction to Cannabis's Role as an Emerging Therapeutic Agent

Presented by Jakub Pritz, PhD, Cannabis Researcher and Consultant

Do you have clients with questions about cannabis or CBD, and it's uses for chronic pain, disease or medical conditions -- or are you just curious to learn more about the topic? Join Dr. Pritz for an overview of information to better understand cannabis, it's uses and applications.

Cannabis has long been used by man in a variety ways for a variety of reasons. Today, we are beginning to understand how the plant can be applied usefully in lifestyle as well as specifically in medical treatment. This talk is designed as an introductory overview of cannabis, its constituents and the current understanding regarding how those constituents interact with the body. This webinar will help give insight as to where current science stands regarding cannabis applications as well as explore some novel approaches in its use.

Live Presentation:
Tuesday, July 31 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST

If you can't attend the live presentation : register and receive a recording of the webinar following the broadcast. CEC quiz will be available for purchase for this webinar.
Webinar Registration:
Webinars are FREE for MFN members! Account log in required.
Webinars are $9.95 for non MFN members.
New MFN Partners Offering Member Discounts!
MFN Partners with Healthie -- a HIPAA compliant all-in-one practice management platform!

Healthie is a practice management and telehealth platform for fitness, nutrition and allied healthcare professionals. Healthie provides a web portal and app that makes it easy to run your business and build close relationships with clients. Save time & energy, increase revenue and improve outcomes. Healthie is HIPAA, PIPEDA, GDPR, and PCI compliant, meaning that the platform follows the highest possible levels of security. You can start with a 2 week free trial to see if Healthie is right for your business!

MFN professionals save up to 15% on select Healthie plans!
Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Nutritarian Education Institute (NEI)

We're pleased to partner with NEI to offer Dr. Furhmans' Nutritarian Studies Certificate Program to our members for 25% off!
Courses are designed to provide students with a foundational knowledge of nutritional science along with an in-depth examination of the fundamental principles of the Nutritarian diet. Students learn about the most health promoting foods and the role that superior nutrition plays in weight loss, cancer protection, and the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases This program is approved for continuing education by ACE, AFAA and NASM .

MFN professional members save 25% on the certificate program!
Member Savings on Continuing Education
30% OFF from CETI

The Cancer Exercise Training Institute has provided the gold standard in cancer exercise education since 1995. We can help you build your expertise in the needed and rewarding support role for the 16 million cancer survivors in North America. 

Please take advantage of the MFN special offer and save 30% on introductory handbooks and individual training modules from $35 to $125, and advanced qualification programs to build your business expertise.

Use code MFN30 until 11:59pm tomorrow (July 1) and save 30% on any program.
Wellness & Health Coach 4-Day Training Certification in Colorado!

Have a positive impact on your clients! Join the Lifestyle Medicine Movement. Join Dr. Michael Arloski on July 18-24 and become a Certified Health Coach. This Training Intensive is a comprehensive 4-day program providing participants with in-depth skill building experience and the practical knowledge base of Wellness / Health Coaching. Approved provider for ACSM and most health professions. Also available via Webinar!

MFN members get $200 off Colorado workshop registration. Use code MFN.
We Want to Feature You on MedFit TV!
Highlight your experience, business and services on MedFit TV! We're inviting active MFN members to participate in video interviews to be posted on  MedFitTV.org .

Interviews will be posted in the community channels of MedFitTV, as well as shared on MFN social media. You'll receive a button to share your interview on your own website or email signature.

You must have a webcam and mic available to participate. If interested, contact ivy@medicalfitnessnetwork.org
Member Spotlight
Trent Mitchell, Certified Older Adult Trainer and Cancer Exercise Specialist in Torrance, CA

"I love working with (what I label as) the “wiser older adult”. Within this group there are many chronic medical conditions to be aware of and understand to give my client the best personal training care possible..."
Member Testimonial
"The MFN is a valuable resource, educational and marketing tool that has helped connect me to my ideal clients, provide a platform to network with medical fitness colleagues, and has blessed me with the opportunity to build more impactful relationships in my life."
 --Trevor Wicken, Medical Exercise Specialist
Submit your own testimonial to ivy@medicalfitnessnetwork.org
Proudly display your MFN membership on your website or email signature! Download the Find Me button from your account homepage .