List of Past Webinars

Take a look at our past educational webinars.

MFN’s webinars are free for members.  Members have free access to recordings of all of these past webinarsClick here to log in to your account and view past webinars.

January 2018

Exercise Assessment and Program Design for Preventing Falls

Presenter: Christian Thompson, PhD, Associate Professor, University of San Francisco

Exercise has been shown to be effective at reducing falls but it is difficult to determine the appropriate components for an individualized exercise program due to the variety of physical factors (e.g., muscle strength/power, balance, gait) that contribute to fall risk. This webinar will instruct viewers on how to perform three validated physical assessments that quantify an individuals fall risk. Viewers will then learn how to interpret these results to construct an individualized, multicomponent exercise program for any older adult. Finally, a systematic approach to exercise progression and regression will be introduced. Continuing education credit available for this webinar.

November 2017

Multiple Sclerosis: Tools to a Safe Exercise Program Design

Presenter: Jeffrey Segal, Owner at Balanced Personal Training

This is your chance to learn how to understand, learn and effectively create an exercise program from a top fitness professional who is not only an expert in exercise programming for MS patients but has successfully lived with the disease for close to twenty years. Since Multiple Sclerosis patients are weary of working with fitness professional due to lack of understanding of the disease, this is your opportunity to expand your knowledge base and learn how to train patients in a safe and effective manner. Continuing education credit available for this webinar.

October 2017

Bigger, Fatter, Sicker: How the Standard American Diet is killing us!

Presenter: Greg Salgueiro, MS, RD, LDN, AASDN Nutrition Director

Our nation continues to see significant increases in obesity as well as other chronic diseases.  Current research proves that lifestyle interventions are the most effective way to help clients create lasting changes to prevent or treat these conditions.  Through the addition of evidence-based nutrition recommendations, the fitness professional is ideally positioned to help reverse the obesity epidemic. Continuing education credit available for this webinar.

October 2017

Tai Chi: The Best Fall Prevention Protocol

Presenter: Dianne Bailey, Co-Owner of the Conditioning Classroom

If you are working with the mature market, you need to be addressing balance with each client. The medical community is recognizing that falls are a major concern with the aging population causing hospital stays, loss of independence and even death. Tai Chi has been proven to improve balance in those that practice its techniques. Learn how to incorporate the principles of Tai Chi into your regular sessions with each of your clients to help them work on their balance and prevent the destructive consequences of falling. Continuing education credit available for this webinar.

September 2017

What You Need to Know about Wearable Devices and Apps to Maximize Client/Patient Health and; Your Business

Presenter: Steve Feyrer-Melk, PhD, MEd, Chief Science Office, Nudge Coach

Members of the Medical Fitness Network must consider all available tools when guiding clients/patients. Unfortunately, our clients/patients spend the majority of their time away from us and therefore find ourselves limited in our offering and the overall impact of our expertise. Join Dr. Steve as he discusses newly developed, user friendly Wearable Devices & Apps that are now available to Health, Fitness & Wellness Professionals and their clients/patients. Continuing education credit available for this webinar.

September 2017

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease and the Role of Exercise in Symptom Management

Presenter: Carisa Campanella, BA, AS, Program Manager, Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder that requires a proactive approach to symptom management. Regular exercise has been proven to assist people with Parkinson’s in living a better quality of life. Continuing education credit available for this webinar.

August 2017

Trends in Fitness-Wellness-Medical Integration

Presenter: Bill McBride, President & CEO, Active Sports Club

Learn about industry trends that affect delivering fitness in a variety of business models. Continuing education credit available for this webinar.

August 2017

What You Need to Know about Heart Attack & Stroke when working with Clients/Patients

Presenter: Steve Feyrer-Melk, PhD, MEd, Chief Science Office, Nudge Coach

As a professional, it’s critical to understand current information as it relates to assisting those at higher risk for, or have an intrinsic desire to prevent, Heart Attack (HA) and Stroke. Continuing education credit available for this webinar.

July 2017

Learn How to Enhance Your Career by adding Stress Management Specialization

Presenter: Robyn Caruso, Founder, Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals

If you are looking for something new and cutting edge to offer your clients or instruct in your gym, this webinar will help you learn about becoming a Stress Management Exercise Specialist (SMES). According to Statistic Brain, 77% of Americans feel the mental and physical strain of stress on a daily basis. When becoming an (SMES) Health and fitness professionals have a unique opportunity to help their clients/patients to de-stress. Continuing education credit available for this webinar.

July 2017

Future Opportunities for Fitness Professionals in the Medical Fitness Space

Presenter: JR Burgess, CEO, Rejuv Medical

For fitness professionals, there is a profound opportunity to capture a part of the market that is typically terrified to walk into your average gym or studio, and that one may feel equally terrified to train. However, the unparalleled unique selling position of a medically integrated facility lends a level of credibility, authority, and trust that will set one apart from almost all competition. Continuing education credit available for this webinar.

June 2017

Breast Cancer Fitness

Presenter: Naomi Aaronson, MA OTR/L CHT CET CPI, Cancer Exercise Trainer, Occupational therapist, Pilates instructor, and Author

Did you know that there are almost 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today? Improved education, detection, and treatment has led to increased survival rates. These women and men are looking to fitness professionals to provide exercise options and modifications to meet them where they are at. What is a safe and effective program? What does the fitness professional need to know to work with this population? Continuing education credit available for this webinar.

June 2017

Corrective Exercise for Older Clients with Degenerative Joint Disease

Presenter: Dr. Evan Osar, CSCS, PES, CPT, CMT, Author, Speaker, Co-Founder of The Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education

When not addressed the effects of degenerative joint disease can limit what the older adult can and will do and can lead to further challenges with balance, ADLs and more. By understanding and applying the principles of the Integrative Movement System™ into a corrective and progressive exercise program, the fitness professional can help their baby boomer and senior clients improve alignment and control of the trunk and spine. Continuing education credit available for this webinar.

May 2017

Exercise Risk and Reward: Neck and Low Back Exercise Programming to Maximize Results

Presenter: Dr. David Cruz, Founder, Chief XO, WebExercises, Inc

Dr. Cruz will discuss what you need to know about neck and low back exercise programming to maximize results.

May 2017

Knee & Hip Replacement: What Fitness Professionals Need to Know

Presenter: Cody Sipe, PhD, Co-Founder & Vice President, Functional Aging Institute

The growing population of older adults means that many fitness professionals will be working with clients with hip and knee replacements. Joint replacement surgeries are on the rise and are happening at younger and younger ages.

In this webinar Dr. Cody Sipe will discuss strategies, techniques, exercises that are safe and effective with these clients. This is critical knowledge for anyone working with the 50+ population. Continuing education credit available for this webinar.

April 2017

Sports Nutrition: Addressing the Confusion

Presenter: Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD, Sports Nutritionist and Author

Today’s fitness exercisers and competitive athletes are more confused than ever about what to eat to optimize performance and weight. This sports nutrition update will look at the latest research regarding carbohydrate, protein and weight management for both recreational and elite runners. At the end of this presentation, you will be able to offer guidance to your clients regarding the best balance of carbs, protein and fat, understand the costs and benefits of a ketogenic diet, and optimize your client’s fueling program and create a plan for enhancing performance.

April 2017

Working With Clients Who Have Diabetes or Prediabetes: What You Need to Know

Presenter: Sheri R. Colberg, Founder of Diabetes Motion and Diabetes Motion Academy

Conceptually many healthcare and fitness professionals believe they have a positive impact on their clients – but can you prove it? Whether tracking changes in body weight or quality of life, the concept of data collection and analytics can be intimidating….but it doesn’t have to be. All businesses large and small struggle to find the right way to market their business to consumers and differentiate themselves from competitors. Being able to publish your outcomes on your own website is one of the easiest ways to maximize your marketing dollars. Continuing education credit available for this webinar.

March 2017

Dataversity: Converting Data Into Dollars for Your Business

Presenter: Jaclyn Chadbourne, Research and Development, UMedTech

Working with clients with diabetes or prediabetes? You probably already are, even if you don’t know it. At least one in three American adults has one of these conditions currently, and the numbers are only increasing. Need to know what to do and not do with such clients? This is the webinar for you! Learn the basics about appropriate activities, medications, and health issues that you really should know when training clients with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes, along with anyone at risk for type 2 diabetes (prediabetes).

March 2017

Reinventing the Wheel: Fitness for the Autism Population

Presenter: Eric Chessen, MS, Founder, Autism Fitness and Autism Fitness Toolbox

An overwhelming amount of individuals with autism have strength and motor deficits. Additionally, access to effective, appropriate programming is limited. This under-served demographic requires particular consideration within the fitness world. In this presentation, Eric will discusses the challenges and solutions to developing effective fitness programs for the ASD population.

February 2017

Using Medical Fitness to Boost Quality Living in Alzheimer’s Clients

Presenter: Trevor Wicken, Medical Fitness Specialist; Founder,

Learn how movement training can maintain or even improve the function of an individual affected with Alzheimer’s. You will also be given the opportunity to register for a top-tier certification program created and endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARFP). This certification will not only equip you to work with the Alzheimer’s community of patients and care providers but it will set you apart in the industry as a highly credentialed medical fitness provider.

MFN members save $50 and non-members receive one free year of membership with purchase of new certification course: ‘Medical Fitness Specialist Certificate Program Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention and Intervention: A Guide to Working with Seniors and People At Risk” mentioned in this webinar. Purchase Course

February 2017

Connecting the Dots Between Fitness and Allied Health Professionals and Corporate and Consumer America

Michael Arloski, Ph.D., PCC., CWP of Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc.
Leigh-Ann Webster, Director of Marketing and Operations at International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaches

With such an abundance of health and wellness coach training programs and a lack of standardization in the field, it’s become difficult to determine the expertise and quality of health coaches, and it became apparent that developing a national standard and certification exam is a necessary step to advance the field. This will be an insightful presentation on the value of establishing nation-wide credentialing and how it is being implemented.

January 2017

Connecting the Dots Between Fitness and Allied Health Professionals and Corporate and Consumer America

Presenter: Stewart Levy R.Ph., President, and founder of Health Promotion Solutions

Our healthcare system is seeing unprecedented changes including changes in delivery models, movement toward clinic-based care, focus toward prevention and changes in reimbursement toward capitated models. With a new presidency and potential changes in Obamacare healthcare organizations, providers and patients will see many changes that will position Medical Fitness Industry in a favorable position.

November 2016

Emotional Intelligence and the Fitness Professional: Unlocking Untapped Potential with Special Populations

Presenter: Lindsay Vastola, NSCA-CPT, Editor, PFP Media; Founder & President, Body Project

Unlike IQ and personality, emotional intelligence is developable and has the potential to greatly impact all facets of one’s personal and professional self. In this seminar designed specifically for fitness professionals working with special populations, a primary focus is placed on creating awareness around one’s emotional intelligence and then integrates tools and strategies on using emotional intelligence for better outcomes for both the client and the fitness professional.

October 2016

Identifying the Future of Medically Integrated Fitness

Presenter: J.R. Burgess, CEO and Vice President, Rejuv Medical

The growing need for equipped fitness specialists is on the rise and the business opportunities growing in medicine and fitness blended models are possible from several vantage points. The obesity epidemic and the incidence of disease and injury have forced the need for a preventable, medically integrated, outcome-based model of medical fitness. With the uncertainty regarding the future of the Healthcare System, administrators, medical professionals, and private practices are looking for solutions to a broken system. Today’s crisis leads to a new opportunity that will combat rising health care costs and improve patient outcomes.

October 2016

The State of the Fitness Studio Industry: What You Need to Know

Presenter: Josh Leve, CEO & Founder, Association of Fitness Studios

Josh Leve will present the reasons why the fitness studio industry has grown to over 100,000 business. Additionally, you’ll learn what the trends are that demand your attention, why personalization is the key to success, & insights into what is working and what is not.

September 2016

Building Life Changing Partnerships With Your Clients

Presenter: Trevor Wicken, Medical Exercise Practitioner

In this webinar, you will discover the top 5 questions you must ask your client in order to uncover how their life is being interrupted by their medical condition, what is preventing them from success, and how you can be the solution to their pain.

August 2016

Understanding the Aging Mind

Presenter: Dianne McCaughey, PhD, Award Winning Fitness Speaker

Understanding the Aging Mind Inside and out will take a look at what happens to our brain, emotions, and evolving wisdom as we age. We will discuss what we can do to age more effectively not only physically but emotionally and spiritually.

July 2016

Capitalizing on Today’s Growing Senior Population

Presenter: Presented by Dan Ritchie, PhD, Co-Founder, Functional Aging Institute

In 2016, the Baby Boomers are turning 70! But they still don’t want to be called seniors. Every day 10,000 people turn 65 and the fitness industry is woefully unprepared. We will discuss the massive economic force that the 50+ population represents that is desperate for better fitness services.

June 2016

The Obesity Epidemic and Unbiased Strategies for Treatment

Presenter: Jaclyn Chadbourne, Research & Development, UMED Gym

This webinar will review the concepts of Dr. Robert Lustig and the truth behind the obesity epidemic facing our nation today. Participants will learn about the physiology behind obesity as well as acquire simple unbiased strategies to working with chronic disease populations.

June 2016

Current Guidelines for Prenatal Fitness

Presenter: Catherine Cram, MS, Owner, Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Consulting

This webinar will provide an overview of the effects of exercise on the physiological changes of pregnancy and fetal well-being. Current Prenatal Exercise ACOG recommendations and contraindications are provided and evidence-based guidelines are discussed.

May 2016

Cancer Exercise Training: Learning to Expand to A Niche Market

Presenter: Andrea Leonard, Founder & President, Cancer Exercise Training Institute (CETI)

Every day, thousands of cancer patients are discharged from prescriptive medical care seeking supervised fitness therapy programs, specifically designed around their condition. If you are a personal trainer or allied health care professional, this webinar will allow you to expand your clientele into a niche market of survivors.

April 2016

Emerging Opportunities in the Medical Exercise Field

Presenter: Dr. Mark Kelly, CEO & Founder, Principle Centered Health, Inc.

Learn about the opportunities that currently exist and those soon opening up in the medical fitness field. Understand more about MFN and how it may facilitate you in developing your skills, opportunities, and client connections. Learn what disease conditions the MFN is focused on, the various professionals who are part of the network, and the many business partners who believe in the values and mission of the MFN. Finally, learn how to obtain reimbursement and some new political movements driving this income source.

March 2016

Healthcare Biases: How Provider Awareness Improves Client Engagement

Presenter: Jaclyn Chadbourne, Research & Development, UMED Gym

This webinar will review the concept(s) surrounding provider biases and its impact on engagement in the healthcare and workplace wellness setting. Participants will learn how to recognize biases and learn strategies to minimize the overall impact on population health. Upon completing the webinar, participants will be provided access to the self-test on What are My Hidden Biases?

February 2016

Exercise as Medicine: A Major Industry Shift or Just a Fad

Presenter: Dr. Mark Kelly, CEO & Founder, Principle Centered Health, Inc.

Exercise has arrived as a valuable tool in the treatment and prevention of many chronic diseases and other conditions. What was done in the past did not work, and the healthcare model is shifting. Learn the facts and statistics on how badly exercise is needed and how effective it can be in the new health care system. Understand that several demographic and governmental policy changes are occurring right now which makes medical fitness the hot ticket!