MedFit Education Foundation Partners with ToolBox Genomics
(COSTA MESA, CA, July 2, 2018) – The MedFit Education Foundation (MFEF), a nonprofit 501(c)(3),announced today that it has partnered with Toolbox Genomics (TBG) to educate fitness and allied healthcare professionals about translational genomics.
ToolBox Genomics educates and empowers individuals to build their healthiest life by helping them understand how food and lifestyle interact with their DNA and by providing personalized and actionable recommendations.
“Toolbox Genomics works with fitness and other wellness professionals to integrate DNA testing into their practice, enabling them to cut down on trial and error and create a truly personalized plan for each of their clients,” said Dr. Jessica Knurick, Director of Clinical Product & Education for TBG. “At TBG, we believe that DNA-guided interventions provide better health outcomes through personalized care. Our goal is to provide fitness and wellness professionals all the DNA-based resources they’ll need to optimize the health of their clients and their practice.”
“We are excited to have ToolBox Genomics be a national sponsor of the MedFit Tour and have Dr. Jessica Knurick presenting educational sessions at them. Through this partnership we will also be creating the first ever Certified Translational Genomics Counselor (CTGC) certification course. ” said MedFit Education Foundation founder, Lisa Dougherty.
Eligible MedFit Network (MFN) members who hold at least a bachelor’s degree in a science-related field at an accredited institution will be offered the opportunity to go through this new program. All MFN members will have discounted access to ToolBox Genomics products with a portion being donated to the MFEF.
“This is yet another significant step in the Foundation’s evolution and a sharp new expanded vision of its educational mission. We are continually expanding this project, built with exceptional people who believe in the power of collaboration to drive positive change in the fitness industry,” said Dougherty.
About ToolBox Genomics (TBG)
ToolBox Genomics develops personalized, DNA-based products that give consumers customized weight loss, fitness and nutrition plans based on their individual genotype. TBG is committed to providing understandable, actionable lifestyle recommendations that reflect the latest scientific and medical research.Their product portfolio includes:
Empower – Called the “jumpstart package,” this option is designed to give consumers an overall view of 37 genes that influence their health.
Thrive – To support weight loss, Thrive provides a full analysis of 22 genes, giving consumers specific and personalized guidance on how to achieve their healthiest weight.
Nourish – Designed to eliminate food confusion with a full analysis of 50 genes related to health and nutrition, Nourish helps consumers optimize diet to achieve ideal nutrition and determine whether and what type of nutritional supplements might be necessary.
RunDNA – For runners and other high endurance athletes, RunDNA is focused on enhancing performance. This report provides a complete breakdown of 47 genes that are crucial for training, performance, nutrition and recovery for all endurance athletes. Learn more at toolboxgenomics.com
About the MedFit Education Foundation (MFEF)
The MedFit Education Foundation (MFEF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2017 to elevate the quality and amount of available education for fitness and allied healthcare professionals to learn how to best work with our aging population or those with medical conditions, chronic diseases or disabilities. The Foundation’s primary goal is to facilitate professional education webinars, weekend conferences via the Medical Fitness Tour, community and professional education through MedFitTV, and the creation of special population courses and specialty certificate programs under the guidance of its Education Advisory Board.
About the Medical Fitness Tour (MFT)
The Medical Fitness Tour is made possible by the MFEF and facilitates national weekend conferences for fitness, allied healthcare, doctors, and club & studio owners. Conferences include 9 single-track educational sessions, lunch & learn discussion groups, networking, expo, and an evening mixer with drinks and appetizers. Events include CEC’s for fitness professionals, andoptional half-day pre-conference workshops. medicalfitnesstour.org
About the MedFit Network (MFN)
MedFit Network (MFN) is a professional membership organization and a free online resource directory for consumers to locate fitness and allied healthcare professionals with a background in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation in working with those with chronic disease or medical conditions. medfitnetwork.org