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Fitness Center at High Point Regional Health System Earns Prestigious Re-certification

10/15/2010

The Fitness Center at High Point Regional Health System has become re-certified as a medical fitness facility by the Medical Fitness Association (MFA), the country's leading organization dedicated solely to medically integrated fitness facilities.

“Being one of only 14 medical fitness centers certified in the U.S. at this time and the only one in North Carolina, is definitely a crowning achievement,” said Bob Forman, manager of High Point Regional’s Fitness Center. “We're honored and hope this reinforces the trust our members have for this Center, our staff and in allowing us to help them better their lives and their futures.”

The certification is the first facility certification program in the fitness industry and the first certification for medically integrated centers nationwide. The certification is based on parameters such as; membership, utilization, diversity of programming, staffing, clinical services integration and impact on the community.

Interesting Fitness Center facts include:

Opened on January 1, 2001

Registered more than 700,000 visits

Staff members are all degreed in Exercise Science or a related field

Provides free educational workshops, healthy lifestyle resources, and other programs

Offers one of the only metabolic weight loss programs in the state

Cycling program is headed up by a USA Cycling certified coach and offers performance testing and cycling efficiency training

Golf Fitness Academy is provided by a Titleist® Performance Institute and Flexor certified golf fitness instructor

The Fitness Center at High Point Regional is community-based and is open to health system employees, the general public and individuals who have been patients. For membership information, call (336) 878-6221.

Media Contact:
Chad Campbell (336) 878-6200
High Point Regional Health System

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