MFA New Directors Bundle

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This bundle provides prime resources needed as study guides for Director Credentials and consists of 7 books:

Medical Fitness Association’s Resource & Planning Guide (4th Edition)
The Medical Fitness Association’s Resource & Planning Guide (Fourth Edition) is an A to Z primer on the basic business-related needs of the medical fitness industry. Over 500 pages in length, the book features several of the most respected health/fitness professionals in the industry. This comprehensive resource is a must-have tool that should be in the library of every medical fitness professional. 

Standards & Guidelines for Medical Fitness Center Facilities Second Edition 

The best way to set your facility apart is by achieving the MFA Facility Certification. With a focus on medically sound prevention and rehabilitation programs, medical fitness centers play an essential role in the health and wellness of those individuals that they serve. The MFA Facility Certification process is an important step toward ensuring that your facility provides the quality and safety of the programs and services that are necessary to meet this critical responsibility. 

Certified medically integrated fitness centers feature the professional expertise and programming necessary to safely and effectively assist people—regardless of their current health status—with developing, initiating, and maintaining an active lifestyle that minimizes the risk of illness and disease and promotes health and wellness. Based on the MFA’s Standards & Guidelines for Medical Fitness Center Facilities Second Edition, the certification process involves an in-depth review of a facility’s adherence to the prescribed standards and guidelines. A number of key factors distinguish certified medical fitness centers, including:

  • Active and regular medical oversight
  • Certified and licensed staff
  • Written policies and procedures concerning user safety and the ability to respond appropriately to all emergencies
  • Disease management and prevention programs
  • Health-risk reduction and therapeutic lifestyle programs
  • Individualized health screening
  • Testing and outcome tracking
  • Quality management, with a focus on measurable results
  • A focus on improving community health

Medical Fitness Association’s Benchmarks for Success—2017 This 10th edition of the MFA’s Benchmarks for Success features the latest and most up-to-date collection of data available about the medical fitness industry. These important benchmarks are provided for existing centers, as well as those individuals who are contemplating the development of a medically integrated facility. 

ACSM's Health/Fitness facility Standards and Guidelines 
ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines, Fourth Edition, presents the current standards and guidelines that help health and fitness establishments provide high-quality service and program offerings in a safe environment. 

This text is based in large part on both the work that has begun through the NSF international initiative to develop industry standards to serve as the foundation for a voluntary health and fitness facility certification process and the third edition of ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines. The ACSM’s team of experts in academic, medical, and health and fitness fields have put together an authoritative guide for facility operators and owners. By detailing these standards and guidelines and providing supplemental materials, ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines provides a blueprint for health and fitness facilities to use in elevating the standard of care they provide their members and users as well as enhance their exercise experience. 

Fitness Management (Third Edition) 

Fitness industry specialists Stephen Tharrett and James Peterson present an updated edition to the most comprehensive blueprint ever created for developing, leading, managing, and operating a successful health/fitness business. The book’s mixture of business, practical information, and research, and its focus on exceptional customer service throughout the text, make it the definitive book on club management for students, young professionals, and seasoned veterans alike. 

Topics include:

  • Membership retention
  • Business issues
  • Staffing issues
  • Facilities and equipment
  • Operational practices
  • International market (Asia, Europe, and Latin America)
  • The future of the industry
  • Case studies

The Ultimate Resource Manual for Implementing Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines 

This resource manual is intended to help guide health/fitness club operators and other appropriate staff members in their efforts to identify and implement policies and practices that would enable facilities to comply with the relevant industry standards and guidelines outlined in the fourth edition of ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines. The book is designed for owners/managers of both for-profit and non-profit facilities. 

The Health/Wellness Professionals' Guide to Medical Fitness Exercise 
This book is designed as a resource for health/wellness professionals who want to better understand not only the exercise-health connection, but also how they can help individuals who have one or more chronic medical conditions benefit from regular physical activity. It was written for health/wellness professionals who want to have a positive impact on the lives of the individuals they serve. For some professionals, The Health Wellness Professionals Guide to Medical Fitness Exercise will provide an invaluable introduction to an essential subject. For others, it will serve as a refresher of relevant information. For all, hopefully, it will be a difference-maker.