Join us Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 in Chicago, IL at the Hilton Chicago, as part of the Club Industry Show 2018. This two day event will offer fitness & allied health professionals an opportunity to grow their knowledge in the field of medical fitness. We’re excited to welcome experts in the fields who will present on a wide range of topics in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of chronic disease/medical conditions.
Medical Fitness Tour Chicago registration includes:
- Nine educational sessions with CEUs/CECs (See FAQ tab below for CEU details)
- Two 90-minute lunch & learn discussion groups
- Networking and Expo
- Complimentary 1-year professional MedFit Network Membership ($169 value). MFN is a national registry of fitness, wellness and allied health professionals. MFN membership for new members only.
- Free access to select Club Industry events:
- Exhibit Hall (Thursday-Friday)
- Welcome Reception
- Networking Nightcap
- Morning workouts
Download a PDF of the schedule to share with colleagues, or post at your facility:
With the uncertainty regarding the future of the Health Care System, physicians and private practices are looking for solutions during these fearful and uncertain economical times. There is fear that the Affordable Health Care Act will make it difficult for private practices to survive, and for doctors to make the living they deserve. Facts are, with rising costs, reimbursements are sure to be cut. Fortunately there is a new cash based model that doctors are implementing that can have both a positive financial outcome for your practice but it provides a solution to rising health care costs by reducing obesity. In 2018, CMS will be releasing the Diabetes Prevention Program aimed at adding wellness and preventative services to help combat the rising cost of health care and as a solution to manage and prevent chronic disease.
J.R. Burgess is the CEO of Rejuv Medical and MedFit. In 2009, he partnered with Dr. Joel Baumgartner, MD with the purpose to change the direction of the current healthcare crisis. Together they developed a successful 27,000 sq. ft., integrated medical center that utilizes medical fitness, functional medicine and regenerative orthopedics to restore health and vitality to their patients.
Learn a comprehensive, step-by-step process from renowned expert Andrea Leonard, president and founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute and ACE partner.
Co-Founder of the Functional Aging Institute, Dan has a broad background in the fitness industry including training and management in commercial and university/hospital-based fitness, for-profit, not for-profit and educational facilities. His primary areas of expertise are in personal training for special populations: athletes, pregnancy, blind, stroke recovery, Parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimers, etc.
Christian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of San Francisco, and has published scientific articles on exercise programming for older adults.
Jessica Knurick is a researcher and nutrition educator with a passion for preventive healthcare. Jessica is a registered dietitian with a PhD in physical activity, nutrition, and wellness. She is the Director of Clinical Product & Education at Toolbox Genomics, a company that uses analyzes your unique DNA testing results to give you a personalized, scientific, easy-to-understand Health Action Plan™, a powerful lifestyle plan that will help you make all the right choices.
- Use Nutrient per Calorie Density to structure dietary recommendations and understand how nutritional science can impact the aging process and prevent disease
- Understand the differences between various high-carbohydrate foods that affects their influence on health.
- Identify foods that positively and negatively affect hormones that contribute to disease and premature aging.
- Identify the foods with the most powerful effects to prevent cancer and how to incorporate those foods into one’s dietary portfolio
You'll learn fundamental information on respiratory anatomy and physiology, types of respiratory diseases, causes of respiratory diseases, signs and symptoms of respiratory diseases, and traditional treatment for respiratory diseases.
Learn how to design and prescribe a proper exercise program including basic nutrition to improve the quality of life for your clients with respiratory disease. With progression tracking, your clients can experience a gradual and pleasant growth in their health and fitness status. You as their health and fitness coach can provide a positive experience to facilitate an effective path to better health and wellness.
Eric Lemkin, MS, He spent 4 years in Cardiac, Pulmonary, and Cancer Rehab at a hospital-based wellness center in Raleigh, NC. Eric founded Functionally Active Fitness where he offers private training, sport-specific training, boot camps, kickboxing, plyometrics, kettlebells, and senior fitness. His clients from age 12 to 82, ranging from highly conditioned athletes to stroke survivors.
Includes sessions and discussion groups on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26
Includes access to Club Industry events: Exhibit Hall, Welcome Reception, Networking Nightcap and Morning workouts
Registration is run through Club Industry. Clicking the Purchase button will open their ticket site in a new tab/window. Once you input your registration info, select "Medical Fitness Tour" under Co-Located events
The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
520 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago (Less than 3 blocks from event venue)
Medical Fitness Tour has a room block rate at the Congress Plaza Hotel for stays between October 24-27. Per night rate is $159.00 + tax (Single/Double). Our room block rate is available until 9/30.
To make your reservation, call (312) 427-3800 x5025, and let them know you'd like to book a room in the "MedFitEd - Medical Fitness Tours" block. The Congress Plaza Hotel requires a deposit of one night stay (room and tax) upon reservation by a major credit card.
We'll also host a no-host mixer at the Congress on Friday evening.
Other Area Lodging
Note: Rates are subject to change based on availability and booking date. Lower rates may be available via aggregate sites like Travelocity or Expedia.
This is the event venue. Rooms are available, and Club Industry has a discount available. Click here for details.
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Address: 1100 S Michigan Ave
Rates from $188
Less than 3 blocks from venue
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
Address: 65 E Harrison St
Rates from $169, with shared room
0.2 mile from venue
HI Chicago Hostel
Address: 1226, 24 E Congress Pkwy
Rates from $37, with shared room
Less than 0.5 mile from venue
Chicago South Loop Hotel
Address: 11 W 26th St
Rates from $239
2 miles from venue
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Ladder Coach, National Sponsor
MedFit Network, National Sponsor
PFP Media, National Sponsor
Toolbox Genomics, National Sponsor
Life Energy Fitness, Gold Sponsor
TriggerPoint™ Performance Therapy, Gold Sponsor
Clustas, Silver Sponsor