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A Guide to Creating Your Gym's Medical Wellness Program: An IHRSA Member Toolkit

Medical wellness programs present an opportunity for health clubs to reach more people. This resource provides insights and tips to help clubs establish successful collaborations with the medical community.

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“Many of the people referred from a physician will be visiting a health club for the first time (or the first time in many years). Offering a dedicated program that provides support...can help ensure the person feels comfortable and well-adjusted in the club. A person who is comfortable in your club is more likely to join at the end of the program or trial period.”

Developing successful relationships with the medical professionals in your community is the key to becoming a resource, so that they confidently refer patients to your club. Doctors have significant power to influence the behavior of their patients; when they say, “exercise,” patients get moving.

This toolkit will provide you with the knowledge, insights, and resources you can use to develop positive relationships with physicians in your community, and medical wellness programs that will get a doctor’s stamp of approval.

This resource provides:

  • Insight into what makes a health club’s medical wellness program successful and attractive to both medical health professionals and consumers
  • Useful research and statistics to make your case to medical professionals
  • Tips on how to track and report client/patient results
  • Reporting templates
  • FAQ materials

Helping people get healthy is what will reduce medical costs, drive business productivity, and most importantly, help people regain control of their lives.