The True Measure of a Medical Exercise Professional: Consistency and Competence


The True Measure of a Medical Exercise Professional: Consistency and Competence

In recent years, the fitness industry has seen a proliferation of certifications for medical exercise, medical fitness, and post-rehabilitation. The growing demand for highly qualified medical exercise professionals is undeniable. However, the critical question arises: are these certifications, and the individuals who obtain them, truly prepared to work in conjunction with medical professionals and manage medical conditions through exercise?

Since its inception in 1994, the Medical Exercise Training Institute has been at the forefront of providing comprehensive medical exercise and post-rehabilitation education. METI has highlighted six essential competencies medical exercise professionals must master to deliver effective and safe exercise management.

The Six Must-Have Competencies

  1. Competence in Medical Exercise Sciences: Understanding a wide range of medical conditions is crucial. A medical exercise...
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The AMES Manual is HERE!!


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Discover the Essential AMES Manual for Medical Exercise Specialists


Are you ready to elevate your medical exercise training practice? Introducing the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist (AMES) Manual, a comprehensive resource designed to equip you with the essential protocols, guidelines, and skills needed to deliver top-notch medical exercise services. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting, this manual is a game-changer for your practice.

What's Inside the AMES Manual?

  • Extensive Content: With over 1,200 pages, the AMES Manual covers everything from protocols and assessment guidelines to sample documentation forms and medical exercise programs. It’s your go-to reference for managing medically-based clients effectively.
  • Resource Library Access: Gain access to a library of step-by-step videos demonstrating procedures for assessing range of motion, strength, and functional capabilities. These resources ensure you perform assessments accurately and confidently.
  • Function-Focused Training: The manual emphasizes improving clients'...
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Opening Your Medical Exercise Training Practice - MET 101 Tip 20


MET 101 Tip 20: Opening Your Medical Exercise Training Practice

Hello, Medical Exercise Professionals! In our latest video, Dr. Mike Jones dives into the exciting topic of establishing your own medical exercise training (MET) practice. Whether you're just starting out or looking to expand, here are some key takeaways from Tip #20 in our MET 101 series.

Explore Your Options:

  1. Solo Practitioner: Many MET professionals begin their journey as solo practitioners, often providing services from their homes or at clients' locations. This low-cost, flexible option allows you to build a solid client base and develop essential referral relationships.
  2. Home Studios: Transforming a part of your home into a dedicated MET studio can be an excellent way to manage overhead costs while providing a professional space for clients. Glenn Foley's successful home studio in Mississauga, Ontario, is a great example.
  3. Commercial Space: Leasing a commercial space offers greater flexibility and the potential...
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10 Reasons to Get the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Manual


The Medical Exercise Training Institute is happy to announce the release of the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Manual (AMES Manual), the ultimate solution for medical exercise training (MET) professionals who often find themselves as the "Lone Ranger" managing complex exercise clients with little support and few resources tailored to their needs.


The challenges of addressing the unique requirements of MET clients are significant, and without comprehensive guidelines and protocols, achieving effective, evidence-based outcomes can be daunting. The AMES Manual fills this critical gap by offering a wealth of easy-to-reference, detailed information designed to streamline your practice and enhance your professionalism. Empower yourself with proven systems and standards that ensure you are never alone in delivering exceptional MET services. Here are the “Top 10 Reasons” to purchase the AMES Manual.


  1. MET is Growing & Here to Stay
    • Join a thriving and...
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The Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Manual is HERE!!



We are thrilled to announce the release of our new Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist (AMES) Manual. This comprehensive reference manual is an essential resource for medical exercise professionals, offering detailed guidelines, protocols, and step-by-step procedures to effectively manage clients with medical conditions through exercise.

Key Highlights of the AMES Manual:

  • Comprehensive Resource: With 1,200 pages of in-depth content, the manual provides everything you need to manage medically-based clients. It includes ME protocols, assessment guidelines, documentation forms, and sample programs.
  • Practical and Accessible: Designed as a reference manual, it offers easy access to vital information without the format of a traditional textbook.
  • Enhanced Learning: Purchase of the manual includes access to a resource library with instructional videos on various techniques like manual muscle testing and functional assessment scales.
  • Special Launch Price: For the...
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MET 101 eBook Tip 19 - Embracing the Scope and Efficacy of MET


Embracing the Scope and Efficacy of Medical Exercise Training

In the latest installment of our Medical Exercise Training (MET) 101 eBook series, "MET 101 Tip 19” provides a summary of the number of MET sessions per week for a few of the most common medical conditions. The video not only underscores the importance of MET but also emphasizes its strategic role in achieving optimal functional levels in clients.

Understanding the MET Framework

Medical Exercise Training is a specialized exercise service designed not as a perpetual intervention but as a temporary measure to enhance a client's functional capacity. The ultimate goal is transitioning clients back to personal or group exercise routines under professional supervision, once they have achieved their optimal level of function.

Guidelines for Session Frequency

 Arthritic Clients: The journey begins with 1-2 sessions per week, focusing on enhancing strength and flexibility, with adjustments made in increased frequency...

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MES Study Group Starts May 14th!!


It's the 30th anniversary of the Medical Exercise Specialist (MES)! The need for medical exercise training is growing and will continue to do so for the next 20 years. You've already signed up for the MES let's finish!!


You are enrolled in our Medical Exercise Specialist Training Series but you have not finished!! I get gets in the way. You have stuff!!  You spent ALL that money and you're stuck. NO WORRIES....the MES Study Group is designed to help you get through the MEST lessons, quizzes and pass the final MES Examination.


We have a Medical Exercise Specialist Study Group (MESSG) starting Tuesday, May 14th at 9pm ET/6pm PT. We will meet via ZOOM every other Tuesday evening. And if you can't make it.....every session is recorded. 


There are 12 MES Study Group sessions, each looking at a different component of the MES Training Series. Check out the schedule...

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MET 101 Tip 18 - What Conditions Will I See as an MES?


In "MET 101 Ebook Tip 18," the discussion pivots to the expanding scope of conditions Medical Exercise Specialists are increasingly managing in their practices. This session of the video series sheds light on the evolution of medical exercise services, highlighting not only the common conditions such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, and hypertension but also more complex and less frequently encountered conditions like cancer, closed head injuries, amputations, and organ transplants. The video underscores the importance of medical exercise specialists in addressing a broad spectrum of health issues, reflecting the growing need for specialized exercise interventions in management of chronic and post-surgical conditions.

Key points from the video include:

Diverse Range of Conditions: Emphasizes the wide array of conditions that medical exercise specialists encounter, from common issues like low back pain and obesity to more exotic conditions.

Growth of Medical Exercise Services: Notes the...

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Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Training Series Special Ends Sunday

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Elevate Your Career: Become an Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist!

Dear Future Leader in Medical Exercise,

Are you ready to take your career to extraordinary heights? We’re thrilled to introduce the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Training Series (AMEST), a game-changing opportunity designed specifically for professionals like you, who are passionate about making Medical Exercise Training (MET) the cornerstone of their practice. This is not just another training program; it's a career transformation journey, allowing you to distinguish yourself in the dynamic field of medical exercise.

Why AMEST? The AMEST is meticulously crafted, combining the essence of our acclaimed former AMES Residency into a flexible, self-paced online format. You now have the golden opportunity to earn the prestigious title of an Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist, unlocking doors to unmatched professional growth and expertise.

What Awaits You?

  1. Unlock the Pinnacle of Expertise with AMES Client...
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