MET 101 Tip 21: "Transform Your MET Practice: Essential Programs for Success"


This video provides valuable insights into building a successful Medical Exercise (ME) practice, focusing on the types of programs to offer. This is Tip #21 from the MET 101 eBook, which aims to assist medical exercise professionals, fitness professionals, physical therapists, and chiropractors in enhancing their practices.

Dr. Jones highlights several essential programs for a Medical Exercise Training (MET) practice:

  • Dynamic Back School: Includes proper lifting mechanics, anatomy and pathology discussions, and supervised exercises for lumbar flexibility, stability, and strengthening.
  • Hypertension and Diabetes Program: Combines group training with lifestyle education to help clients manage their conditions effectively.

Additionally, Dr. Jones recommends several other programs to expand an ME practice:

  • Women's Fitness 101: Targets postnatal care and upper extremity strength, providing necessary support for new mothers.
  • Total Joint Replacement and Arthritis Training: Prepares clients for surgery and aids in post-therapy recovery, focusing on real-life functional activities that improve quality of life.

To successfully market these programs, Dr. Jones advises establishing referral relationships with physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors. Tailoring programs to meet the needs of local healthcare providers can also enhance these relationships and attract more clients.

Medical referrals play a crucial role in the success of an ME practice. Dr. Jones emphasizes the importance of building personal relationships with medical professionals and developing condition-based exercise programs that are finite, outcome-based, and adaptable to various client needs.

The Med-Fit Group Training Programs ( are another significant aspect of an MET practice. These programs combine exercise and education, aiming for positive functional outcomes. They are structured in a 30-day format, aligning with typical medical treatment periods, which makes them easy to integrate into existing healthcare plans.

In conclusion, Dr. Mike highlights the growing need for medical exercise training, particularly with the aging Baby Boomer population. He underscores the importance of integrating lifestyle education with exercise to support healthcare providers and enhance client outcomes. The video encourages professionals to download the MET 101 eBook and join the Medical Exercise Specialist Network for further collaboration and development of standard protocols.

Next Steps:

  • Download the MET 101 eBook: Visit for a free copy containing 101 tips to build your ME practice.
  • Join the Medical Exercise Specialist Network: Visit for more information and collaboration opportunities.

This video is a valuable resource for medical exercise professionals looking to expand their services and improve client care through structured, educational, and exercise-based programs. Click the image below to get your copy. 


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