Happy Thanksgiving!!

The Medical Exercise Training Institute wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. We give thanks for the many blessings we have received including your support. Have a great day giving thanks and enjoying the turkey and dressing. All the best for the holiday season.

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Thanks for all the birthday well-wishes!! I am very thankful for another year. Just a few thoughts to share my love with those important people in my life.

Thank you Vera Martin-Jones - my beautiful and fantastic wife; to my great parents - Cornell and Lila Jones; two fantastic brothers - Cornell Jones and David Jones and to all the students that have been part of my journey.

I am thankful for 61 years and I hope I can be a better man, a kinder individual, and a more positive person. Thanks again for your kind words and well wishes.

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Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Virtual Workshop - Day 2

The Advanced MES Virtual workshop starts in 4 days - October 20 - 23, 2022. Day 2 of the AMES will go deep into a number of areas. These areas require a much greater understanding for a medical exercise professional than a personal trainer.


Histology or the science of tissue healing and maintenance is now am important component for all medical exercise professionals. Also, a new and growing area for MedXPROs is neurology. Managing post rehab stroke, MS and Parkinson's clients, to name a few conditions, will continue to grow over the next 20 years.
Arthrokinematics, the science of joint movement is a must to understand for all MedXPROs working with total joint replacements and arthritis. And finally, "if you can train it....you must document it and communicate what you did". Documentation/communication are the future of medical exercise training.
Histology, neurology, arthrokinematics, documentation and communication are next level MET skills and knowledge needed...

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Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Virtual Workshop - Day 1

The Advanced MES Virtual workshop starts in a few days - October 20 - 23, 2022. The first day of the AMES will go deep into a number of areas. These areas require a much greater understanding for a medical exercise professional than a personal trainer.

As a medical exercise professional taking a medical history is not as simple as having the client complete a PARQ. Taking and understanding vital signs is a must to determine if the client is appropriate for exercise that day and possibly beyond. FOMs or functional outcome measures are essential in determining if the client is progressing and are understood by both medical and fitness professionals as indicators of client progress. Both manual muscle testing and goniometry are both necessary to communicate to medical professionals the status and progress of the client. These are all skills and knowledge every medical exercise professional must possess to build a strong practice.

None of this is designed to take the place of...

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Meet the Medical Exercise Specialist Podcast Host - Darwin Ruiz, BS, MES-A

Uncategorized Oct 13, 2022

Hello everyone. We are back with our latest episode of the Medical Exercise Specialist Podcast. In this episode, I interview our host, Darwin Ruiz, BS, MES - A. Watch in as Darwin shares his journey to become an MES-A. This is the video post. To listen in to the audio podcast go to www.MedicalExerciseSpecialistPodcast.com.

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MET 101 eBook - The Medical Exercise/Fitness Practice Building Resource

Uncategorized Sep 29, 2022

If you want to start and grow a medical exercise/fitness business get your free copy of the MET 101 eBook at www.MET101ebook.com. We review 101 tips and topics to help you start, build and grow a MET practice in any setting.

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Personal Trainer to Medical Exercise Professional Transition...The Mindset


Medical Exercise Specialists, I know making the transition from personal training to medical exercise training is challenging. But you don.t have to terminate all your personal training clients. The transition is more a mindset than establishing a new client base. In this video we discuss the MET mindset necessary to build a successful and profitable MET practice. The Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Virtual Workshop will help you make the transition. Go to www.AMESVirtualWorkshop.com for details and to register.

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MET Assessment Series is Back......The Ankle


The MET Assessment Series continues Sunday, October 2nd @ 10am ET with the ANKLE. Learn to perform a medical exercise assessment of the ankle using goniometric techniques, muscle testing and some special testing procedures. This workshop is not designed to diagnose nor treat any condition. You will learn to thoroughly assess the MET client to determine if he or she is appropriate for MET and develop an effective exercise program. Go to www.METAssessmentSeries.com for registration and details.

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Advanced Medical Exercise Training Case Studies

We will use case studies in the AMES workshop to present advanced techniques and concepts. Our AMES first case study looks at Mrs. Jacobs. A client referred following a left total hip replacement along with congestive heart failure, hypertension and patello-femoral syndrome (PFS). The first workshop session will review how to take a thorough medical history as a MES. Here's our first case study:
We will teach you how to take a detailed medical history rather using just the PAR-Q. The AMES workshop will give you the ability to identify and use:
1. Red Flags
2. Vital Signs
3. Functional Outcome Measures
4. Muscle Testing
5. Goniometry
6. Balance and Gait
These components are used to determine if the client is appropriate for exercise (should be referred back to physical or occupational therapy or a physician) as well as the basis for a safe and effective MET program. These MET skills are just a few of the more than 52 reviewed in the AMES...
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MET 101 eBook - Tip 1


Medical Exercise Training is the development of safe, effective, structured, protocol based exercise programming for clients with medical conditions. MET uses strength training, flexibility training, cardiovascular training, aquatic training, balance training, functional conditioning, lifestyle education and MET assessments to manage clients. MET does not provide any aspect of medical treatment or diagnostic services; nor should it be used to replace the services provided by a licensed medical professional (i.e. physical therapists, massage therapists, dieticians, athletic trainers, chiropractors, nurses and/or physicians). MET is based on the utilization of functional outcome measures (FOMs) to determine the effectiveness of the exercise program. The FOMs include:

 FOMs are universally understood by both the medical community and fitness industry and are easily used to determine the improvement in the client's overall level of function. The use of FOMs by medical exercise...

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