8 Habits of Successful Medical Exercise Specialists


Over the last 29 years teaching Medical Exercise Specialist workshops, I have noticed highly successful Medical Exercise Specialists demonstrate eight habits that guarantee their success. We will discuss each of these 8 habits and explain the impact each has on a medical exercise practice. Successful MESs are able to develop safe and effective medical exercise programs for a wide range of medical conditions, establish long-term referral relationships with medical professionals, and build strong practices. If you embrace these habits, I guarantee you too will grow a profitable and successful practice. 



Medical Exercise Specialists DEFINE their scope of practice and role in a clear and concise manner in their brochures, marketing materials, and presentations. Defining your scope of practice and clearly outlining your menu of services allows you to position yourself as the medical exercise expert, rather than relying on someone, who may lack a true understanding of...

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MES, PRCS, MEPD Apparel is Now Available!!


MES, PRCS and MEPD apparel is HERE!! METI is happy to announce a line of MES apparel for Medical Exercise Specialists. We have partnered with the Queensboro Shirt Company to embroider our logo on polo shirts, hoodies, duffel bags, etc. There's one catch....to order you MUST have a current METI PRCS, MES, or MEPD certification. To order directly from Queensboro click the logo below:


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7 Steps to Building Your MET Practice


There are 7 steps necessary to build a medical exercise training or post-rehab practice in any setting. We have put these 7 steps into an eBook. Just click the image below. 




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METI is Celebrating 29 Years of "Bridging the Gap"


The Medical Exercise Training Institute (METI) is 29 years old!! Yes, we started the medical exercise/post-rehab movement with the Medical Exercise Specialist workshop and certification in 1994. 13 students attended that first course. Since we have trained Medical Exercise Specialists on six continents around the world. 

We watched post-rehab fitness grow into medical exercise training and witnessed the birth of our new profession. We owe all of our success to the amazing Medical Exercise Specialists (MES), Post Rehab Conditioning Specialists (PRCS), and Medical Exercise Program Directors (MEPD) we met along this 29-year journey. Thank you for all you have done to build this new profession and the support you have given METI. You made us look good by providing great service to your clients and developing relationships with medical professionals. You proved medical exercise training WORKS!!

If you are an AAFP, AAHFRP, or METI MES, PRCS, or MEPD,...

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MES Masters - 6-Point Client Management System - April 27th


Join us for our 9th MES Masters session on April 27th at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT. In this session, we will apply the 6 Point MET Client Management system to a case study. The step-by-step application of the 6-point system may be helpful as you move from personal training to Medical Exercise Training. Use the link below to join!!

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85098466641?pwd=enZWSHJ2eWRZa05XMXFHZ1hFcklTQT09

Password: MESMasters

Join us!!

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Medical Exercise Training....Our Next Steps


What are the next steps for our new profession - Medical Exercise Training? Medical Exercise Training is growing rapidly, receiving greater recognition and moving closer to insurance reimbursement. With this growth and acceptance, we must step back and think carefully about our "Next Steps" to avoid the pitfalls made by some medical professionals. In this session, Dr. Mike discussed some of these next steps and concerns for the future of MET.

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AMES Professional Resources

Uncategorized Mar 10, 2023

The AMES Residency gives you access to our Professional Resources. These resources are specifically designed for medical exercise professionals. They will help you better manage your client, build your practice and connect with medical professionals. 

Register for our upcoming AMES Residency 2023. Its starts on April 20th. Once you register, you will receive immediate access to these resources through our MedXPRO Network. Even after completion of the residency, you can maintain access to Professional Resources through our MedXPRO Network. Included in the resources are:

  • Client Management Session Video Library
  • MAPPS - Medical Exercise Assessment Protocol and Progression System
  • MET Skills Checklists and Assessments
  • MES Masters Training Sessions
  • AMES Client Strategy Sessions
  • MedXPRO Network
  • MET Practice Management Training
  • AMES Case Studies


These are some of the resources you may use as part of the AMES Residency. Register now, the residency begins April 20th....

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AMES Residency 2023 is Starting Soon!!


The Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist (AMES) Residency 2023 starts April 20th. This is a one-year deep dive into all aspects of medical exercise training (MET). The AMES uses 3 learning components to provide you with the mastery and expertise to establish credibility with medical professionals and your clients.


The learning components include 1) AMES Client Management Sessions; 2) Professional Resources and 3) our 4-day onsite workshops. We will review each of these components in later blog posts. To learn more and register for the AMES Residency 2023 go to www.AdvancedMedicalExerciseSpecialist.com. Early bird registration rates are available thru April 1st. 

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Medical Exercise Specialist Podcast.....What is the MES Mindset?


In this Medical Exercise Specialist Vlogcast episode, Darwin and Dr. Mike discuss the MES mindset necessary to effectively manage medical conditions using exercise. The shift from personal training and fitness to medical exercise requires and shift in perspective and mindset. Go to www.MedicalExerciseSpecialistPodcast.com to subscribe and receive future podcasts.

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8 MET Communication Guidelines


Medical Exercise Specialists now must communicate with physicians, therapists, and insurance carriers. There are 8 MET communication guidelines every MedXPRO must follow. These MET communication guidelines include:


  1. Communicate accurately and timely
  2. Summarize the client in the first paragraph
  3. Give the reader a clear and concise view
  4. Communication is a courtesy
  5. Use appropriate terminology
  6. Allows you to highlight your skills
  7. Communication is a prime marketing tactic
  8. Written communication is the standard


With insurance reimbursement looming for MET services, effective communication is a must. The MET Documentation & Communication workshop will review and explain MET communication guidelines and systems. MET DOC-COM begins Saturday, February 4th at 10am ET. Register now at www.METDOCCOM.com.

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