The Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Workshop is Coming!!


Elevate Your Career with the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist (AMES) Workshop

Join us for an immersive 2.5-day workshop designed exclusively for experienced medical exercise/fitness professionals eager to elevate their expertise. The Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist (AMES) Workshop is your gateway to mastering the art of managing chronic medical conditions through precise exercise programs. The AMES Workshop is the hands-on segment that compliments the Advanced Medical Exercise Specialist Training Series


Why AMES Workshop?

As the demand for medical exercise training surges, the need for highly skilled professionals is more critical than ever. The AMES workshop is meticulously crafted to advance your capabilities, offering deep insights and hands-on experience in assessing and applying exercise techniques tailored to chronic conditions. This workshop sets the stage for you to become a leader in the medical exercise field, ready to meet the challenges of...

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Medical Exercise Training Includes Connective Tissue - MET 101 Tip 8


This is "MET 101 Ebook Tip 8," Dr. Mike delves into the critical role of strength training within the broader context of medical exercise training (MET). This post highlights the key points discussed in the video, offering valuable insights for both fitness professionals and individuals interested in enhancing their wellness through exercise.

Key Points from MET 101 Tip 8:

Integration of Strength Training: Dr. Mike emphasizes that strength training, while vital, is just one component of MET. It should be integrated with other functional components like proprioception, power, stability, and endurance for a holistic approach.

Clinical Anatomy and Pathology: The understanding clinical anatomy and pathology in developing conditioning programs for clients with medical conditions IS CRITICAL. Dr. Mike outlines the three levels of anatomy, stressing the application of pathology to basic gross anatomy.

Personal Anecdotes: The video includes personal stories, such as Dr. Mike's friendship...

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Medical Exercise Client........What Types of Conditions Will I Train??


Navigating the World of Medical Exercise Training: MET 101 - Tip 4

In the fourth tip of the MET 101 series, fitness professionals are guided through the diverse landscape of client types they may encounter in their practice, emphasizing the critical role of comprehensive assessments and the importance of experience in medical settings.


Key Insights from MET 101 - Tip 4:

  • Diverse Clientele: Fitness professionals may work with clients having a range of conditions, from neurological disorders like strokes, MS, and Parkinson's to cardiovascular issues and musculoskeletal disorders.
  • The Importance of Observation: Gaining experience through observation hours in sports medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic settings, or rehab facilities is crucial.
  • Comprehensive MET Assessments: Before initiating any exercise program, conducting a thorough medical history interview and assessment is vital. This includes evaluating strength, function, flexibility, endurance, stability,...
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Medical Exercise Training is All About Function - MET 101 Ebook Tip 3


In the third installment of the MET 101 ebook series, Dr. Mike brings to light an essential aspect of Medical Exercise Training (MET) - its focus on function. This video is a crucial watch for professionals in the medical exercise field, offering deep insights into the evolving landscape of healthcare and the role of MET in enhancing functional recovery.

Understanding the Focus on Function in MET

Addressing Residual Functional Deficits: With insurance carriers reducing the number of physical therapy sessions, many clients are discharged before reaching optimal functional levels. MET steps in to manage these residual functional deficits.

The Function Wheel: Dr. Mike introduces the 'function wheel,' which encompasses nine key components of function, including range of motion, flexibility, strength, coordination, power, joint stability, endurance, proprioception, balance, and cognitive capabilities.


Impact of MET on Various Conditions: The video highlights how exercise can...

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Medical Exercise Case Study....Can You Manage This Client?


Case Study Friday

Medical exercise training is managing medical conditions using ONLY exercise. It's not just giving a client with a medical condition(s) an exercise program. As a medical exercise and medical fitness professional are you simply giving the client exercise or are you developing, managing, assessing, and progressing the client based on your assessment? Medical exercise training management is about the client intake, assessment, forms, exercise program, progression, reassessment, documentation, and communication. 


Our case study client is Mrs. Jacobs. She is 79 y.o. and underwent a left hip replacement via anterior approach 4 months ago. She can use a walker independently and climb stairs independently. She has a history of knee arthroscopy, hypertension, high cholesterol, and congestive heart failure. She becomes SOB after 20 minutes of standing due to fatigue. She has follow-up appointments with an orthopedist in 10 days and her cardiologist at the...

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Medical Exercise Specialist Podcast Spotlight - Abby Dixson, MES


Good morning MedXPROs!! Check out our new podcast episode as we spotlight Abby Dixson, MES of Laurel, MD. Abby attended the first MES workshop in 1994. Since then, she has built a strong practice with referrals from physical therapists and physicians. Subscribe to our podcast at

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Medical Exercise Specialist Workshop...Top 10 Reasons You Should Attend!!


The Medical Exercise Training Institute is excited to invite you to our 2-Day Medical Exercise Specialist On-Site Workshop in Houston on October 21st and 22nd. With 29 years of experience in this unique field, we are the original and most comprehensive training program dedicated to “Bridging the Gap Between Healthcare and Fitness”. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should attend:


1**Practical Application:** This isn't just reading a book and taking a test. We provide hands-on training, ensuring you understand how to apply medical exercise techniques safely and effectively. 


2**Experience and Reach:** The Medical Exercise Training Institute (METI) has been training professionals for nearly three decades, spanning six continents. 


3**Exercise is Medicine...but:** Learn how to properly apply exercise protocols and techniques for specific medical conditions, enhancing safety and functionality for your clients. 



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MedXPRO Network is BACK and BETTER!!


Hello Medical Exercise Specialists!! The MedXPRO Network (MXP)  is back and better!! We have upgraded the MXP platform, enhanced the online community and added more content to help you grow your MET skills and business. The MedXPRO Network is the only online community specifically to assist you in building your practice. 

We have a number of professional resources, an online forum, training videos and downloadable manuals you won't find anywhere else. Here's a partial list of the MedXPRO Resources.


We are offering our inaugural pricing thru September 9th for all METI MESs, PRCSs, MEPDs and MES-As. Go to to get registered or for more details. 

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Medical Exercise Specialist Workshop is Back and Coming to Houston!!


Elevate Your Career with the Ultimate Medical Exercise Specialist Workshop! The Medical Exercise Training Institute (METI) invites you to join our exclusive Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) Onsite Workshop on October 21 & 22, 2023, hosted at Medical Fitness Pros in Katy, TX.


Why is this the workshop you can't afford to miss? It's the definitive course for "Bridging the Gap Between Health Care and Fitness," designed for professionals who are serious about making a difference. This isn't just another certification; it's the "Real MES" program.


Over two intensive days, you'll gain hands-on experience in applying exercise protocols to manage a range of medical conditions. This workshop is tailored for personal trainers, kinesiologists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, and any fitness professionals committed to elevating their practice by working with clients who have medical conditions.


Don't miss your chance to be among the select group of only 12...

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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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