Kevin McHugh, the COO of The Atlantic Club, has been appointed to the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) board of directors. He will serve a three-year term starting in January 2021.
“We are honored to have Kevin serve on our board of directors,” said Robert D. Boone, FACHE, FMFA, the president and CEO of MFA, in a statement. “The MFA board is comprised of a dedicated group of medical fitness professionals. Kevin has been an integral part of the MFA membership for the past eight years. He has served on the board of trustees for the Medical Fitness Foundation, he serves as the MFA NJ state captain, served as director of MFA Marketing Task Force, and has been an active member of the association as a conference host and presenter. We are excited to have Kevin’s expertise and energy on our board of directors.”
The MFA is a non-profit organization formed in 1991, “to assist medically integrated health and fitness centers achieve their full potential,” according to the organization.
Clubs may be certified by the MFA — a process The Atlantic Club underwent a few years ago.
“The MFA certification is an assessment and evaluation — 209 points of excellence — that looks at every single aspect of your business,” said McHugh, in a statement to Club Solutions Magazine about the process. “It is so comprehensive and makes sure everything you do is safe for the member, safe for the patient, and safe for a doctor to refer people to see you.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the lack of understanding among the general public, media and policymakers of the important role gyms play in the overall health of their communities. As a result, clubs are now further convicted in pursuing medical fitness integrations and opportunities.
McHugh has been with The Atlantic Club for 27 years.