The Atlantic Club announced it has been awarded its Medical Fitness Facility Certification by the Medical Fitness Association (MFA), the country’s leading organization dedicated solely to medically integrated wellness and fitness facilities.
This certification for both the Manasquan and Red Bank locations, represents a tremendous commitment to offer the highest standards of professional expertise, quality programing, safety and operational excellence available in the fitness industry. The Atlantic Club’s mission is to support its members and guests in developing and maintaining healthy lifestyles that minimizes the risk of illness and disease and promote overall wellness.
“The Atlantic Club in Manasquan is proud to be the largest certification of any fitness facility in the medical fitness industry,” said Kevin McHugh, the president and COO of the Atlantic Club in a statement. “It required over 600 staff members to be personally involved over the past six months in all aspects of the certification. It was not only an excellent team building process but also provided a much stronger foundation for the future of our business.”
The Medical Fitness Association’s Facility Certification is the first and only certification offered specifically to facilities in the medical fitness industry — an industry that serves over four million members worldwide.
“This is a monumental achievement by the Atlantic Club; it demonstrates the possibilities and opportunities commercial and medical fitness facilities can attain when following the Medical Fitness Association’s standards and guidelines to develop a best-in-class fitness experience for all members in our communities,” said Jeff Jeran, the chairman of the board for MFA in a statement.
Based on the association’s internationally recognized standards and guidelines for medical fitness facilities, the certification process involves an in-depth, on-site review of a facility’s adherence to a set of prescribed standards and guidelines. The certification process is an integral part of ensuring facilities provide a high level of quality and safety in the programs and services they deliver for them to become fully integrated into the local continuum of healthcare. The Medical Fitness Association Facility Certification is recognized as a mark of excellence in the health and wellness industry.
“As the incidence of chronic disease continues to rise, The Atlantic Clubs provide their communities with a high standard of medical fitness programming in a safe environment,” said David Flench, the president and CEO of the MFA in a statement. “The Atlantic Clubs have proven once again, as MFA-certified clubs, their ability to deliver an extraordinary level of care. Furthermore, The Atlantic Club’s Leadership as well as the entire Atlantic Club team are a fantastic example of a commercial facility that has fully embraced the MFA standards and guidelines and the medical fitness model in their operations, which has resulted in significant market differentiation and overall success for their facilities.”
The Atlantic Club successfully completed The Medical Fitness Facilities Certification with 100% score in each of its facilities following an intensive two-day site visit by two independent medical fitness certified examiners. It now joins 44 other certified fitness centers throughout the entire industry.