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MANASQUAN, N.J.—The Atlantic Club is proud to announce that it has earned the medical fitness facility certification from the Medical Fitness Association, a global leader in medical fitness standards. The prestigious certification applies to both The Atlantic Club’s Manasquan and Red Bank locations.
To earn this certification, the Atlantic Club underwent a year of compliance testing and evaluation and a rigorous two-day, 209-point inspection. Under scrutiny were the club’s programming, facility cleanliness and accessibility, emergency response protocols, child care safety standards, staffing credentials and more.
“We want people, especially those with health concerns or physical limitations, to have the utmost confidence and peace of mind when they visit the club,” says Atlantic Club founder and President, Pat Laus. “While The Atlantic Club has always been a leader in medical fitness, we now hold the most prestigious stamp of approval for medical fitness and safety. Every inch of our campuses—from the individual cardio machines to the tennis courts and spa—has been certified.”
McHugh, The Chief Operating Officer of The Atlantic Club says members can trust that programs and fitness classes are in line with the latest medical research and, if requested by a member, the club’s staff will communicate directly and regularly with the member’s physician. Staff are also trained in screening members for health risks and developing smart, safe fitness plans.
Bob Boone, President and CEO of the Medical Fitness Association says that his association’s medical fitness certification is not easily attained. “There are only 52 medically-certified health clubs in the world, and most facilities do not pass the first time around,” he explains. “The Atlantic Club is now in the top 2-3% of clubs in the United States, so members ought to feel comfortable going to their club.”
Staffing, for example, is one area the Medical Fitness Association looks at very closely. A staff member must hold at least a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the program he or she runs, as well as related certifications. “It’s miles above what you’d find at your regular commercial fitness center,” Boone says.
The Atlantic Club must be recertify every three years. Members can learn more about the Medical Fitness Association’s medical fitness certification at medicalfitness.org/certifications/facility-certification.
About The Atlantic Club
The Atlantic Club, Inc., established in 1977, provides a full spectrum of fitness programs and activities for the health, education and recreation needs of its members and the community in New Jersey. With locations in Red Bank and Manasquan, the club offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities and services, including group exercise classes, mind-body programs, personal training, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and racquetball courts, hiking trails, hot tubs, steam rooms, and a café. Children are welcome to participate in a variety of sports programs including the Parisi Speed School, and a variety of summer camps. The Atlantic Club has been a certified medical fitness facility since 2013. For more information, visit theatlanticclub.com.
About The Medical Fitness Association
The Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1991 to assist medically integrated health and fitness centers achieve their full potential. The Association is a professional membership organization whose mission is to ascertain and respond to the needs of medically integrated centers throughout the world. As a resource to the medical fitness industry, Medical Fitness Association is 100% focused on medical fitness, and is the first association to have focused on hospital fitness and wellness. Medical fitness is our #1 mission—and our ONLY mission. Learn more at medicalfitness.org.