The Medical Fitness Association recognized the ETMC Tyler Olympic Center's Forward Motion program with a third place program innovation award during their annual awards ceremony and conference in New Orleans.
"We are very pleased to receive this honor from the Medical Fitness Association," said Jeramie Hinojosa, ETMC Olympic Center director. "It's very rewarding to be recognized by your peers in the fitness industry."
Forward Motion is a unique exercise program specifically designed to address the needs of patients recently discharged from outpatient rehabilitation and ETMC Olympic Center membership candidates who are not ready to begin an independent exercise program. Forward Motion provides a safe exercise program while introducing participants to the fitness environment in a non-intimidating manner. All participants are guided through an individualized exercise program that incorporates health and fitness goals and addresses fitness deficiencies in strength, endurance or flexibility. The ultimate goal of Forward Motion is to help participants assume responsibility for their own exercise program while under the guidance of a qualified fitness expert.
The MFA is a professional membership association and is the only organization dedicated to the medical fitness difference and integrated care as the prescription for better health.
The ETMC Olympic Centers are medically-supervised fitness and health enhancement facilities serving Tyler and the East Texas community. "We believe exercise is medicine and that it should be an important part of everyone's healthcare plan," added Hinojosa. "Our programs and services are delivered by a staff of credentialed and/or certified specialists in health, fitness and rehabilitation. Our staff will assist you with your fitness program, answer questions and help you make a healthy change in your life."
ETMC has Olympic Centers in Tyler, Chandler, Lake Palestine, Jacksonville, Hide-Away-Lake, Mineola, Rusk, Cedar Creek Lake, Canton, Sulphur Springs and Pittsburg.
For more information on memberships call 903-535-6961 or visit www.etmc.org/fitness