Medical Exercise Success - Day 4


Welcome to Day 4 of "40 Days to Medical Exercie Success". The ability to understand and clearly explain your scope of practice and role as a medical exercise professional to clients, medical professionals and others is of vital importance to building your practice. Simply put be able to clearly explain "who you are, what you do, how you do it and who you do it to". If you cannot do this, then someone else may mistakenly define your role.Someone else explaining your role may negatively impact your practice.

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Medical Exercise Success - Day 3


This is day 3 of "40 Days to Medical Exercise Success". This video reviews establishing "clarity" as you begin building your MET practice. Over the last 25+  years teaching the Medical Exercise Specialist workshop I have coached many students making the transition from personal training to MET. Lack of clarity is one of the major obstacles to building a MET successful practice. This video explores the importance of gaining "clarity" to build your practice.

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Medical Exercise Success - Day 2


Medical Exercise Success....this is the second in our 40 Days to Medical Exercise Success video series. Committing to medical exercise training is a must if you want to build a MET practice. This video will discuss the "commitment".

Making the switch from fitness/personal training to MET is a challenge and requires effort. Fitness has paid your bills for years. You understand the clients, how to market yourself and sell sessions. Now you have to switch gears and market to medical professionals and their patients. It's challenging to say the least.

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Medical Exercise Success - Day 1

Uncategorized Jan 01, 2020


A passion for medical exercise training is essential to building a MET practice. This is the first segment of our series – “40 Days of Medical Exercise Success”.

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Welcome to the 2020's....The Medical Exercise Training Decade


Welcome to the 2020's...the Medical Exercise Training Decade. Changes in Medicare reimbursement will expand the need for medical exercise training. Learn more about METI courses to meet the new challenges by subscribing to our blog at

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Medical Exercise Training Guidelines for Common Conditions - Frequency, Duration, # Sessions


A common question asked by new Medical Exercise Specialists is..."how many sessions should this client need"? Restoring function can be very challenging and may requuire more sessions than the average "fitness" client. In this video we give some guidelines on MET sessions, frequency and duration for common conditions. 

  1. Total Hip Replacement - 2x/week - 6 - 8 weeks
  2. Total Knee Replacment - 3x/week - 8 weeks
  3. Lumbar Disc Herniation - 2x/week - 12 weeks
  4. Rotator Cuff Tear - 2x/week - 6 weeks
  5. ACL Reconstruction - 2-3x/week - 8 weeks
  6. Knee Meniscus Tear - 2x/week - 6 weeks
  7. HTN or DM - 2 - 3x/week - Ongoing


These are general guidelines. Depending on the client's level of involvement and the feedback from the medical professional the frequency, duration and number of MET sessions may change. 

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Medical Exercise Training Client Management System - Pt 2


The need for Medical Exercise Training (MET) is growing and is now being recognized by some medical professionals. The need for MET services will grow over the next two decades. In this segment we will review the MET Client Management System. This was shot in October 2017 as part  of our 30 – 4 – 30 series. Please forgive the reference to the October 2017. The information in this segment is still relevant today and reviews the “initial contact” phase of the MET client management process. We previously discussed the overall concept of the MET Client Management System in an earlier video posted on October 23, 2019. Click here for part 1 of the MET Client Management System series.

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Merry Christmas!!

Uncategorized Dec 25, 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!! 

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30 - 4 - 30 Episode 19

Uncategorized Dec 20, 2019
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Medical Exercise Training Documentation.....The 8 Forms You Must Have!!


Every Medical Exercise Training (MET) session must be documented. The documentation must be maintained in a secure place. There are 8 forms you should have and maintain on each of your clients. These forms are essential for every MET client. These forms include:

  1. Client Intake/Demographic Form
  2. Medical History Form
  3. Medical Release of Information Form
  4. Release of Liability Form
  5. MET Screening Form
  6. MET Progress Report Form
  7. MET Referral/Medical Clearance Form
  8. Training Agreement/Contract

These forms are now available for your MET practice. Customize the MET forms with your practice contact information (name, contact info and logo). Go to to order.

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