One of the most overlooked personally-rewarding and lucrative opportunities that most fitness professionals miss is collaborating with healthcare practitioners in developing a medical fitness program together.
With the latest trend of including both exercise and nutrition as part of patient consultation and care plans, fitness professionals stand to expand their careers and income by knowing how to approach practitioners and work with them in creating an onsite medical fitness program.
Once the medical physician, physical therapist or chiropractor realizes the “hidden goldmine” they have in both their active and inactive patient files, a fitness professional with the right credentials and proven “formula” can take their skill set to a whole new level.
The “key” to success is understanding the patient population that the healthcare practitioner services in their practice. By providing a systematic approach to implementing and growing a cash-based medical fitness program, the practitioner soon realizes the multiple benefits such an program brings to the practice, including its natural ability to attract new patients to the practice.