Linking Exercise & Healthcare
MedHealthFit is not just a certification company — it’s a visionary wellness company that looks at the profession of health promotion through interaction of research, data collection and outcomes. This wealth of documented health and wellness information is strategically presented in our programs and products.
We also haven't forgotten about the human element. Our main goal is to make the lives of patients better through exercise and wellness, and to give health professionals better tools to make their jobs easier.
When Eric Durak started his career in wellness he wanted to put his talents and many passions to work linking wellness with the health care community. With his foundation in kinesiology, public health and medical research, he decided that comprehensive education programs were his contribution to the profession. His work in health, safety and preventive medicine have all been incorporated into the latest versions of the MedhealthFit certification programs.
Now, after more than 25 years in healthcare, research, wellness, and continuing education, Eric is still testing the limits of the wellness industry by forming new partnerships and alliances and has developed the next generation of exercise-health and wellness education tools.
Gerri French has been a clinical nutritionist, educator and cooking instructor for the past 30 years. She currently works at Sansum Medical Clinic and is the nutrition instructor for the culinary arts program at Santa Barbara City College. Gerri is the former food and nutrition editor of Diabetes Health magazine. She specializes in translating the latest scientific information into practical information. Her passion is talking to people about purchasing and preparing local and organic foods.
Gerri serves as nutrition contributor to MedhealthFit, and advisor on all things nutritious.
Many thanks to our illustrious board of advisors, who have shared their knowledge, wisdom and insight over the years and by doing so have helped guide our course. They represent some of the top minds in the fields of healthcare, wellness and the health industry. We are pleased to have them on board. They include:
Julie Taguchi, MD
Julie is a Medical Oncologist and author of Sex, Lies, and Menopause and The Wiley Protocol, Santa Barbara, CA.
Roger Jahnke, OMD
Roger is one of the earliest Oriental Medical Doctors in the U.S. and author of The Healer Within and T’ai Chi Lite certification program, Santa Barbara, CA.
Ernie is the Director of Finished Products at Novahue Pharmaceuticals and co-founder of the Silver Sneakers Wellness Program in Scottsdale, AZ.
Trygve is Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Knowledge Officer for Retained Earnings Company and Success Rules Education, Inc., Goleta, CA
Loren is the former Chairman and CEO of Health Fitness Corporation and Lumena, SSL. Loren serves as a board member of EQ2 sustainability measurement company, and recent CEO of Davincian Health Care Services, Melbourne, FL
Julie Taguchi, MD I Roger Jahnke, OMD I Ernie Zaik I Trygve Duryea I Loren Brink
We are proud to have the following partners to round out our health offerings:
The Medical Fitness Network is our premier partner. MFN is developing the largest national network of fitness and clinical exercise providers in the US. They are working with some of the biggest corporate sponsors we have seen. Check out their web site at www.medicalfitnessnetwork.org, and become a part of their organization. Our products listed on the MFN network are discounted - and we will match that discount for those who join MFN. Call us for more details.
Step One Health - An innovative health company that offers personalized physician-designed wellness programs including laboratory assessments, electronic reminders, and the best in evidence-based medical advice — all at your fingertips. www.steponehealth.com
Gym in a Bag - Using revolutionary "grip free" technology, the gym in a bag allows users with any condition to safely use progressive resistance training. It is one of the biggest advancements in medically-based exercise in a generation. www.gyminabag.net