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What’s the difference between an ordinary gym or fitness center and a medical fitness center? Why is a medical fitness center a better fit for some people? Here are some things that you should know about medical fitness centers.


Weight loss is an important goal, but so are other aspects of good health.

The biggest difference between a medical fitness center and another type of gym or fitness facility is that the medical fitness center focuses on overall wellness instead of just fitness. It is possible to be physically fit, or working toward physical fitness, and still experience ill health. The purpose of a medical fitness center is to help clients lose weight or gain muscle, and also to help them manage their health.

Medical fitness centers use science and experience working with clients with medical histories. Clients are overseen by medical professionals as they work toward their fitness goals. These professionals can help ensure that their clients are meeting those goals in a safe and effective manner. Our very own Bounce Back Physical Therapy is an example of a medical fitness facility. With our physical therapist and exercise scientists and coaches, we can help our clients achieve an active and healthy lifestyle.


While anyone can benefit from an evidence-based approach to fitness, medical fitness centers are particularly beneficial to those with pre-existing health conditions, like diabetes or heart disea se. Those recovering from heart attack, stroke, cancer and other medical conditions often go through physical therapy for a stint of time . However, they are then sent home with no particular plan or long term strategy.


Individuals living with these conditions should absolutely work on becoming more fit, but they also have to act with caution. Fad diets or overly ambitious exercise regimens could prove very dangerous for someone living with one of these conditions. Medical oversight ensures that these clients can pursue fitness in a safe manner.

A medical fitness center is also ideal for clients who have never before seriously participated in a fitness regimen. Inexperienced clients may be in danger of trying to do too much or too fast or falling victim to unsafe fads and trends. Medical oversight mixed with proper fitness training can help these clients take their first steps toward an active lifestyle.


Lifestyle factors, like proper diet, can contribute to overall fitness.

A vital component of our medical fitness center is our focus on lifestyle factors as well as exercise. At Bounce Back medical fitness center, our clients receive input on lifestyle changes beyond just exercising. Dietary changes, stress relief methods, and preventatives and alternatives such as supplementation are all important focus points at Bounce Back Physical Therapy.

In addition to employing our own medical health professionals, our staff communicates with our client’s primary care physician in order to ensure continuity of care. This means that everyone responsible for the client’s health and well-being will be on the same page.

For more information about the difference between medical fitness centers and other fitness facilities, or to learn more about our fitness center please contact us.