Lisa Dougherty founded the MedFit Network in 2013. The MFN is both a professional membership organization for fitness, allied healthcare professionals, gyms, studios, integrative wellness studios, and students and a free online resource directory for the community to locate fitness and allied healthcare professionals with a background in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation in working with those with chronic disease, medical conditions, disabilities, etc.

She established the MedFit Education Foundation, a nonprofit 501©(3) to in 2017 to elevate the quality and amount of available education for fitness and allied healthcare via weekly educational webinars and a national traveling conference the MedFit Tours with an annual conference in Irvine, CA.

In 2018 she launched both MedFit TV, a collection of educational videos, webinars, and interviews with inspirational people, leading experts in their related fields, and outstanding professionals for both community and professionals, and MedFit Classroom an online learning platform for fitness professionals.

She also launched the free quarterly publication, MedFit Professional Magazine and MedFit podcast.

Lisa graduated from the University of California, Irvine’s Fitness Instructor Program in 1999, and went on to get her Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise. She has many specialty certifications to work with those with medical conditions, post-surgical/rehab as well as pre-& postpartum fitness, and has been a Medical Fitness Specialist for over 22 years.

Lisa has been recognized as a fitness leader several times including Personal Fitness Professional Magazine and the Huffington Post.  She was acknowledged by the White House as a “Champion of Change” finalist in 2016.

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