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Building the Club of the Future

Leap Fitness, a Massachusetts-based IHRSA member club group, has partnered with Boston Sports Medicine.

According to WickedLocal, a Massachusetts news outlet, Leap CEO Bobby Verdun and Boston Sports Medicine Director Michael Velsmid are collaborating on creating a full-service club that marries fitness with medicine.

 The article quotes Michael Velsmid, “This partnership with Leap is exceptional because now we can follow our patients from start to finish. We can see the results and the fruits of our team’s labor to make people well. You don’t get to do that a lot in medicine. We see the before, not always the after."

The article goes on to say that "the partnership will serve Leap members and non-members alike. Most health insurance providers cover the cost of physical therapy and subsidize a health-club membership as well. With both offerings available at Leap, patients and members can leverage both services in a single location."

Read the full article on Wicked Local.

IHRSA recently produced two new resources, The Value of the Exercise Prescription, and the Medical Wellness Toolkit, to help IHRSA members engage with medical professionals. And for a deeper dive, IHRSA has developed a Health Promotion & Wellness Track for IHRSA 2015.

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