MANASQUAN & RED BANK, NJ—The Atlantic Club, health and fitness clubs in Manasquan & Red Bank, are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Medical Fitness Association’s Certified Facility of the Year in recognition of its outstanding achievement in meeting the highest standards of MFA certification procedures and guidelines. The Atlantic Club is the first Commercial Medical Fitness Center to be presented with this prestigious award. This esteemed accolade serves as a testament to The Atlantic Club's unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and leadership in the health and wellness industry.

Attending the MFA Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD, on November 1-4, and on hand to receive the award as representatives of The Atlantic Club were Kevin McHugh, president and COO, Grace Janny, senior director of member services, Karen Santini, fitness manager, and Josh Hoogvliet and Jamie Vasta, directors of operations.

Over 20 years ago, The Atlantic Club was one of the first for-profit commercial fitness centers to embrace and incorporate medical fitness into the philosophy, programming, staffing, and operations of the center. Owner Pat Laus and President Kevin McHugh made several facility and operational changes and additions to position The Atlantic Club for MFA Facility Certification and scored a perfect 100 on their most recent MFA Facility Certification examinations in both of their locations. The Atlantic Club also has a dedicated, 13-member Medical Advisory Council and works with multiple healthcare providers in its market to provide medical fitness services and programs to residents of Manasquan, Red Bank, and surrounding communities in New Jersey.

The Atlantic Club has been featured in several professional and news publications for its medical fitness philosophy and programming and is an ambassador for the MFA and the Medical Fitness Industry. Kevin and his team have hosted several fitness leaders from around the country to showcase their medical fitness programs and help them learn about their successful model.

Kevin states, “When you achieve Medical Fitness Association Facility Certification, you not only build a better facility but most importantly strengthen your team who are focused on total excellence in each area of The Atlantic Club. The Medical Fitness Certification Process is truly a team effort!”

About The Atlantic Club

The Atlantic Club, Inc., established in 1977, provides a full spectrum of fitness programs and activities for the health, education, and recreation needs of its members and the community in New Jersey. With locations in Red Bank and Manasquan, the club offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities and services, including group exercise classes, mind-body programs, personal training, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and racquetball courts, hiking trails, hot tubs, steam rooms, and a café. Children are welcome to participate in a variety of sports programs including a variety of summer camps. The Atlantic Club has been a certified medical fitness facility since 2013. For more information, visit

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