Lisa Dougherty

Founder Medical Fitness Network

Lisa is passionate about helping others and founded the Medical Fitness Network in 2013. It provides a free national fitness & healthcare referral service to those with chronic disease, medical conditions, those with disabilities or who need pre & postnatal care.

The MFN is a free national online resource directory for people to locate fitness and healthcare professionals who provide services and have a background or education in prevention, treatment & rehabilitation for those with chronic disease, medical conditions, those with disabilities and women’s health including pre & postnatal.

She has been featured in the Huffington Post for this project and was acknowledged by the White House as a Champion of Change finalist for 2016.

Lisa believes exercise is valuable for everyone. Developing a plan for a regular exercise & wellness can be difficult for those with health challenges. She founded the Medical Fitness Education Foundation in 2017 to help educate both the community on the benefits of exercise and fitness professionals how to safely and effectively support those with health challenges, disabilities or who are interested in prenatal fitness. The Foundation provides professional educational webinars, videos and hosts a Medical Fitness Tour across the U.S. to spread this education.

Lisa also has been the owner of Whole Body Fitness since 1999. Lisa offer one-on-one private training and specializes in medical fitness. Medical fitness professionals help make the transition from medical management and/or physical therapy to a regular physical activity program following a surgery, an injury, a medical diagnosis or exacerbation of a pre-existing condition. They are educated and skilled to work with medical conditions/special needs including those with arthritis, diabetes, neuromuscular disorders, heart disease, lung disease, osteoporosis, orthopedic injury, cancer, Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s, MS, and mental disorders.

Lisa has been nominated to “Personal Trainer of the Year” by Personal Fitness Professional Magazine (PFP) in 2015 and 2016.

Lisa is a graduate of the Fitness Instructor Program at University California, Irvine 1999. This program included full university level anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, psychology and many others.

Lisa is both a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach through the American Council on Exercise since 1999.


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