Welcome to NOVA Medical Exercise

Who we are

Getting healthy is more than just going to the gym and exercising. At NOVA Medical Exercise, we work with chronic illness and exercise progression by developing tailored programs with proven effectiveness to fulfill the individual needs and goals of our clients.

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Our Philosophy

Hippocrates suggested illness was caused, in part, by a lack of exercise; accordingly, a medical fitness professional designs and implements medically approved exercise programs across the health care continuum to bridge the gap between clinical intervention and conventional fitness programs.

The health care continuum, defined as “an integrated system of care that guides and tracks patients over time through a comprehensive array of health services spanning all levels of intensity of care” has been largely ignored in the United States, as evidenced by the prevalence of preventable chronic disease.

Prescriptive exercise and levels of prevention in medicine can be classified as primary, secondary, or tertiary. Health promotion is an example of primary prevention, in which exercise fosters wellness and prevents the onset of disease. The goal of secondary prevention is to stop the progression of disease prior to becoming symptomatic. Tertiary prevention treats symptomatic disease in an effort to ease further progression.

Even though exercise is an effective primary treatment for over 35 chronic conditions, we have failed to promote activity as a means to prevent and treat chronic disease.

The prevalence of chronic illness

You Are Not Alone

According to the CDC and the World Health Organization, chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are by far the leading cause of mortality in the world, representing 60% of all deaths.

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Statistics About Chronic Illness

In the U.S., adults have decreased their number of steps per day by an estimated 70% since the Industrial Revolution, and time in front of the television has increased by 1% per year for the past 50 years. Consequently, the average adult spends only 1%-5% of each day performing moderate-to-vigorous activity.

Almost 70% of the U.S. adult population is overweight or obese, over 63 million have chronic joint complaints, 50% have at least one chronic disease, and 25% of adults aged less than 65 years have multiple comorbidities.

By 2030, there will be 70 million people aged 65 years and over, and almost 75% will have multiple chronic diseases or conditions. Lastly, 70% of deaths in the U.S. can be attributed to chronic disease, which has an associated annual cost of almost $347 billion (American Public Health Association, 2014). The combined result is an unhealthy and aging population, taxing a strained health care system.

Most fitness “certifications” qualify the holder to work with apparently healthy individuals; however based on the statistics, a health and fitness professional needs to be well-versed with chronic disease management.

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60% of all deaths are attributed to chronic illnesses, by far the leading cause of mortality in the world.

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63 million adults in the U.S. have chronic joint complaints.

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By 2030, there will be over 70 million people aged 65 and over.

By 2030, almost 75% of the 70 million people aged 65 or older will have multiple chronic diseases or conditions.

Why choose NOVA Medical Exercise

What Makes Us Different

Education and experience are what set us apart, and our mission is to use evidence-based research to develop personalized training programs so every client leaves moving and feeling better than when they arrived.

State-of-the-art gym & exercise machines

Our Facility

Our fitness professionals are constantly investing time and resources researching the latest exercise protocols. We provide you with the best possible individualized activity plan and exercise progression.

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  • Cardio Equipment — Elliptical, seated bike, Jacobs Ladder
  • Weight Equipment — Dumbbells, kettle bells, barbells, medicine balls, tubing, strength bands
  • Stability-Agility Equipment — Bosu balls, stability balls, speed ladder, versa disks, balance beams
  • Spaces — Open fitness floor, zebra mats (martial arts), bathroom with shower, hallway with water fountain
  • Miscellaneous — Wrist roller, music, rope and knotted rope, monkey bars, scale, body fat analyzer

Are you a fitness professional looking for employment?

Employment Opportunities

We are continually looking to expand our team of health and fitness experts. Work with us and achieve your maximum potential.

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Careers at NOVA Medical Exercise

For health and fitness professionals, we offer education and training in clinical exercise, assessments, foundational and functional movement, as well as various forms of defensive tactics and self-defense.

You can work with us and make a professional wage without the hassle of sales, accounting, and too much bureaucracy, or you can take your new found knowledge and elevate your own practice.