Medically Necessary Exercise Prescriptions: What You Need to Know


This webinar will provide an in-depth review of medically necessary exercise prescriptions and the alternative ways for clients/members to pay for private personal training services, have the potential to include their personal training as a medical expense on their income tax return, and how you can become a Verified MedFit Care Fitness Professional.

Medical Fitness is the fastest growing segment of the fitness industry and accepting medical prescriptions is a fantastic opportunity for the specialized medical fitness professional, consumers, club owners and leaders in the fitness industry.

This webinar was presented live on August 16, 2022.

Webinar made possible by the MedFit Education Foundation. Please consider supporting our mission by donating to the Foundation.

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Hailing from New Jersey, Brian Prendergast is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, having received his Health Coaching Certification in 2012 from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In addition to the many nutrition and continuing education credits from within the Fitness and Wellness industry, he holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies at Cornell University. Brian is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor (W.I.T.S./NASM) and holds a Level 1 Coach credential from USA Track and Field (USATF). 

Brian is the practice manager for MedFit Care, a telehealth company that offers medically necessary exercise prescriptions for consumers and patients nationwide.

Brian is the Founder and Head Health Coach of High Five Health and Fitness, a full-service health and wellness corporation that focuses on community health and promoting great health within the corporate workspace. He coaches those lucky enough to work with him to Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well, “R” Well and Connect Well. Yes, this is the “High Five” of High Five Health and Fitness.  The mission for High Five Health and Fitness is to “help people live a long and healthy life” by living the “High Five” and getting out of their heads and into their hearts. 

On the Media side, Brian is the Co-Founder of TFC Productions and Co-Creator/Co-Host of The Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone podcast. TFC Productions provides media content and podcast production services to the health and fitness industries and beyond. He is the Co-Host/Co-Producer of the MedFIt Network Podcast and the MedFit Education Foundation Webinar Series. 

In addition, Brian is a competitive Masters Distance Runner, 8x Sub 3 Hour Marathoner and kettlebell enthusiast. He resides in Brick, NJ with his awesome teacher wife Maria and his three sons, Colin, Dylan and Owen.