Physician Referral Exercise Program

You’ve completed therapy…now what?

Now that you’ve completed therapy, it’s likely your therapist has recommended that you continue a regular exercise regimen. Our PREP program is designed to help you maintain the gains you’ve worked so hard to achieve, and to begin the transition to general fitness.

Why the Michigan Athletic Club?

The MAC is one of a very few facilities of its kind in the United States. As the only hospital-based club in mid-Michigan, the MAC offers the advantage of the latest medical knowledge in developing exercise programs for those with special medical needs. Our fitness instructors, personal trainers and pilates instructors are certified and degreed, and we offer a wide range of equipment and programs to accommodate a variety of health concerns.

How to enroll

Please bring your release form, complete by your physician or therapist, to our Concierge. You should also bring your awareness form. This contains information outlining your treatment status and makes recommendations for your MAC exercise program. You can download the necessary forms here

Once our team has received your forms, we will contact you to set up an initial health risk analysis, which will provide our personal trainers with a baseline for your program and progression. After the evaluation is completed, two appointments will be scheduled to familiarize you with the equipment and your exercise routine. We’ll also provide you with an Exercise Program Card containing your personal exercise program for easy reference during your remaining sessions.





Ready for more?

Membership at the MAC will be made available at an exclusive price once you’ve complete your PREP program. See our Member Services office for details, or call (517) 364-8813. You can also download copies of our PREP Brochure and PREP Prescription Pad.

Our medically-based exercise programs are also available for oncology patients, weight management, diabetes patients and prenatal. We offer water therapy classes for arthritis, fibromyalgia and MS patients, and Yoga and wellness coaching are also available.

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