Medical Exercise Review Board – Purpose:
Section 1: The Board of Cancer Exercise Specialists is a governance board to provide certified Cancer Exercise Professionals with representation; to create a democratic policy-making process for Cancer Exercise services, professional standards in education, qualification, continuing education, scope, ethics, and practice.
Section 2: The Board is an affiliation of, and a pooling of, mutual interests by Cancer Exercise Professionals to:
(a) provide a medium of conference and interchange of ideas, principles, practices, education, and ethics in cancer exercise.
(b) provide a means of testing for cancer exercise training certifications and advanced qualifications.
(c) enforce any actions in revocation of advanced qualification for the regulation of the cancer exercise profession or any major portion thereof.
Section3: The Board in all of its activities will be a bipartisan and non-sectarian body.
Section 4: The Board is an independent subsidiary division of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute (hereafter designated CETI). The Board of Cancer Exercise Specialists is not authorized to take any action that is not allowed by the code for such an organization.
Medical Exercise Review Board Members:
Dr. Dan Mikeska, DHSc, owns NOVA Medical Exercise, a fitness business in Northern Virginia that specializes in training clients who are experiencing, or have experienced, one or more chronic disease. Dan earned his doctorate in Health Science and his master’s degree in Human Movement from A.T. Still University, and has certifications and specializations in Cancer Exercise, Medical Exercise, Corrective Exercise, and Performance Enhancement. Dan started training clients in 1997 because he felt it was time someone offered individualized, evidenced-based, fitness programs, rather than hype or fad, and his mission is to make a healthier society, by improving the quality of life one client at a time. His philosophy centers on the fact that human movement is a complicated and coordinated effort between your muscles, skeleton, and metabolism, and everyone is different. Knowing how each of the systems of the body work, independently and in concert, is essential in the development of an effective fitness training program. Dan has worked with notable organizations such as Life with Cancer and 2Unstoppable, and has taught fitness and wellness classes at Northern Virginia Community College and A.T. Still University to ensure the next generation is well prepared to deal with the growing prevalence of chronic disease. Additionally, he is a continuing education provider for the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America.
Jennifer Christophel has professionally instructed and TAUGHT Pilates, Fitness and Dance for over 20 years. She is the founder and director of The Balanced Body Studio and Wellness Center, located in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland and Cumberland, Maryland. She is Comprehensively Certified and a Nationally PMA Pilates Certified Teacher. She carries Pilates Teaching Certificates from nationally recognized programs of Core Dynamics Pilates, under the tutelage of Michele Larsson, STOTT Pilates, PHI and Pilates for Golf, with accreditations through ISSA as Certified Exercise Therapist authorizing her work in a post-rehabilitative, special populations and sports medicine capacity and through AFPA as a Certified Sports Conditioning Specialist. She is a Master Pilates Teacher Trainer and Professional Presenter for Balanced Body Educators and carries many other group fitness certifications including PiYo, Yoga, Barre, Zumba, LaBlast and TRX as well as being a Certified Herbalist/Wellness Consultant. She is the Senior Pilates Teacher and Pilates Program Director at Restore Motion – Physical Therapy in Rockville, Maryland. Jennifer’s background also includes extensive training teaching experience in ballet and ballroom dancing. She is a NDCA registered Professional Ballroom Teacher and Competitor and is an adjunct professor in the Dance Department of Frostburg State University. Jennifer is a Master Trainer for the Cancer Exercise Training Institute.
Lisa Daugherty – graduated from the University of California, Irvine’s Fitness Instructor Program, and went on to get her Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise. She has many specialty certifications to work with those with medical conditions, post-surgical/rehab as well as pre-& postpartum fitness. Lisa founded the MedFit Network, an online national registry of fitness & allied healthcare professionals who have education and provide services for those with chronic disease, medical conditions, disabilities, and women’s health issues. She established the MedFit Education Foundation in 2017 to facilitate education for professionals to keep up-to-date with the latest information on prevention, treatment and preserving the quality of life for those with medical conditions, chronic disease, etc via, webinars and a national traveling conference. Lisa launched MedFit TV this year, a collection of educational videos, webinars, and interviews with leading experts in their related fields. It is free to the public and MedFit Network professional members and subscriber-based for all other professionals. Lisa has been recognized as a fitness leader several times including Personal Fitness Professional Magazine and the Huffington Post. She was also acknowledged by the White House as a Champion of Change finalist in 2016.