Powell Wellness Center’s director Eric Good and medical program and fitness manager Whitney Propps were honored at the 2022 annual meeting of the Medical Fitness Association (MFA), the non-profit association providing developmental and operational guidance to the specialized medical fitness industry. As a fitness facility with medical oversight, Powell Wellness Center (PWC) supports its members’ efforts to achieve a healthy lifestyle and offers specialized programs that focus on improving health outcomes for those with chronic diseases and multiple risk factors.

Good received the MFA’s Hank Boerner Pioneer Award, an award presented annually to an individual who has significantly advanced the medical fitness industry. He commented, “I am very grateful and appreciative to be awarded the Pioneer Award from the Medical Fitness Association.  Hank Boerner was a visionary and forward thinker. The skills I learned from Hank have helped me move forward in this industry and allowed me to make a difference within Culpeper Wellness Foundation and the communities we serve. I’m grateful to everyone who helped me achieve this honor.”

Good has been director of PWC since 2012 and oversaw its transition from Culpeper Medical Center to the Culpeper Wellness Foundation’s management. Under his leadership, PWC achieved MFA certification in 2017 and was recognized in 2018 as the top facility of the year by the MFA. PWC has continued to earn regular certification by the Medical Fitness Association.

As PWC director, Good works with the center’s Medical Advisory Committee and staff to support the wellness needs of PWC members & the broader community through fitness, health and nutrition programs.

Good’s three decades of professional experience in the fitness industry include serving as director of Augusta Health Lifetime Fitness Center in Fishersville, Virginia. He has been a member of the Medical Fitness Association since 1995, with experience as secretary/treasurer of the MFA Foundation Board of Trustees and chair of the MFA Outcomes Committee. Good’s other professional affiliations include the Southeastern Hospital Health and Fitness Alliance (SEHFA) and the Southeastern Regional Medical Fitness Association (SEMFA), where he is a lifetime board member and past president.

Propps was honored with a Rising Star award recognizing individual achievement and leadership within the medical fitness community. Propps has been with PWC since 2016. As the medical program manager, she oversees FitScripts, a doctor-referred 6-week program of specialized exercise to support improved health outcomes for a variety of medical conditions. She also coordinates therapeutic programs and classes that address common health challenges and informational programs presented at PWC by local medical professionals. Propps led the team effort to achieve successful recertification by the MFA in 2022.

Culpeper Wellness Foundation president Shari Landry said, “We are so proud of Eric and Whitney and the well-deserved recognition they’ve received from the Medical Fitness Association. The expertise and passion that they bring to the programming at Powell Wellness Center is a real benefit to our community and has helped to change the lives of many, many people over the years.”

MFA president David French; PWC director Eric Good; and Kevin Byrket of KOMPAN Inc. Americas, award sponsor

MFA President David French and PWC medical program and fitness manager Whitney Propps

About Powell Wellness Center

Powell Wellness Center is a health and wellness center located in Culpeper, VA, offering an array of health, fitness, and wellness classes and programs. As a certified medical fitness center, PWC is dedicated to helping its members and those in the community it serves to achieve the many benefits of regular exercise, physical activity, and leading a preventive lifestyle.

About the Medical Fitness Association

The Medical Fitness Association is a member-driven, non-profit organization. The MFA’s mission is to foster opportunities for the development and operational success of medically integrated fitness centers. Medical Fitness Association provides industry standards, educational programs, benchmarks, outcome measurements, professional development and networking opportunities for the medical fitness industry.