Medical Exercise Review Board

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 Cancer Exercise Training Institute

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.

Portia Page – is a faculty member of  Balanced Body® University and a STOTT PILATES®-certified instructor as well as a gold-certified Pilates teacher through Pilates Method Alliance®. She has been in the fitness industry for over 19 years and has served as a teacher, competitor, program director, instructor trainer, and international presenter.  Portia has been part of the Balanced Body® creative team for choreography and program development for the EXO Chair and the Pilates Arc and now for the CoreAlign. She is also part of the faculty for Balanced Body: Pilates on Tour and Balanced Body Barre. In addition, she has helped develop and cultivate several new programs and classes for large fitness centers such as 24 Hour Fitness® and Frog’s Club One. She has developed five Pilates studios for California WOW Xperience fitness clubs in Thailand and South Korea and has trained more than 150 instructors at those clubs alone. Page was also a regional group exercise manager, managing five clubs in Thailand and three in Korea and overseeing nearly 1,000 group exercises per week. She has conducted trainings throughout the United States and abroad for over 10 years and has written the book Pilates Illustrated.

Marian Podoleanu – is the founder of Fitness Professionals Alliance –, a Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Procedos Master Trainer, Fitness Educator, and of course a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist amongst other certifications. For the past 17 years, he has been fortunate to mentor and certify fitness professionals in Romania and the Middle East, and over time, arranged the principles that led to successful training outcomes into their Integrated Functional Fitness (IFF) work-frame, which powers each course Fitness Professionals Alliance holds. It is his goal to educate, inspire and mentor the practice of intentional movement, reeducate people on how to move their body, increase the inner connection, resilience to live better, and more able lives.
Through Fitness Professionals Alliance he aims to instill the Integrated Functional Fitness principles and ensure each professional is empowered to integrate their practice with medical professionals, rehabilitation, nutrition, and other health specialists.
His students aim to support their client to reach their life fitness goals through a functional approach routed in movement variability, habit, recovery, breathing, and stress coaching and of course holistically progress them towards achieving what the client wants and ensure the body receives what it needs at the same time.