The medical fitness market is one of the most important segments of the health/fitness industry. Hospital fitness centers attract many of the populations — older adults, the obese, rehab patients — that for various reasons opt not to frequent commercial fitness centers.

Yet these individuals are the ones most in need of fitness for preventive and rehabilitative care.

This is the first special coverage of medical/hospital fitness center issues.

Obviously, this just scratches the surface, which is why we plan many more such special issues in the future. We hope you enjoy it, and appreciate your feedback.