An Entire Team Teeming with Qualifications
“This is not a job, this is not just a business. This is my passion; my opportunity to reach out and help everyone in my community live their best lives by showing them how to conquer chronic, debilitating pain, obesity, and limitations. MFP is the conduit through which everyone can realize their health goals.”
Jason is the founder and CEO of Medical Fitness Pros. After he earned a Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology from the University of Texas, he went on the obtain a myriad of other fitness credentials from such prestigious institutions as Coopers Institute of Aerobic Research, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Health, Fitness, and Rehab Professionals, Medical Exercise Specialist, and the Titleist Performance Institute.
Jason is a Board Member of the Katy Chamber of Commerce and is actively involved in the Student Health Advisory Council.
In 2008 Jason started Medical Fitness Pros inside Hope Rehab Katy, a physical therapy clinic. Irritated with the way normal gyms treated clients with injuries or medical conditions, his vision was to establish a one-of-a-kind facility where people would be properly guided on safe, results-oriented exercise and fitness programs. As the ONLY Doctor recommended facility of its kind, clients routinely drive to us from as far away as Kingwood, Galveston, and Austin.
The trajectory of Jason’s career has it’s roots in watching sadly as his dad suffered with chronic pain that largely affected his quality of life. Jason is a prankster; he loves to surprise people with gags and delight people with random acts of kindness and giving. He is a devoted husband to Jessica and proud dad of 5 year old Isaiah and 4 month old Siena.
“Since as far back as I can remember, I’ve wanted to help as many people as I can overcome their challenges and become strong, fit, and healthy. Early on in my career, I kept noticing that so many personal trainers were getting lackluster results for their clients. I vowed to be different.”
Graham has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. Every single training Graham does with clients, whether it’s personal one-on-one sessions or it’s small group sessions, has a specific purpose and a net result that Graham is intent they achieve. He is passionate about wanting every moment you spend in his care to be a worthwhile moment and important to your ultimate goals. There is nothing random about the way Graham plans each of his sessions; there’s a reason behind why he instructs you to do certain exercises in a certain sequence for instance.
Along with being certified as a Medical Exercise Specialist, Graham is also carries certifications from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). This is an evidence based, program designed to dramatically increase player performance through a deep understanding of the body mechanics during the golf swing. The concept is called the Body-Swing Connection™. 15 of the last 18 major golf championships were won by players who were advised by a TPI Certified Expert. Graham Knight heads up the MFP golf program, and also specializes in post-rehab injury recovery.
Though he admits that the birth of his daughter in 2011 has led to less and less time spent on the greens, Graham is always happy to accept the challenge of his clients to play a “round of 18” together. Loser pays the round 🙂
“My great passion is helping people who are suffering traumatic injuries and chronic pain. For me, there’s no better feeling than relieving people of their aches and stiffness and making them a thing of the past.”
Armed with a degree in Behavioral Psychology from Houston Baptist University in 1993, Beth began her career working with children who had both behavior and muscle tone issues – a program called “Birth to Three”. She also attended MD Anderson and studied Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy specifically to provide benefit to women recovering from breast cancer.
In 1997, after a serious car accident and painful recovery, Beth embarked on a new vertical -to get licensed and certified in Myofascial Release, Migraines, TMJ, and Whiplash Massage techniques for curative purposes. To this day, she still gets surprised at just how many chronic pain sufferers – whether from injury or from illness – are in the dark about the incredible benefits of proper Massage Therapy. “So many people come to me initially thinking massage therapy is some sort of temporary, semi-relief of their symptoms. It’s gratifying to me, at a deep level, that nearly all of them end up telling me how much better, lighter, more energized they feel on a long term basis and how massage therapy has become an important component to their exercise and fitness regime.”
Beth joined the MFP team as a Licensed and Registered Massage Therapist, trained in all forms of massage therapy (click here to find out more) She is now working on obtaining her certifications as a Medical Exercise Specialist. She is particularly focused on integrating into MFP’s specialized program that helps people who have suffered from a stroke.
“I was prescribed physiotherapy and ended up finding my vocation. I’m a dedicated guy, so it was a natural fit to work with sports athletes who were on a fitness journey to competitive greatness as well as people of all ages recovering from injury.”
Whether the mandate is to work with an athlete to make him or her the best they can be, or whether it’s to help an athlete recover from an injury quickly, safely, and with more strength – Michael is the Mozart of composing phenomenally effective sports fitness programs. His clients rave about his approach, his techniques, and his god-given insight to knowing exactly what each and everyone needs to reach their peak.
Among his clients are professional athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, Katy 7-on-7, Little League baseball, and girls’ volleyball and soccer athletes. This variety means he is well-rounded in all facets of performance enhancement and sports injury prevention. Added to this sports expertise is Michael’s certification as a Medical Fitness Professional, where he is a stickler on proper movement and the methods required to manage injuries and medical conditions. What makes Michael truly special is his ability to be effective working with senior men & women with medical conditions as well as sports enthusiasts who are in their prime. His clients seriously love him!
Michael was born and raised in Houston and has been living in Katy, TX since 2010. He spends his spare time traveling with his family as well as writing and producing music.
“After giving birth to 2 children, it took me a while before I embarked on the journey to get fit at MFP. It was a struggle full of hurdles and reaching deep within myself to make it happen. As I began breaking through my barriers, seeing amazing results, and feeling the significant difference in my health and self-esteem, I knew this is what I wanted to do with my forever.”
Brooklyn’s entire career path has been all about making a difference in peoples’ lives. She began as a middle School Math Teacher, loving the ability to empower kids through education. Brooklyn’s success as a teacher is due to her ability to get creative and engaging with the subject matter. Brooklyn is someone who always goes above and beyond. Brooklyn is proud to be a certified Medical Exercise Specialist. Her gentle, nurturing nature attracts a wide variety
Brooklyn grew up in Katy and traveled for 6 years as the wife of a Navy Officer. In her spare time she enjoys doing fun activities with her young children and husband.
“I love the clients at MFP! It always makes my day to interact with everyone and make sure they are taken care of. It’s my top priority to make sure everyone feels at home, comfortable, and pampered whenever they come in for their fitness sessions.”
Lisa is an absolute Client Services Guru! She is warm and caring, with a real gift for brightening up the place with her huge smile. Lisa has many years of experience caring for cancer patients, type 1 diabetics, and dialysis patients along with 13 year career as an R.M.T. Her medical knowledge and extensive experience helping people in distress makes her an important addition to the MFP team.
Lisa is a native Houstonian. She’s a vociferous activist for the humane treatment of animals and devotes many hours as a volunteer caring for Rescue dogs and promoting Adopt don’t Shop. She has a huge social conscious and is very community-oriented.