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Mission Statement

Mission Statement: To make a difference in the quality of life of every individual, including those who are underserved, by using an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate overall health, enhance the treatment of disease and provide prevention through the promotion of wellness, fitness and nutrition.


The Institute for Exercise Medicine and Prevention is a one of a kind, non-profit program that is located in St. Paul, MN. IEMPHIT complements the treatment of chronic disease entities by improving health, fitness and energy through exercise and proper nutrition. Subsequently, it helps by reversing the trend toward increased morbidity and mortality.

I.EM.PHIT improves the health of children and adults by enhancing the treatment of diseases, including:

  • Asthma & other pulmonary disease
  • Autism spectrum
  • Cardiac disease
  • Chronic fatigue & Chronic pain
  • Diabetes & pre-diabetes
  • Down's Syndrome & metabolic disease
  • Mental health conditions such as depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, anger management, ADD and ADHD
  • Oncology & related illnesses
  • Orthopedic follow-up
  • Overweight & Obesity

The I.EM.PHIT Protocol is an individualized program that emphasizes balanced treatment and personal discipline. The patient experience starts with a thorough intake assessment. A personalized fitness training program is developed with on-going feedback and support. Nutritional counciling and take-home strategies encourage life-changing habits to make them routine.

Parents of I.EM.PHIT kids are encouraged to participate in the program with tools developed especially for families.



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Would you recommend I.EM.PHIT?

by Front D. from Saint Paul, MN (Administrator for this Organization) (2010-08-04 14:59:46.0)
I started volunteering at IEMPHIT in November 2009 when I was unemployed. The staff engaged me right away in their mission to improve the health of children and adults. This is a one-of-a-kind clinic that uses exercise and nutrition to empower people's control of their weight in a clinical setting. I have seen first hand children with chronic conditions improve their physical strength and become an active participant in their food choices within their families. Children with ADD, Autism, Downs Syndrome and ADHD participating in an exercise program become more focused and enjoy the encouragement, support and fun the physiologists provide. I have a strong appreciation for the dedication these professionals give to their clients while trying to grow a new kind of medical clinic. Thankfully, I am very lucky to now be a part-time employee of this program. Janet - Receptionist