OWINGS MILLS, Md., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) announces the grand openings of eleven Medifast Weight Control Centers in three new markets: Jacksonville, Miami, and Southern Virginia. For more information and to find the nearest Medifast Weight Control Center, log onto http://www.medifastcenters.com or call 1-888-Y-MEDIFAST.
Four Centers opened in Jacksonville, two Centers in Miami, and five Centers in Southern Virginia from February through May 2012. The Southern Virginia Centers are located in Chesapeake, Newport News, Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg.
"Our focus is on opening new Medifast Weight Control Centers in strong markets, and Jacksonville, Miami, and Southern Virginia offer that opportunity. Opening eleven new Centers over the past four months was ambitious, but the three markets are responding positively," said Michael MacDonald, Medifast's Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of the Board.
Medifast Weight Control Centers' trained Counselors help members design a personal program based on their lifestyle. Together, the Counselor and member determine an achievable weight-loss program based on an individual profile assessment and body composition analysis that determines how much recommended weight the member needs to lose.Medifast Weight Control Centers offer the Medifast Program, which has been recommended by over 20,000 doctors since 1980. Medifast Weight Control Centers provide clinically proven weight-loss intervention designed not only to help members take weight off, but learn how to keep it off long term. It's simple, safe, effective, and sustainable. "Medifast Weight Control Centers offer one-on-one, personalized counseling to help individuals create those habits for the long term," said Mary Hicks, Vice President of Medifast's Weight Control Centers. "Medifast Weight Control Centers' entries into the Jacksonville, Miami, and Southern Virginia markets fill a need for a doctor-recommended option for long-term weight loss and maintenance." Medifast Weight Control Centers are located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. MED-G