Medically-Assisted Gym (MAG)

HARTZ PT’s Medically-Assisted Gym (MAG) is a unique monthly fitness program which identifies and addresses strengths and weaknesses of each member to develop a customized plan that is monitored and progressed by a qualified professional in a welcoming small-gym environment.   This program is excellent for patients who have been discharged from PT but need additional supervision before returning to a traditional gym setting.  However, often times our patients end up preferring our structure and remain with us instead of going back to their local gym.  The MAG program is available at our Lancaster-West location.

WHY go to the MAG?

  • FREE Initial Evaluation: is performed by a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy to identify any areas of concern, individual strengths and weaknesses and is billable to insurance.
  • Supervision is provided by an exercise physiologist who will help achieve your goals with minimal risk of additional injury.
  • Goal-oriented Structure:  you will receive a fitness evaluation every 8 weeks to keep you on track
  • Customization:  You will get an exercise plan that is customized for your needs and goals
  • Scheduled Time: Your work-out will be scheduled at a convenient time for your schedule which also provides accountability.
  • No Contract Memberships:  We offer a month-to-month membership fee with no long-term contract or initiation fees
  • Space:  Unlike big commercial gyms, we offer an intimate, welcoming environment with an encouraging atmosphere to help members feel comfortable and progress at their own pace


Our MAG Director and Exercise Physiologist, Aaron Brustad is always on-site and available to assist you with your fitness goals. His expert advice and guidance is included in your monthly MAG membership.

If you have questions please email Aaron at or call 717-735-8880.



MAG Hours – Lancaster-West:

Monday:        7am-11:30am and 12pm-7:00pm

Tuesday:       7am-11:30am and 3pm-6:30pm

Wednesday:  7am-12:30pm

Thursday:      7am-11:30am and 3pm-6:30pm

Friday:           7am-2pm

More questions? Email our M.A.G. Director, Aaron Brustad at or call 717-735-8880 and ask for Aaron

Listen to a first-hand account about the difference the Medically Adapted Gym has made


For the past several years, we have had a wonderful experience in the Medically-Adapted Gym at HARTZ Physical Therapy. In a uniquely small group setting, we are given exercises that meet our specific needs and abilities. Our scheduled time keeps us faithfully disciplined in attending three times every week, with an added bonus of an atmosphere of camaraderie with others and a professional team of coaches. While committing to an exercise program can be personally challenging, striving to be fit has never been easier than it is with the MAG.

Ron and Colleen, MAG Clients

I came to Hartz Physical Therapy suffering from lower back pain and balance problems. Dan was very skilled in muscle therapy and balance exercises to gradually strengthen my back muscles and restore my balance to prevent falling. I was then able to transition into the MAG (Medically Adaptive Gym) program at Hartz. At MAG Aaron created an individual exercise program for me to maintain and increase my muscle strength and keep improving my balance. The tools I received during physical therapy and the MAG program at Hartz have greatly improved my quality of life. They are THE BEST!

Barb H, Lancaster-West patient and MAG client