Medical Exercise Training

The Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) is bridging healthcare and fitness by offering Medical Exercise Training (MET) classes for those with a chronic condition who seek guidance from a medical exercise specialist.

The MET program, created by Mike Jones, DPT is a six-week program focusing on a variety of topics such as diabetes/hypertension, arthritis/joint replacement, low back pain and women's fitness. Each session is two hours consisting of an educational lecture followed by a small group training class led by a medical exercise specialist. This program is designed to be delivered in small group settings and provides participants with the solutions needed to manage these conditions. 

Trainers & Specialists
CHF is a medically based fitness center, and every trainer has a college degree in a health-related discipline, like exercise science and kinesiology with certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, National Academy of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association. CHF also offers Medical Exercise Specialists—the only fitness center in the beach cities to do so—who are trained and educated to work with member’s doctors or physical therapists to ensure the highest quality, effective exercise program.


You’ll receive*:

  • 6 one-hour educational lectures led by a medical exercise specialist.
  • 6 one-hour small group training sessions led by a medical exercise specialist
  • Program booklet with PowerPoint slides, handouts and exercise guidelines
  • Access to 90 + group exercise classes
  • Access to cardio and strength training machines​
  • Lecture from CHF's registered dietitian 

Upcoming 2024 Training Courses: Classes MUST have 3 participants in order for it to run!

MET: Women's Fitness and Skeletal Health
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: $288
Starts: Tuesday, June 18 (excludes 4th of July holiday)
Chris Bentajado, MES, CPT

MET: Low Back Pain
Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $288
Starts: Wednesday, June 19 (excludes the day after 4th of July holiday)
Brian Fuentes, MES, CPT

For more information, call 310-374-3426, press option #7 and dial #8148 or visit the front desk.

Medical Referrals
Have you been diagnosed with a medical condition that may benefit from continued care through exercise?  If exercise is appropriate for your condition, you may want to consider our medical exercise training classes. Regular exercise has proven to be beneficial in preventing and managing a variety of health concerns such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, arthritis and more. After discussing options with your physician, have them complete the referral form and indicate any special precautions, modifications and/or instructions. Next, come into CHF with your referral form to speak with our Member Services Manager about becoming a member at CHF and getting connected with the right programs and services to best meet your needs.