About CHF
Certified Medical Fitness Facility

Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness is the Only Certified Medical Fitness Facility in California

To achieve certification from the Medical Fitness Association (MFA), the Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) voluntarily completed a rigorous process to become one of a select group that is establishing a new standard of excellence in healthwellness and chronic disease management.

CHF is now one of 45 certified medical fitness facilities in the United States, and one of just 47 worldwide.

As a Certified Medical Fitness Facility, the Center for Health & Fitness meets criteria set by the Medical Fitness Association in these areas:

Medical Oversight
CHF is overseen by a Medical Advisory Committee comprised of physicians and health care professionals. The committee is led by Beach Cities Health District Chief Medical Advisor, William Kim, MD.

William E. Kim, MD,
Chief Medical Advisor for BCHD
Bruce Jackson, MD,
Brenda Shen, MD,
Family Medicine
John G. Wallace, Jr., MD,
Emergency Medicine

Emergency Response
In conjunction with the Redondo Beach Police Department, CHF has a comprehensive emergency response plan and conducts regular emergency drills around cardiac arrest, stroke, cuts, sprains and other emergencies.

Certified Professional Staff, Medical Exercise Specialists
CHF is the only fitness center in the Beach Cities to offer Medical Exercise Specialists who hold degrees and certifications in health-related disciplines and are trained to work alongside doctors and physical therapists.

Quality Management
CHF’s data outcomes are measured against other MFA certified facilities to ensure its programming is evidence-based and meets medical industry standards.

Health Screening
Processes are in place for CHF’s Medical Exercise Specialists to screen program participants for chronic conditions.

Programs & Services
CHF’s Chief Medical Advisor and Medical Advisory Committee helped develop six clinical fitness programs offered on an ongoing basis:

Safety for Children
CHF has policies, procedures, staff trainings and emergency drills to ensure the safety of children in its Kids Clubhouse.

Facility Operations
CHF is accessible to all members, including people who are disabled or have other specific needs.