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 health, wellness 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:
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,
|John G. Wallace, Jr., MD,
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.
CHF’s data outcomes are measured against other MFA certified facilities to ensure its programming is evidence-based and meets medical industry standards.
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:
- Pre-habilitation for knee and hip replacement surgeries
- Medical exercise training for diabetes and hypertension
- Medical exercise training for low back pain
- Medical exercise training for women’s fitness
- Medical exercise training for arthritis and total joint replacement
- Cardiac Exercise Program
Safety for Children
CHF has policies, procedures, staff trainings and emergency drills to ensure the safety of children in its Kids Clubhouse.
CHF is accessible to all members, including people who are disabled or have other specific needs.