About CHF
Center for Health & Fitness Reopening

We can't wait to see everyone back in person in the near future!

All members coming to CHF in person will be by appointment only and will be required to fill out a COVID-19 code of conduct. If you would like to fill yours out ahead of time and bring it with you to your appointment, click HERE. You only need to fill this out once. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Verification or Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test Will be Required for Entry to CHF Beginning November 30

To keep our community safe and healthy, beginning Nov. 30 we will be requiring all members and staff to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entry in order to utilize CHF in-person indoors and in CHF's outdoor exercise space.

One-time proof of vaccination can be provided in the form of:

  • Physical immunization card
  • Photo of immunization card
  • Or a digital vaccine card

If you would like your status to be recorded on your file so you do not need to show it each time, we can enter it into our system, however, your explicit consent for this is required. Please note that Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidance still requires individuals to wear masks indoors while at CHF. However, masks are not required in our outdoor group fitness setting.

For those who are not vaccinated, CHF will work with members and employees accordingly and will accept proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The test must be taken within 72 hours of accessing CHF and will be valid for one week.

We’d like to remind everyone of the importance of physical activity, good health, and nutrition in maintaining your overall health and supporting your immune system whether it be inside or outside CHF. We are committed to following all local guidelines in order to keep our doors open to all our members because we believe providing a space for the development of your physical and mental well-being is an essential service.

On January 1, 2022, all memberships classified as on Freeze (inactive) will reactivate, and these members will be charged full dues on January 3rd for the access membership type they had before their membership was placed on hold. 

Please know that we will do our best to accommodate each and every member as they return to CHF and have outlined your options below.

  • To start using the club, anytime on or after January 1, 2022, visit this link to set up your CHF reservation account and book an appointment: Get Moving  
  • If at this time you choose to cancel your membership, simply provide 30-days notice via email, phone, or in-person. Any credits on your account will be issued in a check. The check will be processed within 2 weeks after receiving a notice and mailed to the address on your account unless you provide us with different instructions. 

I invite you to contact Cindy Foster, general manager, at 310-374-3426, ext. 103 with any additional questions.

FAQ About Reopening CHF

When will CHF reopen?
We're excited to announce that CHF is open for Personal Training, Small Group Training, Massage, virtual outdoor and indoor exercise classes, indoor exercise equipment reservation and Pilates. If you are interested in booking a session, please email chfnews@bchd.org or give us a call at 310-374-3426, ext. 147.
Reserve time to work out on the indoor gym floor exercise equipment. Members can register online for one-hour time slots up to 7 days in advance. Learn how to setup your account HERE.
Members will be able to sign-up for classes up to 7 days in advance in the new reservation system.
How can I make an appointment to exercise on the gym floor or participate in a class?
We will be using a new online reservation system for all indoor gym floor exercise equipment appointments and outdoor classes.
What will CHF's hours be?
To allow ample time for cleaning, our new hours will be:
Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Will instructors and members all be required to wear face masks while at CHF, even if they are fully vaccinated?
Per the LA County Department of Public Health everyone is required to wear a face mask indoors. Learn more here.
What programs will be offered in person?
  • Personal Training
  • Small Group Training
  • Massage
  • Private Pilates
  • Indoor Workout Equipment Reservations 
  • Outdoor Group Exercise Classes 
  • Indoor Classes 
What capacity will CHF be limited to?
  • Gym Capacity Limits: There will be no capacity limits in the main gym area
  • Class Capacity Limits: Will remain in place and posted in the MindBody reservation system
  • Distancing: 6 ft. distancing will be implemented in classrooms
  • Reservation System: Members will continue to be required to make appointments with 2 hour workout limits through the MindBody scheduling system until further notice
Do you have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend CHF in person?
No, however face masks are a requirement.
Where do I enter CHF?
You will check-in on the first floor by the elevators in front of the cafe. You must have an appointment to enter. To protect the safety of residents at Silverado, members are not allowed to enter or exit via the front sliding doors. There will be arrows directing you.
Where do I exit CHF?
You will exit using the elevators in the CHF hallway by the manager offices, left of the front desk. You must then exit on the first floor by the cafe. To protect the safety of residents at Silverado, members are not allowed to enter or exit via the front sliding doors. There will be arrows directing you.
What is the new membership and drop-in fee structure and what does it include?
Basic Membership
Beginning Saturday May 1, the Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) Basic Membership fee will increase $5 per month and will include:
As an example, if you used to pay $44/month for basic membership, you would now pay $49/month.
  • Auto billing will be reinstated beginning May 2 ONLY if you opt to re-start your membership
  • If you have a credit on your account, it will be applied before billing resumes
Please note that the cost of services is not being increased (Small Group Training, Personal Training, Massage, Private Pilates).
We strive to provide you with great value and hope the new services available to you (outdoor group exercise classes and virtual classes) will enable you to safely stay active in a variety of ways. This new fee structure is also necessary at this time to cover rising operational and staffing costs to ensure unrivaled cleanliness at CHF. Our rates are very competitive, and it’s important to us that we continue providing excellent services.
If you cannot afford this membership, please contact our Membership Services Team, at 310-374-3426, ext. 147. You may qualify for reduced fees.

If you opt to keep your membership frozen and pay per visit, each visit will be $10 beginning May 1. Payment will be taken in-person at the front desk.
Virtual Class Membership will continue to be available for $32/month.
Silver Membership
Those who qualify will still have access to free or reduced rate memberships. Make sure to make an appointment and swipe in each time you visit. Check your eligibility HERE.
Unlimited Membership
Will you be required to sign-up to use CHF in person?
Yes, appointments are required. Before you enter CHF, we will verify your appointment. All members coming to CHF in person will be required to fill out a COVID-19 code of conduct form. If you would like to fill yours out in advance and bring it with you to your appointment, see HERE. You only need to fill this out once. 
Will you still be offering virtual classes and workouts?
Yes! We will continue to offer our virtual exercise classes, Small Group Training and Personal Training. Learn more at www.beachcitiesgym.org/virtualgroupexercise.
What safety measures is CHF taking?
  • Screening before members go inside, including temperature checks, a verbal screening questionnaire, vaccination status and appointment confirmation. Members will also be required to sign a new code of conduct to ensure the safety of all members and staff. Face masks are required and will be available if you need one.
  • Physical distancing stickers have been installed around the facility, along with hand sanitizer stations, gym wipes, and plexi glass between members and staff at check in.
  • Fewer machines will be available to allow for physical distancing. Cardio guards, which offer a divider between workout machines, are in place.
  • CHF will utilize cleaning products that kill the COVID-19 virus. Staff will clean all equipment after each use. In addition, an outside cleaning company will clean every hour CHF is open, as well as before CHF opens and after it closes. Members are also asked to wipe down machines after use.
  • Members will be required to wear a face mask while at CHF and bring their own water and towel.
  • An air purifier is located in the massage room and new filters have been installed in the HVAC system throughout the facility.
  • Restrooms continue to be open
  • CHF staff will arrange for proper PPE disposal for any protective gear worn by employees.
  • We continue to follow the Medical Fitness Association guidelines under our certification as a Medical Fitness Facility as well as the guidelines set by the L.A. County Department of Public Health. We are also under the guidance of Beach Cities Health District Chief Medical Advisor Dr. William Kim.
Does Beach Cities Health District and the Center for Health & Fitness recommend I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I am eligible?
The Beach Cities Health District Medical Advisory Committee strongly recommends residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized by the FDA when it becomes available to them. Getting the vaccine is voluntary, although vaccines are an important public health measure to protect the health of not only yourself, but of your community.