About CHF
Center for Health & Fitness Reopening

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


As of May 4, Los Angeles County has met the threshold for the least restrictive yellow tier in the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

An updated Los Angeles County Health Officer Order to reflect newly permitted activities allowed in the yellow tier, beginning Thursday, May 6 at 12:01 a.m, the health officer order modifications include "The indoor occupancy at gyms and fitness facilities is limited to 50% of indoor occupancy."

We're excited to announce that this means that the Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) is allowed to reopen indoors with some limitations. Of course, the health and safety of our members and staff remains our top priority.  We are also continuing our virtual programming. CHF programming will continue to be guided by the L.A. County Department of Public Health Officer Order Appendix L: "Reopening Protocol for Gyms and Fitness establishments" to keep our community safe and to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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

All members coming to CHF in person will be my 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, see HERE. You only need to fill this out once. 

RE-START YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW!

Please let us know if you would like to re-start your membership in the link below. Auto billing will only be reinstated if you opt to re-start your membership. If you opt to keep your membership frozen and pay per visit, each visit will be $10. Thank you and we can't wait to see you back! RE-START YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW!


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. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Will instructors and members all be required to wear face masks while at CHF, even if they are fully vaccinated?
Yes. Any person at CHF (including those who are vaccinated against COVID-19) will be required to wear a face mask. The Health Officer Order states that face masks are required. Check here for face masks that are approved by the CDC.
 
What is the maximum number of people permitted inside CHF?
The Health Officer Order states that CHF will be limited to a 50% capacity.
 
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 
 
Do you have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend CHF in person?
No, we understand that COVID-19 vaccines are still not readily available to the general public and will not make this a requirement for working out at CHF. Face masks however 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.

Drop-in
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
Due to our limited capacity, the Unlimited Membership is not available at this time.
 
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 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.
  • Trainers will wear a face mask, face shield, gloves and protective gowns will also be available if requested by the client.
  • The massage therapist will wear a face mask, face shield, face gaiter and protective gown.
  • An air purifier is located in the massage room and new filters have been installed in the HVAC system throughout the facility.
  • Showers and lockers will not be available, although restrooms will 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.