Training
Medical Exercise Training
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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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CHF PERSONAL TRAINERS, THEIR EXPERIENCE AND INTERESTS

Sign-up for Medical Exercise Training and complete the course to receive a $50 Center for Health & Fitness voucher!

For just $37/week 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 

Cost:
$37/week
$222/total cost

When & Where:
Select Fridays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Silver Room

Upcoming 2020 Training Courses:

January 10 – February 14
February 21 – March 27 (POSTPONED)
April 3 – May 8 (POSTPONED)
May 15 - June 19

*Capacity is 12 participants per course. Installment payments available. 

Call 310-374-3426, ext. 147, or visit the front desk to sign-up.

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.