We can't wait to see everyone back in person in the near future!
As of March 30, Los Angeles County has met the threshold for the less restrictive orange tier in the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
A revised Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will go into effect on Monday, April 5 at 12:01 a.m. to reflect newly permitted activities and assuming County case numbers do not increase, the health officer order will state "Gyms, Fitness Centers, Yoga and Dance Studios can open indoors at 25% capacity with masking requirement for all indoor activities."
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.
FAQ About Reopening CHF
When will CHF reopen?
We're excited to announce that CHF is open for Personal Training, Small Group Training, Massage and Private Pilates. If you are interested in booking a session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 310-374-3426, ext. 147.
Reopening Monday, April 19: Indoor Workout Equipment Reservations
Beginning April 19, you'll be able to 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. If you were a member in March 2020, you will be able to utilize this service at no additional cost through April 30.
Reopening Saturday May 1:Outdoor Group Exercise Classes
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.
Please set up your free online account to make an appointment
What is the maximum number of people permitted inside CHF?
The Health Officer Order states that CHF will be limited to a 25% capacity for indoor exercise. This means CHF is allowed to have a maximum of 60 people inside its facility, including staff.
What programs will be offered in person?
Small Group Training
Indoor Workout Equipment Reservations
Outdoor Group Exercise Classes (Beginning May 1)
Indoor Classes (Date TBA)
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?
Beginning Saturday May 1, the Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) Basic Membership fee will increase $5 per month and will include:
Indoor Gym Floor Exercise Equipment Reservations (first come, first served)
Outdoor Group Exercise Classes
Indoor Group Exercise Classes (when available)
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 unfreeze 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
Virtual Class Membership will continue to be available for $32/month.
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.
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?
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.
If you were a member in March 2020, you will be able to utilize this service at no additional cost through April 30.