March 22, 2021

The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order was updated as California moved into the red tier, stating that "Gyms, Fitness Centers, Yoga and Dance Studios can open indoors at 10% capacity with masking requirement for all indoor activities."

Reopening Thursday, April 1: Personal Training, Small Group Training, Massage & Private Pilates
We're excited to announce that we'll be reopening our Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) for Personal Training, Small Group Training, Massage and Private Pilates on April 1.

If you are interested in booking a session, please email chfnews@bchd.org or give us a call at 310-374-3426, ext. 147.

Virtual Programming
We are also continuing our virtual classes, personal training and small group training programming at this time.

Coming Soon: In person, Drop-in, Membership & Classes
We are working on an in-person equipment reservation system and will be making equipment workout time slots available soon.

NEW HOURS: 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.
COVID-19 Protocols
The health and safety of our members and staff remains our top priority. As we are able to safely allow more participation in person, we will provide updates on the reopening of our other programs. We can't wait to see everyone back in person in the near future!

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.
Reopening FAQ
When will CHF reopen?
We're excited to announce that we'll be reopening CHF for Personal Training, Small Group Training, Massage and Private Pilates on April 1. We are working on a reservation system and will be making equipment workout time slots available soon.

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.

At what capacity will CHF be limited to?
The Health Officer Order states that CHF will be limited to a 10% capacity for indoor exercise. This means CHF is allowed to have a maximum of 24 people inside its facility, including staff.

What programs will be offered in person?
Due to the 10% limited capacity requirements, CHF will be offering Personal Training, Small Group Training, Massage and Private Pilates by appointment beginning April 1. Equipment reservation time slots will become available soon. Group exercise classes will remain virtual at this time.

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.

Will membership auto billing be reinstated?
No, not at this time. Fees will only apply to services (e.g. personal training, small group training, massage, private Pilates) members make reservations for and utilize.

Will you be required to sign-up to use CHF in person?
Yes, appointments are required and before you enter CHF, we will verify your appointment.

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.
Check Out Our Live Virtual Class Schedule!

Monday
8 a.m. Boot Camp with Mark
9 a.m. Easy Goes It with Cheryl
9:30 a.m. Zumba with Nahid
10:00 a.m. Heart-Centered Yoga with Sue*
11:30 a.m. Body Sculpt with Carrie K.
12:30 p.m. Mindfulness with Carrie K.
5 p.m. Hatha Yoga with Petra

Tuesday
7:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga with Carrie B.
8 a.m. Tai Chi with Marc S.
9 a.m. Silver Sneakers Chair Class with Manuela
9:30 a.m. Dance Fitness with Sandie
12 p.m. Simply Stretch with Stephanie
12:30 p.m. Mat Pilates with Cheryl
5 p.m. Slow Flow Yoga with Timilie

Wednesday
8 a.m. Boot Camp with Mark B.
9 a.m. Mobility with Louis
9:30 a.m. Mat Pilates with Manuela
11:30 a.m. Body Sculpt & Floor Work with Carrie K.
12:30 p.m. Aerobics with Debbie T.
5 p.m. Hatha Yoga with Petra
6 p.m. Pilates Power Hour with Manuela

Thursday
8 a.m. Mat Pilates with Bobbie H.
9 a.m. Silver Sneakers Chair Class with Manuela
9:30 a.m. Dance Fitness with Sandie
12 p.m. Simply Stretch with Stephanie
12:30 p.m. Mat Pilates with Cheryl
5 p.m. Slow Flow Yoga with Timilie

Friday
8 a.m. Sculpt with Lois
8:30 a.m. Boot Camp & Stretch with Mark B.
9:30 a.m. Low & Sculpt with Bobbi G.
10:00 a.m. Mat Pilates with Lilly*
11:30 a.m. Body Sculpt with Carrie K.
12:30 p.m. Mindfulness with Carrie K.

Saturday
8 a.m. Circuit with Stephanie

Sunday
9 a.m. Yin Yang Yoga with Carrie B.
For more information, visit beachcitiesgym.org/virtualgroupexercise
FREE Virtual Workshops
No, this is *not​* normal in menopause" - Dispelling Myths About 'The Change' with Dr. Jeff F. Lin
Thursday, April 1,10-10:55 a.m.
 
Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening and Modifiable Risk Factors for Breast Cancer with Dr. Lorena Gonzalez
Friday, April 2, 11-11:55 a.m.

Virtual Robotics in Total Joint Replacement Workshop with Dr. Andrew Wassef 
Friday, April 23, 11-11:55 a.m.
More Opportunities To Stay Active
FREE On Demand
Classes are FREE and available online so that you can work out anytime, anywhere.
Virtual Small Group Training
Bring guided training right into your home! Schedule your session today.
#LiveWellAtHome & Join Our Virtual March Mania Challenge

All registered participants will be entered into an opportunity drawing for a chance to win one monthly CHF membership for live, virtual exercise classes, and a CHF T-shirt that will be sent to your home!