COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 Facility Update
Updates Effective September 8, 2020

Choice Health & Fitness is OPEN with

reduced hours and limited facility access.

The GF Park District and Choice Health & Fitness are pleased to offer recreational facilities and programs this fall and winter. When possible, we have made changes to our facility operations and programming that adapt to social distancing. Rest assured that if the ND Department of Health does not recommend the operation of certain recreational facilities or programming, we will close or postpone our facilities/programs or issue refunds/credits. The GF Park District is operating all programs and facilities based upon the recommendations of the ND Department of Health, National Recreation & Parks Association, and the U.S. CDC, and various national sporting associations.

Temporary Hours of Operation
Effective Sept. 8, 2020

Mon – Fri  |  5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday  |  7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday    |  9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Onsite Services
Click the links below for hours and
information about our onsite services
Facility Use Restrictions
  • MEMBER IDENTIFICATION PROCESS
    • All members are required to have their picture on file in our system. A photo ID is required, if your picture is not yet in our system.
    • Youth without a driver’s license or other photo ID must have a parent at check-in, if their photo is not yet in our system.
  • GUEST PASSES
    • Guest passes are available if checking in with a current member who is 18 years of age or older or when attending a program with Choice Health & Fitness personnel.
    • A photo ID is required.
  • YOUTH AGE GUIDELINES
    • Ages 9 – 13: Must be directly supervised by a parent or other person on the family membership age 14 or older, except when participating in a program with Choice Health & Fitness personnel.
    • Age 8 & Younger: Must be directly supervised by a parent; only permitted in the aquatics, basketball, or tennis areas, except when participating in a program with Choice Health & Fitness personnel.
    • Youth will not be permitted to gather for extended periods of time.
  • SAFETY GUIDELINES
    • All participants are expected to adhere to social distancing guidelines and other policies.
    • Due to limited facility use, persons should limit their time in the facility to allow others access.
Membership

(No Changes. Same Information Posted since May 6, 2020)

  • EFT / Auto-Withdrawal Memberships
    • Current EFT memberships will not be billed for the month of April or May.
    • Current EFT memberships will be issued a credit for ½ monthly dues for the period the facility was closed in March. Please allow 30 days for processing.
    • Monthly billing EFT will resume in June.
  • Pre-Paid Memberships & Agreements | Paid in Full memberships that were suspended due to our closing on March 18th, 2020 will be contacted by our membership department to discuss the status of your membership. Please allow up to 7 business days.
  • New & Renewing Memberships | We are accepting new and renewing members. Fees will begin on the date you join.

If you have questions, please contact our membership department at info@choicehf.com or call 701-746-2790 ex. 208.  We will be happy to answer any questions.

Parking & Entry
  • Choice Health & Fitness customers should enter through the main entrance (Door 1).
  • Altru Jerry & Sanny Ryan Center for Prevention and Genetics and Truyu customers should enter through the NW entrance (Door 4) unless the NW parking lot is full.
Towels
  • Full Towel Service has been discontinued.
  • Equipment towels will be available to wipe down equipment.
  • Members are encouraged to bring their own workout towels from home.
Facility Areas Available
Effective September 8, 2020
  • Customer Service, Member Services, & Administrative Services
  • Lobby (Open with Restrictions – See Below)
  • Childcare (Open with Restrictions – See Below)
  • Deli Area (Limited Hours – See Below)
  • Aquatics Area (Open with Restrictions – See Below)
  • Fitness Areas (Cardio, Free Weights, etc.)
  • Basketball Courts (Open with Restrictions – See Below)
  • Racquetball Courts (Open with Restrictions – See Below)
  • Large Group Exercise Room (Open with Restrictions – See Below)
  • Locker Rooms (Open with Restrictions – See Below)
  • Restrooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Track
Lobby

(OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS)

  • Tables and chairs spaced to meet social distancing guidelines
  • No large groups
  • No outside food or beverage
  • Coffee dispenser is closed
Childcare

(OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS)

TEMPORARY CHILDCARE HOURS (Effective Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020)

All Time Slots Are Available By Reservation Only

Monday – Thursday
8:30 am – 10:30 am (by reservation only)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm (by reservation only)
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (by reservation only)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (by reservation only)

Friday
8:30 am – 10:30 am (by reservation only)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm (by reservation only)

Please Note: Toys and surfaces will be cleaned after each 2-hour time block.

Availability

  • Childcare is available to members only and for children age 2 – 8 years old.
  • Children age 6 weeks – under age 2 will be accepted in the future.

Reservations

  • Reservations will be accepted during each 2-hour time block.
  • Due to limited availability reservations can be scheduled up to one day in advance.
  • Reservations will be accepted by calling 746-2791 during childcare hours only.

Covid-19 Safety Policies

  • Participants and staff will be screened and have their temperature checked upon arrival and will not be permitted in childcare if they fail the screening process.
  • Childcare Associates will wear face masks and encourage social distancing.
Aquatics Area

(OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS)

POOL HOURS
Monday – Friday | 6:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am – 5:00pm

POOL FEATURES / SLIDE HOURS
Monday – Friday | 3:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Towels

  • Towels will not be provided

Lap pool

  • 2 people per lane
  • Water exercise classes (Max = 14)

Activity pool

  • Lazy river for water walking only
  • Please limit time to 1 hour to allow for access by others
Deli
  • The Choice Deli is Open
  • Temporarily Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Purchase Grab n’ Go deli items as you enter and exit the facility
Community Rooms
  • Open for Rentals (with restrictions)
Basketball Courts

(OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS)

  • Open for shooting and game play
  • Number of persons allowed on courts may be limited
  • No practice sessions or instruction (unless conducted by CHF personnel)
  • Please limit your time to allow others access
  • Basketballs will not be provided
Racquetball Courts

(OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS)

  • Open for play
  • Equipment will not be provided
  • Balls can be purchased a Customer Service Desk
Group Exercise Room

(LARGE ROOM ONLY)

  • Limited classes available in the large group exercise room only
  • Outdoor classes are available
  • Yoga & Cycling Rooms closed
Locker Rooms

LOCKER ROOMS (Men & Women’s)

  • Social distancing policies in effect
  • Steam rooms closed
  • Towels will not be provided

FAMILY LOCKER ROOM

  • Social distancing policies in effect
  • Towels will not be provided
Closed Areas & Services
PER THE NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,
WE MUST TEMPORARILY LIMIT, SUSPEND, & CLOSE SOME FACILITY AMENITIES.
  • Birthday Party rooms
  • Cycling Room
  • Kids Zone
  • Steam Rooms
Fall Programs
Classes & Programs Available this Fall!

Note: Online Registration will open 30 Days Prior to Program Start Date

  • Swimming Lessons – Youth
  • Tennis Lessons – Youth & Adult
  • Basketball Academy – Youth
  • Volleyball Academy – Youth
  • Racquetball Academy – Youth
  • Small Group Fitness Classes – Adult
  • Athletic Development – Youth
  • Personal and Group Training
  • Tennis Drills – Adult
Covid-19 Safety Guidelines
Choice Health & Fitness WILL Be complying WITH THE ND Restart Fitness Centers Guidelines and recommendations from the CDC
  • Employees will be screened upon arrival for work.
  • Members and visitors are expected to follow CDC, State and local guidelines for Covid-19 symptoms, close contact and travel before entering the facility.
  • Members, visitors and staff must maintain 6 feet of personal distance.
  • To meet State guidelines, exercise equipment has been set to proper distancing, closed or removed. Please follow guidance from signage and floor markings.
  • Hand sanitizing stations and equipment cleaning stations are available.
  • Members will be required to disinfect machines and other equipment before and after each use.
  • Choice Health & Fitness personnel will be cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day.
  • Areas of the facility may be temporarily closed for deep cleaning.

We look forward to safely operating with a ND Smart approach.

We recommend those who are at higher risk due to health concerns avoid returning to the Choice Health & Fitness until the disease risk is reduced in our community.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at info@choicehf.com .

Note: This information is subject to change. Please watch for daily updates.