COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 Facility Update
Updates Effective January 8, 2021

FACILITY UPDATE: Effective Friday, Jan. 8th at 8:00 am.
Per Governor Burgum’s announcement of moving North Dakota from the Orange (High) Risk Level to the Yellow (Moderate) Risk Level, Choice Health & Fitness will be able to allow more services again! To view our updated guidelines based on the ND Smart Restart Risk Levels, go to our website or view the information posted in our Main Entrance lobby.

Below are a few of the changes you can expect:

  • Guest Passes: If accompanied by a member age 18 or older, you can purchase a guest pass.
  • Workout Time: You can work out within the facility for up to 2 hours.
  • Aquatics: Up to 2 people per lane for lap swimming and up to 14 participants in water exercise classes.
  • Gymnasium/Basketball: 3-on-3 basketball games are now permitted.

NOTE: The State Health Officer Mask Mandate remains in effect until 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18th.

A Note To Parents:

Parents, please ensure you’re adhering to our age guidelines for youth access and supervision in the facility. Due to occupancy guidelines during the pandemic, all members are expected to limit their time in the facility, to allow access for others. Youth will not be permitted to remain in the facility for extended periods of time, especially during school closures. Please refer to the risk level guidelines on our website.



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Usage Guidelines

Based on the ND Smart Restart Guidelines, we have put together a comprehensive Usage Guidelines document to use as a reference for any and all changes to the facility, in correspondence with state and local risk levels.


Click Here to View CHF Usage Guidelines >
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Updated Mask Policy

On October 26, 2020 the Grand Forks City Council passed a resolution requiring the use of face-coverings in public spaces with the following exemptions approved from face mask wearing:

  1. Persons younger than school age, although parents and guardians are encouraged to have such younger children wear face coverings when and where appropriate;
  2. Persons with a health, medical condition, disability or safety that prevents wearing a face covering or the compliance with this Resolution is precluded under any federal, state or local law, including the federal Americans with Disability Act (the “ADA”);
  3. Persons performing job duties where a six (6) foot distance is not achievable, but a mask is inhibitory to the ability to safely and effectively perform the job duty;
  4. Persons participating in voting in any federal, state or local election
  5. Persons participating in athletic activities where a six (6) feet distance is not achievable, but a mask is inhibitory to the activity;
  6. Persons actively consuming food or drink;
  7. Persons driving a motor vehicle alone or with passengers from the driver’s household;
  8. Persons receiving services that require access to the face for security, surveillance, or other purposes may temporarily remove a face covering while receiving those services;
  9. Persons engaged in religious worship activities; however, face coverings are strongly encouraged;
  10. Persons giving a speech or performance for broadcast or to an audience; however, those persons shall safely distance from nearby individuals.

Therefore, effective November 10, 2020 and until further notice, face-coverings are required at Choice Health & Fitness with the exceptions listed above. Please wear a face-covering over your mouth and nose when entering and exiting Choice Health & Fitness, when participating in a Choice Health & Fitness program that requires a mask, and in other areas of the facility when not engaged in exercise. We continue to encourage face mask use during lower intensity exercise.

We know how critical physical activity is to overall health and our goal is to provide a safe, healthy environment for our community to enjoy year-round. We truly thank you for your understanding.

Hours of Operation

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

Onsite Services
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information about our onsite services
Facility Use Restrictions
    • 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.
    •  If accompanied by a member age 18 or older, you can purchase a guest pass.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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


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


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)

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.


  • 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 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


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

Monday – Friday | 3:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm – 5:00pm


  • 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
  • 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


  • Courts open for shooting only
  • Noon basketball is permitted by on-line sign-up on M-W-F. This is the only time 5-on-5 play is permitted in the gymnasium.
  • 3-on-3 basketball games are permitted in the gymnasium.
  • 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
Fitness Area & Weights Area


  • Please adhere to posted signage regarding social distancing and equipment use. Limit of 1 person per designated workout area.
  • Please wipe down all equipment after use with provided disinfectant spray & towels.
Tennis Courts


  • Open for play
Racquetball Courts


  • Open for play
  • Equipment will not be provided
  • Balls can be purchased a Customer Service Desk
Group Exercise Rooms
  • Large Group Exercise Room (10 participants)
  • Limited classes available (see group exercise schedule)
  • No sign-up required
  • Please wipe down all equipment after use with provided disinfectant spray & towels
  • Masks required for participants & instructor
Locker Rooms

LOCKER ROOMS (Men & Women’s)

  • Face mask and social distancing policies in effect
  • Steam rooms closed
  • Towels will not be provided


  • Face mask and social distancing policies in effect
  • Towels will not be provided
Closed Areas & Services
  • Birthday Party Rooms
  • Steam Rooms
  • Kids Zone
  • Cycling Room
Winter Programs
Classes & Programs Available this Winter!

Note: Online Registration will open 35 Days Prior or the first day of the Program Session Start Date. Late fees apply 7 Days Prior to the first day of the Program Session.

  • Swimming Lessons – Youth (Suspended until January Session)
  • Tennis Lessons – (Resume Nov. 30)
  • Basketball Academy – (Resume Nov. 30)
  • Volleyball Academy – (Resume Nov. 30)
  • Racquetball Academy – (Resume Nov. 30)
  • Small Group Fitness Classes – (Available on Limited Basis)
  • Athletic Development – (Online Classes)
  • Personal and Group Training – (Available on Limited Basis)
  • Tennis Drills – (Available)
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 .

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