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Chestnut Hill College students will be returning to campus this Fall. Click here for more information on the re-opening plan for Fall 2020.

Athletics and Fitness Center

Athletics and Fitness Center

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Chestnut Hill College is a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, the Collegiate Sprint Football League, the East Coast Conference (Women’s Bowling and eSports) and the NCAA Division II.  The Athletic department is awaiting additional guidance from the NCAA and individual conferences regarding competitions for Fall 2020.  This document will be updated upon receipt of that guidance.  Athletics is currently working on specific plans, based upon decisions by the NCAA and our respective conferences, for the Fitness Center, the Athletic Training Room, hosting home games, and team travel.

Fitness Center Protocol

Recognizing that fitness and recreation are important components of a healthy lifestyle and a valuable stress reliever for many individuals, the following protocols have been established to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 in the College’s Fitness Center. These protocols are in compliance with the City of Philadelphia’s reopening guidance for Gyms and Indoor Fitness Classes.

• The Fitness Center is 5,000 square feet. The Fitness Center will be open to 25 people at a time. This limit will be kept at 2 staff and 23 members. This limit will be posted at the entrance. The swipe in station will be protected by a barrier to physically separate staff and members.

• The Fitness Center is open for 2.5 hour blocks followed by 30-minute closures to clean and disinfect.

  • Hours of operation Monday - Friday: 

Open Time

Closed for Cleaning

7:00 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 8:30 am

8:30 am – 9:30 am

9:30 am – 10:00 am

10:00 am – 11:00 am

11:00 am – 11:30 am

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm



  • Housekeeping staff and trained Fitness Center staff will clean disinfect equipment during the closure periods.
  • Fitness Center staff are be responsible for signing in members and making sure that only people who have signed up for that hour-long block are using the Fitness Center.
    • Fitness Center staff are responsible for reinforcing the new and current rules of the Fitness Center.
      • Members are to wear a mask while moving about in the Fitness Center, but are not required to wear a mask while utilizing equipment.
      • Members must wipe down equipment after use with supplies provided.
      • Members must wash hands after using the bathroom.
      • Members must stay 6 feet apart when in the Fitness Center.
      • Bench Press is temporarily suspended due to it being the only exercise that cannot be performed safely without a spotter.
    • Members cannot perform exercises/movements that involve being on the floor.
    • Members are allowed to bring their own equipment (belts, bands, wrist wraps, knee sleeves, etc) into the Fitness Center.
    • There will be no equipment rental.
    • Members can be suspended for a limited amount of time for failure to follow the rules.
  • Cardio equipment and power racks will only be half available. Every other one will be closed for use.
    • Equipment will be rotated every day to help with wear and tear.
  • Members will have to fill out new waivers and release forms to use the Fitness Center.
    • The new policies and procedures will be listed on these forms.
  • The door both upstairs and downstairs will be open at all times to assist in air flow and ventilation.
  • Members will enter from the main entrance downstairs and exit from the secondary entrance upstairs, which will now be our exit only.
  • Water bottles may be filled at the bottle filler but there will be no water fountain use.
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