Southwestern College

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Where Education Meets Fitness

Wellness and Aquatics Complex


Located in the beautiful, new Wellness and Aquatics Complex at Southwestern College, Health First Fitness Club is a state-of-the-art fitness experience.

We offer an expansive fitness area, four group exercise studios, Queenax equipment, a full-size basketball gym, two Olympic-size pools and a 25-meter instructional pool. Our locker rooms and common areas are perfectly appointed with everything you need before, during and after your workout.

Health First Fitness Club is managed by EXOS, the world’s leader in fitness center management and operational excellence. EXOS brings the experience and customer service necessary to make Health First Fitness Club the premiere fitness facility in Chula Vista.

Rate Structure

Valid through December 31, 2018

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Family: Family rates are defined as a household with two adults and up to two children/dependents, living at home, between the ages of 15-22. Children between the ages of 15-17 must be accompanied by an adult unless enrolled in a supervised program. Each additional child is $15 per month.

Senior: Age 62 and above. A senior couple rate will be extended when one individual is a senior and other is not, however, this applies to those couples who are married or are domestic partners. It does not apply to a senior and another adult living in the same household. Primary member must be the individual over age 62.

Student: Students are those with minimum of six enrolled units, per semester, with student schedule verification. For student rates to apply, the primary member must be an eligible student.

Couple: A couple rate will be extended to those couples who are married or are domestic partners. It does not apply to two adults living in the same household.

Parking: Parking permits are required on campus. A parking permit can be added to your membership for a rate of $8.33 per month. This will provide unlimited parking and will be automatically assessed each month along with normal membership fees. Faculty/Staff/Students are not eligible for permits. Faculty/Staff/Student add-ons may purchase a permit for their use only.

Membership Includes:
Membership to Health First Fitness Club includes access to state-of-the-art fitness facility including a wide variety of cardiovascular, resistance machines, free weights and functional training equipment. All new members receive two complimentary sessions with a Performance Specialist, which includes a consultation to evaluate each member’s health and fitness history, goals and limitations as well as a one-on-one session prescribing an exercise program.

Membership also includes group exercise classes both in the multiple group exercise studios and the aquatic center and access to the swimming pools for lap and recreational swimming

There will be additional fees for ongoing one-on-one personal training, small group training, adult and youth swimming instruction, Master’s and youth swim team and youth swim programs.

All Health First Fitness Club staff are CPR and AED certified and Group Movement Leaders and Performance Specialists each have nationally recognized certifications\education.

Club Hours: Mon - Fri: 5:30 a.m.. - 10 p.m. Sa/Su: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the Wellness and Aquatics Complex open to the public?
A: The Wellness and Aquatics Complex, opened to students who are enrolled in fitness classes offered through the School of Wellness Exercise Science and Athletics in the spring 2018 semester. Membership to Health First Fitness Club (located within the Wellness and Athletics Complex) will open to the community, students and faculty in June. Members of the community, students and faculty can reserve Charter Membership now.

Q: Will the community have access to the Wellness and Aquatics Complex?
A: Yes, community members will be able to purchase memberships in the Health First Fitness Club, which provides a full-service health club experience: exercise facilities, group movement classes, personalized fitness programs, locker rooms and access to the pools and swimming programs of the Wellness and Aquatics Complex.

Q: How much will the memberships cost?
A: The prices vary. Please contact Health First Fitness at 619-482-6327 or

Q: When will the pools be open to the public?
A: Health First Fitness Club members will be able to use the pools as part of their membership fees beginning June 1, 2018. Organizations can negotiate rental use of the pools by contacting Health First Fitness at 619-482-6327. Swim lessons, youth swim teams, masters swim teams and additional aquatics programs will also commence at that time.

Q: When will high school athletes be able to use the pools?
A: Southwestern College is currently in negotiations with the Sweetwater Union High School District—which oversees the high schools in South County. The college does not negotiate individually with each high school. The agreement in negotiation between the two districts would allow aquatic sports teams from Bonita Vista, Eastlake, Olympian, and Otay Ranch high schools’ scheduled use of the pools in August 2018.

Q: What has been the delay in the community accessing the Wellness and Aquatics Complex and the Health First Fitness Club?
A: The contract with MediFit, now EXOS, was approved by the district in July 2016. Since then the district has been negotiating with its employee bargaining units. The final agreement with employee bargaining units was approved on March 13, 2018.

Southwestern College had to identify specialized safety equipment and certifications, along with the hiring and training of Certified Pool Operators, which had to be in place before the public could use the pools. Because the Wellness and Aquatics Complex is for Southwestern College academics and athletics first, the schedules for the summer and fall semesters of 2018 also had to be finalized.

Q: How is the district allowed to charge the community for memberships?
A: The college has received a legal opinion that allows the college to have the building generate revenue—both to offset the costs of operating and maintaining the facility and to generate revenue for the district.

Last updated: 11/6/2018 3:44:59 PM