Club for Fitness Opens ‘Largest State-of-the-Art Family Fitness Facility in Humboldt County’

This is a press release from the Club for Fitness:

Local youth attend athlete clinic by D1 wrestling all American Mike Larson at the Club For Fitness.

The Club for Fitness, the largest state-of-the-art family fitness facility in Humboldt County, recently opened its first of two clubs on Central Avenue in McKinleyville. This is the first and only full-service club in Humboldt County that prioritizes fitness and fun for the entire family. Spokesperson Virgil Moorehead said, “It’s been a lot of hard work but we are all very proud of the result.”

According to Moorehead, “The Club for Fitness aims to make a difference in the lives of Humboldt County residents with a focus on health for the entire family. Our equipment is top notch, our trainers are experienced, our atmosphere is inclusive and our programming is diverse.”

To help prevent diabetes and obesity in children, The Club for Fitness created a Club for Kidz that utilizes 1,200 square feet of the Central Avenue location. Moorehead said, “We are focused on combating the overwhelming trend of kids developing diabetes and obesity from poor eating habits and lack of exercise. Our children’s program is modeled after award-winning healthy lifestyle centers just for kids. We have equipment specifically sized for children. In addition, there is a plan to incorporate educational and mental health activities for the entire family, along with a state of the art kitchen that will be designed to hold fun and healthy eating classes. We pride ourselves on taking a holistic perspective to fitness and wellness. People can come by to take a tour, we are happy to show them around.”

With its second facility on Mill Creek near completion, The Club will have a combined total of 50,000 square feet. The Central Avenue location’s amenities include onsite childcare, Group X, a 40-yard turf field, TRX zone, Olympic lifting rack with bumper plates, and much more.  The Mill Creek facility will offer a 25-yard 6-lane indoor pool and a 15 person hot tub in addition to a full line of exercise equipment, classes, family changing rooms, steam rooms and dry saunas. Moorehead added, “There’s been a lot of interest in special programming and The Club will offer classes for seniors as well as personal training. There’s also been a big interest in our fitness birthday parties and the Kids Night Out programs we are offering.”

The second fitness facility in Mill Creek is set to open in late 2018. “The Mill creek location will complement the Club on Central Avenue. We have really focused on finding ways that the Club for Fitness can provide excitement and fun opportunities that draw together the entire community of Humboldt County. This is why we built these gyms.” The owners know first-hand some of the difficulties and challenges that many in our Humboldt County community have faced, and we want to contribute to making Humboldt County healthier. We believe the time is now to make improvements in our community.”

The Club for Fitness is owned by the Big Lagoon Rancheria who are Yurok and Tolowa ancestry and is located at 2197 Central Ave. in McKinleyville. More information is available on their website, or by calling, 839-CLUB (2582).

Club for Kidz members work on strength and conditioning exercises.



  • How much is membership?
    Cost keeps many people from joining fitness clubs.

    • I couldn’t find prices on the website, but the Facebook page advertised an opening special that ended July 23rd… no sign-up fee, no contract. $49/month. I don’t know what the regular rates are.

      My family signed one member up for $49, and additional members are $29/month. Children 12-and-under have different pricing because they have a separate room.

      They have a second location in McKinleyville opening later this year that will have a pool, hot tub, indoor cycling and other stuff. The monthly fee includes use of both locations.

  • I bet Healthsport just loathes this, they haven’t had any real competition up here in forever. Between this and planet fitness I’m sure they’ve taken a hit recently.

  • Good for the rancheria, supporting healty, active lifestyles. Better than a casino with drinks and smoking! At least this shows some creative thought. Whereas, poor Trinidad Rancheria can come up with a motel and mini-mart/gas station to augment their casino revenues. Come on, Trinidad. Think outside the box. Still can’t believe the tribe spent $200,000 for a consultant to tell them to build a motel and gas station!

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