Fitness Center versus Fitness Club

Fitness Center vs Fitness Club
By Janice Weekes
If you are new to Oakmont, you may be a bit confused about the Oakmont Fitness Center versus the Oakmont Fitness Club.

All Oakmont residents are encouraged to make use of the Oakmont Fitness Center. It is open from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day except for Tuesdays when it closes at 7:00 p.m. for cleaning. There are a variety of machines and equipment – with more new machines scheduled to arrive in the new year. John Phillips, the resident trainer, is available for personal training sessions. You can contact John at

The Oakmont Fitness Club is a group of folks who like to take advantage of the Center and want to contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of the Center. The $30 fee per individual member per year goes toward maintenance and the purchase of new equipment. Although the Fitness Center receives funds from the Oakmont Village Association, there is often a gap between what is budgeted and what is needed. That’s where the Fitness Club comes in. The need to repair equipment is critical when thinking about the safety of our residents. Wear and tear on equipment is often not in the budget. The Fitness Club uses the funds contributed by Club members to keep the machines running smoothly.

Club members are also interested in making sure the Center has the most up-to-date equipment. OFC Board members are dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to the latest fitness apparatus and machines. The fitness field is dynamic and improvements to the field are happening all the time. Staying current with upkeep and equipment means our residents have the best and safest environment in which to work out.

Membership also guarantees each member four, complimentary 20-minute personal training sessions per year with John. These sessions are a great way to stay on top of your workout and adjust your regimen to meet your changing needs. A portion of the membership fees are used to make sure that John is available for Fitness Club members. Members also receive a snazzy Oakmont Fitness Club t-shirt.

Finally, if you’ve been hesitant to return to the Fitness Center because of Covid-19, please set your concerns aside. In keeping with Sonoma County regulations, masks are mandatory in the Fitness Center. Antibacterial wipes are available throughout the Center. Residents are encouraged to wipe down each piece of equipment before and after use. Your health and safety are of utmost importance to everyone involved in the Fitness Center.

Membership is now open. You can sign up for the Club in the OVA main office by obtaining a form from our fitness club folder or in the Fitness Center. Your $30 check will be accepted in either venue. Be sure and include your email address when you sign up.

See you at the Fitness Center!


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