Frequently Asked Questions
Most of what you need to know about The Core is available here. If you’ve still got questions, just get in touch — We’re here to help.
What is The Core?
The Core is an independent single-location physical fitness center located in Chico, California.
How long has The Core been in business?
Since October 2007. We’re experienced.
What is The Core’s philosophy?
- Open Sessions: Unlike other Chico gyms, there are no restrictions on when, how long, or how often you work out.
- Get Fit and Have Fun: The Core is a gym where people come to reach their goals alongside a community of like-minded people who care more about being fit than looking fit.
- Personalized: The Core is the best full-body workout that changes your body, clears your mind, and completely engages your spirit.
Where are you located?
3870 Benatar Way Suite B
Chico, CA 95928
(near Skyway at Bruce Road, adjacent to European Motorsport and Floors by Ray)
A Google map is available on our Contact page.
What’s the quickest way to contact you?
Is The Core on social media?
What are your business hours?
|Mon–Thu||5:00 AM – 10:00 AM
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
|Friday||5:00 AM – 10:00 AM
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 10:00 AM|
Are you open all year round?
How much does The Core cost?
Our prices vary depending on your goals, lifestyle and level of commitment:
- 12 Months: $109/month
- 6 Months: $119/month
- 3 Months: $129/month
- Open (no commitment): $159/month
Visit our membership page to learn more.
What kind of payments do you accept?
You can pay by check, credit card or debit card.
Can I pay my membership online?
Sorry, not at this time.
Are you an affiliate of any national chain?
No. Our program is similar, but differs in a few important ways:
- More personalized
- More supervised
- Intense, but not fanatical
What are workouts like at The Core?
At The Core you can expect a fast-paced mix of cardiovascular, body weight and weight training exercises. Our coaches create total-body workouts that help everyone meet their personal goals.
Do I have to be in great shape to join The Core?
Absolutely not. In fact, many of our members never participated in a regular workout routine prior to joining The Core.
The Core seems a little scary. Will I fit in?
All gyms and exercise programs are a bit intimidating when you first start. The best part about The Core is that every member — at any fitness level — can get a great workout under expert supervision.
How do I become a member of The Core?
Just contact us, and we’d be happy to schedule an introductory appointment. We’ll discuss your current fitness level and long-term goals.
What should I bring to my first workout?
Suitable workout clothes, appropriate shoes, a water bottle, a towel, lots of energy, and a positive attitude.
Do you have showers and a locker room?
Nope. At The Core, we work hard, play hard, and shower later.
Do you have a snack bar or lounge?
Nope. No smoothies or granola bars either.
Does The Core offer branded merchandise?
Yes! We’ve usually got a supply of t-shirts and sweatshirts on hand. Just ask on your next visit.
How do I provide feedback about my membership?
We love feedback — The more, the better. Contact us any time.
Can I freeze my membership?
Yes. You can freeze a membership for up to three months. Contact us for details.
Can I cancel my membership?
We want you to be happy at The Core. If, for any reason, you’re unsatisfied with your experience, please let us know and we’ll try to fix it. If we can’t, we’ll sadly cancel your membership.
Does The Core offer gift cards?
Yes we do. Contact us for details.
Does The Core have an app?
Not yet, but we’ve been working on a workout scheduling application — Stay tuned.
Is The Core hiring instructors?
Possibly. We’re always looking for bright energetic trainers. If you’re serious, send us your resume.