Frequently Asked Questions


What are your hours of operation?

Chapter 126’s Hours of Operation are: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 7:00pm; Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm.


How do I become a member?

For information call Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness at (860) 769-7047, and our staff can mail or fax an application to you. Stop in for a tour of our facility to learn more about everything Chapter 126 has to offer. Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 7:00pm & Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm. No appointment is necessary.


Is there a member handbook?

Yes, follow this link to a PDF of our member handbook. Hard copies of the handbook are also available at the welcome desk.


Will you help me get started?

Of Course! Our staff are available every day to ensure that you make the best and most appropriate choices for your fitness and wellness needs. We offer Two Fitness Orientations with one of our Fitness Specialists to go over health history, previous workout experience, goal setting and more! Our staff will write up your own individualized exercise prescription plan and assist you in any way! Talk to one of our fitness specialists today to begin your fitness journey.


Will family members be able to join?

YES! We invite you to bring your family to Chapter 126 to tackle fitness goals together. Family members are eligible to join with you, whether or not they have a physical disability or chronic health condition. Many of our sports programs are also open to siblings/friends who do not have a disability.


What if I need personal assistance in order to participate at Chapter 126?

If you need assistance with your physical and/or personal care or use of equipment, Chapter 126 is happy to welcome your caregiver as your guest. Caregivers can be members of your family, friends or assistant. Caregivers should check in with you each visit.


Are there age restrictions to any programs?

Membership is for individuals age six months and up. Some of our programs are designed to meet the needs of specific age groups, but there are many choices for all age groups and ability levels. Members must be 14 years old to exercise in the fitness area.


Will I receive personal attention from the staff?

Yes. We are committed to maintaining the quality personal service you expect.


Is there plenty of parking?

Yes. Our two parking lots offer parking that is both convenient and accessible to everyone.


Does Chapter 126 provide transportation to your facility?

No; however, we are on many forms of public transportation. There are also several private transport companies in the area. Give us a call at (860) 769-7047 for a list of transportation options.


Are there plenty of showers, bathrooms, and lockers?

Yes. We have three large locker room facilities with many accessible showers, toilets, lockers, as well as space and privacy.


What are the rates?

For information on our membership rates contact us at (860) 769-7047.


What if I’d like to bring a guest(s)?

We welcome guests. Each guest should fill out a liability waiver and pay a $10 fee for the full facility. Please note that prospective members who want to make a one-time visit as a guest can do so at no cost.


What if I cannot afford to pay?

As always, Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness is committed to serving individuals with a physical disability or chronic health condition, regardless of their ability to pay full fees. Financial assistance is available for full or partial scholarships for those who qualify.


Do you accept insurance?

No, unfortunately Chapter 126 does not work directly with insurance. Many Insurance companies do have fitness reimbursement programs and/or discounts available.