Reopening The JCC
Health & Wellness Center

The opening of the Health and Wellness Facilities will be cautiously done in phases, allowing for a safe transition to assess our processes and make modifications to ensure best practices along the way. The Fitness Center opened on June 24, 2020 and additional facilities, programming, and amenities have followed – also in a phased approach. It is always our goal to create a safe and healthy environment for our members and staff.



Operating Hours

Sunday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Monday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

What Is Open

  • The Fitness Center is open for use of the cardio, weight machines and open space
  • The equipment is spaced to comply with safe social distancing and machines will be rotated on a daily basis
  • We will have additional staff on the fitness floor to assist with social distancing and to ensure a positive experience
  • Men’s and Women’s locker rooms (with limited capacity for changing, showering, toilets)
    • Sauna/steamroom/hot tub, and lounges remain closed
  • Gymnasium
  • Locker Rooms (limited capacity)
  • Family Locker Rooms (limited capacity)
  • Running/Walking Track (limited capacity)
  • Indoor Pool (Lap Swim and Lessons ONLY)
  • In-person and virtual GROUP EXERCISE; reservations are required
  • In-person and virtual Personal Training; reservations are required
  • Small Group SPECIALTY TRAINING (over Zoom or in-person)
  • Virtual Programming is available HERE

What Is Closed

  • Sauna, Steam, Hot Tub and Locker Room Lounges

Group Exercise

  • Class size will be adapted to accommodate safe social distancing
  • Schedule of classes is available HERE
  • Reservations are required HERE
    • Click HERE to learn how to make a reservation
  • Bring your own towel, water bottle and mat (these will not be provided)

Opening in Phases

The JCC will continue to monitor the success of our phased approach to reopening and will determine when additional amenities and activities will be able to open and in what order. We will keep you informed of any updates.

Guests and Reciprocity

  • We are prioritizing use of the Fitness Center for our members at this time, therefore no guests will be admitted
  • JCC Reciprocity with the St. Paul JCC will still be honored

Fitness Desk

  • Members and Staff are asked to perform a Health Screening prior to entering the JCC each time they visit. Upon each visit, members are asked to perform a self-assessment that includes the following questions:
    • How are you feeling today?
    • Do you have a temperature?
    • Do you have a cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste, sore throat?
    • Have you been outside of the US in the past 2 weeks?
    • Have you been in contact with anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Members scan their own membership cards to gain access to the facility
  • No cash is accepted. Credit Card only

Face Masks

  • JCC staff are required to wear a face mask at all times, except while teaching Group Exercise Classes
  • Everyone 6 years of age and older must wear a face mask when inside the building, except for when they are working out* (*based on the current order which states: when exercising in an indoor business or public indoor space such as a gym or fitness center, while the level of exertion makes it difficult to wear a face covering provided social distancing is always maintained)
  • Face masks must be worn in the fitness center when moving through the space – from machine to machine, class to class etc.

Cleaning Protocols

  • There is continuous disinfection of high-touch surfaces throughout the Fitness Center
  • Equipment is disinfected after each use by JCC staff (even if the participant disinfects the equipment)
  • Hours have been adjusted to allow for overnight deep cleaning
  • Drinking fountains are turned off; please bring your personal water bottles to fill in our filling stations

Social Distancing

  • You will notice alternate machines available to allow for proper social distancing
  • Please observe social distancing norms and try to stay at least 6 feet away from other members

Locker Rooms

  • Men’s, Women’s locker rooms are open with limited capacity for changing, showering, toilets.
    • Sauna/steamroom/hot tub, and lounges remain closed
  • The locker rooms will be closed for cleaning a few times a day – schedule below

Personal Training

  • Trainers will maintain appropriate social distancing during sessions
  • Hands on demonstrations will not be used
  • When available, alternative spaces and outdoor training will help encourage social distancing

Staff Procedures and Training

  • Prior to the first day, staff received extensive training on the new protocols we have in place

Response If People Are Sick

  • If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the JCC, staff leadership will follow the guidance from the Health Department that includes protocols for closing, investigating, cleaning and reopening
  • The JCC will communicate quickly and transparently


CLICK HERE for PDF of Frequently Asked Questions