What's Changing at the JCC in Phase 3?

Published Friday, April 2, 2021

A message from Our Executive Director

 
Dear Members,
 
Following the city’s transition to a modified Phase 3, the New Orleans JCC will ease restrictions for fitness center users.
 
We see this forward movement as a small step in getting back to normal; however, it is still our top priority to remain safe. Mask and social distancing guidelines remain in place.
 
Beginning Monday, April 5, the following changes will go into effect:
 
Uptown
 
Fitness and Aquatics Centers
  • No reservations will be required for off-peak hours in the Uptown cardio and weight room areas Monday through Friday. Off-peak hours are between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. 
  • Reservations are still required for cardio and weight rooms from 5:30 AM to 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
  • At this time, reservations are still required for group exercise, indoor and outdoor lap swimming, pickleball and basketball.
  • Low impact classes will begin to be offered upstairs in the group exercise studio.
  • In accordance with Phase 3 occupancy guidelines, additional spaces have been added to the reservation system for outdoor lap swimming, as well as the cardio and weight room areas.
Locker Rooms
  • Fitness center locker rooms on the second floor will be available to Gold members for changing clothes and taking showers. Family locker rooms by the gymnasium remain closed at the time.
  • Indoor pool locker rooms will be available for changing and showers with a maximum of two people at a time.
  • Social distancing measures should still be observed while in the locker rooms, and masks are required in all areas except when showering. 
  • Bath towels will be available to Gold members at the fitness desk for showering only.
  • Saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools will remain closed at this time. 
  • Locker rentals will return. To make changes or to sign up for locker service, please contact the fitness desk. Laundry services remain suspended at this time.

Metairie


Fitness Center
  • Some exercise classes will begin to be offered upstairs in the group ex studio. We will continue to offer classes outside when weather permits, as well as in the basketball gymnasium and virtually through Facebook and Zoom.
  • Reservations will still be required for basketball and group exercise classes to ensure proper social distancing.
Locker Rooms
  • Locker rooms will be available to Gold members for changing clothes and taking showers. Please limit use to two people at a time.
  • Social distancing measures should still be observed while in the locker rooms, and masks are required in all areas except when showering. 
  • Bath towels will be available to Gold members for showering. Please see a member of the fitness staff to request a towel.
  • Lockers are now open for use. Keys are available at the reception desk.
 
Our leadership continues to monitor local COVID-19 metrics and will assess policies and procedures that complement the recommendations of public health officials. 
 
We expect to soon announce the return of massage services, as well as the use of additional third-floor group exercise studios. More information about the summer 2021 swim season will also follow.
 
Thank you for your continued support of the JCC as we strive to create a safe, comfortable environment for our members and staff while doing our part to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
Leslie
Leslie Fischman
Executive Director
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