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Fitness Center

Our state-of-the-art 6,000 square foot Fitness Center is filled with the latest equipment with plenty of room to social distance. While new protocols and procedures will be in place, we are very excited to see members return to our treadmills, bicycles, and other equipment that helps people get healthy and stay healthy.

If you would like to arrange for a tour of the facility, please reach out to Lisa Bruskin, director of membership engagement. 

In adherence with New York State COVID-19 mandates, use of the Fitness Center will be limited to 33 percent capacity. Therefore, reservations will be required and a limited number of participants will be able to use the facility at once.

Please be aware that:

  • Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
  • Reservations are made in 45-minute slots
  • Equipment will be wiped down and disinfected between each reservation.
  • Social distance guidelines will be applied to all activities including significant space between exercise equipment.

Also in accordance with COVID-19 mandates, masks must be worn at all times, including when exercising. Gaiters, buffs, and bandannas are not allowed in place of a 3-ply face mask.

We will ask participants to monitor their heart rate and breathing to ensure for safe and successful workouts. Fitness Center users will have access to indoor restrooms and locker rooms (for changing), though lockers, showers, and saunas will remain closed. Open cubbies will be available outside of the Fitness Center for personal items, which will also be wiped down between reservations. Please be aware that cubbies will not be monitored by staff.

Lisa Bruskin

Director of Fitness & Membership Engagement

(914) 366-7898 x1120

BS Physical Education, Hunter College Varsity Tennis Team – CUNY Champs (1984-88) ACE CPT since 1995 ACE Senior Exercise Specialist RRCA Certified Race Director USAT Certified Race Director Fitness industry…

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To ensure that you workout when you want to and for us to adhere to social distancing and NYS DOH and CDC guidelines, we are launching a new reservation system for the Fitness Center.

Reservations are opened each Monday for the following week. When you click to register, please note the left sidebar to help you filter which days and times you are interested in. Your membership must be active in order to reserve a spot. If you are interested in reactivating your membership, or if you are a new member, please reach out to Lisa Bruskin at lbruskin@shamesjcc.org.

Reserve your spot in the the Fitness Center

Reserve here

Please review all of our COVID-19 Policies and Procedures prior to visiting our campus and download the LiveSafe Health Screening App on your smartphone.

In accordance with the most recent CDC guidelines, the Shames JCC has assigned a “COVID Point of Contact.” If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect that you have been exposed to, COVID-19, and have attended our campus in the last 14 days, please contact Senior Director of Operations, Eric Hammermeister, at ehammermeister@shamesjcc.org or 914-366-7898 ext. 1140 immediately.

Additionally: 

  • A COVID-19 health screening process that uses new technology and strictly adheres to CDC and Department of Health guidelines is required before entering the JCC campus. Anyone who does not pass the health screening will not be permitted to attend the Shames JCC campus.
  • An in-vehicle, no-touch temperature scan is administered at our Health Screening Station when you arrive on campus. If anyone in your vehicle does not pass the temperature check, everyone in the vehicle will be asked to leave the Shames JCC campus.
  • Signing in for all activities is required at our outdoor Information Station or inside at our main Welcome Desk.
  • In adherence to government mandates, lockers, showers, and saunas will remain closed.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout our campus.
  • All activity areas, temporary restrooms, equipment, and shared surfaces are cleaned and disinfected MULTIPLE TIMES throughout the day, every day.
  • Reservations/registration is required for all activities, including aquatics, and the number of participants at one time will be limited. “Walk-ins” are not be permitted.
  • Aquatic programs, including lap swimming, and use of the Fitness Center, are offered at specific times throughout the day for 45-minute periods. Lap swimming is limited to one person per lane.
  • Social distance guidelines are applied to all activities and areas. Activities are set up to ensure at least 6 feet between people, unless you live in the same household. (Families can be in close proximity with one another.)
  • Shared equipment is minimal and participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, aquatics exercise equipment, towels, and filled water bottles.
  • Masks are required on our campus prior to, and immediately following, all activities. Bandannas, buffs, masks with exhalation valves or vents, and gaiters are NOT acceptable face coverings. Masks can only be removed at the direction of an instructor or lifeguard, when activity participants are situated at least 6 feet apart from others. (Masks are considered dangerous for certain physical activities, and in certain cases such as swimming, masks are against the law.)
  • Anyone who is sick or has been exposed to COVID-19 is not permitted on the Shames JCC campus until they are symptom-free for 72 hours (without medication), it has been at least 14 days since exposure to COVID-19, and they have written clearance from a health care provider to return to the Shames JCC.

Each program has specific and unique guidelines and procedures to help ensure the health and safety of participants.  To find out more, you can read a comprehensive list of our policies here.

Please note that the JCC will be closed on Monday, September 28 in observance of Yom Kippur.