Simon Family JCC Expands Hours

by | Jun 18, 2020 | Trending News

Monday–Thursday: 5 am–7 pm
Friday: 5 am–6 pm
Saturday–Sunday: 8 am–6 pm


After the first successful week of operations during Governor Ralph Northam’s Phase Two of reopening, the Simon Family JCC made the decision to expand its hours and to remove the requirement to register to use the Fitness Center. Registration for classes, open gym, pool, and pickelball slots are still required.

“Our first week’s reopening went so smoothly, in part because we were prepared,” says Betty Ann Levin, Simon Family JCC executive vice president/CEO. “Our staff continues to be diligent about adhering to all regulations as put forth by the governor and the CDC in order to maintain a clean and safe environment for our members, as well as for our instructors and trainers.”

In addition to the new hours, showers are available for use, although there is no towel service. Plus, nearly 50 classes are offered during the week–spread throughout the building and in the indoor and outdoor pools, as well as an additional 15 classes outside.

The Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment.

“Our members were so excited to return and they immediately asked for the extended hours,” says Tom Purcell, Simon Family JCC Wellness director. “We are just thrilled that we can accommodate the requests, while maintaining safe distances between each member working out or taking a class.”

Barb Gelb, a JCC member, says she was happy to return to the Campus to swim. “Everything was perfect,” she says. “It was so clean, signage was clear, and it was just a pleasure to be back.”

To view the class schedule, see all that is open, including The Cardo Café, register for classes and pool time, and read current guidelines for participation, go to or call 757-321-2338.