We are excited to welcome our members back to the Shalom Austin JCC! The fitness center and outdoor spaces are now open by reservation only. Daily we welcome more members back to their home away from home. Join us in our fitness center, gymnasium, group fitness classes and outdoor spaces.
As a necessary step to begin construction on our exciting new Rochelle & Stanley Ferdman Family Aquatic Center, we will be closing the pool beginning Monday, November 2, 2020 until summer 2021. All swim programs have been suspended.
The fitness center, group fitness classes, gymnasium and Gan Yaniv Nature Trail will remain open during this time, and we hope to see you there!
During construction, beginning November 2, we will have a new entrance for the fitness center through the main JCC doors by the flag poles.
As indicated on the map, the new entrance will have two separate walkways to ensure adult JCC members and children enter safely and keep socially distant from other members and children who will be sharing the walkway. Please follow the signs and enter on the left side of the walkway straight into the main JCC doors.
The right side is reserved for youth program access.
For optimal parking to access the new fitness center entrance, please use the main parking lot east of the circle drive, as indicated on the map below. You will still complete a health screening and check–in with your member key tag at our new welcome desk just inside the main entrance. You will still have access to all of your usual equipment and spaces!
What You Need to Know
The J is currently open to members only. No guests please. Due to our current health and safety protocols, we ask that all members 15-years-old and younger have a parent or a responsible adult with them when they use the facilities. Please read the information below to ensure a smooth process for your return to our campus!
Join The J
- If you’d like to join the J, please click here.
- The J is currently open to members only. No guests please.
What to bring
- Please bring your own towel(s) and small sweat towels. Towel service is currently suspended.
- Lockers and showers will be closed. Please limit the belongings you bring to the J.
When you arrive
- Entrance to the J will be through the door by the pool. The main entrance will be for events and special programs only.
- Wellness screenings are required to enter the building.
- Masks will be required at all times indoors.
Make a Reservation
For your safety, space will be limited at the J but our new online reservation system will make it easy to ensure there’s a spot for you when you are ready to come in. Please book your spot ahead of time online. Reservations are first come, first serve and limited to one per member per day. If you can’t make it, please remember to cancel so someone else can have your space.
- No account needed – just provide a name, email, and phone number
- Book by the area – reserve space in the fitness center, gymnasium or outdoor spaces
- Book classes – Outdoor Bootcamp, Power Dance and Strength Fusion (just for starters!)
- Easy reminders – cancel or reschedule from your confirmation email; get text message reminders of your appointment time
Our new system is easy! No need to create an account | Text message appointment reminders | Cancel or reschedule from your email
Terms of Service
As part of our reopening effort, we have updated the agreements we require for our memberships. Our updated Terms of Service includes the Liability Waiver, COVID-19 Addendum, Code of Conduct, and Membership / Sports & Fitness Complex Policies.
At your earliest convenience, please review the agreement linked below and acknowledge it by signing. You will not be able to check in at our facility until we have obtained a signature.
Our fitness equipment has been spread throughout the fitness center and gymnasium to ensure maximum space for social distancing.
Each room has a designated room capacity, but we are not limiting members to specific spaces. Please be cognizant of the posted room occupancy, and adhere to all guidelines and population limits.
We are currently offering online and safe in-person group exercise classes.
Selectorized Weight Machines
Closed for Deep Cleaning: 9-9:20 AM | 12-12:20 PM | 3-3:20 PM
Light Free Weights
Closed for Deep Cleaning: 9:20-9:40 AM | 12:20-12:40 PM | 3:20-3:40 PM
Heavy Free Weights
Closed for Deep Cleaning: 9:20-9:40 AM | 12:20-12:40 PM | 3:20-3:40 PM
Closed for Deep Cleaning: 9:40-10 AM | 12:40-1 PM | 3:40-4 PM
Group Fitness Classes (IN PERSON)
Power Dance | Mondays & Fridays | 9 AM
Strength Fusion | Wednesdays | 9 AM
Survival of the Fittest |Tues & Thurs | 5 PP
Warrior Boot Camp | Wednesdays | 5 PM
SCHWINN® Cycling | Mondays | 5 PM
Continue to join our virtual group fitness classes on ZOOM.
Group Fitness Area Closed for Deep Cleaning after Each Class
In-person and virtual sessions available
Contact your trainer
Purchase sessions HERE
Members can reserve time in the open gym time 7 days a week! Open Gym is now open for households. A household is anyone on the same membership unit – so spouses or parents with their kids, but no cousins or besties. It’s not 5 on 5 yet, but baby steps. Masks are required at all times. No balls or equipment will be provided. Reservations are required.
Open Gym Times
Sundays | 8-9 AM & 10:30 AM -6 PM
Mondays | 6-8:30 AM & 12-6 PM
Tuesday | 6 AM -3 PM
Wednesdays | 6-8:30 AM & 10:30 AM – 6 PM
Thursday | 6 AM – 3 PM
Fridays | 6-8:30 AM & 12-3:30 PM & 5-6 PM
Saturday | 8 AM – 6 PM
Half the gym will be available during Open Gym
Maximum 1 person per hour
Only available to active JCC members
Reservation required | RESERVE YOUR SPOT
Masks are required at all times
Social distance of at least 6 feet required when not engaged in play
No balls or equipment will be provided
The beautiful outdoor crushed granite jogging trail winds its way through woods and past the meditation garden. It is a great place to walk or jog while maintaining social distance! For easy access, park in the spaces alongside the fence near the guard booth. After parking, report to the gate and wait there until the guard checks you in and admits you to the trail. You will enter to trail from the pedestrian gate near the booth.
Gan Yaniv Garden
The Gan Yaniv loop is .25 miles in length. Please stay on the path and not cross any fences or barriers that are erected.
Due to construction of the new Hurt Family Tennis Center (Opening Summer 2021), the fields and main nature trail loops are temporarily closed. The 6 lit courts will include lines for adult and youth tennis and pickleball. With private and group lessons, camps, clinics, leagues and social tournaments available, everyone at any skill level can enjoy the courts.
(Now offering select in-person classes, safely)
Stay fit while you stay home with personal training or one of our 25+ free group fitness classes online!
Join the Shalom Austin JCC sports team online for fun, free sports activities for kids.
Our aquatics team has some great safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe in and around water.