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Fitness Center FAQs

Is the JCCSF Fitness Center open for in-person workouts?

Yes. The JCCSF Fitness Center is open for all in-person activities. High and low-intensity group fitness classes and are also available to all members with a Full Access Membership. Please register  online before joining a class. Sign up for classes online or come to the front desk for help with class registration.  Pilates and Personal Training are also available to members.

Do I need to wear a mask at the JCCSF?

As of February 16, 2022, masks are optional for members while working out in the Fitness Center and using the locker rooms, sauna, steam room, third floor gymnasium, Pilates studio and pool deck. Masks are optional in public spaces at the JCCSF if you are vaccinated.

If you are not yet vaccinated, masks are still required. Masks are also required in shared areas with unvaccinated children, regardless of vaccination status.


No. As of February 16, 2022, masks are optional for members while working out in the Fitness Center and using the locker rooms, sauna, steam room, third floor gymnasium, Pilates studio and pool deck.

Do I need to be vaccinated to go into the JCCSF building?

Not at this time. You will need to show proof of vaccination to work out in the Fitness Center, use the locker rooms, shvitz and sauna, and wear a mask.

Do I need to be vaccinated to work out at the JCCSF Fitness Center?

Yes. As of August 20, 2021, Fitness Center members ages 12 years and older will need to show proof of vaccination to use the Fitness Center, men’s and women’s locker rooms, third floor gymnasium, shivtz and sauna. We encourage our Fitness Center members to provide proof of booster shots when eligible.


You must wait 2 weeks after the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or 2 weeks after your first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; or 1 week past receiving your booster shot, when eligible.

You are eligible for getting a booster 5 months after completing your Moderna or Pfizer vaccination series or 2 months after receiving your J&J vaccine.

What if I only had 1 dose of the vaccine? Can I still work out?

No. You must be fully vaccinated which means 2 weeks after the 2nd dose of Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. 


Yes, if it has been 2 weeks after completing the initial course of vaccines of either two doses of Moderna or Pfizer, or one dose of a Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine.

Why is the JCCSF requiring proof of vaccination?

On Thursday, August 12, 2021 Mayor London Breed made an announcement requiring certain businesses, which includes indoor fitness centers, to show proof of vaccination upon entry.

What are acceptable forms of vaccination?

Acceptable proof of vaccination includes the CDC vaccination card, a physical or digital copy or picture of that card, documentation from a healthcare provider, or a personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California or by an approved private company. 

How do I show a proof of vaccination?

Beginning Friday, August 20 any member who is 12 years old and over should be prepared to bring in a proof of vaccination and your Fitness Member ID (or other photo ID) to show upon check-in.  We will take note of your proof and will not store any detailed information other than you are fully vaccinated.

If I have a question about providing Proof of Vaccination, who should I contact?

Contact support@jccsf.org

Can I email you a picture of my vaccination card instead of bringing it in?

Since your vaccination card has personal identification information such as your birthday and vaccine information, please do not email it to us.  You must bring proof to us in person and you only need to bring it in person one time.

What if I forgot my card – can I just go in one time?

Unfortunately, per SFDPH guidelines, all Fitness Center members must show proof of vaccination to enter.

I’m not vaccinated. Can I gain access by showing the negative results of a recent COVID test?

No. Unfortunately, per SFDPH guidelines, a vaccine is required regardless of recent test results.

What about guests, do they need to provide proof of vaccination?

Yes. We are doing this to keep our entire community safe so we will ask guests to also show proof of vaccination, however we will just take note of it.

Do I need to show proof of vaccination if my membership is currently on hold?

You’ll only need to show proof once you decide to come back to working out in person at the JCCSF Fitness Center.

What if I don’t want to show my proof of vaccination? Can I go on hold?

Yes, although we’ll miss you. Simply go to this page and put your membership on hold.

Are the pool and locker rooms open?

Yes. The new Gallanter Family Aquatics Center and the men’s and women’s locker rooms are fully open. Members also have access to day lockers on the fitness floor. Get the details here.

Are the sauna and shvitz (steam) open?

Yes, the sauna and shvitz (steam) are open for Fitness Members. You are not required to wear a mask while in the the sauna and shvitz.


Masks are optional for Fitness Center members while in the locker rooms, sauna, steam room and pool deck.

Why am I being charged membership dues?

Now that we’re open for all fitness activities, membership dues are being charged as usual. You can access our on-demand and outdoor group exercise classes that are included in your membership dues. Check out all our available membership features here.  If you have additional questions, please reach out to us at support@jccsf.org.

Can I continue taking online classes?

We no longer have live online classes for members but do have a selection of fitness classes On Demand that you can take if you are a member. 

What can I expect when I return to the JCCSF Fitness Center?

You can expect attention to detail when it comes to our cleaning and safety best practices including regular cleaning throughout the day as well as staff in masks; our top priority is making sure you feel safe and are comfortable while at the JCCSF.

What if I’m not ready to come back into the gym?

If you’re not quite ready to jump back into in-person fitness, we understand. If you’re paying membership dues you can join one of our outdoor group fitness classes or classes On Demand.

How do I pick up my locker contents?

If you’d like to pick up the contents of your locker please email tcavallo@jccsf.org to arrange a time.

How You Can Help

Your donations help staff, including those on furlough. We are making extraordinary efforts to concentrate our resources on caring for our staff and maintaining our readiness to reopen. You can help by donating to our JCCSF Resilience Campaign.

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