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Fitness Center Age Policy

Under 8 Years
Children under the age of 8 are not permitted in the Mordoh Fitness Center other than in the babysitting area.

8–12 Years
Children ages 8-12 may use FreeMotion strength training equipment, indoor track and all aerobic equipment under the supervision of a JCC staff member, parent or guardian.

13–15 Years
Children ages 13-15 may use Life Fitness and FreeMotion strength training equipment, indoor track and all aerobic equipment in the Mordoh Fitness Center. They may exercise on their own the JCC has received a signed waiver.

Locker Room Policies

In order to maintain a welcoming atmosphere for our members and guests, we ask that everyone using this space uphold the following:

AGE POLICY

All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 while at the J. In addition:

Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms
The Men’s and Women’s Locker rooms are for adults, ages 16 and older.

Water Park Locker Rooms
The Water Park Locker Rooms are for girls and women (or men and boys) of any age, or for children of the opposite gender under the age of 5.

Family Changing Rooms
The Family Changing Rooms are for all ages.

LOCKER USE
Please remember that the J is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please lock your belongings in any open locker and note that lockers are for single day use only. Any items kept overnight will be removed to the Lost & Found. Items from Lost & Found are cleared the second Tuesday of every month and donated to a local charity.

TOWELS
In consideration of keeping the floor clear for fellow members, please place used towels in the used towel bin.

NO PHOTOS OR VIDEO
For the privacy, safety and security of our members and guests, use of any device with photo or video capabilities is not permitted in locker rooms. As well, please be courteous to others and confine cell phone use to public areas, e.g., the outer hallway.

SAFETY
Please report any suspicious behavior to the Fitness or Membership Desk. Note that loitering is not permitted in locker rooms or anywhere on the grounds.

SMOKE-FREE
Please note that the J is a smoke-free campus. No smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is allowed in the building or on the grounds.

SAUNA AND STEAM ROOMS
For the safety of our members and guests, the sauna is set to be a constant temperature of 160-180 degrees. The steam room is set to be a constant temperature of 90-120 degrees.
To maintain the sauna’s proper operation, do not prop the door open or pour water on the heating element or rocks; it will cause severe damage to the coil. This room is designed for dry heat only. No food or beverages are allowed in the sauna or steam room.
Persons with high blood pressure or health problems should consult a physician prior to using the dry sauna or steam room. Please leave the dry sauna or steam room immediately if you feel faint, sick, nauseous, drowsy, dizzy, are experiencing muscle cramps, having trouble breathing or are sweating excessively. Limit use to no more than 10 minutes per visit to the J in total.
In compliance with health regulations, use of the dry sauna or steam room is not permitted by persons with open sores, infectious diseases or suffering from the common cold, influenza, or any illness. To keep the rooms sanitary, towels are required. Proper attire is a bathing suit and sandals. Shoes that have been worn outdoors are not permitted. Shaving or maintaining personal hygiene (e.g., use of lotions, body oils, moisturizers, powders, etc.) is prohibited.

SHOWERS
To maintain safety in the shower area, body oil or oil-based products are prohibited as are products that may clog the drains or cause cosmetic damage (e.g., hair dye).

Behavior Standards

The following behaviors may be cause for expulsion or suspension from the JCC:

  • Loud, boisterous or vulgar language and/or behavior, loitering in or about the building or grounds, or any conduct that disturbs the peace and order of the JCC will not be permitted.
  • Locker rooms are intended for changing, spa use and showering only. Playing, loitering, laundering clothing, hair coloring or any other behavior not consistent with regular locker room use is not permissible.
  • Bullying of any sort will not be tolerated.
  • Members are accountable for the behavior of their guests at all times. Guests shall be held accountable to the same standards of behavior as members.

Child Abuse Prevention Code of Conduct

Child Abuse Prevention Code of Conduct

Child Abuse Prevention Code of Conduct

1. In order to protect staff, volunteers, and program participants – at no time during a JCC program may a staff person be alone with a single child where they cannot be observed by others. As staff supervise children, they should space themselves in a way that other staff can see them.

2. Staff shall never leave a child unsupervised.

3. Restroom supervision: Staff will make sure the restroom is not occupied by suspicious or unknown individuals before allowing children to use the facilities. Staff will stand in the doorway while children are using the restroom. This policy allows privacy for the children and protection for the staff (not being alone with a child). If staff are assisting younger children, doors to the facility must remain open. No child regardless of age should ever enter a bathroom alone on a field trip. Always send children in pairs, and whenever possible, with staff.

4. Staff should conduct or supervise private activities in pairs – diapering, putting on bathing suits, taking showers, etc. When this is not feasible, staff should be positioned so that they are visible to others.

5. Staff shall not abuse children including:

• physical abuse – strike, spank, shake, slap;
• verbal abuse – humiliate, degrade, threaten;
• sexual abuse – inappropriate touch or verbal exchange;
• mental abuse – shaming, withholding love, cruelty;
• neglect – withholding food, water, basic care, etc.

Any type of abuse will not be tolerated and may be cause for immediate dismissal.

6. Staff must use positive techniques of guidance, including redirection, positive reinforcement and encouragement rather than competition, comparison and criticism. Staff will have age appropriate expectations and set up guidelines and environments that minimize the need for discipline. Physical restraint is used only in pre-determined situations (necessary to protect the child or other children from harm), is only administered in a prescribed manner and must be documented in writing.

7. Staff will take note of any fever, bumps, bruises, burns, etc on children in their programs. Questions or comments will be addressed to the parent or child in a non-threatening way. Any questionable marks or responses will be documented.

8. Staff will respond to children with respect and consideration and treat all children equally regardless of sex, race, religion, culture, ethnic origin, disability, or any other legally-protected category.

9. Staff will respect children’s rights to not be touched in ways that make them feel uncomfortable, and respect their right to say no. Other than diapering, children are not to be touched in areas of their bodies that would be covered by a bathing suit.

10. Staff will refrain from intimate displays of affection towards others in the presence of children, parents, and staff.

11. While the JCC does not discriminate against an individual’s lifestyle, it does require that in the performance of their job they will abide by the standards of conduct set forth by the JCC.

12. Staff must appear clean, neat, and appropriately attired.

13. Using, possessing, or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs during working hours is prohibited.

14. Smoking or use of tobacco in the presence of children or parents during working hours is prohibited. Additionally, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the JCC campus.

15. Profanity, inappropriate jokes, sharing intimate details of one’s personal life, and any kind of harassment in the presence of children or parents is prohibited.

16. Staff must be free of physical or psychological conditions that might adversely affect children’s physical or mental health. If in doubt, an expert should be consulted.

17. Staff will portray a positive role model for youth by maintaining an attitude of respect, loyalty, patience, courtesy, tact, and maturity.

18. Staff may not be alone with children they meet in JCC programs outside of the JCC. This includes babysitting, sleepovers, and inviting children to your home.

19. Staff are not to transport children in their own vehicles.

20. Staff may not date program participants under the age of 18 years of age.

21. Under no circumstance should staff release children to anyone other than the authorized parent, guardian, or other adult authorized by the parent or guardian (written parent authorization on file with the JCC).

22. Staff are required to read and sign all policies related to identifying, documenting, and reporting child abuse and attend trainings on the subject, as instructed by a supervisor.

Accessibility

The JCC is accessible to individuals with mobility impairments or other physical limitations. Special facilities include designated parking spaces, automatic doors at the Fitness Center and indoor and outdoor pools, wheelchair access, elevator, and accessible restrooms, locker rooms, telephones and drinking fountains.

JCC Reciprocity

Don’t forget to carry your membership card with you when visiting other cities! If you travel outside Indianapolis, most of the more than 275 JCCs across North America will honor your JCC membership for a limited period of time. We extend the same courtesy to out-of-town guests when they present a valid JCC membership card. Members, if you have family who are members in good standing at another JCC, they are welcome here at no charge.

Out-of-Town Guests

For those guests without a JCC membership card, prior arrangement must be made with the membership director. Special rates for extended visits may apply.

Returned Checks

There is a $25 charge on all returned checks, insufficient funds and credit card denials. Continued unsuccessful debits will result in cancellation of JCC membership.

Registering for Programs

  • Register in person, by phone, mail, fax or online. Be sure to include class code when registering
  • The entire class fee must be paid at the time of registration. In the case of fax registration, please include the account number and expiration date for MasterCard, VISA, Discover or American Express and your signature.
  • Waiting lists will be created if a class becomes filled. Where possible, another class will be organized.
  • When a class is offered on the 2nd day of a festival holiday, the class fee can be prorated for those who are unable to attend, or a makeup class may be taken.
  • Please inform us: Is there any information regarding your/your child’s condition that we should know so that we can enhance your experience at the JCC?

Additional Fees

Additional fees are charged for classes, workshops, services and programs for which an instructor or provider is required. Fees and services are subject to change.

Refunds

If the JCC cancels a class due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be applied to open charges on your account or refunded if there is no outstanding balance. No refunds will be made after classes have begun.

Weather Cancellations

See https://jccindy.org/about-us/hours/.

Parking

Please park in designated areas only. Do not park along perimeter roads, such as the road by the tennis courts, soccer fields and the camp drop- off area. Do not park along east and west curbs or in spaces marked “Reserved.” Handicap spaces are available in both the east and west parking lots.

Security

The JCC employs Marion County Reserve Sheriffs for your security and safety. Report any suspicious behavior to one of our sheriffs.

The 15-mph speed limit on campus is strictly enforced! Rollerblading and skateboarding are not allowed on the JCC campus.

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