PJCC Byer Athletic Center Rules & Regulations

PJCC Byer Athletic Center Rules & Regulations

Your enjoyment of and safety at the PJCC are our highest priority. To help us ensure that these priorities come to fruition, please review the rules and regulations for use of the PJCC Byer Athletic Center.

Code of Conduct & General Guidelines

Code of Conduct

The Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC) is committed to providing a safe and positive environment for everyone. Each one of us shares responsibility to foster the kindness, respect, and understanding that make our PJCC community uniquely welcoming and inclusive. Please read our Code of Conduct here.

General Guidelines

  1. PJCC Byer Athletic facilities are for Members only. Guests are invited to use our facilities, such as the fitness center or pools, with the purchase of a guest pass.
  2. All Center Members (2 years of age and over) must present a valid membership card upon arrival at the Front Desk. Please keep young children’s photo I.D.s current with a new picture every year.
  3. Children 12 years of age and under must check in with a supervising adult or parent who will accompany them to and from their class or program. They are not allowed on the fitness floor unless participating in a youth fitness program or working with a personal trainer.
  4. Center Members 11-12 years of age are eligible to use the Fitness Center with a parent or supervising adult after completing the PJCC Youth Certification Program.
  5. No food of any kind is allowed in the Byer Athletic Center, on the fields or in the indoor swimming pool. Food may be consumed in the café, courtyard and outdoor areas only. 
  6. While exercising, water or sports drinks are permitted in workout areas and must be contained in closed, unbreakable, plastic containers.
  7. Spotters must be used during all free-weight heavy lifting. Ask the fitness staff for assistance, if needed.
  8. Chalk or other similar substances used for weight training are not permitted.
  9. Be aware of your body’s limits. The PJCC’s Personal Trainers are available to provide you with a safe and effective exercise program.
  10. Gym bags and personal items such as handbags, coats, etc., are not permitted in the Weight Room, Cardio Equipment areas, Group Exercise Studios and Indoor Pool Deck. Complimentary day lockers are available for storing these items.
  11. The PJCC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  12. Outside trainers are not allowed. All exercise instruction and private training is to be given by PJCC staff only.
  13. Inappropriate behavior that adversely affects fellow members/staff including, but not limited to, yelling, loud grunting, and foul or abusive language will not be tolerated.
  14. Out of respect and courtesy to other members, please bring a towel for use on in the fitness studios.
  15. If you have any problems, please ask a staff member for assistance. We are here to make your experience at the PJCC the best it can be!
  16. Take pride in the PJCC and respect other members by helping keep the Center clean. Please remember to:
  • Wipe down machines, mats or equipment after each use.
  • Throw away trash in receptacles.
  • When doing multiple sets, allow fellow members to work in. Do not tie up equipment by resting on it between sets.
  • Adhere to the 30-minute time limit when others are waiting for the cardiovascular equipment.
  • Return free-weights and other equipment to their proper place after use.
  • Do not drop weights, or lean weights against walls, mirrors or machines.

Youth Guidelines for Ages 17 and Under

Review our complete policies for use of the Center by members and guests age 17 and under.

Dan Cook Gymnasium Guidelines

For the enjoyment and safety of all Members and Guests please observe the following rules:

  1. Play at your own risk. PJCC staff is on duty for limited hours.
  2. Children 10 years of age and under must be under direct supervision of an adult at all times unless registered in supervised activities while using the facilities. Center Members 11-12 years of age may participate in open gym by themselves but a parent MUST be in the facility.
  3. Only non-scuff shoes are allowed; no open-toe shoes.
  4. Shirts must be worn at all times.
  5. Absolutely no food is allowed. Beverages must be in a covered, non-glass container.
  6. Horseplay, fighting, destructive, threatening behavior and disrespectful language are prohibited.
  7. Equipment is available for check-out at the Welcome Center located in the lobby when a gym supervisor is not on duty.
  8. Outside trainers are not allowed. All exercise instruction and private training is to be given by PJCC staff only.
  9. To contact Security Desk, dial 2740 from the phone located on the wall near the gym office.
  10. Open Gym – Activities will be set-up and permitted at the discretion of the Gym Supervisor.
  11. Drop-In – Gym Supervisors may cancel a drop-in activity if there is insufficient attendance.
  12. Gym Schedules are posted on gymnasium doors. Schedules are subject to change. Please visit our online schedules for the most up-to-date information.

Group Exercise Guidelines

  1. Classes are a group activity; we request that you follow the instructor’s routine.
  2. Please be respectful of others and arrive for class on time. To avoid disruptions, please do not enter class if you are more than 10 minutes late. Instructor has final discretion on late arrivals.
  3. Be considerate of other members’ exercise space. Please do not crowd a member who has arrived in class before you.
  4. Please inform the instructor before class if you have an injury, medical condition or concern.
  5. Keep conversation to a minimum.
  6. Please do not enter the Group Exercise room before the current class has finished.
  7. Reserving places is not permitted.
  8. Gym bags are not permitted in the Group Exercise room.
  9. Please wipe up your sweat from mats and floor area.
  10. Bringing a water bottle to class is recommended. It must be in an unbreakable container. Food is not permitted.
  11. Cell phones are not permitted in the Group Exercise room. Pagers should be set to silent mode.
  12. Members may not operate PJCC stereo equipment.
  13. In consideration of other members, refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.
  14. Return all equipment to the proper storage area.
  15. Some specialty classes will require a fee and registration. All fees must be paid prior to session or series start date.
  16. Members are required to provide their own yoga mats.
  17. Center Members 12 years of age and under are allowed to participate in age-appropriate youth fitness classes that are specifically offered for their age group, otherwise for their safety they are not allowed to participate in adult classes. Hand stamp is required for admittance and may be obtained at the Welcome Center.

Swimming Pools and Pool Area Guidelines

General Pool Rules

  1. Parents are responsible for the safety of their children.
  2. Lifeguards are on duty at the indoor and outdoor pools only and have final authority on pool usage and safety issues.
  3. Please adhere to all posted signs in pool and whirlpool areas.
  4. Members swim at their own risk.
  5. Anyone with a special medical condition must alert staff and the lifeguard-on-duty prior to entering the pool.
  6. Take all safety precautions when using the pool and whirlpool.
  7. Showers are recommended before entering the pools or spas.
  8. Walk on the pool deck at all times.
  9. No excessive horseplay or rough housing.
  10. No food, glass or glass objects are permitted around the whirlpool or indoor pool at any time.
  11. No glass or glass objects are permitted by outdoor pool.
  12. Possession and consumption of alcohol in any form is not allowed on PJCC premises, see policy on page 3.
  13. No gum allowed in the pool or on the pool deck.
  14. Enter the water feet first. No diving, back jumps or “twisty” jumps. Jumping from the edge of the pool is not permitted in the indoor pool due to the raised edge.
  15. Babies may not be left in stroller or car seats unattended.
  16. No hanging on lane lines, ladders or railings. Lane lines are to be used only as safety lines in case of an emergency.
  17. Bathing suits are required. Please no bathing suits with built-in floatation. These suits give a false sense of security while in the water. No street clothes, cut-offs, see-through swimsuits, thong bikinis or regular diapers allowed.
  18. Please use benches or towel hooks to hang towels. Do not hang towels on hand rails or lifeguard equipment.
  19. No cell phone use is allowed on the indoor pool deck or whirlpool. See page 3 “Cell Phones and Cameras” for general guidelines.
  20. Inappropriate behavior and language will not be permitted.
  21. Limit use of lotions in the indoor pool or apply at least 15 minutes prior to swimming.
  22. Kiddie Pool: There is no lifeguard on duty at the kiddie pool. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  23. Pools and whirlpools may be closed for maintenance or safety reasons at any time at the discretion of PJCC staff.
  24. Outside trainers are not allowed. All exercise instruction and private training is to be given by PJCC staff only.

Open Swim

Open Swim is designed to provide a safe, fun environment for members and their guests to enjoy the pool together.

  1. Children 6 years of age and under or any child not able to fully swim on their own must be accompanied and supervised in the water at all times by an adult or Member over 16 years of age.
  2. Children 7 years of age and older may swim by themselves, but a parent MUST be in the facility. Lifeguards may use discretion in the enforcement of this rule. It is the parent’s responsibility to remain with a child who is a poor swimmer, irrespective of age.
  3. No diving. Both pools are too shallow to dive safely.
  4. Children 3 years of age and under or children not fully potty-trained must wear nylon swim diapers, which can be purchased at the BAC desk or in most stores. These diapers are reusable and washable. Huggies disposable swim diapers have a tendency to leak and are not permitted.
  5. For health and safety reasons, whirlpool use is limited to individuals 14 years and older.
  6. Some toys, floatation devices and equipment may be allowed during open swim. This rule is up to the discretion of the lifeguard based on the number of participants in the pool.
  7. Due to health and safety concerns please do not bring in any toys from home.
  8. Swim lesson teaching equipment use is not permitted during open swim times.
  9. Kick boards may be used during open swim, but please no sitting on or standing on kick boards.

Lap Swim

Lap swim is designed to be a workout time for adult members and their guests.

  1. Lap swimmers must be at least 13 years of age or able to swim the full length of the pool (25 yards) continuously for 4 laps without stopping.
  2. Water exercises, water walking, and floating are not permitted except during designated or non-busy times.
  3. Kick boards, pull buoys and fins may be available for use.
  4. Circle swim (counter clockwise) when there are more than two swimmers per lane.
  5. Maximum of six swimmers per lane.
  6. Choose the lane that best fits your ability before entering the water. Make sure to alert any swimmer in your lane before entering the water. Lifeguards may move swimmers accordingly to ensure safety.
  7. When passing a swimmer in your lane, tap the swimmer in front of you on the foot. Pass only when they have stopped at the wall. When tapped, please allow the faster swimmer to pass.
  8. Be alert to the lane lines when they are being added or removed from the pool. There may be a delay in the pool schedule between changing activities.

Locker Room Guidelines

  1. Day-use lockers are available free of charge while in the Byer Athletic Center only. Limited long-term rental lockers are available on a fee basis.
  2. Items left overnight in day-use lockers will be removed. The PJCC assumes no responsibility for items left in day-use lockers.
  3. Children 3 years of age and older are not permitted in opposite sex locker rooms and should use the family changing rooms with parent or supervising adult.
  4. Family changing rooms are for members with disabilities and for children 3 – 12 years of age with caregivers of a different gender.
  5. Children 12 years of age and under must be supervised by an adult in the locker room unless registered in supervised activities while using the facilities.
  6. Please leave valuables at home. The PJCC is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Call 378.2703 for Lost and Found.
  7. Disabled members have first priority in disabled showers. Be considerate of other members waiting for showers and limit usage to five minutes.
  8. Hair dyeing is not permitted in locker rooms or shower areas.
  9. Food is not permitted in the locker rooms.

Hours of Operation

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Center Hours
  • Mon - Thur 5 am - 9 pm (Group Ex by Reservation)
  • Fri 5 am - 6 pm (Group Ex by Reservation)
  • Sat & Sun 7 am - 6 pm (Group Ex by Reservation)
Admin Office Hours
  • Mon-Fri 8 am – 4 pm
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