anyone go to a JCC gym?

  • kaccioto

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    Apr 07, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    i was asked by a co-worker to come as a guest and help him out..nice gym, and reasonable rates..just was curious as to certain etiquette.
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    Apr 08, 2009 1:09 AM GMT
    Not entirely sure what a JCC gym is. Jewish Community Center is all that comes to mind, but I've never used one. What is the etiquette question you have?
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    Apr 08, 2009 2:29 AM GMT
    jprichva wroteEtiquette rules at the JCC:

    1. Always face Jerusalem when doing squats.

    2. Kvetching is permitted, even encouraged.

    3. You are entitled to reschedule a pilates class if it conflicts with
    an appointment for manicure or pedicure.

    4. Wipe the gym equipment with your yarmulke, please. I don't want
    to loll around in your sweat.

    5. When doing reps, you must count in Yiddish.

    6. You must wait an hour after eating to go in the lap pool.

    There are more, but it's a start.


    You left out the bill of fare at the nutrition center! Latkes, hamentaschen, matzoh balls, gefilte fish, challah, blintzes, knishes, kreplach, chopped liver...the list goes on and on!

    Also: the hot tub doubles as a mikvah.
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    Apr 08, 2009 2:30 AM GMT
    I don't believe the etiquette rules are any different there than they are at mainstream gyms. Just be prepared for whacky Saturday hours and Jewish holiday hours which are always posted in advance, it is just that non-Jewish patrons always got frustrated on those days.

    Also be prepared for the oldest men you have ever seen just sitting in the locker room talking. I admire them, solely because they have nothing to do so wasting time in the locker room is a highlight of their day.
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    Apr 08, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    jprichva wroteFaith and begorrah, Mike, you're practically Jewish!


    You think I didn't learn something in seven years at Brandeis? icon_wink.gif

    (Correction: You think I went hungry in seven years at Brandeis?)
  • silverfox

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    Apr 08, 2009 2:45 AM GMT
    I like going to the JCC to workout....because I feel "guilty" if I don't do everything I set out to do.

    Guilt. It's a Jewish thing. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 08, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    SHHH .... Jprichva, be nice! Funny list, though.

    Kaccioto, it's no different than the Y or any gym/club you join ... well, save the bubbas walking around saying "I'm schvitzing! Turn on the air conditioner!".

    The Cincinnati JCC is very nice, has a pretty nice gym ... and has rates above most places. Couple that with an older crowd and it's just not worth it. But for every once in a while (and free) I'd go.

    jprichva saidEtiquette rules at the JCC:

    1. Always face Jerusalem when doing squats.

    2. Kvetching is permitted, even encouraged.

    3. You are entitled to reschedule a pilates class if it conflicts with
    an appointment for manicure or pedicure.

    4. Wipe the gym equipment with your yarmulke, please. I don't want
    to loll around in your sweat.

    5. When doing reps, you must count in Yiddish.

    6. You must wait an hour after eating to go in the lap pool.

    7. Be careful when racking your weights. You don't want to
    put out someone's eye. It's always fun until someone puts
    out an eye.

    8. Don't make faces when you lift, your face will freeze like that.

    There are more, but it's a start.
  • kaccioto

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    Apr 08, 2009 4:19 AM GMT
    jprichva saidEtiquette rules at the JCC:

    1. Always face Jerusalem when doing squats.

    2. Kvetching is permitted, even encouraged.

    3. You are entitled to reschedule a pilates class if it conflicts with
    an appointment for manicure or pedicure.

    4. Wipe the gym equipment with your yarmulke, please. I don't want
    to loll around in your sweat.

    5. When doing reps, you must count in Yiddish.

    6. You must wait an hour after eating to go in the lap pool.

    7. Be careful when racking your weights. You don't want to
    put out someone's eye. It's always fun until someone puts
    out an eye.

    8. Don't make faces when you lift, your face will freeze like that.

    There are more, but it's a start.


    hah, so that's why all the racks are angled..

    ok, i plan to use only gym and pool with my fellow jew coworker..i understand there's membership gym dues and optional commitment fees which will give me discounts to events/gatherings which i most likely won't attend..i only care about the former, so will i be known as that apparent goy taking advantage of the pool, at the expense of the community..or am i all meshugga for no reason??
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    Apr 08, 2009 4:23 AM GMT
    kaccioto saidi was asked by a co-worker to come as a guest and help him out..nice gym, and reasonable rates..just was curious as to certain etiquette.

    Dont act like having a foreskin makes you better than anyone else. ... icon_rolleyes.gif