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UCLA Recreation

The John Wooden Center will reopen on Monday, June 21. A Return to Rec membership will be required, as will a reservation. For details on the Return to Rec Membership, visit: www.recreation.ucla.edu/returntorec.

Equipment Offered

  • 3 basketball courts, 2 volleyball courts, 6 badminton courts, Gymnastics Gymnasium
  • Strength & Conditioning Zone : weight training equipment, stretching mats, various cardio equipment including stationary bicycles, stairclimbers, ellipticals, treadmills, rowing machines, upperbody ergometer, and outdoor sports conditioning area. FITWELL staff available for assistance.
  • 4 studios for fitness, dance, fencing, and martial arts - 3 with mirrors and hardwood floors and one with a heavy punching bag and padding on the walls and floor
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainers
  • Handball, racquetball, and squash courts. Call (310) 206-8307 for reservations. Must be one day in advance. No same day reservations.
  • A Games Lounge with a large screen TV and tables and chairs for cards, board games, and studying
  • Towels and sports equipment available for checkout

Collins Court | Dynasty Room Blue Room | Games Lounge | Gold Room | Leadership Conf. Room | Main Conf. Room | Pardee Gymnasium | Plaza View Conf. Room | Pyramid Room | Racquetball Court | Squash Court | Yates Gymnasium

Updated Policies and Procedures

COVID-19 Safety

  • Must have an appropriate Bookings reservation to enter the facility and/or class.
  • Must present a current certificate of clearance from the UCLA Symptom Monitoring Survey for facility access and/or class participation.
  • Anyone displaying symptoms of illness may be asked to leave the facility and/or class.
  • Face coverings are required in all spaces at all times.
  • Maintain a minimum of 10 ft distance from other users in exercise areas and 6 ft of distance in lines and walkways.
  • Patrons must exit the facility promptly upon completion of reservation.

Facility Policies

  • Only UCLA Recreation Personal Fitness Trainers may conduct training sessions in any UCLA Recreation facility.

  • You must be at least 16 years of age to use strength areas, unless otherwise determined by instructor-led activity or program.

  • Courtyard will be closed in inclement weather, unsafe conditions and for scheduled classes.

For assistance:

  1. Report any blood, injury, equipment malfunction or facility feedback to the FITWELL staff immediately.

  2. For help or questions, including guidance and lifting instruction, see FITWELL staff.

  3. For special accommodations, see FITWELL staff.

Participant Policies

  • A shirt, bottoms and shoes are required, unless otherwise determined by instructor-led activity or program.

  • Closed toed/closed heel athletic shoes are required.

  • Clothing with buttons, zippers and studs is prohibited on upholstered equipment or any cardio seat.

  • Clothing or towel must provide a barrier between skin (except hands), upholstery and mats.

  • Towels are highly recommended.

  • Backpacks and bags are not allowed on the floor, except in the Cardio Zones. Personal belongings should be secured in a locker.

  • Do not hang any item on cardio equipment.

  • Beverages must be in a spill-proof, unbreakable, re-sealable container. No spitting.

  • Maintain personal hygiene as to not be disruptive to the environment.

  • No strongly scented deodorants, perfumes or colognes.

  • Be respectful of all equipment, patrons and staff.

  • Follow posted zone-specific policies and all staff directions.

Equipment:

  • Dumbbells, plates, and bars should not be dropped from any height.

  • Collars must be used on all bars when weight is added.

  • Do not lean bars or throw balls against walls, windows or ceilings. No contact with windows during any activity.

  • Do not stand bars or dumbbells vertically on floor.

  • Rerack dumbbells, barbells, plates and all other equipment to designated storage locations after each use.

  • Spotters are recommended for all free weight exercises performed over the head, face, and chest.

  • Maintain a safe distance between users.

  • Equipment must be used as intended. Modifications are NOT allowed.

  • All free-standing movements must be performed in designated area.

  • Wipe off equipment after each use.

  • 30-minute time limit (including warm up and cool down) on all cardio equipment when others are waiting.

Access Restrictions

  • Only UCLA Recreation Personal Fitness Trainers may conduct training sessions in any UCLA Recreation facility.

  • You must be at least 16 years of age to use the cardio and strength areas, unless otherwise determined by instructor-led activity or program.

  • Courtyard will be closed in inclement weather, unsafe conditions and for scheduled classes.

Make a Booking

Bookings will be available on June 18 for our opening date of June 21, 2021. Maximum capacity varies by zone (see zone descriptions). Each booking is a 75 minute reservation.

You can make a booking for our other available facilities with a Return to Rec Membership.

Make a Booking

Facility Rental

Facility rentals are currently unavailable. Please check back here for the latest. http://reserve.recreation.ucla.edu.

Hours

CURRENTLY CLOSED

Beginning June 21:

M-F: 5:30a-9:00p
SaSuHol: 8:00a-4:45p

Location

The John Wooden Center sits atop Parking Structure 4 on Westwood Plaza just south of Sunset Boulevard. It is in the heart of campus, at the intersection of Bruin Walk and Westwood Plaza, alongside the Intramural Field, Pauley Pavilion, the JD Morgan Center, Ackerman Union, and the Student Activities Center.

JWC Fitness Zone Descriptions

Free Weight & Advanced Circuit Zones

Reservation Spots: 8

Equipment For Each User: 

Variety of benches including: 

  • Olympic bench presses
  • Military presses 
  • Incline & decline press
  • Preacher curls
  • Flat & adjustable benches

 

  • Dumbbells, iron plates
  • Jungle gym (cables)
  • Preloaded barbells

 

  • Plate loaded machines
  • Pin loaded machines
  • Body weight stations

 

Hours: 

M-F: 6:00a-9:00p

Sa, Sun, Holidays: 8:00a - 4:15p

Cardio Zone

Reservation Spots: 10

Equipment For Each User: 

  • Treadmills
  • Ellipticals
  • Upright & recumbent bikes
  • Stepmills
  • Rowers
  • Arc Trainers

 

*Cardio zone available to all participants within a reservation time, Max 20 participants 

Hours: 

M-F: 6:30a-8:00p

Sat, Sun, Holidays: 8:30am - 4:45pm

Functional Training Zone

Reservation Spots: 20

Equipment For Each User: 

  • Squat Racks
  • Olympic platforms
  • Booty Builder
  • Cable Machines
  • Iron & Bumper plates

Hours: 

M-F: 6:30a-8:00p

Sat, Sun, Holidays: 8:30am - 4:45pm

Courtyard

  • Courtyard available to all participants within a reservation time.
  • Max 8 participants
  • Courtyard may be unavailable due to programming and inclement weather

Hours: 

M-F: 6:00a-9:00p

Sat, Sun, Holidays: 8:00am - 4:45pm

Showers

  • Showers in locker rooms available to all participants. 
  • Limit shower and locker room access to 30 minutes max.
  • Must Maintain 6 feet of distances from others and wear a mask when in lockers room (except shower) at all times)

Availability Subject to Change.