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UCLA Recreation

The John Wooden Center is open to registered UCLA students, faculty, staff, and retirees. Students can use your bruin card for access. Faculty, staff and retirees, please register for a Return to Rec membership.

Open Areas: Strength & Conditioning Zones, locker rooms & first floor restrooms. Racquetball Courts #2-4 and Squash Courts #5-6. Open rec sports badminton (two courts available with reservation beginning 8/9, one challenge court) volleyball and table tennis. See below for zone descriptions and policies.

Updated Policies and Procedures

COVID-19 Safety

  • 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.

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 top, 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

Create a Bookings for priority access to racquetball and badminton courts. You must have access to the John Wooden Center to make a booking. Participants with a booking may visit any time during operational hours.

Learn more access on the Return to Rec webpage.

Make a Booking

Facility Rental

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

John Wooden Center Zone Descriptions

Free Weight Zone

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:

Mon - Fri: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat, Sun, Holidays: 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Advanced Circuit Zone

Equipment For Each User:

Variety of machines including:

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

Hours:

Mon - Fri: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat, Sun, Holidays: 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Novice Circuit Zone

Equipment For Each User:

Variety of machines including:

  • Pin loaded machines
  • Cardio rowing machine
  • Recumbent and upright bikes

Hours:

Mon - Fri: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat, Sun, Holidays: 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Tuesday, 8/3: Reserved 11:00-5:00pm

Cardio Zone

Equipment For Each User:

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

Hours:

Mon - Fri: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat, Sun, Holidays: 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Functional Training Zone

Equipment For Each User:

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

Hours:

Mon - Fri: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat, Sun, Holidays: 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Courtyard

Courtyard is available to all participants within a reservation time.

Courtyard may be unavailable due to programming and inclement weather

Hours:

Mon - Fri: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat, Sun, Holidays: 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Flexibility Zones

Locations:

  • 1st floor lobby
  • Cardio Zone
  • Pardee Gym

Equipment available: Mats

Hours:

Mon - Fri: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat, Sun, Holidays: 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Pardee Gym

Multipurpose gymnasium for a variety of fitness activities including:

  • Strength classes
  • Strength & Conditioning open recreation
  • Body weight exercises

Equipment Includes:

  • Pull up bars
  • Mats
  • Barbells, bumper plates, kettle bells*

*Available during classes only

Pardee Gym may be unavailable for fitness open recreation due to programming and sport reservations.

Hours:

Beginning June 28:

Mon - Fri: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat, Sun, Holidays: 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Fitness Studios

Wooden Floor Studios:

  • Dynasty Room
  • Gold Room
  • Pyramid Room

Pilates Studio: Squash Court A

Spin Studio: Room 2314

Hours:

CLOSED

Hours

Monday - Friday: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
*Showers close 45 minutes prior to gym closing time


Open Rec Sports in Pardee Gym:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 3:00-8:30p
Saturday, Sunday: 12:00-4:00p

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.

Open Rec Sports

View Open Rec Sports, Hours and Locations

Volleyball (1 Court)
MWF: 3:00-8:30p; Su: 12:00-4:00p
Pardee Gym

Table Tennis (3 tables)
TuTh: 3:00-8:30p; Sa: 12:00-4:00p
Pardee Gym

*Badminton (2 Courts -must have a booking beginning 8/9**, 1 court -challenge court)
M-F: 3:00-8:30p, SaSuHol: 12:00-4:00p
Pardee Gym

*Racquetball Courts #2-4 (1st floor)
M-F: 6:00a-8:55p; SaSuHol: 8:00a-3:55p

*Squash Courts #5-6 (1st floor)
M-F: 6:00a-8:55p; SaSuHol: 8:00a-3:55p

*Courts may be reserved 24 hours in advance. Only one participant per group needs to make a booking. Additional booking for JWC is not needed with this reservation. Must have own equipment. face coverings required at all times.
**Additionally for badminton, reservations begin 8/9. Each participant in group may only play during one reservation per day. Participant in your group may not make a separate or additional reservation. 

Basketball
Not offered at this time.