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UCLA Recreation

The John Wooden Center is available to registered UCLA students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and community members. Registered students can use your bruin card for access. All other affiliations, please register for a Rec membership.

Updated Policies and Procedures

COVID-19 Safety

Please visit our Member Services Page for the full COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risks.

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, bottom 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.

  • All audio must be confined to a personal listening device.

  • 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.

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

Advanced Circuit Zone

Equipment For Each User:

Variety of machines including:

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

Novice Circuit Zone

Equipment For Each User:

Variety of machines including:

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

Cardio Zone

Equipment For Each User:

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

Functional Training Zone

Equipment For Each User:

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

Courtyard

Courtyard is available to all participants within a reservation time. Masks are recommended but not required in this outdoor space.

Courtyard may be unavailable due to programming and inclement weather

Flexibility Zones

Locations:

  • 1st floor lobby
  • Cardio Zone
  • Pardee Gym

Equipment available: Mats

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.

Fitness Studios

Wooden Floor Studios:

  • Dynasty Room
  • Gold Room
  • Pyramid Room

Pilates Studio: Squash Court A

Spin Studio: Room 2314​​ -Temporarily Closed

Additional Amenities & Spaces

Locker Rooms & Saunas

Men and Women Locker Rooms are available for use in the John Wooden Center.

Locker Rooms are equipped with showers, day-use lockers, quarterly locker rentals, restrooms, and saunas.

SAUNA UPDATE:Saunas are scheduled to reopen on Monday, 8/29.

Meeting Rooms

UCLA registered clubs and organizations as well as departments can reserve one of the following meeting rooms inside the John Wooden Center:

  • Plaza View
  • Leadership Conference Room
  • Main Conference Room
  • Yates Conference Room

For reservations, visit our Reservations & Rentals webpage.

BruinHub

The BruinHub is a new space designed to meet the needs of students who commute long distances to campus as well as those who experience some form of housing insecurity, located at the John Wooden Center. The space was designed in recognition of commuters' routines and needs. To use the space, students are invited to fill out an online application to become a “BruinHub Passholder.”

Learn More About the BruinHub

Bike Shop

The UCLA Bike Shop is a Do-It-Yourself Workshop established as a partnership between UCLA Recreation and UCLA Transportation to encourage transportation by bicycle. We provide tools, a workspace, and resources for UCLA students and staff to make their own repairs.

Learn More About the Bike Shop

Rock Wall

The Rock Wall is located on the first floor of the John Wooden Center (JWC). All members of UCLA Recreation are eligible to come climb at the Rock Wall. The Rock Wall is a set up for bouldering only.

Learn More About the Rock Wall

Rental Center

The Outdoor Adventures Rental Center offers a variety of outdoor equipment available for Members of UCLA Recreation to rent.

Learn More About the Rental Center

OPEN REC SPORTS

All Open Rec Sports Closed. Resumes 9/26/22

Open Recreation hours will be honored during business hours. JWC offers options for volleyball, table tennis, badminton, racquetball, squash, and basketball.

View Open Rec Sports Hours and Locations

Hours

**Fall Quarter Regular Hours
​​​​​​Monday - Thursday: 5:15AM - 1:00AM
​​​​​Friday: 5:15AM - 10:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Sunday: 8:00AM - 11:00PM
*Holidays: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

* **Holiday & Special Hours
Wednesday, 11/23: 5:15AM - 5:00PM
Thursday - Friday, 11/24 - 11/25: CLOSED
Saturday, 11/26: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Sunday, 11/27: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

**Finals Week, 12/5-12/11:
​​​​​​Monday - Thursday: 5:15AM - 11:00PM
​​​​​Friday: 5:15AM - 8:00PM
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

**Winter Break, 12/12 - 1/7/23:
​​​​​​Monday - Friday: 12/12 - 12/16: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday, 12/17 - 12/18: CLOSED
Monday - Thursday, 12/19 - 12/22: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Friday - Monday, 12/23 - 1/2: CLOSED
Tuesday - Sunday, 1/3 - 1/7: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

**Showers close 45 minutes prior to gym closing time

Open Rec Sports:

See the open rec sports section for specific hours & locations

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.