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Safely Welcoming You Back To The J

The J's Commitment to Your Well-being

The health and well-being of our Members and guests have always been of the utmost importance. As we proceed with a phased re-opening, we will be following state and local guidelines to continue our commitment to cleanliness and the community. The J requests all Members and guests carefully follow these guidelines to help keep the facilities and the entire community as safe and healthy as possible.

What's Open  Re-Opening Updates  Social Distancing  Cleaning Protocols  Safety Measures  Code of Conduct  Mask Policy


Preparing For Your Return

In addition to following the State of Kansas Health Department, Johnson County, and the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, The J is implementing extra precautions to help our community stay safe and healthy. This includes extensive cleaning protocols and social distancing practices within each of our classes, programs, and facility areas.


What's Open

The J will be using a phased approach to our re-opening with more programs and services being made available in later phases. Check back often as we update this list in the coming weeks.


What's Open

  Child Development Center Preschool

  Fitness Floor – Cardio

  Fitness Floor - Selectorized Weight Machines; Limited    

  Fitness Floor – Free Weight Room; Limited

  Gymnasium – 3v3 Pickup Games + Shooting Baskets

  Racquetball Courts – Singles + Doubles Play

  Group Fitness Classes – Advanced Reservation Required

  CrossFit Classes – Advanced Reservation Required

  J Camp

  Structured Sports & Recreation Programs

  Indoor Pool for Water Aerobics; Advanced Reservations Required

  Indoor/Outdoor Pool for Lap Swimmers; Advanced Reservations Required

  Locker Rooms + Showers; With Restrictions

  Outdoor Pool Free Swim after 2 pm; With Reservations

  J Cafe/Pool Snack Bar

  Whirlpool; With Restrictions

  The Park (Babysitting) + Youth Fitness Zone; With Restrictions

  Infrared Saunas; With Restrictions Now Open!

What's Closed

  Steam Rooms

  Indoor Track for Walkers/Runners; Use Gym floor When Available

  Heritage Center – Continues On Virtual J

  Family Engagement – Continues On Virtual J

  Theatre Shows & Activities

  Competitive Adult Basketball Games

  Meshugge CrossFit Melee - Cancelled













Fitness Center Capacity:

Park + Zone Capacity:

Social Distancing

To practice safe social distancing, we will be enforcing a strict limit on the number of individuals in the facility at one time. Before making a trip to The J, we encourage you to call ahead to (913) 327-8010 to get an up-to-the-minute count of how many individuals are in the facility. Below are other social distancing procedures in place.


Fitness Floor

  Cardio Machines/equipment will be spread out 6-10 feet apart

  Indoor Track will be re-purposed to spread out machines

  Every other weight machine will be covered and unavailable for use

  No "hands-on" Personal Training to adjust form or posture, and training sessions will take place in other areas of the building. Now Available: Personal Trainers that come to you!

  Stairways will be one direction only for entrance and exit


Group Fitness + CrossFit Classes

  Sections will be marked in Group Fitness rooms for your workout area

  Limited participants per class

  Advanced registration required

  Classes will not take place back-to-back to reduce crowding
and allow sanitization between classes

  Some classes may occur outside for additional distancing

  Select classes will be live-streamed online through the Virtual J



  Advanced lane reservation required

  Lap Swimming limited to 45 minutes per person per day

  Avoid crossing lanes with others when entering and exiting the pool

  Swimmers must bring their own equipment and are encouraged to
bring their own towel. Towel service will be available for indoor use only.

  Advanced reservation required for Water Aerobics

  Max of 3 people in whirlpool; must sit in designated spots

  Max of 2 people in Sauna; 30 minute time limit


Re-Opening Updates

 As of Friday, June 12: On June 15, the Outdoor Pool Reopens for General Member Use. Read More>>

 As of Friday, June 5: On June 8, Indoor/Outdoor Pools Reopen for Lap Swimming + J Camp. Read More>>

 As of Thursday, May 28: On June 1, In-person Group Fitness and CrossFit Classes Will Resume. Read More>>

 As of Friday, May 15: The Fitness Center Still Set to Partially Re-open May 18 with New Restrictions. Read More>>



Cleaning Protocols

  Machines and high-touch surfaces will be sanitized frequently

  Deep cleaning and nightly electrostatic cleaning

  Additional and routine training with all staff on proper cleaning and sanitization techniques

  Hand sanitizers placed at facility entrances and throughout the building

  Self-service cleaning materials readily available for Member use




Safety Measures

At The J

  Mandatory face masks for staff

  Sneeze guards have been installed at all desks, including the Main
Reception Desk, Member Experience Desk, and Fitness Floor

  Strict limits on the number of individuals entering the facility

  Additional signage to provide directions, spacing, etc. where needed

  Temporary closure of certain areas within the building where
social distancing is difficult to maintain

  Staff are required to take their temperatures daily and
encouraged to stay home if feeling ill

  Frequent cleaning of common areas

For Participants

  All Members and participants are required to wear a face
mask when inside the building. (Exceptions include: when entering the
shower, indoor pool, or just prior to socially distanced cardio activity.)

  Participants will need to bring their own yoga mats and towels

  Every other shower will be available for use; please maintain
6 feet of distance between others in the locker rooms

  Please wipe down equipment, machines, and other surfaces
BEFORE and AFTER use with the provided supplies

  Frequent hand-washing and sanitization

  Temperature checks will occur for The Park + The Zone check-in




Member + Guest Code of Conduct

The J requests all Members and guests carefully follow these guidelines to help keep the facilities and the entire community as safe and healthy as possible:

  All Members and participants ages 6 years and older are REQUIRED* to wear a face mask at ALL times inside the building. *Exceptions include: when entering the shower, indoor pool, or just prior to socially distanced cardio activity (reserved Group Fitness classes and cardio equipment).

  Respect personal space by keeping a safe distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others

  Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
and sanitize hands using the stations located throughout the facility and at entrances

  Follow designated signage for entrance and exit of areas or fitness rooms throughout the facility

  Refrain from using areas of the facility that are not currently open

  Disinfect equipment surfaces BEFORE and AFTER every workout

  Take your temperature frequently; if you are running a temperature, exhibiting flu-like symptoms, have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19, or generally not feeling well, please stay home and utilize our Virtual J resources

Visit The Virtual J




As a valued and loyal J Member, please take the health and safety of others to heart. The J reserves the right to suspend the membership for anyone flagrantly disregarding these guidelines.


According to the CDC guidelines, older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions, like heart or lung disease or diabetes, may be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. If you fall into one of these categories, it is recommended you stay home if possible or take extra safety precautions to reduce your risk of getting sick.

COVID-19 Waiver Form

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