The Symons Family Fitness Center Opens July 1st!

The Symons Family Fitness Center is almost here! We're thrilled to share with you exciting and important details of our upcoming move and opening of our brand new, state-of-the-art fitness center at the Grass Campus. Trust us - it'll have been worth the wait! Keep reading to learn more.

Not yet a member? 
Learn more about our fitness center and inquire to set up a tour and join today!

The Symons Family Fitness Center is a gift in loving memory of Stephen & Adam Symons.


Move-In & Set-Up Dates: June 7 through June 21

With construction complete, the last step before you hop on the treadmill or into a group fitness class is our move and placement of equipment and fitness center resources. With our brand new cardio equipment already here, we'll move weight machines and other gear in a multi-staged move. Members will have access to the current facility and remaining equipment, and group fitness classes until the completion of the move, including the full cardio studio and select strength and resistance options. Fitness Center staff will help guide members in adjusting workouts throughout the process.

Soft Opening/Limited Hours: Week of June 24

Fill up your water bottle and try out the new fitness center! We'll be in touch with special try-it-out hours for members during this week ahead of our official opening.

Official Opening to Members: July 1

Are you excited to be one of the first to use our new fitness center at the Grass Campus?! We'll officially open the fitness center to members for daily use beginning July 1 and look to your feedback as we get everything in tip-top shape.

Grand Opening Celebration: Fall 2024

By Fall, we'll have tweaked what needs tweaking and be ready to implement what we've learned to serve our fitness community for years to come!

Keep reading for more info on access, what to expect, and other important details.


Getting Here/Parking/Accessing
the Symons Family Fitness Center

Parking is always free at the Grass Campus! You can park in our secure, underground garage (accessible from 2nd Street) or utilize street parking in the surrounding neighborhood. The lot directly next to the Grass Center will be reserved for mobility-impaired parking. There is also a wrap-around driveway on 2nd Street for easy drop-off near the entrance.

*Future construction phase including basketball/pickleball court and more are still in development pending funding. Interested in contributing? Contact Marty Rogoff.


The Symons Family Fitness Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Grass Center Building (the central building on the campus). Members entering the Grass Center building from street level can access the main lobby and elevator from either 2nd Street or the Front Street (field-side) entrance. The fitness center can also be reached by taking the elevator or stairwell directly from the parking garage level.

Members will be able to access the building and fitness center using our security/access management app (OpenPath) or by swiping an access card. More info on access, setup, and distribution of access cards will be shared prior to opening.


Hours of Operation

Beginning July 1st, the Symons Family Fitness Center will be open the following hours:

Monday - Thursday, 6am - 8pm
Friday, 6am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 2pm
Sunday 7am - 2pm


What's Here?

There's a lot to be excited about at our new fitness center! This includes:

  • our Maish & Harriet Raffel Cardio Center featuring dozens of brand new Precor treadmills and ellipticals with built-in TVs and overlooking the Susquehanna River
  • express-lane workout circuit
  • improved spaces for weight training
  • Restorative Suite including assisted stretching and recovery therapies
  • six fitness studios that will include space for indoor cycling, yoga, boxing, family-oriented fitness, SilverSneakers and senior fitness, and more
  • Smith Family Terrace for outdoor yoga, meditation, and more
  • saunas, locker rooms, family/gender neutral changing room, and Maisel Family Lounge
  • personal training and consultation space
  • water bottle filling stations
  • new merch!

What Else Should I Know?

  • Lockers are available in both the changing rooms and outside of select studios. More information on rentals and usage to come.
  • Please be patient with our staff and systems as we adjust to new processes and procedures.

Activities Remaining Open at the Current JCC

at 3301 N. Front St.

While our group fitness classes, personal training, and other fitness center amenities will move to the Grass Campus, we will continue to make use of facilities and spaces at 3301 N. Front St. Both the current JCC and the former JFS building remain on the market for purchase.

Activities/facilities remaining open at the current JCC include:

  • Senior Adult Club programming (please note: Senior fitness programs will be held at the Grass Campus following the move)
  • Basketball Court
  • Racquetball Court
  • Locker Rooms
  • First-Floor spaces (including Mary Sachs Auditorium, Spector Lounge, Miller Auditorium, and bathrooms)
  • Summer Camp Drop-Off, After Camp Care, and Alternative Summer Camp Location

We are so excited to welcome you to the Symons Family Fitness Center at the Grass Campus and offer all this and more. Please feel free to reach out to us with any comments, questions, or concerns as we prepare for this transition to the Grass Campus together!