Family Health & Fitness

Fitness isn’t just for adults! The Bender JCC offers a children’s play gym, designed for safe, high-energy recreation for parent/guardian-accompanied toddlers, and children 18 months to 7 years old.

Ready for a workout but have the kids with you? Busy parents and guardians can take advantage of J-Club Babysitting while you enjoy the Weinberg Health & Fitness Center or attend a Bender JCC program.

This service is for children ages 12 weeks to 6 years. Babysitting passes can be purchased at guest services. Questions? Contact Dahhia Johnson at or 301-348-3894.

Family Gyms

Elie Ronen Scott Family Gym

Located in the Wasserman Gymnasium, the Elie Ronen Scott Family Gym features colorful climbing, sliding, and rolling toys for parent or guardian-accompanied children 18 months to 7 years old. Fun for whole family, kids and tots can tumble, crawl, slide, and climb while building strength and socializing with other children. Family Gym recently added the Imagination Playground to the program. With these building blocks, the kids can work together and come up with something creative to build. Open Sundays 9 AM -12 PM (except when gym is closed for special events) Free to members. General public: $10/family. Questions? Contact us at 301-348-3892.



J-Club Babysitting

Work out or attend a Bender JCC program while your children play in a fun, safe environment! Available for children three months to five years old, the Bender JCC’s JClub Babysitting program is a convenient way for parents to enjoy the Center while kids can be kids with our experienced babysitters.

BabysittingBabysitting passes can be purchased at the membership desk.
J-Club Babysitting Hours
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Monday – Thursday 4:30 – 7:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Holiday Babysitting Hours:
  • Monday, December 24 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Tuesday, December 25 | Closed
  • Monday, December 31 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Tuesday, January 1 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM; 4:40 – 7:30 PM
J-Club Room Open to Members (no passes needed)

Parents/caregivers (over the age of 16) can now play with their child (ages 6 and under) in our J-Club babysitting room during specific hours!

Monday – Thursday 1:00 – 4:30 PM
Friday 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday 2:30 – 6:00 PM
Sunday 1:30 – 6:00 PM

Get more information and review our babysitting guidelines.