The JCC is like the YMCA. It offers tons of activities and workshops for the community of Newton and Needham. They have a large swimming pool, with times blocked out during the day for lap-swim only or free-swim. They have a work out area, with tons of cardio machines. There are group fitness classes offered, ranging from kickboxing to step to stretch and strengthen. There are basketball courts, and above the courts is an indoor track. The JCC offers many other activities and camps. There also is an outdoor pool. The JCC is an affordable community center in Newton.