May is Fitness Month and the Fitness Center is open, ready to help meet the physical fitness needs of Columbus AFB. Staying in shape and healthy is an essential part of Air Force life especially those in pilot training. In fact, it is a requirement as part of the training program. The professional, certified staff offers an array of fitness options with top-of-the-line workout equipment, aerobics classes, intramural sports, monthly Fun Runs, and other special events to promote fitness.
As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, it has been a challenge to continue to provide high quality exercise services at the center while providing maximum risk mitigation in the process. Sanitizing, social distancing measures, and limiting rental equipment has become a normal part of the staff’s everyday activity and concerns.
As restrictions ease, the center is now offering 24/7 access to active duty patrons. Also, the locker rooms and showers are now available. The basketball and racquetball courts opened back up in March allowing for fun events such as the Dodgeball Challenge and 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.
The Fitness Center houses cardio equipment, two rooms of selectorized weight machines, a free weight room, spin room, aerobics room, 2 racquetball courts and a full size basketball court.
For those new to fitness, Fitness 101 Instructional classes are available. The Fitness Center has a large selection of cardiovascular and strength training equipment with instructional classes available. Trained fitness specialists will teach you how to exercise effectively to meet your goals, as well as train you how to use the exercise equipment. This is a great class for those who are new to working-out, or who haven’t been to the Fitness Center recently.
There is a room with video equipment where diverse and intense workout DVD’s can be played so that you can workout at your own pace.
The Fitness Center also operates the Alpha Warrior tent. This facility houses various apparatus for suspension training that utilizes your body weight for resistance and helps you build muscular strength and endurance, helps build a rock solid core and can benefits people of all fitness levels. There are also a wide range of weight conditioning equipment.