Maintaining fitness goals with Ramstein classes

by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Whether it’s bulking up or trimming down, reaching fitness goals requires dedication and motivation. When it comes to fitness, the 786th Force Support Squadron can assist through their motivating fitness classes and programs.

Ramstein is home to the Northside and Southside fitness centers. Both centers offer a variety of cardio equipment, free weights, racquetball courts, fitness classes and active intramural programs. Both centers also offer parent and child workout rooms.

Staying true to one’s goal is a matter of motivation, and people find it in many different ways. One Airman that works at the Southside Fitness Center, Senior Airman Emily Sharp, 786 FSS special events and programs representative, believes classes can help people find that inspiration to improve their health.

“Working out in a group helps motivate people to push themselves,” Sharp said. “Personally, I’m a very competitive person. I’ve taken every class available, and I love them all.”

Instructors for these classes help ensure participants don’t feel isolated, which creates an environment for everyone to stay involved.

“The instructors are very motivating, and the classes become more energetic and fun as a result,” Sharp said.

Although challenging, the classes are a fun and inspiring way for people to either maintain fitness or elevate their level of physical ability, said Andrea Brooks, Southside Fitness Center class instructor.

“People come by, and all they need is a little motivation to get into a rhythm,” Brooks said. “I’m very happy to help people start their year off well. The more people I see, the more opportunities there are to make a difference in the community.”

From indoor cycling to yoga, these sessions provide a variety of entry-level opportunities for people to not only become more active but also maintain a higher level of physical fitness. With the help of a highly qualified staff, the 786 FSS is able to keep Airmen and their families in shape and fit to fight. For Team Ramstein, that’s a New Year’s resolution worth fighting for.