Physical fitness resources found locally in KMC

by Alysha Brandy
Fitness program manager

Ramstein’s Airmen are dedicated to maintaining their physical fitness and are truly “Fit to Fight.” With a 98.5 percent pass rate on the fitness assessment, personnel demonstrated that with personal dedication and great support, they can achieve an outstanding overall fitness standard.

There is a fitness community just waiting to provide outstanding nutritional and fitness advice. The 786th Force Support Squadron fitness centers currently offer more than 50 classes at the Vogelweh, Northside and Southside fitness centers each week. These classes range from intense indoor cycling classes to relaxing, but physically challenging, yoga classes.

One of the popular classes, PT Boot Camp, is offered for free at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Northside Fitness Center. This class is geared toward building muscular endurance and strength, which can lead to increased performance on the Air Force fitness assessment.

The fitness centers also offer many events and programs to keep members active and motivated to stay fit. One of the upcoming events, the power lifting competition, will be held March 14 at the Vogelweh Fitness Center. Weigh-ins will begin at 9 a.m. and the competition begins at 10 with prizes for the top overall male and female competitors, as well as the highest weight lifted in each weight class category. Participants can register at the Southside Fitness Center through March 6.

Other incentive programs offered throughout the year are the running, cycling, power walking, stepping, strength training and racquetball clubs.

Each incentive club participant can track their progress at the front desk of the fitness centers and receive a prize when a milestone is reached. The fitness center’s partners, Outdoor Recreation and the aquatic center, also offer fitness options, such as the climbing wall, water aerobics and lap swimming.

Health promotions, located behind the Southside Fitness Center, offers body fat measurements via the BodPod, as well as nutritional advice. Through partnerships, Airmen and families have many options to stay physically fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle.