2017 SPECIAL PROGRAMS
- Friday, April 7 – Pickle Ball, 5-8 p.m. Signup deadline is March 31; free.
- Monday, April 17 – Deadline to sign up for Racquetball tournament on April 21; free.
- Tuesday, April 18 – Wing War Fit, 3:30 p.m. in the track area. ADAPT/SAAPM: Limited free T-shirts, etc. giveaways after the run.
- Friday, April 21 – Doubles Racquetball, 5-8 p.m.
- Monday, April 24 – Deadline to signup for Volleyball on April 28; free.
- Friday, April 28 – Volleyball, 5-8 p.m.
Events are subject to change due to military commitments or weather. For more information, call the Special Programs director at 719-556-2767.
PETERSON 2016 RUNNING SERIES
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Fri., Feb. 12 [Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxc2qgzUtWk]
Fri., Mar. 11 [Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABMqiNBkd4Y] Fri., Apr. 8 [Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KOH-xfRuf0] Fri., Jun. 10 [Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-POoypk2WRQ] Fri., Jul. 8 (No video available for this run.)
Fri., Aug. 5
Fri., Sept. 9 [Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp_b4U8xjvA] Fri., Oct. 14
Fri., Nov. 18 [Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTLjwypj5xE
Fri., Dec. 9
JOGGING & WALKING PROGRAMS
The Fitness Center encourages people to maintain physical and mental well-being through physical fitness. One of the simplest methods of staying fit – and one that requires the least amount of investment – is walking / jogging. A good pair of shoes is all that is really necessary.
The Fitness Center has a 5k/10k walking/jogging trail that begins on Ent Blvd. in front of the Fitness Center. Turn right on Ent Blvd. to Peterson Blvd. Turn right on Ent and continue to Dover St. and turn left (the Mission Support Group building is now on your right). Continue on Dover to Malmstrom and turn left. Follow the sidewalk that runs parallel to the golf course.
The 5k (3.1 miles) turnaround point is at the end of a fence line that is clearly marked with an arrow in the middle of the path. The 10k (6.2 miles) continues east and turns right at the fire station, and then left onto a dirt road that circles behind the fire station. Then turn back to the Fitness Center by reversing the route.
Walkers and joggers can also use the outside quarter track, located on the south side of the Fitness Center.
Walkers and joggers can also enjoy the Fit Trail, located in Eagle Park. The path is .75 miles long and has 15 stations that include muscular development and flexibility exercises of varying degrees of difficulty. The stations are placed some distance apart to permit cardiovascular work when jogging or walking between stations. Instructions are posted at each station. Using this Fit Trail can improve physical fitness.
Some people need a goal, a set distance, a finish line. That’s why Race America can be so much fun. You start in Boston, MA and map your way across America using five machines in this program – upright/recumbent bike, stair stepper, rowing machine, cross trainer/elliptical, and treadmill – to arrive in Los Angeles, CA. You will bike and walk the highways, row across lakes and rivers, and climb mountains.
Each stop has its mileage listed and the means of your getting there. For example, you will bike your way from Boston to Albany, NY (125 miles). From there you will bike to Syracuse (115 miles), treadmill to Buffalo (120 miles), row across Lake Erie to Toledo, OH (26 miles), and so on. You get the idea.
Sign up at the Front Desk. Check the Destination, Miles & Machines information to verify which machine to start with, and begin. Each time, be sure to record your mileage on the cards provided.
PETERSON CYCLING CLUB
This is where the rubber meets the road – the Peterson Cycling Club. Meet outside the Fitness Center at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and ride; return at 12:30 p.m. If bad weather keeps you from cycling outdoors, do a spin class or ride spin bikes in the Fitness Center. Have your meetings in the HAWC, and pick up tips about riding and equipment, and go to races together. The Cycling Club is free and open to all military ID cardholders. For more information, call the Special Programs director at 719-556-2767.
PETERSON RUNNING CLUB
No special equipment needed. Just a good pair of running shoes. The Fitness & Sports Center’s Special Programs office has formed a running club which meets 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays behind the Bowling Center at the 5/10K start/finish line. It’s a great way to meet other runners, share your running goals and maybe pick up a tip or two from those more experienced. For more information, call the Special Programs director at 719-556-2767.
PETERSON’S BIGGEST LOSERS
Similar to the popular TV reality show, Peterson’s Biggest Losers is year-long program that helps participants create a healthy lifestyle for themselves that includes better nutritional choices and physical activity. The program is a partnership between the Fitness Center and the Health and Wellness Center (HAWC).
Participants earn points for weight loss (weigh-ins are scheduled roughly every two weeks) and for participating in scheduled activities that range from various Fitness Center exercise classes to the HAWC’s nutrition classes. Prizes will be awarded each quarter to the male and female biggest losers of the quarter; at the end of the year, two grand prize winners will be selected from the quarterly winners. Participants must be age 18 or older.
For more information about Peterson’s Biggest Losers, click here or call Special Programs at 719-556-2767.
Meet in Gym 2 at the Fitness Center from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. the first Saturday of the month and play volleyball. It’s a great way to meet others who play volleyball and pick up tips. Participation is free and open to all military ID cardholders. For more information, call the Special Programs director at 719-556-2767.