Fitness Center Programs: Aerobic Class/Zumba, Spin Class, Back-to-Basics, Spin/Aerobic-Thons, Functional Fitness Class
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 Captain David Lyons Memorial 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.
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.
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