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Fort McNair Physical Fitness Center

The Fort McNair Physical Fitness Center is well equipped for your workout needs. Our Sports and Fitness Program offers group fitness classes and personal training. This facility is located in Washington, DC, and provides services to the Army War College, the National Defense University and all eligible patrons. The Fort McNair Physical Fitness Center operates under a 24-hour access system 24/7. In-person registration is required to gain access. 

Register for 24-hour access!

Facility Overview


  • 2 Saunas
  • Day lockers and showers
  • 2 racquetball courts
  • Full-length basketball and volleyball courts
  • Weight and cardiovascular rooms:
    • satellite tv
    • Nautilus Nitro Plus®
    • Hammer Strength® equipment
  • Multi purpose room:
    • Extreme conditioning equipment
    • Kettle bells
    • Medicine balls
    • Ropes
    • Plyometric boxes
    • Speed ball
    • Pull up bars and more.

*No federal endorsement implied.

Personal Training

A.M.P. Applied Maximum Performance

With James Harris, Performance Coach, ISSA-S&C, CFT 


Core Connections integrates core stability, core strengthening, and core power. It focuses on functional stability and movements used everyday.

Iron Clad (Weight Training) combines mid-to-high impact movements with weight training for a complete, head-to-toe workout. 


Personal Training for individuals and groups

With Arien Heggs, Performance Coach, NASM-CPT, PES


S.A.Q. (Speed, Agility, and Quickness) Become bigger, stronger and faster. Improve power output, lateral and linear speed, while challenging the an-aerobic capacity. This is an intensive class for all interested in taking workouts to the next level.

A.M.P Boot Camp Work the entire body using speed drills, plyometrics, weights, and cardio. A.M.P. Boot Camp is for anyone who wants to be challenged and improve their oveall health.

Corrective Exercise Classes are for beginners new to the gym. It helps to ensure they exercise correctly, prevent injury, and to help develop efficient and effective workouts.


Note:  Be sure to consult your physician before you begin a new exercise routine.

Reservation Information and Forms

To make a reservation, please call +1 (703)696-7868. For reserved unit Combatives Training, Combatives mats are available. 

Fort McNair Picnic Grounds Reservation Form 


Upon submitting this request, you agree to adhere to all Community Recreation rules, requirements, regulations, and posted guidelines for facility reservations.

You understand that you are responsible for your own clean up immediately following your event. Grounds must be returned in good condition including trash removal. In the event that DFMWR must clean up or remove trash from the reservation area following the event, You understand  you will be charged a $200.00 fee for that service. All Cancellations will be made in writing or email to reservation POC a minimum of 3 days before the event in order to receive a full refund. Fee associated with Picnic Grounds reservations is $50 per hour. Customer may reschedule a reservation that must be postponed due to inclement weather up to 24 hours prior to reservation start time. Grills must be cleaned and sporting equipment in good condition upon return.  Sporting equipment can be reserved from Fort McNair Fitness Center.  

Alcohol use requires pre-approval from DPTMS. Please Initial DPTMS Form for Alcohol approval and submitted with Picnic Grounds Reservation Form.

Alcohol Request Form (PDF)  Submit form

Fort McNair is an Army base therefore mission requirements take precedence over all unofficial events. If there is an operational change you will be notified immediately.


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Rules and Requirements

Age Policy

Patrons 18 years and older are authorized to use the Fort McNair Fitness Center.

Please note the following:

Youth may use the Fort Myer Physical Fitness Center during manned hours only.

  • Youth 16 years or older may utilize the center and all equipment without adult supervision.
  • Youth 15 years and below must be accompanied by an authorized adult user and may not be left alone.
  • Youth 13 - 15 may use the facility under the direct supervision of their sponsor who is actively participating in the same activity.
  • Youth 12 and under are only authorized to use the gymnasium, track, and racquetball courts with the supervision of an adult whom must actively participate with the child.

Patron Eligibility

Active Duty Military, AD Family Members, DoD Civilians and Retirees, and their Family Members. Patrons may have 1 guest.

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