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ATTENTION MWR PATRONS: The Fort Myer Physical Fitness Center will be undergoing an exciting new functional fitness renovation featuring state-of-the-art Beast Plus High-Performance Vulcanized Flooring system and 4’ 5” wide Rage Rally Turf lanes. New equipment is also forthcoming! The new Functional Fitness Strength and Conditioning Center will empower and equip Soldiers and Civilians to take charge of their strength, conditioning, and well-being to optimize individual fitness performance. These significant renovations will require a gymnasium area closure from June 3 through July 27. We ask for your patience during this facility’s transformation and thank you for your understanding. To learn more about these renovations, please read the see the "Facility Notice" drop-down menu below.

Fort Myer Physical Fitness Center


Fort Myer Physical Fitness Center provides equipment for all fitness levels. This modern facility has two floors and is equipped with an elevator. Group classes and personal training opportunities are offered by our Sports and Fitness Program throughout the week. This facility is wheelchair accessible. 

The Fort Myer Physical Fitness Center operates under a 24-hour access system 24/7. The facility is manned Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. In-person registration is required to gain access. Patrons may have one (1) guest during manned hours (Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.). Guests are not permitted during unmanned hours.

Eligibility: Active Duty Military, AD Family Members, DoD Civilians and Retirees, and their Family Members.

Register for 24-hour access!
 

Facility Overview

Amenities:

  • Men and women’s saunas - Only available during manned hour!
  • Day lockers and showers
  • Basketball and volleyball courts
  • 3 racquetball courts
  • Cardiovascular area with 40 different machines
  • Access to cable TV via Cardio Theater
  • 15 treadmills
  • 15 elliptical trainers
  • Stair climbers
  • Rowers
  • Summit trainers
  • CYBEX® trainers
  • Upright and recumbent bikes
  • Indoor track
  • Free weight room equipped with Hammer Strength® lifting equipment
  • Lounge area with vending machines and entertainment
  • Spin room
  • Functional Fitness room with rowers, bumper plates, plyometrics equipment, kettle bells, medicine balls, bands, ropes and a platform deck
  • Nautilus Room featuring Selectorize machines
  • Wheelchair-accessible

*No federal endorsement implied.

Facility Notice - New Center Coming Soon!

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New Functional Fitness Strength and Conditioning Center coming soon!

The Fort Myer Physical Fitness Center will be undergoing an exciting new functional fitness renovation. In collaboration with General Mingus VCSA, we are thrilled to provide a new state-of-the-art Beast Plus High-Performance Vulcanized Flooring system to the JBM-HH community. This updated flooring will aid in providing high velocity cushioning and shock absorption, featuring 4' 5" wide Rage Rally Turf lanes. 

In addition, the functional fitness strength and conditioning equipment platform will allow our Military Service Member the opportunity to exceed all their strength and conditioning dreams! Here is a sneak-peek sampling of some of the new equipment coming your way:

  • Hammer Strength everything! barbells
  • Glute Ham Hyper Combo machines
  • Squat racks
  • Dual Combo racks
  • Flip tires
  • Battle ropes
  • Plate-loaded rack systems
  • Benches
  • Air-bikes
  • Row machines
  • Cable machines
  • Sleds and much, much more! 

We have invested more than $750,000 in support of Service Member’s health, wellness, strength, and conditioning needs. 

These significant renovations will require that we close only the gymnasium area from June 3 through July 27. We ask for your patience during this facility’s transformation which will provide our Military Service Members with the opportunity to exceed all their strength and conditioning goals. We thank you for your understanding and ask that you stay tuned for more exciting details to come! 

Yoga Classes

Join us for a yoga class that promotes physical and mental well-being. Yoga supports stress management, mental health, healthy eating, weight loss, mindfulness and quality sleep. This class alternates between Power, Flow and Yin Yoga.

Class Time: Thursdays, 5 p.m.

Class descriptions:

Power Yoga is a fast-paced cardiovascular workout focused on building strength and flexibility in the body through high-impact yoga postures. The definition of power yoga varies depending on where you practice, but there are some core characteristics that most power yoga classes have in common: Strength-building. In power yoga classes, poses can be held for up to a minute, helping to build strength in the targeted muscle group. Power yoga, known as gym yoga, is an aerobic workout that typically focuses on increasing your heart rate and burning calories. This is accomplished through a full-body workout.

Yin Yoga is a practice that balances the slow-paced Yin yoga with the traditional Yang yoga (Ashtanga and Hatha). Yin/Yang yoga has its roots in China in the Taoist concepts of yin, a feminine, passive, cooling energy and yang, a masculine, dynamic, warming energy.

Flow Yoga is the general term given to any style of yoga asana in which the practitioner moves dynamically from one posture immediately into another, following the breath. This continuous flow of movement and breath generates a meditative state, encouraging practitioners to let go of thought and focus on experience of the present moment. In flow yoga, each movement into or out of a posture is timed with an inhalation or an exhalation in a choreographed sequence.

Cost:

  • $7 per person, per class.
    • Fitness-punch cards are available for purchase.
  • $50 Unit PT (Reservation required)

Registration Information:

Registration is required by Thursday at 3 p.m.

Please call +1 (703)696-7867 or visit the Fort Myer Physical Fitness Center front desk to pre-register or to make a Unit PT reservation.

A minimum of 6 participants is required for each class. Walk-ins accepted based on availability.

Participants will be notified of any changes in the schedule.

Personal Training

A.M.P. Applied Maximum Performance

With James Harris, Performance Coach

James_Harris.jpgJames Harris has a Bachelors in Health Science from Lane College in Tennessee and is a ISSA Certified Personal Trainer.

He has worked as a Fitness Trainer at the Fort Myer Physical Fitness Center for more than 4 years. He specializes in listening to his clients’ needs, and customizing training programs to enhance strength training, weight loss, conditioning, mobility and core strength. 

In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with family and watching sports (football, basketball, track and boxing). 

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. 

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:  Please consult your physician before beginning a new exercise routine.

Facility Reservations


To make a reservation, please call +1 (703)696-7868.

For reserved unit Combatives Training, Combatives mats are available. 

Rules and Requirements

All current authorized patrons defined in AR 215-1, Army Military Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Programs, approved by the installation Commander, and over the age of 18 (Active Duty can be 17) may access the PFC during unstaffed hours. Facility access can be obtained with a Department of Defense Common Access (CAC) or ID card. All eligible patrons must register and sign a Release of Liability, 24/7 Guidelines, Assumption of Risk Agreement before use of PFC. We advise that you allow at least 15 minutes to complete the registration and safety walk-through process.

POC for eligibility requirements and information: PFC Front Desk 703-696-7867

  • Prior to participation, patrons may request a fitness orientation and are encouraged to complete a pre-activity screening tool and review emergency procedure binder available at the lobby information table.  

  • Patron eligibility for UNSTAFFED hours; NO guest permitted, youth 17 and under are permitted under direct supervision of parent or guardian with 24/7 Access. Sponsors are responsible for the conduct of their dependents. 

  • PFC is unstaffed on weekends and Monday – Friday 1800-0600 with no SUPERVISION. Patrons waive and assume all inherent risk of using UNSTAFFED Fitness Center. All patrons shall follow posted signage for rules, guidelines, and emergency procedure throughout the PFC for the safety of themselves and others. BUDDY SYSTEM ENCOURAGED! 
  • Holding or propping the door open is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate loss of privilege. Sharing a CAC/ID card is considered theft of services and will be prosecuted. For safety and security, I will ensure the door securely closes following my entry. All other doors will remain closed unless needed for an emergency. Facility is under 24HR surveillance.  

  • In the event 24-hour access is disabled or a power outage occurs, all patrons must exit the facility. PFC operations will continue the following day with staffed hours of operation: Monday-Friday 0500-1800 until 24-hour access is restored. 

  • Patrons should show respect for others, equipment, and facilities always. Bullying, horseplay, loud obnoxious or destructive behavior, spitting in or defacing the facility and equipment will not be tolerated.  

  • Patrons may not engage in any type of business or commercial activity while at the facility. Organized instruction must be preapproved. 

  • Patrons are not permitted to bring tobacco, food, chewing gum, glass bottles, alcohol, and banned substances into the PFC. 

  • Violations of the Fort Myer PFC rules and guidelines could result in loss of privileges and subject to further discipline.  

Age Policy

Youth use. All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a reasonable, responsible, and prudent manner in accordance with facility rules and regulations. Youth may use adult indoor physical fitness centers only under the following provisions: 

  • Soldier programs must not be displaced. 
  • Children 12 years old and under may not use mechanical cardiovascular equipment, strength, or sauna at any time. 
  • As a Family member, children, and youth (15 years old and under), not otherwise prohibited in paragraph 8–20d (2), must be actively participating in the same activity and under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian. 
  • Youth must be a participant in a special program, organized and conducted by CYS, schools, or other authorized youth organizations. 
  • Children of kindergarten age and older will use gender-appropriate showers, locker rooms, and bathrooms.

AS A FAMILY MEMBER:         AR 215-1 paragraph 8-20d & 24/7 ACCESS  

CHILDREN 0 - 12 YEARS OLD 

YOUTH 13 - 15 YEARS OLD 

YOUTH 16 - 17 YEARS OLD 

May NOT use mechanical cardiovascular, strength equipment or sauna at any time 

May use any of the fitness center facilities (except sauna) but only if they are actively participating in the same activity and under the DIRECT supervision of a parent or guardian with 24/7 Access   

Youth 16-17 may use any of the fitness center facilities (except sauna) without supervision during staffed hours 0600-1800  

During unstaffed hours youth 16-17 may use facilities under the DIRECT supervision of a parent or guardian with 24/7 Access 


Patron Eligibility

Active Duty Military, AD Family Members, DoD Civilians and Retirees, and their Family Members. Patrons may have 1 guest during manned hours (Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.).

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