JBSA comes together for second annual Aerobathon
By Ashley Palacios, 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
| April 11, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas --
Joint Base San Antonio will have a chance to enjoy free workout sessions, learn tips on how to stay healthy and have a chance to win prizes on Saturday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at JBSA-Randolph’s Rambler Fitness Center.
This year’s Aerobathon, which is open to all active duty service members, dependents, retirees and Department of Defense cardholders age 16 and older, will feature special guest Ally Davidson, co-founder and co-CEO of Camp Gladiator.
“The Aerobathon is a day to promote health and wellness across JBSA so members can see what programs and resources are available to them,” said Ashley Lopez, 502nd Force Support Squadron community programs and partnership specialist. “The Aerobathon is a chance for all three JBSA locations to come together and help each other achieve their healthy lifestyle goals.”
Some of the classes being offered this year are kickboxing, Zumba and cycling, said Cofie Asare, 502nd Force Support Squadron community programs and partnership specialist.
“People are sometimes intimidated to try a new class by themselves but by coming to the Aerobathon and experiencing the workouts in an open, comfortable setting people can feel more confident about joining a class,” Asare said.
Lopez also felt the Aerboathon would be beneficial for parents wanting to teach their children healthy habits.
“As parents, being physically active and learning new ways to improve your health sets the example to your kids about taking a proactive approach with your health,” Lopez said. “Teaching your children how to make healthy decisions and establishing healthy patterns will last a lifetime.”
While participants do not have to register for the event, those wanting to take part in Ally Davidson’s Camp Gladiator workout class will need to register with the community programs office ahead of time, Asare said.
For more information about the Aerobathon or fitness classes, contact the community programs offices at 652-5763 or the Rambler Fitness Center at 652-7263.