JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas –
In keeping up with alternative workout trends of today, the Rambler Fitness Center houses an assortment of exercise DVDs ready for checkout to Department of Defense cardholders.
The DVDs can be played in the fitness center's TV rooms and are intended as supplements to people's regular exercise regimens.
"They provide our clients with a variety of circuit-type exercises targeting muscle groups to include core, arms, back, chest, shoulders and legs," Marlin Richardson, Rambler Fitness Center fitness and sports manager, said. "Research shows that circuit training is one of the best ways to get into shape."
The DVDs are an expansion of a program called Fit For Duty, which the Air Force Personnel Center and The Pentagon Channel partnered to create last summer. The program consists of 20 online workout videos that concentrate on the aforementioned body parts.
The Fitness on Request virtual kiosk the Rambler Fitness Center received in 2013 - as well as other fitness centers Air Force-wide - is also an extension of the program.
"In addition to being free of charge, the DVDs are a great tool people can use to add to their workout routines and provide fitness guidance," Rey Salinas, Rambler Fitness Center programs manager, said.
The DVD sets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Individuals can also visit another online resource called the Operation Fitness Program, which was developed by the Air Force to provide guidance to people of all fitness levels. The program is broken down into three levels and allows people to select from a library of routines and eventually build their own.
To access Fit For Duty, visit www.pentagonchannel.mil/Shows/FitforDuty. For the Operation Fitness Program, visit www.usafservices.com/portals/0/uploads/operationalfitness/OFPMay13%20Final.pdf.
For more information, contact the Rambler Fitness Center, building 999, at 652-2955.