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NEWS | Feb. 20, 2014

Rambler offers yearlong fitness challenge

By Alex Salinas Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Public Affairs

For those seeking to mix up their workouts while 2014 is young, the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Rambler Fitness Center offers the New Year New You Program, a self-paced fitness challenge.

Participants' objectives are to run or walk 70 miles, bicycle 36 miles and attend 24 group exercise classes by Dec. 31.

"The program is about reaching milestones," Rey Salinas, Rambler Fitness Center programs manager, said. "It can help keep them motivated and exercises fresh so they won't get bored."

Progress is documented on tracking cards, which contain slots for days of each month and the type of exercise.

If participants do not own a bicycle, they can use a stationary or recumbent bike instead. Treadmill work also applies toward the 70 miles of walking or running.

The primary purpose of the New Year New You Program is to "stay active, achieve a healthier lifestyle and make exercising fun," Salinas said.

Additionally, the program encourages people to explore classes at the Rambler such as cycling, kick boxing, strength training and yoga, Marlin Richardson, Rambler Fitness Center fitness and sports manager, said.

"We're always looking to upgrade our health," he added.

To pick up a New Year New You tracking card, stop by the Rambler Fitness Center. For a complete listing of classes, upcoming events and other programs, visit and click on "Rambler Fitness Center."

For more information, call 652-7263.