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NEWS | July 18, 2013

Rambler Fitness Center invites families to friendly competition Tuesday

By Alex Salinas Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Public Affairs

Families looking for a Tuesday night activity are invited to Family Fitness Night, an event hosted by the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Rambler Fitness Center to test their skills in multiple competitions, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

The featured competitions are jump rope, free-throw, push-up, standing long jump, shuttle run, sit-up, knock-out basketball and hula hoop contests.

Contestants will compete in three categories based on age: kindergarten to sixth grade, seventh to 10th grade, and 11th grade and up.

"This is a chance for families to see what we have to offer at the gym, as well as something for them to participate in together," Rey Salinas, Rambler Fitness Center fitness programs manager, said.

Family Fitness Night is also an "interactional" opportunity for fitness center staff to stress the importance of exercise and leading healthy lifestyles to youngsters.

"A lot of parents don't know that they can bring their children to the gym with them, especially to fitness classes," Salinas said. "At the event, we'll spend some time explaining the facility and how kids can use it."

For someone like Chaplain (Capt.) Richard Boyd, who permanently changed station to Randolph in early June, finding events to help accustom him and his family to the area is important.

"My wife and I have a 6-, 5- and 2-year-old," Boyd said. "They're a handful and a lot of energy in the best possible way, so we're big on keeping them occupied other than sitting at home and playing video games."

Family Fun Night is also an avenue to introduce his children to sports, Boyd said.

"With so many activities for both kids and adults, it will be a great way to get out of the house," he added.

Prizes will be awarded throughout the night and participants are encouraged to dress in workout attire, Salinas said.

For more details, call the Rambler Fitness Center at 652-7263.