Fitness Centers or Physical Fitness Centers
Physical fitness is a cornerstone of readiness and resilience. The Army emphasizes the importance of high levels of physical capability for the occupational tasks that Soldiers are required to perform by designating this program Category A, Mission sustaining. Physical Fitness facilities, their activities and services, develop the strength and fitness of Soldiers and the general health of the military community. Fitness programs provide Soldiers, DA civilians, Family members and retirees demand driven opportunities to combat stress, enhance general physical fitness and contribute to overall wellness of the Total Army Family.
Fitness Centers facilitate both directed and self-directed physical training, conditioning and recreation opportunities. Facilities typically include multi-purpose courts; racquetball courts, strength training rooms; exercise/aerobics areas; cardiovascular space; locker rooms; and administrative offices.