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May is National Fitness Month: Keeping Team Buckley active

Buckley’s Health and Wellness Center, and Fitness Center staff are hosting a variety of training and running classes through May in recognition of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The Buckley Fitness Center is offering 15 free classes and eight paid classes each week throughout May. Those who attend the classes will be entered into a weekly drawing for a Nintendo Wii; two will be given away every Friday in May. The HAWC also offers a variety of free fitness analyses. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Riley Johnson/Released)

Buckley’s Health and Wellness Center, and Fitness Center staff are hosting a variety of training and running classes through May in recognition of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The Buckley Fitness Center is offering 15 free classes and eight paid classes each week throughout May. Those who attend the classes will be entered into a weekly drawing for a Nintendo Wii; two will be given away every Friday in May. The HAWC also offers a variety of free fitness analyses. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Riley Johnson/Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - --  Buckley's Health and Wellness Center, and Fitness Center staff are hosting a variety of training and running classes through May in recognition of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

"One thing people take for granted is their health," said Alan Muriera, HAWC director. "The purpose of fitness month is to make people aware of their health and maintaining a fitness program."

The Buckley Fitness Center is offering 15 free classes and eight paid classes each week throughout May. Those who attend the classes will be entered into a weekly drawing for a Nintendo Wii; two will be given away every Friday in May.

The classes offered by the fitness center include: 
  •    Ignite Training - a class designed to target muscular endurance 
  •    Fighter Fitness - calisthenics and aerobics class
  •    Stride Boost - a class to improve running technique and speed
  •    Core Conditioning - a class that focuses on core strength
  •    Body Blitz - a high intensity, fast-paced class that focuses on overall strength
  •    Solid Strength - a class that focuses of primary muscles
  •    Beginner TRX - a class that teaches the TRX training system
Click here for times and dates of classes, or call 720-847-6679

The HAWC also offers a variety of free fitness analyses. The services are valued at $650 at a civilian facility according to Muriera. The analyses include: 
  •  The Bod Pod - a body composition tracking system
  •  Gait analysis - a test to observe running posture
  •  VO2 max - a test that identifies the body's maximum capacity, transport and use oxygen during exercise
  • Resting Metabolic Rate test - a test that determines the amount of calories the body is using at rest
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