No current plans to close Fitness Center Annex

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  • By Kendahl Johnson
  • 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Despite rumors to the contrary, there are currently no plans to close the Fitness Center Annex.

Although the intent is to keep it open indefinitely, the Fitness Center is currently in the process of developing strategies on how to best address manpower reduction challenges in Fitness Center staffing.

"We know people use the Fitness Center Annex. We know the benefits of keeping it open," said Lesley Sparks, Fitness Center Director.

The base is exploring all opportunities to maintain current levels of service given the fiscal and manpower constraints, she said .

The staff has been reduced to just nine staff members.

"With all the manpower reductions, changes may have to be made," Sparks said. "We're looking at a lot of options right now."

The Fitness Center Annex is located in Bldg. 301 and is open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  It was opened in 2006 to help with an overflow of patrons from the main Fitness Center.

The main Fitness Center's new weekend hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.