Robins fitness centers offer equipment, classes to boost heart health

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  • By Holly Logan-Arrington
  • Robins Public Affairs
Robins Air Force Base ID cardholders don't have to join a local gym to get heart healthy.

The Fitness Center, located in Bldg. 826, and the Fitness Annex, located in Bldg. 301 East Wing, Bay H, offer workout equipment, classes and programs to boost one's cardio fitness without the gym membership hassle.

John Enterman, Fitness and Sports manager in the 78th Force Support Squadron, said doing some exercise is better than none at all.

"If you can't get in an hour or 30 minutes, even seven minutes with proper intensity can make a difference," he said. "Exercise is too important to not make it part of your daily routine." 

Treadmills, upright and recumbent bikes, and other cardio gear give people options for cardio workouts, no matter the duration.

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 20 to 60 minutes of continuous aerobic activity, three to five times a week at 60 to 90 percent of maximum heart rate. 

Robins offers indoor tracks in both of its fitness centers, a 400-meter rubberized track, a 5K running trail, six tennis courts, inline hockey rink, four racquetball courts, an indoor cycling studio, group exercise studios, three indoor basketball courts, a football field, a soccer field and a three-lane 25-yard pool to give people options for workouts.

Additionally, Robins' fitness centers offer 41 free group exercise classes per week.

"The key is to get into a routine and make exercise a habit," Enterman said.

What to know:
The main fitness center's hours of operation are Mondays through Thursdays from 4:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Fridays 4:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fitness Center Annex hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The annex is also available during unmanned hours to registered DOD CAC card    holders.  For more information, call 478-926-2128.