Health & Safety

January 23, 2014

Desert Lightning Team fitness challenge

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Senior Airman Josh slavin
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Josh Slavin)
Airmen race on the row machines while competing in the fitness challenge at the Haeffner gym Jan. 17. The competitors are members of the CF Desert Lightning Team and are participating in the first quarterly challenge of the year.

Members of the Desert Lightning Team competed in a quarterly fitness challenge at the Haeffner fitness center, January 17. Nine contestants competed in a variety of exercises that tested both their endurance and strength.

The quarterly competition was hosted by the CF Desert Lightning team.

“The idea is to give people who are possibly interested in competing an avenue to try and see if it’s for them,” said SSgt Jordan Simmons, fitness trainer.

For anyone who is interested in competing or looking to learn more about cross-functional fitness, there are training sessions Monday through Friday at the Haeffner fitness center at 6 a.m. as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Airmen stand on their respective podiums after placing in a quarterly fitness competition at the Haeffner Fitness Center. Airman 1st Class Cody Elzey (center) came in 1st place, Airman 1st Class Andrew Swan (right) in 2nd and Airman 1st Class Blaine Ward (left) in 3rd.

Airman 1st Class Cody Elzey, 25th Operational Weather Squadron forecaster, performs a muscle-up during a quarterly fitness competition at Haeffner Fitness Center. The competition involved many different exercises like deadlifts, handstand push-ups and kettlebell swings.

Airman 1st class Andrew Swan, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron, performs a burpee during a fitness challenge. Swan was one of the nine competitors that participated in the quarterly fitness challenge.




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