Air Force

September 13, 2013

Virtual fitness kiosks set up at 66 locations

Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander
JB San Antonio-Randolph, Texas

To help improve total force fitness levels, the Air Force is installing “Fitness on Request” kiosks at 66 locations by the end of September, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

Part of the Operational Fitness Program, the kiosks are available to all Airmen, including retirees and family members, at base fitness and sports centers.

“The goal of this program is to encourage Airmen to live healthy lifestyles and provide alternative avenues to staying fit,” said Scott Nunnelly, the AFPC fitness program manager. “The ‘Fitness on Request’ kiosks allow many individuals to come together and participate in group exercise without the need of a live instructor.”

The fitness kiosks enable fitness staff or customers to schedule group exercise classes during which exercise videos will play on a large screen. Each “Fitness on Request” kiosk comes with 30 pre-loaded workout videos, which will be updated quarterly.

Workout routines include kinetics, technical knockout kickboxing, step aerobics, cycling and fusion, which will run for 20-, 30-, 45- and 60-minute increments. Each installation will determine how its kiosk will be scheduled for workout sessions.

Although designed for groups, classes are also set up to allow individuals to follow at their own level. Videos feature a virtual instructor and two assistants who perform the exercise routines at different skill levels.

Some workout routines, such as kinetics, cycling, and step, require specialized equipment to participate in the class. Attendees must contact their local fitness and sports center to for information on what kind of equipment is available in the kiosk area.

“With many Air Force fitness facilities losing all or part of their local group exercise instructor contract funding, this program will help supplement or replace the group exercise programming,” explained Anthony Alcala, fitness program specialist. “We want to provide customers an alternative at bases that lost these funds to ensure fitness and sports centers continue to provide a variety of programs.”

For more information about the “Fitness on Request” kiosk and other quality of life programs visit www.usafservices.com or www.myairforcelife.com. To set up a class, contact your local fitness and sports center or unit physical training leader.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
afmc-q-and-a

Lean thinking, process improvement highlight Busch’s time at AFMC

During the last 16 years and six assignments in Air Force Materiel Command, Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch was challenged to find new methods to operate more efficiently in one of the most complex and diverse commands tha...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Bill Orndorff

3-D printing saves maintainers money at Hill

Air Force photograph by Bill Orndorff An F-16 wing attachment, molded from plastic in a 3-D printer, was used as a prototype before being machined in metal. The 309th Maintenance Support Group at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is u...
 
 

New personal property allotment rule implemented to protect Airmen

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed a policy change in paycheck allotments which will prohibit service members from allotting pay to buy, lease or rent personal property. The prohibition includes allotments for the purchase or finance of vehicles, such as automobiles, motorcycles and boats; appliances or household goods, such as washers, dryers and furniture; electronics...
 

 

AF realigns missions to enhance nuclear support

In response to a directive from the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the 377th Air Base Wing in Albuquerque, N.M., will report to Air Force Global Strike Command, and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center will reorganize, combining the AFNWC commander and Air Force Program Executive Officer...
 
 

Air Force looks at innovative acquisition processes

With new technologies rapidly coming to the forefront of the global stage, remaining the world’s greatest air force comes at an escalating cost, making responsible spending and cost-cutting initiatives high priorities for Air Force leadership. The Air Force Office of Acquisitions is partnering with industry to realize some of these initiatives and help propel the...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

Airman, screenwriter says follow your dreams

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dentist, consults with a patient at the Edwards AFB Dental Office. This past Veterans Day, Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine S...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>