Sports

December 6, 2013

Sports Shorts – December 6, 2013

Matthew Corcoran, 56th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist instructor, coaches participants during the last five minutes of their warrior fitness routine Nov. 22 at the Warrior Fitness Center. Warrior fitness includes gymnastics, weightlifting and endurance, with variations of those exercises.

Variety, challenge key to warrior fitness

Photo and story by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

If you’re looking for warrior training, you can find it from 6 to 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Warrior Fitness Center at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center.

Matthew Corcoran, 56th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist instructor, teaches a variety of exercises as part of warrior training.

“The three areas we teach are pretty much gymnastics, weightlifting and endurance, with a lot of variations in those exercises, he said.”

Corcoran teaches his students how to do everyday things more effectively such as lifting and pulling. Students also get the added benefit of better athleticism.

“My main focus is performance,” Corcoran said. “I’m not really worried about ascetics, but that is one of the benefits of training if you work hard.”

Some people are hesitant to participate because of stories of the difficulty of the workout, doubts they’ll be able to do the exercise and possible injury, but Corcoran says there’s nothing to fear.

“I have never had an injury,” Corcoran said. “I know a lot of people are scared a little bit, but there is nothing to be scared of. You don’t have to be at a certain fitness level to try it. I can modify training. I can help you meet your workout goals and make passing your PT test a breeze.”

Stephan Sessions, Luke AFB Commissary assistant grocery manager, participates in warrior fitness training three times a week. He likes the variety of exercise.

“Every day is something new, and it’s always challenging,” he said.

Commander’s cup

The commander’s cup finals are Dec. 16 through 18 between the American and National league winners. It will be a best three out of five series. The sports are softball, volleyball, flag football, soccer and basketball. For more information, call the Bryant Fitness Center at 623-856-6241.

 

Hand-2-Hand Combative course

A Hand-2-Hand Combative Course will take place 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday Dec. 9 through 20 at the Bryant Fitness Center. Registration deadline is today. Marine Corps instructors will be instructing a 10-day course and upon graduation, participants will receive a gray belt and a certificate of completion. For more information, call 623-856-6241.

Holiday jingler tourney

The holiday jingler golf tournament is 8 a.m. Dec. 22 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The format is four-player scramble. The cost is $47 per club member, $52 per nonmember and $57 per guest, and includes green fees, range balls, cart rental, lunch and prizes. Register by Dec. 18. For more information, call 623-535-9334.

 

Aerobathon

A four-hour continuous aerobic exercise aerobathon with step, cardio, zumba and yoga is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Combat PT Center, Bldg. 821. Sign-in is 8:30 a.m. The event is open to all Defense Department identification card holders ages 14 and older. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 623-856-6241.

 




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


 
 

 
Lightening-within-five

Lightning over Luke …

The F-35 Lightning II isn’t the only lightning striking over Luke Air Force Base. This strike, about five miles west of the Luke flightline, was captured on camera at 1:12 a.m. Aug. 12 at the jet engine test cell.
 
 

Program smooths change from military to civilian life

It can be difficult to find work in today’s economy, even more so for families that are moving to a new area or families that are transitioning from military to civilian life. One program available to veterans is the Workforce Investment Act, which can help veterans have a smooth transition to civilian work. The 56th...
 
 

New form second chance to do EPRs right

Without fail, every time I am around a group of young NCOs, there is one subject guaranteed to come up — the enduring question of “How can I write a stronger EPR for my Airman?” My answer to this question is fairly standard and is one that a chief shared with me many years ago....
 

 

Plan for final out

How many of you are prepared for life outside of the military? Seriously, if you were told tomorrow was your final out, what would you do? We are currently in an environment where Defense Department rollbacks are a serious issue we must all contemplate. Fewer officers are being commissioned. Last year there was only one...
 
 

News Briefs August 22, 2014

Commander’s call Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, will hold a commander’s call Monday in the Luke Air Force Base theater at 7 a.m. for Airmen, 9 a.m. for NCOs, 11 a.m. for senior NCOs, 1 p.m. for civilians, 3 p.m. for officers and 5 p.m. for those not able to make another...
 
 
Airman 1st Class 
JAMES HENSLEY

Commandant challenges students to be best

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Master Sgt. Sheris Poisson, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, briefs students Aug. 12 about the active-shooter exercise Aug. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. Poisson asked ...
 




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>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin