Fit Families: Parents and children exercise together during Strong B.A.N.D.S. Challenge


FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Throughout the month of May, the Family and MWR hosted a Strong BANDS campaign, so parents and kids could get fit together. The acronym BANDS means balance, activity, nutrition, determination, strength.

Different divisions in FMWR hosted events and activities to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle from May 1-31. The events included everything from paintball, PT in the Box Fitness Gym, Youth Sports Field Day, Crate Stacking, CYS Family Fitness day, Family Climb, Ping Pong tournament, soup and salad buffet and more. There was even a challenge to walk 100 miles in during the month.

The MWR’s Sports, Fitness and Aquatics, Child & Youth Services, Business, and Recreation divisions organized all of the activities.