- Vaccinated Only Gyms
Audie Murphy, Whittington and Kefurt Gyms are mask-less. These gyms still remain for vaccinated only patrons.
Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Center, Whittington High Performance Center and Kefurt Fitness Center will only be open to patrons who have fully completed their COVID-19 vaccination. Visit any fitness center on Fort Benning before or during your first visit to the Audie Murphy APC, Kefurt or Whittington HPC to ensure your ID reflects your vaccination status. Registering your ID card is easy!
- Bring Proof of Vaccination: A vaccination card that shows you had your final shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to your use of the facility is required on your first visit
- Staff will register your status into the ID scanning system
Once you’re in the system, you will no longer need to bring your vaccination card with you to the facility. Please note: though all of the equipment will be available, locker rooms will remain closed.
Our other fitness centers, Smith (Main Post), Santiago (Sand Hill)), will not be impacted by this requirement. These 2 fitness centers will remain open to patrons, with or without receiving the vaccination.
- NEW! Touchless Sign-In System for Fitness Centers
MWR Fitness Centers are implementing a touchless sign-in system! ACTION IS NEEDED FROM YOU!
We'll be implementing a touchless sign-in system at Smith Fitness Center. The remaining fitness centers will launch these new systems at a later date.
To access the gyms, you need an active WebTrac household account and to activate your ID card with our new system. Two forms of ID will be required to activate your ID card.
There are 3 ways you can create your household:
- Visit MWR WebTrac to create an account. Then visit Smith Fitness Center to have your ID card activated.
- Visit Smith Fitness Center to fill out an information form. Our staff will input your information during your workout and you can activate your ID card before you leave.
- Visit Smith Fitness Center and a staff member will help enter your household information and activate your ID card while you wait.
Note: Account creation and ID card activation will be available at other fitness centers once the new systems become available.
Instructions on how to create a household on WebTrac can be found here.
If you already have an MWR Recreation household account (commonly used for Outdoor Recreation events and pool reservations), you do not need to complete this step.
We recommend accessing the WebTrac website through a desktop or laptop. Mobile devices may not be compatible. For issues pertaining to creating households on WebTrac, please contact Haley Ryan at 706-329-1034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Center on Main Post
Vaccination ONLY Fitness Center
The 23,142 square foot Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Center is equipped for athletes and Soldiers focused on improving performance on or in the field. The center was dedicated in 1972 to the nation’s most highly decorated Veteran, 2nd LT Audie Murphy, who earned the Medal of Honor during World War II.
We’ve stocked the center with equipment geared toward functional training, including kettle bells, medicine balls, sleds, power racks, dumbbells, TRX, rowers, ladders, climbers, stability balls, battling ropes, slide boards and more.
Between 5:30 and 11 a.m., Soldiers in PT gear are our primary clients and our first priority. Please schedule your visit accordingly and always yield equipment, classroom or floor space to these Soldiers.
Aside from peak PT hours, you will find Audie Murphy to be a quiet facility, perfect for those serious about their workout.
- Kefurt Fitness Center on Kelley Hill
Vaccination ONLY Fitness Center.
- Hammer Strength HD Athletic racks with bumper plates
- 35' Alpha Warrior Battle Rig Number 44 in the world
- Matrix S Drive non-motorized treadmills
- Air Assault fan bikes
- Concept 2 Rowers
- Cybex SPARC trainers
- Jacobs Ladders
- Expansive turf area
- Torque Tanks for pushing/pulling
- Full set of Nautilus selectorized equipment
- Full cardio inventory
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- Whittington High Performance Center in Harmony Church
Vaccination ONLY Fitness Center.
Located on Harmony Church and features 24,000 square feet of full range Hammer Strength plate loaded equipment, Nautilus Selectorized Strength Equipment, cable crossovers, squat racks, ultimate Sorinex Battle Rig, and a large functional fitness area. There are also fitness rooms for cardio, spin, wrestling, dumbbells and more.
- Santiago Fitness Center on Sand Hill
Santiago Fitness Center opened in 1977, nearly a decade after the death of its namesake, Spec. 4 Hector Santiago-Colon, who earned the Medal of Honor in Vietnam.
The 23,728 square foot facility is a favorite among the Sand Hill cadre and military retirees, who find it more quiet and convenient than facilities on Main Post. Santiago Fitness Center has basketball and racquetball courts; plate loaded, free and selectorized weight equipment; cardio equipment; locker rooms and a co-ed sauna.
- Smith Fitness Center on Main Post
Smith Fitness Center is a 100,000 square foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. The gymnasium can be configured into basketball courts or two volleyball courts. The center has 12,500 square feet of cardiovascular and weight training space, 7,500 square feet of exercise and training rooms, and two racquetball courts. At Smith Fitness Center, we offer personal training and fitness classes.
24/7 Access at Smith Fitness Center starting January 14, 2022!
We’ve been listening to you, Fort Benning! Of the issues that were raised during the 2021 Better at Benning Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Forum, the absence of a 24-hour fitness center was a major topic, to say the least. Well, we’re happy to announce that that’s no longer the case! Smith Fitness Center on Main Post is now accessible 24/7.
So, how does it work?
- Stop by Smith Gym and fill out a 24/7 agreement form and do a walk through / orientation on the 24/7 rules. We advise that you allow at least 30 minutes to complete the registration and walk-through process.
- Receive your access card
- 24/7 access: granted
We know that being a TRADOC installation means that the schedules of many of our patrons vary greatly, so we’re excited to enhance soldier readiness - day or night.
NOTE: In the near future, your CAC or DoD ID card will work as your access card, but it will need to be registered in RecTrac during normal business hours. Stop by Smith Gym for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I register for an access card? Stop by Smith Gym and fill out a 24/7 agreement form and do a walk through / orientation on 24/7 rules. This is not a quick process, so patrons will need to allow at least 30 minutes to complete the registration. You will be put into the system and given an access card that allows access to the facility when it is closed.
NOTE: In the near future, your CAC or DoD ID card will work as your access card, but it will need to be registered during normal business hours.
What is off limits / closed? There are several areas that are blocked off during 24/7 access and these will be shown during the initial orientation. Is there a fee? 24/7 access is free, but there is a $5 fee to replace a lost card. What can revoke 24/7 access privileges? All of the guidelines for using the facility after hours will be discussed during orientation, but the big three rules that can revoke access are allowing others in that are not registered, stealing equipment and any destructive behavior to the facility or its equipment. This will not only revoke 24/7 access privileges, but it will also revoke use of any MWR fitness facilities on Fort Benning. How do you know who breaks the rules? There is a 24/7 video recording of all areas of the gym. This footage is reviewed. Anyone breaking any of the rules will lose all gym privileges, not just 24/7 privileges.
- Fitness Classes
The 6:30am Fitness Classes are FREE for Active Duty Military!
At Smith Fitness Center and Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Center, we offer a variety of classes to help you get in shape and stay in shape! Classes are $3 each and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Frequent students can buy in bulk and save with our unlimited monthly class pass for $25 For more information, email fernanda.s.ruiz.nafmail.mil.
ALL INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTIFICATION: Call Smith Fitness Center to verify fitness class schedules (706) 545-4388.
Body Pump: This 60 minute workout challenges all major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises, such as squats, presses, lifts and curls. The key to Bodypump is the “rep effect," which focuses on high repetition with low weight loads.
GRIT: These HIIT workouts build cardiovascular fitness while improving strength, building lean muscle and maximizing calorie burn. A 30-minute high-intensity interval cycle workout helps you smash goals faster! Series: Cardio, Strength, and Plyo
STRONG by Zumba: Combines bodyweight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to music designed to match every move.
Zumba: A fusion of Latin and international music/dance themes that create dynamic, exciting, and based on the principle that a workout should be fun and easy to do.
RPM/Spin: Ride to the rhythm of powerful music! Take on the terrain with your inspiring team coach who leads the pack through hills, flats, mountain peaks, time trials, and interval training, all indoors. Sweat and burn to reach your endorphin high.
Yoga: Beginner, intermediate, and advanced Yoga moves designed to work on strength, flexibility, and breathing. Improve performance, reduce injury, and provide faster recovery for athletes of all levels.
Kettlebell:This class will give fast results for strength, endurance and muscle toning by challenging both the muscular and cardiovascular systems with dynamic, total body movements
TRX®: is Total-body Resistance Exercise and is an anchored, two-strap suspension training system that leverages your body weight against gravity to provide workouts that simultaneously target and challenge muscular stability, strength, and muscular endurance while improving flexibility, balance, coordination, and total power.
MixxedFit®: is a people-inspired dance fitness program that is a perfect blend of explosive dancing and boot camp inspired toning.
Zumba® Toning: This class is designed for those who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles! The challenge of adding resistance by using Zumba® Toning Sticks (or light weights), helps you focus on specific muscle groups, so you (and your muscles) stay engaged!
Zumba Sentao®: combines strength and resistance training with innovative dance moves, using a chair as your dance partner.
Yoga Flow: A full body Vinyasa yoga class linking breath to movement with a focus on posture fundamentals and mindfulness. Expect to begin each flow slowly with a detailed description of pose form, and then transition to breath to movement pace in subsequent flows. Come on in and unroll your mat for an hour of inspiring tunes and positive self-care!
Yoga Fusion: Yoga Fusion incorporates stationary poses to challenge your balance and staying power with elements of flow to challenge your whole body. Designed to create smooth transitions from one pose to the next. Suitable for all levels.
Restorative Yoga: Deep stretching, where poses are held longer and props are used. This class is designed for relaxation, work on pranayama (breath), along with meditation to assist with relaxation in the body and mind. It is great for low back, and those rehabilitating from injuries. This class is appropriate for all levels.
Power Yoga (Ashtanga Inspired): This class will use various synchronized poses coupled with breath work to create heat and energetic movement. It is great for building core strength, and toning the body. Be prepared to sweat and move through a set sequence. This class is appropriate for intermediate levels.
Intro to Kettle-bell Lifting: Teaches the safe performance of the basic hard-style kettle-bells lifts (swings, cleans, presses, squats, get-up) required to participate in the Kettle-bell strength & conditioning class.
Kettle-bell Strength & Conditioning: A total body, low-to-no impact High Intensity Resistance Training workout to improve cardiovascular performance, strength, power, coordination and fat burning. Attending the Intro to Kettle-bell Lifting class is highly recommended for those new to KBs.
- Personal Training
We have personal trainers to help you reach your fitness goals. We offer consultations and individual or group sessions. For more information, contact the Fitness Facility Manager or call +1(706) 936-5444.
MWR has four fitness centers on Fort Benning that are free to our patrons.
Children 12 and younger are not permitted in the cardiovascular and strength training areas, sauna, steam rooms or jacuzzi. Family members 15 years and younger must be actively participating in the same activity and under direct supervision of a parent or guardian.