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Fitness Centers & Classes

Authorized Fort Benning Family and MWR patrons are limited to two guest per visit. Guest are individuals who reside outside at 50-mile radius of Fort Benning (must show ID when entering facility).

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.

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Touchless Sign-In System for Fitness Centers

MWR Fitness Centers are implementing a touchless sign-in system! ACTION IS NEEDED FROM YOU!

To access the gyms, you need an active WebTrac household account and to activate your ID card with our new system. 

There are 3 ways you can create your household:

  1. Visit MWR WebTrac to create an account. Then visit Smith Fitness Center to have your ID card activated.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Bryan Champion at bryan.j.champion.naf@army.mil.

24/7 Sign-Up

So, how does it work?

  1. Stop by Smith Gym or Whittington High Performance Center 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.
  2. Receive your access card
  3. 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.

SMITH FC 24-Hour Fitness Center Membership Application and Agreement

WHITTINGTON FC 24-Hour Fitness Center Membership Application and Agreement

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I register for an access card?  Stop by Smith Gym  or Whittington High Performance Center 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.
Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Center on Main Post

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. Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Center is equipped for athletes and Soldiers focused on improving performance on or in the field with 23,142 square feet.

Soldiers in PT gear are our primary clients and our priority.

We believe in the power of healthy living and strive to be far more than just a gym

Audie Murphy APC is equipped with gear that is target to the APFT program, with a turf area of 100 feet or 30.48 meters.

Can’t decide what kind of workout you like best?

Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Center exceeds physical culture by incorporating TRX, to jump ropes, kettlebells, medicine ball, sleds, power rack, stability balls, rowers, agility ladders, indoor bikes for cycling (and plenty of space for everything else).

Audie Murphy also offers the WELLBEATS FITNESS PROGRAM where you can choose from many classes available in an online personal format for all levels including Yoga, HIIT, strength training, meditation, dance, stretching and more without having to wait for an instructor.

We also offer an area where you can stretch, while listening to soft music that can transport you to a peaceful relaxation.

If you’re looking to get out of your ho-hum treadmill routine, Our facility offers group fitness classes that run the gamut from HIIT to boxing, personal trainers, cardio and strength equipment, and a full schedule of boot-camp and other classes In addition to correcting your form, the deadly serious but super friendly instructors, who will remember your name by your second session, won't let you slack as they carefully work with your fitness level, no matter how long you've been working out.

Our facility is open to ALL CAC HOLDER, 16 year and older needs to be under a full-time supervision of parent or guardian. Guest must always stay with sponsor while on the facility and need to provide ID that shows that resides outside 50 miles radius of Columbus/Phenix City area.

Kefurt Fitness Center on Kelley Hill

Kefurt has:

  • 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
Whittington High Performance Center in Harmony Church, 24/7

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, 24/7

Benning Smith Fitness CenterSmith 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.​​​​

Smith Fitness Center on Main Post is now accessible 24/7.

Fitness Classes

The 6:30am Fitness Classes are FREE for Active Duty Military!

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Fitness Classes

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.

Class Descriptions:

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

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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.

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