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Fitness Centers & Classes

Only valid Army ID card holder are authorized to utilize the Fitness facilities at this time. No guest or contractors.

MWR has five fitness centers on Fort Benning. Four of them are free to our patrons, and the fifth — the Breezeway Fitness Center — is open 24/7 for members.

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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Vaccinated Only Gyms: Temporarily Suspended, Mask Required in All Facilities

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UPDATE: All fitness centers require mask in keeping with

FRAGO 18 to OPORD 20-061

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. By creating vaccinated-only facilities on Fort Benning, we’re able to allow visitors a safe, mask-free environment to enjoy while they work out. Visit any fitness center on Fort Benning before or during your first visit to the Audie Murphy APC or Whittington HPC to ensure your ID reflects your vaccination status. Registering your ID card is easy!

  1. 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
  2. Staff will register your status into the ID scanning system
  3. Enjoy your mask-free workout! 

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 and masks will be optional, locker rooms will remain closed.

Our other fitness centers, Smith (Main Post), Santiago (Sand Hill)), will not be impacted by this requirement. These 3 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:

  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 Haley Ryan at 706-329-1034 or haley.c.ryan.naf@mail.mil.

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.

Breezeway Fitness Center Complex on Main Post

The Breezeway Complex Fitness Center is a membership only facility and open 24/7. Office hours are 7am-4pm weekdays. This facility includes smaller machines, and new equipment for functional fitness. The price of membership is:

  • $18 per month/per person
  • $30 for married couples
  • $50 for a family of four
  • $70 for families of five or more

membership includes the outdoor fitness park. Equipment includes a multi-station rig, bumper plates, Olympic bars, pull-ups, medicine balls TRX trainers and more.

To reserve any part of the facility, call +1(706) 844-5766.

Kefurt Fitness Center on Kelley Hill

Vaccination ONLY Fitness Center starting June 21.

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

 

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7.            Scroll down to Functional Boot Camp

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.

Benning Smith Fitness Center

Fitness Classes

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

Fitness Classes | Summer Schedule

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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