Fitness Center at NSA Bethesda
NOTICE: Effective Monday, March 4, NSA Bethesda's Fitness Center hours will expand for weekday operations. Weekend operations will remain unchanged.
Monday through Friday: 5AM-7PM
Expanded Hours(Effective March 4):
Monday through Friday: 4:30AM-8:30PM
50 Meter Indoor Pool
Indoor Running Track
Group Fitness Classes
UNIT PT RESERVATION REQUEST(Active Duty)
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES
Group Fitness Class is FREE for Active Duty Service Members. Class Fees are in effect for non-active duty. $3 per class, $25 for 10 classes, $40 unlimited 30-day pass
Most classes are 50 minutes. Spinning class is 45-50 minutes. Spinning, TBT, and Body Combat classes are FEP approved classes.
NAVY PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM UPDATE
Two new fitness events – the forearm plank and 2,000-meter row – have been incorporated into the Navy Physical Readiness Program, which improve the physical readiness of Sailors in alignment with the Culture of Excellence.
The forearm plank will replace curl-ups as the abdominal muscular endurance assessment. The forearm plank is a functional exercise required in 85 percent of shipboard tasks involving pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying. Training for the forearm plank strengthens the core, improves posture and reduces the risk of sustaining lower-back injuries throughout the career of a Sailor.
A 2,000-meter row on the Concept-2 Rower serves as another alternate cardio option in addition to the 12-minute stationary bike, 500-yard/450-meter swim and 1.5-mile treadmill run.
Physical Readiness Test (PRT)
Service Members medically cleared for the Navy Physical Fitness Assessment will participate in the Body Composition Assessment and Physical Readiness Test (PRT). The new PRT event sequence is:
Cardio or alternate cardio option
For more information on the new standards and other training resources, visit the Navy Physical Readiness Program website at https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Support-Services/21st-Century-Sailor/Physical-Readiness.
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