King Field House is hosting
free fitness assessments and resistance training introductory sessions through
The services are available
by appointment, Monday to Friday, for Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilian
employees, 18 years or older. Conducted by interns, the purpose of the sessions
are to provide a sense of one’s fitness level, as well as outline a resistance
Seasoned athletes and
newcomers alike can benefit from going through a fitness assessment to learn
how fit they are and track their progress, said Shannon Brooks-Colvin, intern,
King Field House.
“(Patrons) can get a
baseline of their fitness if they’re beginning a program and a progress report
if they’re already physically active,” she said.
The assessments cover
determining body fat percentage, cardiovascular health, muscular endurance and
Appointments for fitness
assessments last about 45 minutes.
The introductory session is
geared toward those new to resistance training to get them familiar with and
comfortable on common weight machines.
“The overall goal is to
focus on large muscle groups to build confidence in our clients and empower
them with the knowledge to exercise on their own,” Brooks-Colvin said.
During the 45-minute
session, patrons can expect to learn about proper form and technique while
establishing their baseline strength. From there, an intern will plan out a
three-week routine for them to follow.
To schedule a free fitness assessment or resistance
training session, call 785-239-3868 or stop by the front desk at King Field
House, 202 Custer Ave. on Main Post.