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King Field House offers free fitness resources for summer

By Julie Fiedler | 1ST INF. DIV. POST | August 04, 2014

King Field House is hosting free fitness assessments and resistance training introductory sessions through the summer.

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 training program.

FITNESS ASSESSMENTS

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 flexibility.

Appointments for fitness assessments last about 45 minutes.

RESISTANCE TRAINING

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. 
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