Airman Basic Paulo Eugenio (left) and Airman 1st Class Tyshon McDuffie, students assigned to the 737th training group, unload edging April 12 for the sand volleyball courts at Jarvis Fitness and Sports Complex in Area A at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The new edging is part of a series of upgrades to the facility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Holly Ardern)

Jarvis Fitness Center at WPAFB gets new upgrades, new coding times

With three fitness centers between Area A and Area B, there’s no shortage of places to get a workout in at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. But Jarvis Fitness and Sports Complex in Area A has some unique features that make it a great asset for base personnel.

Jarvis is open 24/7. Outside of its normal staffed hours, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, the center is accessible with a coded common access card.

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To get a CAC coded for access after-hours, stop by the facility between the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. A staff member will code your card after you’ve read and signed a statement of understanding about the risks and rules during unmanned hours. The whole process takes five minutes or less. Once your card is coded, you will be able to scan it on the scanner located at the front entrance of the gym for entry.

A CAC permits your entry only. It is prohibited to allow any other individuals in the facility with you. Each patron must possess his or her own coded CAC.

In addition to its being the only 24/7 gym, Jarvis also offers many indoor and outdoor facilities. Inside, there are various resistance machines, cardio machines and free weights. There is also a recently updated basketball court, a fitness room and coed sauna.

Additionally, Jarvis is also an approved location for official Air Force physical fitness tests. Upstairs, there is a room for the height, weight, sit-up and pushup components, and the track outdoors can be used for the run.

In addition to the standard quarter-mile track, there is sand volleyball, softball and ultimate frisbee, as well as a new Total Resistance Exercise fitness locker.

“This unit is a mobile conex that can be transported overseas during deployments,” said Lori Garrett, operations manager of Dodge and Jarvis Fitness Centers. “It is a self-contained fitness locker that provides different exercises with various types of fitness equipment.”

After completing safety training, unit fitness program managers or physical training leaders can check out the TRX locker for 24-hour periods. UFPMs and PTLs can check out the key at Dodge Fitness Center, Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at Jarvis Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Airmen will also be able to participate in a new combat athlete training class starting June 5. The class consist of intense outdoor training sessions using the TRX equipment at the Jarvis football complex.

For more information about the services provided at Jarvis Fitness and Sports Complex, call 937-257-4469.