“We have also seen improvements in leg strength in all subjects, and 87 percent of subjects have improved leg power (as measured by broad jump distance) and anaerobic endurance (as measured by shuttle run time), all of which are linked to a reduced risk of future injury,” said Kessler.
At the Wright Field Fitness Center, Area B, participants will work one-on-one with a personal trainer to set up individualized programs to help obtain their personal goals. Participants will receive one-hour training sessions three days a week Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; times are available mornings and afternoons.
Kessler said each session will include a dynamic warm-up; plyometrics; strength training with weights, bands, machines and medicine balls; cardiovascular training; and a stretching cool-down. Proper techniques and tips for passing the Air Force fitness assessment are also addressed as well as individualized injury preventative exercises as needed.
To be eligible for the fitness program, participants must be active duty, ages 18 to 55, a non-smoker for at least six months and must have been discharged from physical therapy within six months and/or have scored below an 80 on a physical training test.
Participants will also receive a heart rate monitor to track their workouts; each will go through objective testing to track their progress throughout the 15 weeks.
For more information or to apply for the fitness program, call 937-904-9321 or email Hannah.Kohne.firstname.lastname@example.org.